Women's Health

WOMAN’S BEST FRIEND

Every morning, Max and Melissa awake from their temperature-regulated beds, nosh on a breakfast of organic, non-GMO, sustainably sourced food, slip into their designer sweaters, and—okay, so this is clearly a setup. Max is a dog. And Melissa is a human. (Or a “hooman,” as dogs would say, if they could speak.) But this made-up pair is part of a very real trend— the humanization of our four-legged friends, and the transformation of pet “owners” to pet “parents.”

Consider this: Pet spending for 2017 is estimated to top $69 billion in the U.S., up 25 percent from just five years ago. There are doggie massages, paw-ticures, and fitness classes where

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