Did you know that April 11th is National Pet Day? They give us such joy when they're in our lives. It's no surprise we'd have a day dedicated to our pets. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), approximately 44% of American homes owned a dog.
That's why we're celebrating your pet this National Pet Day! How do you plan on letting your pets know how special they are to you? Maybe you'll bake them some homemade treats. You could even treat them with a day at the park. Whatever you do, I don't know how they could love you more.
Just think about it for a second. I can't think of anyone who greets you like your pet does when you get home. Especially our canine friends. They offer us tail wags and sloppy dog kisses. There is so much that they offer to us.
Facts About Pet Ownership in The United States
The APPA provides some interesting statistics in regards to pet ownership in the US. Some of these numbers will blow your mind.
- About 60 million homes in the United States have at least one dog. Actually, there are almost 90 MILLION dogs living in homes in the US!
- The percentage of cat ownership is lower. The APPA estimates that about 47 million American homes have cats. But, the number of cats is larger than dogs. In fact, this number is larger by millions! It's estimated that there are over 94 million cats in homes throughout the United States!
- Over half of American households own a pet. The APPA estimates that around 68% of homes in the US have a pet.
- Pet owners are crazy about fish it seems. The 2017 survey revealed that homeowners have a total of over 135 million freshwater fish!
Of course, we all know pet owners don't just own dogs, cats, and fish. In fact, American homes are estimated to own over 20 million birds. As well as over 7 million horses.
It's no surprise that all these pet owners spend quite a bit as well. Sometimes it seems as if there is no limit to keeping our best friends happy. Over the years we've also began to spend more on our pets.
The APPA first surveyed pet owners in 1994. That year American households only spent about $17 billion on their pets. While just last year pet owners spent almost $67 billion on their pets! That's a huge increase.
Pet Products EVERY Dog and Cat Owner Should Have
Most households consist of dogs and cats. I can imagine that millions of homes will celebrate National Pet Day. Do you plan on spoiling your pet? If so, you'll want to add these products to your "to buy" list.
Each product isn't just beneficial for your best friend. They will also be beneficial for you. These products are high quality. So, after the initial investment you won't have to replace them over and over again. As pet owners we know how much we spend on our pets. Why not make sure whatever we buy lasts?
Think about it for a second. What is your ideal list when you add a new furry companion to your home? You'll of course need food. Then you will need bowls for your dog to eat and drink out of. Most people, I hope, would see the need for dog or cat bed for their new friend. As well as rewards and entertainment. Toys and treats are perfect for that.
Anyone who is taking proper care of their pets is spending quite a bit through their lifetime. That's why I totally understand the need in to make some cuts. Pet care isn't cheap. You may grab for a dog bed that is not as expensive as the next.
Take a second to take a different perspective on what you buy. Sure, you can pick up the bed that isn't as expensive. Unfortunately, most of the time, there is a downside to this. These dog beds become flat. It's likely that, if your dog likes to chew, will shred the bed. I get that you only spent a little on this bed. It's easy to replace it. But, add up how much you've spent replacing your pets items.
Also, keep in mind what I said above. These beds often become flat. This is not comfortable for your dog. It can cause pressure on their joints. Which can lead to achy bones.This can be very uncomfortable for an older dog.
If you want what's best for your dog or cat, you'll want a great product. Products that are high quality. You'll want a product that comes from a brand that offers results, too. That's why you, quite frankly, absolutely NEED these products from Pet Fusion.
This “National Pet Day” spoil your dog with an orthopedic dog bed made of memory foam.
Let me ask you a question. Have you ever had the chance to experience how AWESOME memory foam is? If not, I definitely recommend it. Especially if you wake up every morning and you still feel tired. Feeling tired after a good night’s sleep may be a sign that your mattress is a “no go”. It may be time to replace it. Once you experience memory foam, you’re going to wake up feeling amazing.
The world has trusted memory foam since the 1960’s. It’s primary purpose wasn’t for bedding. Memory foam was created in order to make aircraft seats more comfortable. Thankfully we were able to see beyond that. Of course, like most things, it wasn’t affordable for the general public. That didn’t happen until the 1980’s. But, before that, hospitals trusted it.
