According to neuropsychiatrist Luis Daniel Alviso de la Serna, “We are humanizing our pets in various ways. The process of humanizing them is a projection and a filling of a gap. People do not differentiate their needs from their pets’. This causes them to transfer the affection they feel towards them to the pet,” he says. In this way, they are “humanizing” their pets, and that is a dangerous thing.”
Whether the process of humanizing pets is successful or not, it has brought new trends and benefits to the pet food industry. The growing interest in food and wellness among millennials and subsequent generations has driven the growth of the pet food industry. But is this trend going too far? What are the benefits and costs of humanizing our pets? Read on to find out what makes the process so successful. It may not be the best idea, but it is important for the industry.
Developing markets are seeing significant growth in pet populations, especially in the case of small animals. Countries such as India and Mexico have an underdeveloped pet culture, but it is booming in countries such as Mexico and South Korea. These countries are expected to lead the global pet market during the next decade, boosting the sales of pet products. The growing popularity of pets in emerging markets will help catapult the business of pet products.