According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), over 23 million Americans or one in five households in the U.S. adopted a pet during the pandemic. This makes sense, as animals are known to reduce stress and provide comfort during times of uncertainty. As we move further into 2022, many people are looking to provide a better life for their pets. In fact, its not uncommon for homebuyers to site their pets as the main reason for moving this year.
Although moving into an entirely new home may seem a little extreme, there are a few things pet parents can do to improve life for their pets. A few small purchases now could have a big impact on your pet’s quality of life.
Toys and Games
As more people return to the office, many worry that their pet will be bored or lonely at home alone. Providing toys could help keep your pet distracted during the day. In addition to chew toys and plushies, several electronic pet toys exist as well. These toys provide entertainment at intervals determined by you. Having a few different options set to go off at different times throughout the day can keep your pet happy, healthy, and entertained all day.
Many pet parents don’t realize that ceramic and plastic dishes can cause health problems for their pets. Plastic dishes can release harmful chemicals into the water. This is especially true for pet bowls left outside in the sun. Ceramic dishes can contain lead. Switching to stainless steel helps ensure your pet stays healthy.
Providing your pet with a soft comfy bed helps keep them off the furniture and could make them feel more happy and secure.
Shopping for Pet Supplies
Visiting the pet store isn’t always convenient or affordable. Pet supplies can cost a considerable amount of money and many areas simply don’t have good options. Shopping through online auction makes it possible to get what you need for your pet at a fraction of the cost of visiting the store. Because bidding takes place entirely online, bidders can shop both day and night when it’s most convenient for them.
Lots of Auctions offers pet supplies through online auction in Denton and Dallas, Texas. Bidding starts at only $5 for most items, and winning bidders can pick-up their items immediately after the auction closes. This eliminates shipping delays and provides a more convenient option over visiting the store. Click here to register to bid.