April 23rd, 2019 | Updated on July 8th, 2022
Do you have a pet or enjoy looking at funny cat videos as a way to relax after a hard day at work? If your answer is ‘yes’, then you will love hearing about these pet trends that are hot right now.
1. Pets Can Be Insta-famous
One particular trend that continues its rise to stardom, it’s the presence of pet accounts on Instagram. Of course, behind all those cute pictures are the human owners who strive to get just the right light – or filter – to make their beloved pets worthy of their new found fame.
That way, pets may do something that they might not have done before, at least not so easily: earn their keep. Without a doubt, their owners would love them even without all those Insta-money pouring in, but why not share so much cuteness with the world? It just makes other people happy.
2. Keeping Fit
Being overweight is not just the blight of humankind in developed countries. Getting pets to exercise enough to stay in shape can be a hassle, especially since there is so much delicious food to feast on, tasty treats, and cozy sleeping places, plus a human or more to attend to their every whim.
Therefore, one of the challenges for pet owners nowadays is to help their pets keep fit and healthy. To do that, you must first discover what your pet does all day, how much lazing around he or she indulges in, and so on.
For that, fitness trackers for cats and dogs have appeared. They might not be that different from your Fitbit, and they can give you a lot of info on your pet’s habits. Too bad there are no gyms for pets, but that may become a trend in the future.
3. Ferrets Are Among The Most Popular Pets
Did you know that it is estimated that, in the US, 334 of 1,000 households have a ferret? The cute small animal may not sound to you like an easy to accommodate pet, but it appears that many Americans like ferrets so much that they decided to take one at home.
Some extra care and maintenance go into having a ferret as a pet, as ferrets need special cages, food, and so on. You can learn more about these cute critters and how to care from them properly from this pet magazine.
4. Pets Have Better Nutrition Than Their Masters
The rise in popularity for health devices for pets is accompanied by other trends, too. For instance, when it comes to food, pet owners don’t hesitate to put their furry companions on a diet, as needed.
Others even admit that they feed their pets better than themselves, which is crucial to notice. Proper care for pets will continue to be one of the activities pet owners will be passionate about over the following years.
5. Genetic Screening
Various breeds of cats and dogs are known to suffer from genetically transmitted diseases, and many are affected by certain conditions and illnesses more than others. That’s where genetic screening for pets comes into play.
Now you can learn from DNA tests where your pet comes from, what’s his or her genetic profile, and what health conditions might affect him or her. Nothing can be left to chance, and there is some cutting edge medical advancement involved in this trend.
Knowing what conditions your pet might suffer from might sound like a source of anxiety. But that is not all. Under veterinary care, you can learn about customizing a health plan that can increase the chances for your pet to live a longer and happier life.