1. Pet wellness
The phrase 'prevention is better than cure' certainly holds true when it comes to pet health.
Until recently, we have traditionally associated veterinary clinics with treating animals that are sick, injured or seeking urgent medical attention.
However, increasingly pets are migrating from the backyard all the way to the bedroom and embedding themselves into our lives and routines in a way that is changing the ways in which we live and love. They are members of our family and as such, more people are choosing to invest in proactive, preventative wellness programs designed to keep their pet healthier and happier for longer.
Preventive healthcare involves a multi-faceted approach that includes veterinary evaluation of your pet's overall health and risks of disease or other health problems. Based on the findings, your veterinarian will provide you with recommendations for your pet's nutrition, dental care, vaccinations and heartworm/flea/tick prevention, as well as recommendations specifically tailored to your pet's health status and risk factors.
The cost of prevention is often a fraction of the cost of treating a disease or problem so be sure to keep up with regular health checks!
Book a health check with one of our veterinarians today.
2. Enrichment toys
With the rise of pet parents working from home, dogs in particular have become more reliant on our company, cuddles and attention than ever before.
As families look for boredom busters and ways to occupy their pet while they are on their lonesome, enrichment toys are on the rise and looking to make it big this year.
Essentially, dog enrichment toys are interactive dog toys that will challenge your pup, ensure they are having fun, and are not bored. They will also help them feel physically, mentally, and emotionally satisfied.
There are some great products on the market from slow release feeding machines, lick mats, puzzle solvers, maze kongs, even doggy bubble machines and dart lasers!
3. New pet food types
Just like humans, pets are getting new trends in food and diet.
Today we understand our pets better than ever, which means we can provide them with more tailored products for their very best physical and mental wellbeing.
Many pet food companies are now offering quick, convenient and sustainable food options, but no matter what decision you take to feed your pet, it is important to make sure that you talk to an expert before implementing the new diet.
Different pets have different needs based on their breed, age, lifestyle, budget and condition, and you won’t find that information on the food label, so speak to your vet about what product is best for your pet.
Discuss a nutritional plan with your vet today
4. Pet travel
Demand for pet-friendly hotels in Australia has risen, thanks to the pandemic and fewer people travelling overseas.
Google has seen a huge upward trend in searches for ‘dog friendly hotels’ and ‘best dog vacations’ and many hotels and restaurants are moving quickly to accommodate your best friend. Some pubs and cafes are even offering a dedicated menu for your pooch so they don’t miss out on the dining experience! 2023 will see doggy dining go to a whole new level as eateries come up with niche ideas to attract customers.
Employers are also looking for incentives to recruit new staff in the current worker shortage, so we’re expecting to see more organisations promoting themselves as a ‘dog friendly workplace’ and offering ‘bring your dog to work’ days.