Why the huge focus on pet items?

Lately it seems the new products, features, and surveys have a huge focus on pets and pet items.

I can’t be the only one who really doesn’t want or care about any of them.

I would rather see a homebase integrated smart thermostat, smoke/fire detector, carbon monoxide detector, sump pump monitor, crawl space dehumidifier, smart light switches, smart plugs/power strips, light bulbs, glass brake monitors, range extenders for cameras…

I could probably name a dozen more things that would have more use then a pet product.