We live in a world where it has become popular for pet parents to spoil their furry companions. We buy gourmet treats, spend money on luxurious grooming treatments and serve up superior quality food. And with this list of pet trends there’s no sign of the ‘furtastic’ treatment slowing down.
8 over the top but totally swoon-worthy pet trends we love
1. The Pet Selfie and Portrait Tool
This is a tool for the pet parent who wants to get the perfect shot of their pooch. This handy gadget helps as you don’t have to struggle to get them into the right position.
To use the device, attach it to the top of your smartphone and place your dog’s favourite treat in the slot. This will keep them eagerly angled towards the camera lens as you snap some cute pictures.
2. Inflatable Dog Showers
The Dog Wash is an inflatable shower that allows you to wash your pet outside. No more messing inside your home with this super useful pet trend!
The shower takes up very little space and is a breeze to inflate and set up. It comes with a handheld showerhead attached to a hose, which has seven different levels of water pressure that range from a light mist to a strong stream. The water is able to penetrate fur that is extremely thick, or that may be excessively dirty.
3. Craft ‘Beer’ for Your Furry Bud
Bark Brew is a craft beer company in the US specialising in custom ales for man’s best friend. The dog-friendly beer brand offers three varieties – ‘Chicken Ale,’ a ‘Beef’ flavour, and of course a ‘Calm’ blend.
These beer flavours are free from hops and are not carbonated, ensuring easy digestion.
4. Stress-Reducing Food Mats
The Hyper Pet LickiMat is a simple and highly effective accessory for pet owners wanting a way to calm a stressed cat or dog, while also working to promote better health.
All you have to do is to cover the mat with a portion of soft food that will get stuck in the tiny crevices. Having to work at getting all the food off of the mat helps alleviate stress and is soothing.
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5. Soothing Bed
They’ve been soothed while eating, now take it over to where they sleep. Pet owners can become very distressed at the possibility of having an anxious pet. The soothing-bed has raised rims to make your pet feel protected. It also helps correct posture.
6. Hiking Backpack For Your Dog
This sturdy dog backpack is available for the dog with a sense of adventure. The perfect addition to your hikes, this backpack and your pup are the perfect accessory.
The back-pack has a five-point harness for the ideal fit, pet waste bags, and a leather trim. The design is function-focused in that it allows dogs to carry lightweight essentials with ease.
7. Customise a Playlist for Your Pooch
Just as people have their own preferences in music, animals are soothed by different sounds too. Spotify has a playlist generator which can create a curated list of music for pets.
Users are able to answer a few questions on the qualities of their pet, such as if they tend to be energised or relaxed, shy or friendly, apathetic or curious. To finish off the custom playlist for a pet that syncs with an owner’s taste, Spotify users are able to enter their pet’s name and add a photo.
8. Pet-matching Pajamas
The company MeUndies has a fun way for pet-owners to match their pooch. These pet accessories can be purchased in different varieties that match various products from the brand, including its popular loungewear sets.
MeUndies’ BuddyBands can also be matched to its colourful socks and underwear.