Whether or not the terms “dog parent” or “fur baby” make you cringe, the truth is that more people are treating their dogs as family members than ever before. The proof is in the billions per year we spend on them, the names we give them, and scientific studies showing that more women are choosing to have dogs instead of children.
So when Care.com predicted the five newest parenting trends popping up in homes with tiny humans, it was only natural for us to see how these same trends already exist in homes where dogs are treated as furry babies.
1. The Drone Parent
For some dog owners, microchipping just doesn’t provide enough security anymore. Although it’s extremely helpful in cases where dogs decide to make a run for it (or worse, are stolen), drone dog parents are now using GPS trackers to have up-to-date information on their dogs’ whereabouts. GPS tracking has also become a standard in dog walking services, allowing dog parents to know exactly where (and if) their dog was walked.
2. Foodie Puppies
With the availability of fresher, healthier dog foods and awareness about ingredients found in dog food, many owners choose to feed their pups only the best. It makes the ramen-eating college student in me insanely jealous, although I’m definitely guilty of eating struggle flakes for breakfast while my dog gets fancy food.
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