Whether we share our homes with a dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, pig, or rat—or any other type of companion animal—it’s no secret that pets enhance our lives and bring more meaning to our days. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), living with a pet may also keep us happier and healthier—especially since most companion animals require regular exercise, socialization, and caretaking.
Since the animals we share our homes and lives with bringing us so much joy, it makes sense that we would want to spoil them as much as possible—even if it means spending less on our own food, clothing, and accessories. In fact, CNBC found that Americans put nearly $70 billion on the health and well-being of their pets in 2017—an approximately $4 billion increase from 2016. Millennials are spending the most on their furry friends—mainly on things like pet clothing, luxurious beds, dog-walking services, and costly spa treatments.
If you’re ready to treat your companion animal to a much-deserved life of royalty, read on for some unique ideas!
Luxury Spa Treatments
Not all pets need to be bathed or have their teeth cleaned, but most companion animals do require regular nail trims and hair brushing in order to look, feel, and behave their best. As such, you may choose to treat your companion animal to an occasional spa treatment if money allows. For instance, several dog-friendly spa treatments include pawdicures, coat-conditioning services, blueberry facials, and baths filled with microbubbles or mud.
Some companion animals may also benefit from CBD oil, acupuncture, healing touch therapy, and massage, but it’s important to speak with a trusted veterinarian to determine whether these services will be safe for your furry family member.
Electronics to Treat and Entertain When You’re Away
Thanks to modern-day technology, entertaining your pet and treating him or her to goodies has never been easier—even when you’re away from home. The Pebby smart ball, for instance, monitors and plays with your dog or cat whenever you’re away, allowing you to check in with your pet through the Pebby mobile app at any time. Other gadgets like the CleverPet Hub keep your dog entertained with games before rewarding him or her with a treat whenever a task is completed.
Moreover, wireless communication devices are also available to help you check in with your companion animal when you’re at work or on vacation. Some of the best communication devices for pet owners include the Pawbo Life Wi-Fi Pet Camera, Zmodo EZCam, and Furbo Dog Camera.
Give Your Companion Animal the Best Life Possible
While most of these lavish items aren’t necessary to the health and well-being of our pets, some provide us with peace of mind that our companion animals are safe, happy, healthy, and well-cared for whenever we’re away from home. With all the unconditional love our pets have to give, the least we can do is treat our companion animals to the very best products we can afford.