Americans spent nearly $67 billion dollars on their pets in 2016. Pet owners spent 4 billion pounds (or 5.12 billion American dollars) in the United Kingdom.
According to the American Pet Products Association, the bulk of that money is spent on food ($23.04 billion) and vet care ($15.73).
But there’s plenty left over for pampering and spoiling our pets.
Some pet owners do that with special toys. Others by taking their dogs along on luxury vacations.
And some are more extravagant and take their dogs on spiritual retreats, practice dog yoga or treat their furry pals on a trip to a dog spa.
Some popular dog spa treatments include special baths mud treatments, blueberry facials, or special pawdicures to soothe and refresh your dog’s paws.
If the price tag seems too steep, you can pamper your pup at home. Just try these do-it-yourself guides.
Sara B. Hansen has spent 20-plus years as a professional editor and writer. She’s also the author of The Complete Guide to Cocker Spaniels. She decided to create her dream job by launching DogsBestLife.com in 2011. Sara grew up with family dogs, and since she bought her first house, she’s had a furry companion or two to help make it a home. She shares her heart and home with Nutmeg, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Her previous dogs: Sydney (September 2008-April 2020), Finley (November 1993-January 2008), and Browning (May 1993-November 2007). You can reach Sara @ [email protected].