Although Earth Day is officially “scheduled” for April 22, I believe that we should celebrate and appreciate our beautiful planet everyday. Our Earth is overpopulated and we’re running out of resources. Everyone can help the desperate state of this place we call home, including pet parents. The way we care for our pets and the activities we participate in can be more sustainable. Since we are blessed to be seeing yet another Earth Day, here are some ways you can celebrate it, and play your part in its preservation.
Driving the pet industry to become the billion dollar industry that it is, Millennials are the primary pet-owning demographic. With 35% of pet parents being Millennials, it’s no surprise that we are the ones propelling the bottom line of pet companies and retailers. Our generation has changed the way pets are catered to, as we’re the first to have more pets than children. We’re also more likely to want to experience adventures with our beloved canine companions, than settle down into a costly home like generations before us. It’s interesting to reflect on what the pet industry has become, and more thoroughly investigate those driving factors.
As a full time dog mom, there are a handful of pet products that I cannot live without. I often get asked for pet product recommendations in several different categories, so I figured it’d be fun to compile a list for you! Here are my pet parent must-haves!
I’m a super organized person, and with six animals, I don’t have much of a choice when it comes to being the best mom I can be. Vet appointments, vaccines and ID updates, heart worm meds, license renewals, play dates – there’s a lot to keep track of! Use these tips to become a better organized dog mom (or other pet parent). They will help you easily remember all of the important responsibilities you need to take care of.
Most people like routine, and many people thrive on one. I’m one of those people. I don’t follow a strict schedule since I work for myself from home, but I still have a daily routine that I enjoy following. Not only does having a routine help me through my days, but it makes them much less stressful. Did you know that it’s the same for our pets? Cats and dogs prefer a routine just as humans do. In fact, if your pets aren’t on a routine it can cause serious anxiety and stress. Not sure how to go about setting a schedule for your dog or cat? Here’s how to make a schedule for your pet, and why it’s important to do so.