Wins for Hygiene
Who knows what our ancestors would think about pet wipes, but with more than 300 different types of pet wipes for sale on Amazon, it seems this ranks high on the list of emerging pet care trends. Used to clean up after your pet when they go potty, pet wipes have seen steady sales and rising popularity.
Similarly, self-cleaning, robotic litter boxes are increasingly common with the feline-owning set. While these don’t fully remove waste from the box, it does separate clumps into an easy to remove chamber. With a seemingly empty box nearly all the time, cats have fewer litter box problems and owners don’t have to race to clean the box daily.
Pretty Litter has emerged as one of the most interesting pet care trends in recent years. It reacts to feline litter and changes color to indicate certain health conditions. Plus, it’s a subscription service delivered right to your door when your cat needs it.
For the Sake of Convenience
Speaking of mail-order services, among the most important pet care trends is really any website that ships high-quality pet care products for free. Sites like Chewy.com are leaders in pet e-commerce, and they make keeping up with pet care trends easy and fun. With a jump in revenue to $7.51 billion, Chewy was all the rage during the height of the pandemic.
Dog Food Trends
You’ve probably seen a lot of hype around raw dog foods, gluten-free food, and grain-free foods, and now freeze-dried products are popping up. Without knowing the brand and ingredients it’s challenging to say if these products are safe to feed your dog. As with any changes to their diet and nutrition, we recommend contacting us before making any changes. These are definitely pet care trends that should be heavily researched.
Sustainable Pet Care Trends
The statistics show that pet owners are deeply concerned about the health, wellness, safety, and happiness of their pets.
Some pet owners are torn over whether or not to adopt or shop. For some, it seems like a natural choice to work with a responsible breeder who can ensure safe practices and save a specific puppy or kitten for your family. Interestingly, about a quarter of all dogs found in shelters are purebred. However, according to the ASPCA, only about 23% of dogs are adopted from shelters and 34% are bought from breeders (others are given by family members/friends and/or adopted as strays).