People love Christmas — and so do their pets. At least, people treat them like they do.
A recent survey by pet food company, Wild Earth, has found almost 94 per cent of pet owners will do something special for their pets during the holidays.
Fifty-eight per cent of respondents said they will buy their pets a gift. Which explains all the sniffing at wrapped presents under the tree.
A full 33 per cent said they will dress up their pets for the special occasion. Which explains the jingle bells — and trashed costumes — all over the house.
One in four will do a pet photo shoot. Because, who doesn’t love seeing a pooch or a kitty in a family Christmas photo card?
I love this time of year @fitzpatrickref when so many clients take the time to send a personal Christmas card with picture of their pet. It is a lovely way to remember their visit. As you can see I see a lot of #cavaliers! pic.twitter.com/LdmUUWK7tz— Clare Rusbridge (@neurovet_clare) December 22, 2021
My nephew sent me this Christmas card featuring his pet lizard. Does this mean I have a great lizard nephew? Lols pic.twitter.com/gXWBuXPjyT— Rosio (@Rosio59979942) December 21, 2021
And, 41 per cent of respondents said they make their fur babies a special meal.
“Bone appétit!,” say the folks at Wild Earth. “The holidays are the time to try out new recipes and cook your family’s traditional favorites. You can whip up a special dish for your pet using clean, high-protein ingredients such as spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots and even cranberry sauce.”
No guarantee they’ll eat the cranberry sauce, though.
Treats though. Those will definitely be gobbled up.
Let’s be real, even the naughtiest pups end up on the nice list within 30 seconds. Who’s stuffing their pup’s stocking with some peanut butter cookie treats? 🤤 pic.twitter.com/U0ikJq0Fcd— Wild Earth (@wildearthpets) December 16, 2021