It’s furry, sweet and loyal – so why wouldn’t you treat your dog like a family member? And to most, that means plenty of hugs and affection. However, researchers are now revealing that by hugging our dogs we are not be acting is our pet’s best interest. In fact, we are now being told not to cuddle our dogs.
There is no denying that pets, in particular, dogs have found their way into countless homes and hearts. Indeed, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) has researched pet statistics as part of its 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey. This survey found that almost half (48 percent) of American homes have dogs.
The APPA also found that the millennial generation dominates dog ownership, accounting for 35 percent of owners. Not only this, but they spend much more than previous generations of pet owners. Evidently, they splash the cash on pet products and pampering.