Photo by: Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation
By: Brianna Smith,
It's no secret that the pet industry is growing at an all-time high right now. The pet industry is booming and showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. Due to its steady and increasing growth, many innovative companies are creating new ideas and concepts to solidify a lane of their own in this industry. A mere ten years ago, these ideas would have been virtually unknown or irrelevant. One growing trend sweeping the nation and eventually the world are Pet Parties. Just like humans have birthday parties to celebrate their lives and milestone birthdays, the same can be said for pets. This is a great way to celebrate the live of your furry loved one, while also gathering your friends together to celebrate and have a fun time. These events can be extravagant and exciting, or modest and smaller in size, depending on what you think your pet can tolerate. But, if you're thinking about hosting one, it's important to take some precautions before you do so. Here are three tips to ensure that your party goes as planned:
Always remember that the "party time" is not the best time to introduce unfamiliar pets to one another. To avoid any awkward or aggressive situations between pets, its best to create a pet guest list with animals that your pet is familiar with. Also, be mindful of your location and remember to invite only as many pets and parents that are able to comfortably coexist. Be mindful of the types of people that are invited as well; inviting people such as small children that may be afraid of dogs, or that could be intimidated by them may not be the best choice. Be sure to bring plenty of waste bags if your event is outside to clean up the mess; nobody like a party pooper. Also, be sure that the pets are supervised at all times. The last thing a pet parent wants is their fur baby to slip away from the rest of the group.
The size of your pets party is up to you, but be sure to consider your pet's personality when deciding how large or small you want the event to be. Is your pet social or antisocial? If so, you may not want to put your pet in a situation that may make them feel uncomfortable. When it comes to the invitations, a simple handwritten letter will suffice, but why stop there? Creating interesting themes keeps both pets, and their parents engaged and excited about the day of fun. Be sure to have lots of clean, fresh water available for your pets to ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day. It is important to make multiple bowls accessible to the pets to make sure that everyone can gain access to what they need. Some pet parents even go as far as customizing dog bowls as a take-home gift for their guests.
When it comes to treats, serving fresh, home cooked ones full of natural, wholesome ingredients are a great way for your pet to indulge. If you aren't much of a cook yourself, there are plenty of amazing NeVetica products to choose from, to not only satisfy your pet's taste bud, but, to satisfy them naturally as well. For cats, simple catnip can do the trick. Cats go crazy for catnip. One whiff of that can send your pet into a frenzy. Apparel is always a hot item for your pet party too. You should decide before the party starts if you want to have a theme, or have everyone come as they are. A great aspect of the pet party is that you can get as creative as you want. You can do a simple white t-shirt with your pet's face on it, or you could have your pets dress up in costumes that resemble your favorite superheroes. Overall, pat parties are an extremely fun time to reflect and be grateful for the new addition to your family. For families that may have adopted a pet and are unaware of your pet's actual birthday, this is a perfect time to celebrate you adopt-a-versary, while also celebrating the welcoming of your new pet to your household. Pets are continuing to change the dynamic and relationships of life as we know it. NeVetica is excited to make its place in this ever growing industry.
Photo by: Vet West Animal Hospitals