Rohnert Park, CA (PressExposure) March 06, 2009 -- In today's economy many businesses are feeling the crunch. Banks are failing, Starbucks is hurting and retail sales is down. But the pet supply business is growing. Why is that?
People may not be buying for them selves, but we who have pets never stop loving and buying them food, treats, and toys. Moose the Dog has noticed that all pet owners want their pets to be happy. It is easier to forgo the new Boyz to Men CD that it is that new cool toy for your pet.
Pet supply sales are up all over the country. There is always a new dog toy that every dog just must have. And what dog does not look good in a new sweater for spring. Moose says "I look great in bandannas. I need my owner to buy me more"
Talking about more. People are buying more for that pets in 2009 than they did in 2008. More on dog toys, dog treats, tug toys and more on dog food. The reason is that pet owners thing of their pets as a member of the family. Dogs are like our children, they need new dog toys to stimulate the mind. No dog can ever have enough dog treat. When it come down to weather to buy yogurt or dog treats most dog owners will buy the treats.
PetSmart reported a 4% increase so far this year. The Nielsen Co. shows a !0% increase over all for pet foods and supplies. The Arkanasas Democratic Gazette reports that only 29% of pet owner were willing to change the pets food to save money.
Many people are willing to cut back on what they buy for themselves but not for their pets.