Pets are getting more popular in Germany. In this year, 2014, more than 28 million pets are living in Germany. So this country has the second highest amount of pets in Europe.
Almost every third German has a pet. Only the expenditure of more than 3.5 billion euros (for food, toys and other things) feature how much the German people love their pets.
But that is not all. The dog is the second most kept pet in Germany and it is unbelievable what the owners do for their “favourites”:
The dog is often considered as the “little children” of a family. The owners talk to them as they were humans and treat them like that. When winter is coming and it is getting colder outside you can go in a boutique for dogs where you can buy warm jackets, so they do not have to be cold or when it is rainy the dogs do not have to be wet. If the favourites still do not like the winter weather and fear thunderstorms you also have the option to visit a dog psychologist to cure your dog. Dog psychologists help dogs to come to terms with their fears.
Although our pets (especially the dog) give us the feeling to be loved and we want to show them our love. We have to remember that a pet is a pet and they feel better when we do not treat them as humans.