New technology and advances in care for pets are changing the face of the pet industry. Technology has made caring for and interacting with our pets easier and better than ever. One of the most prominent ways that technology has changed the pet industry is by creating an ecosystem in which pet owners can easily connect with fast and reliable services. Apps have been created to help match pet owners and local veterinarians at the touch of a button.
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In addition, Airbnb-style getaways for pets have been developed to give pet owners peace of mind when they go on a holiday with or without their furry friends.
Australia has one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world with over 29 million pets in the country. Approximately, 61% of Australian households have a pet, with dogs being the most common at 40% and cats at 27%.
A 2020 study by the RSPCA, found that on average Australian households spent over $13 billion on pet services and products in 2019. Their study also found that on average, dog owners spend the most with an average of $1,627 per animal each year and cat owners spending an average of $962 per animal each year. These figures include the annual cost of veterinary services, food, products and accessories, and health care products. As society gets more advanced, so too does the expectation of pet owners.
At Pet Angel Funerals we understand how much Australians love their pets and when they pass away, our meticulous tracking system, complete with stainless-steel pet identification tags, ensures we can guarantee pet owners will always receive the correct set of ashes following cremation. Following the cremation, your pet’s ashes will be returned to you in an urn or other memorial product, allowing you and your family to honour your pet for years to come.