In short, an orthopedic bed doesn’t just offer us benefits. The foam material also offers our pets benefits. These benefits are perfect for any age group. An orthopedic bed offers support that lasts.
You’ll love the Pet Fusion Ultimate Pet Bed and Lounge for your cat or dog. It has a solid memory foam base. This base is 4 inches! Which is the perfect base size for an orthopedic pet bed. It’s perfect for dogs or cats. Your pet will also get overall superior comfort thanks to this bed.
If you have an older pet the Pet Fusion Ultimate Pet Bed and Lounge will definitely be perfect. This is because this pet bed doesn’t just provide excellent comfort. It also reduces joint pain. As well as improves health, mobility, and energy.
Upgrade your dog and/or cat’s feeding experience with high quality food and water bowls.
Here’s another great option when it comes to spoiling your pet this “National Pet Day”. Make sure that you invest in a great set of food and water dishes. Such as the Pet Fusion Premium Brushed Dog and Cat Bowls.
These food and water bowls are made of food grade stainless steel. They are high quality. In addition to the stainless steel, they also have an anti-slip ring on the bottom of them. The ring is a bonded silicone anti-slip ring. Allowing your pet to eat without the fear of the bowl slipping and sliding everywhere.
Add a modern touch to your pet’s food and water bowls.
As a pet owner, I encourage you to become familiar with raised feeders. If you’re not familiar, these will be the PERFECT gift to spoil your pup or cat. The benefits of owning a raised feeder are out of this world.
Feeders that allow you to raise your pet’s dog and/or food bowl provide a better way for your pet to digest their food. Raised feeders also allow a more enjoyable mealtime for your pet.
Pet Fusion offers a really awesome alternative to raised feeders. The Pet Fusion Raised Singlepod Magnetic Pet Feeder is innovative and smart. One of the great features about this product is that it’s magnetic. It literally offers an infinite amount of ways you can build your dog or cat’s pet feeder.
With this pet feeder you can attach or detach as many pods that are needed to meet your needs. Making this an ideal option for any home setting. Plus, with the modern look of premium lucrite acrylic it fits in with any home’s decor.
Pet Fusion also makes it easy to get set up with their singlepod pet feeder. When you buy the magnetic feeder you won’t just receive the single pod. They also include two premium U.S. food grade stainless steel food and water bowls.
Engage your cat in some play this “National Pet Day”!
For the most part, we’ve talked about food related items. I mean, in reality, you can’t possibly go wrong with food. So many pets are food and treat motivated. But, you also have to be able to bring out their “natural instincts”.
Are you a cat owner? If so, you’re well aware of your cat expressing his wild side. They’ll climb up furniture. It’s even possible your cat has climbed up you a time or twenty. That’s what they’re supposed to do. This behavior is what they know.
We love that our cats can be themselves around us. Natural behavior doesn’t always benefit us, or our belongings, though. Most people who own cats are well aware of the damage they may leave behind. Including the ripped clothing. We can’t forget about the new sofa with the shredded arm.
With a product like the Pet Fusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratching Post your cat and you can finally live in peace. Excluding all the ripped things you own. This cat scratching post allows your cat to engage in “natural scratching”. Which equals healthy claws, great exercise, and stress relief.
There’s another great benefit to this scratching post. Pet Fusion includes premium USA organic catnip leaf. The catnip leaf isn’t the only thing about this post that greats for Earth. This vertical cat scratching post is made of recycled cardboard. It’s completed with non-toxic cornstarch glue.
You know a cat scratcher is doing something right when it wins an award. The Pet Fusion 3-Sided Vertical Cat Scratching Post won Cat Fancy Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for #1 Best New Product in 2014. That’s why this is perfect to surprise your cat with this “National Pet Day”! Reward your cat with an award winning product.
Celebrate your pet this “National Pet Day” and let them know how special they are to YOU!
I hope, regardless of how you spend National Pet Day, that you remind your pet. You remind them how important they are to you. As well as how much joy they bring into your life. Regardless if you’re baking them treats or just hanging out with them. Make sure that you make memories. Plus, take a lot of pictures! Don’t forget to share them with us on social media.