The Future of Pet Parenting – The Changing Dynamics of Pet Ownership

Pet Parenting | Technology and robotics are making too much progress and have already become part of our lives (in some countries more than most others). We have become addicted to the conveniences they provide. It is only a while before pet owners realize that technology like it is being used for human babies (baby cams, feed warmers, etc.) can also be used for pets. The pet industry has a lot of room for innovations that can make owning a pet easy for everybody.

The future of pet parenting is bright indeed, with technology making things a whole lot easier. The changing dynamics of pet ownership, including no longer asking parents for permission and not being there 24/7 for your buddy yet knowing they are well taken care of and are in good hands, will give people working in the pet industry the right way to introduce them much needed innovations.

In Future of Pet Parenting, we will talk about some possibilities that await pet owners in the future, making pet-parenting a whole lot easier.

Pet Tech: Wearable Pet Technology and Pet Gadgets

With time, the utilization of robots and AI has become an essential piece of human existence. With wearable advancements, clients are more mindful of their ways of life, plans, and wellbeing. Seeing these benefits, the pet industry, as well, has become part of this pattern.

Wearable innovation for pets helps the proprietors screen over their pets’ wellbeing and movement details and use them to settle on an educated choice about their pets. Similarly, as with human wellness gadgets, pet gadgets like Fitbark and Voyce record the movement of their wearers and offer the measurements on them to the proprietor’s telephones.

Likewise, at North Carolina State University, analysts are fostering a chest outfit for canines with sensors that can screen pulse, breath, and central processor that ‘can distinguish and decipher designs in biometric measures.’ The details would gather and can be utilized later. Different scientists are endeavoring to make a ‘word reference of barks,’ which can be utilized to all the more likely comprehend the canine’s exercises and conduct.

Information from such advancements gets gathered and frames a network that would then be imparted to the vets. With this extensive information, as per Bob Vetere, president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association, the vets will actually want to all the more likely deal with them, address their necessities, and upgrade their lives and our own. A report by Technavio states that the worldwide pet wearable market is relied upon to develop more than 16% by 2020.

Pet Supplements

Pet supplements will take the pet industry by storm, too, as they will eradicate the need for fussing over choosing a brand of pet food. Food in the form of pills will also mean much less of a mess. Dogs eat their food rather too enthusiastically. Pills and supplements mean you will no longer have to take care of the mess your dog leaves behind.

High-End Pet Products

Managing pet poop is perhaps a significant concern for pet owners. With high-end pet products that take care of pet poop for you, there will no longer be a need for you to bring in that scooper you use for your pet’s poop, otherwise known as a pooper-scooper. In fact, there is already something similar out there right now. The Litter-Robot 3 is a WiFi-supporting litterbox that cleans itself after each use. While a cat product, dogs can be conditioned to use it, too, making this hassle a thing of the past for pet owners.

Luxury pet products are sure to take over in the future for a relevant audience, of course.

Drone Parenting or Doggy Cams

Drones are already pretty mainstream nowadays. Why can they not be used in pet parenting? Newer generations of pet parents are more tech-savvy than their older counterparts. With the concept of drone parenting and doggy cams, you wouldn’t always need to be around your pet and can remotely feed them and pet them and keep an eye on them. However, such innovations ensure newer generations of pet owners skip out on the joy of taking care of your dog physically, which is another experience entirely.

While these innovations are welcome, indeed, and will enable everyone to become a pet parent, they won’t make very attentive and considerate parents, in our opinion.

Pet Walkers—Robotic, of Course

Like the drone parenting technology we discussed, dog and pet walking can also be taken off one’s hands. How will dogs feel about being taken out for a walk by a drone or a robot? We have yet to find out.

A Good Future, Overall, Awaits future Pets and Pet Owners

The rise in the pet ownership and parenthood of generation Z and millennials will enter their critical spending years, which means there will be a boom in newer, better pet spending purchases. That means there will be more pets out there with pet wearables, and there will be more tech-based pet-parenting than the usual, run-of-the-mill parenting.

No matter what age group they belong to, people are predisposed to taking care of themselves and that which belongs to them in the ways they know best. While we may argue that newer parent owners will not be as compassionate as old ones, they will be much more efficient, given the time they were born in, and will ensure a good lifestyle for their pets and other older pet parents. “The Lonely Generation,” it can be argued, will want to spend more time with their pets when the wonders of the internet and social media no longer appease them like the attention of a pet, more specifically, that of a dog’s.

Pet ownership will do more good to pet owners in the upcoming future. So, all you newbie pet parents reading up on this blog, keep doing what you’re doing. We know you are lovely pet parents. Or, if you’re considering becoming one, you will be wonderful pet parents.

by Maria A Davidson || You can’t buy love, but you can rescue it™

Facts About Animal Homelessness:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.
  4. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  5. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  6. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  7. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  8. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
  9. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
  10. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.
  11. According to The Humane Society, there are about 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US and 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.

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