Why millennials are so connected to their pets

During a recent interview at the 2021 New York Vet Show, Steve Dale, CABC, spoke openly about why he thinks millennials are so attached to their pets.

When it comes to millennial pet owners, there seems to be a trend for this generation to bond with their pets. From hosting pet birthday parties to researching the benefits of treating their pet’s pain with CBD, these pet parents will do everything for their companions. Which begs the question, why are millennials so attached to their pets?

In a recent interview with dvm360®, animal behavior expert Steve Dale, CABC, shared his thoughts on why millennial pet parents are so attached to their “furbabies”.

Check out the video below for the full discussion. The following is a partial transcript:

Steve Dale, CABC: For millennials, it’s emotional wellbeing. Yes, of couse, [millennails] care about physical health, they want to make sure that their dog or cat does not have heart disease, but they care about emotional well-being.