At The Insurance Emporium, we love dogs! We also know that the world of dog ownership has changed massively over the years. It can be hard keeping up with what’s new, so we’ve put together some insights on some of the dog trends to look out for in 2019! From canine tech to dressing your dog like they just don’t care, we have it covered!
Technology is playing an increasingly large part in all our lives and, when it comes to our pets, it’s no different! While we’re not at the point of actual robotic dogs, there have been significant advances in the ways we monitor our pets health and wellbeing. There are now nutrition apps available to help control your pet’s diet and you can use fitness trackers to make sure they’re getting all the exercise they need. Veterinary telemedicine is on the increase too, so it should be even easier to get help when your dog needs it the most. And for those of us who wonder what Fido gets up to in our absence, pet tracking and video monitoring systems are becoming more common!
2. The dog’s dinner
We’re all becoming more aware of what we are (or should be) putting in our mouths, and it seems it’s no different when it comes to our canine community. Specialist diets such as raw food, organic, freeze-dried and free-from are becoming increasingly popular among dog owners. Companies such as Scrumbles have become market leaders in this area, supplying raw food and offering information to owners who wish to find out more.
3. New age pups
Just as clean, natural foods are becoming more popular, so are alternative therapies for ourselves and our furry friends. Our pampered pooches are being treated more and more to courses of aromatherapy and reflexology, as well as massage and acupuncture. CBD and hemp-based products are also becoming more popular, with many dog owners choosing them to treat their dogs for general health, older pet care and temporary relief after surgery. That’ll make for one relaxed puppy!
4. Pooch punk
People love dressing up their dogs, and they do look cute! A recent trend in doggy fashion has been dressing your dog like they just don’t care. Most pups live by their own rules most of the time anyway, and now their outfits can reflect this. The best range we’ve found is from the Australian label Pethaus, who make a range of punk-tastic customisable denim vests, bandanas and battle jackets for dogs. That could make for one mean-looking pooch!
5. Dog days are over for holidays!
It’s so important to be able to share all your special moments with your pups. But this hasn’t always been easy when it comes to planning doggy-friendly holidays. So much of the time, “dog-friendly” can turn out to mean “we will tolerate your dog” and it might be hard to find a place to stay that suits both you and your canine companion. All is not lost! The past year has seen an increase in holidays that really are doggy-friendly and this looks set to be a trend that continues into the new year. If you feel like giving yourself and your pup a real treat, Stapleford Park have introduced their Doggy Divine package. Things to expect include handcrafted designer doggy beds, special doggy dinners and afternoon tea!
There are so many new ways to care for your dog emerging all the time and these are just a few. Whether you take your canine friend to luxury hotels or not, the most important thing is that you enjoy as many magical adventures together as possible! Also, it might be useful to consider taking out insurance to cover any unforeseen events. With The Insurance Emporium’s Pet Insurance, you could save up to 20% with our Introductory Discount* and we offer cover for Vet’s Fees up to £8,000 in our Gold Lifetime lunar monthly dog policies^. Head to The Insurance Emporium to find out more!
* The 20% Introductory Discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies.
^ £8000 Vet’s Fees available on our Gold Time Limited lunar monthly policies.
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