Pets have now gained ascendancy through the covid dynamic situation. Dogs in particular would now dictate their own terms if they could. It’s based on observations Americans make related to dog-dying amounts and human population growth.
Spaying & neutering is less common in mid-western and southern States. So much like what was seen a couple of centuries back (but for a different reason) due to Slavery, dogs are now the ones being taken ‘en masse’ up North.
Yet, that still cannot keep up with demand. In time, this is bound to have canines be regarded as luxury items. Some agreement needs to be found for easing tensions between animal activist organizations and big-time puppy mill operations.
There can be a balance between puppy-rearing in healthy dynamics within for-profit dog breeding businesses. Considering scaling back spaying and neutering should also be thought of. But finding the balance is the tricky part as people seek to get the proverbial fish closer to their side of the pan.
Nowadays, the rule rather than the exception is seeing older dogs being allowed to live longer. Also, more market share growth for older canine generations. Thus the dog-specific orthopedic beds. More barking is heard all around. it’s a revolution.
The commercial pressure is such, there’s now even puppy-friendly ice cream. Lucky dog.
It’s been said that when America coughs, the world catches a cold. This pet revolution is no exception. Even in poorer sectors of society inhabiting less developed nations in Southeast Asia (i.e. Pilipinas), the trend is catching on.
Besides seeing a proliferation of pet stores and animal hospitals even among poorer neighborhoods, pet owners are carrying dogs (regardless of size) as they walk about their business. It’s a newfound way of showing off your wealth. Holding on to what before, you couldn’t afford to feed.