Why Spoiling Your Pet is Good Thing

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by: Carol Bryant

Do you spoil your pet and just what does it mean when someone says I “spoil” my dog. Is it so wrong to embrace a life that will more than likely pass before I do? Perhaps it is because of that short lifespan that we spoil our pets even more. The collective we of pet bloggers are not alone in spoiling our dogs. Ask any pet parent in your social circles if they go above and beyond in the name of cat, dog, ferret, bird, bunny, fish, etc. Chances are more than 50 percent of respondents will say yes.

In the Pet Blogger Influencer group at BlogPaws, over 300 of us take surveys on a daily basis, and the results for this inaugural month have been quite revealing. We’ll be giving the dedicated results in a full report to our members, but for now, here’s a peek at what we found out:

When asked if a pet blogger influenced their decision to buy a particular present for their pet, a whopping 58 percent say “yes,” a pet blogger influenced them. The fact that we are looking to pet bloggers for present ideas for pets speaks volumes to the spoiling aspect.

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When asked if they consider their blog to be a resource for pet parents to find information when considering pet product purchasing decisions, 74 percent say “yes, ” they do. Pets are family members, bloggers recognize this, brands embrace this, and yes, we continue to spoil our pets.

In a recent article in PetBusiness.com, it is revealed that the face of the pet parent is changing. Multicultural is what we are and we are continuing to spoil and embrace our pets. The article shares, ”

As the future will show, demographics are always changing. The days of catering to just Caucasian consumers and expecting that to be enough are long over. By 2038, demographers say, more than half of the people living in the U.S. will be non-white or Hispanic.”
BlogPaws is always on the cutting edge of what pet parents want, what pet bloggers can do to serve those desires, and how the collective “we” can work together to be a prominent voice for all things pet. At our core, we we are pet parents first, pet bloggers/writers/business people second. It is a shared passion for pets that unites us.
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Spoiled has many meanings and depending on who you ask, you’ll get any number of answers. From extra treats to longer car rides to a wrestling session or a tummy rub: These all qualify for spoiling our pets. And why not? Do what makes you happy and embrace your family members: of the human and non-human variety.
BlogPaws has dubbed February as “Spoil Your Pet” month. In honor of this, we want to see how you spoil your pet!
February_BP_BadgeSend a photo of your pet(s) being spoiled. Send up to two photos maximum to carol@blogpaws.com with PHOTO CONTEST in the subject. Photos must belong to you. Two photos maximum per person. Prizes will be awarded to THREE winners and each prize is valued at up to $25 from our friends at Pet360!!! Please note: If you have won a prize in the past 90 days, you can still enter but you will be eligible to win again in 90 days after the date you won.

 What do you to spoil your pet? Tell us below and show us with pictures!