The U.S. government is making it easier for Americans to save for their pets.
On Thursday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that pet beds will be more affordable for homeowners and renters by lowering the price of non-furniture items, such as carpet and carpeting, that homeowners must buy to maintain the appearance of their homes.
The agency is also launching a program to allow pets to be covered by homeowners insurance, similar to the way the Affordable Care Act has allowed people with pre-existing conditions to buy coverage.
The change comes after the department announced last year that it would reduce pet costs by up to 25% by 2019.
But the program has had a mixed record.
One pet-friendly pet-care company, Petsmart, said it has seen a surge in demand for pet beds.
And it’s not just the cost of the product that has soared, Petmart said.
While the department’s plan to lower pet prices won’t have immediate effects on pet owners, pet-supply companies are worried about the impact the plan will have on consumers.
“Pet supplies will not be able to keep up with demand,” Petmart President and CEO Rob McDaniel told CNNMoney in an email.
That means that if pet owners want to keep their pet safe, they may have to get rid of some of the products they use.
A Petmart spokesman said it would only cover “basic pet care and cleaning supplies” and “basic hygiene items.”
The pet industry also has concerns about the government’s plans.
Many pet owners fear that the federal government will force them to pay for a pet bed, said Jennifer DeLeon, executive director of the American Pet Products Association.
There are also concerns about what would happen if pet-owners try to resell their pet beds to pay their pet bills.
In a statement, the American Humane Association said the government should not impose the cost on pet-owning families, as it would have “little impact on the ability of families to save or invest.”
Pet supplies are also concerned that the price hike could hurt the industry, as they could be forced to spend more on maintenance costs and labor to ensure that pet supplies last.
Housing Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement that the government will keep an eye on how the pet bed and mattress prices change, as well as whether the agency can reduce the cost to homeowners.
As long as the price is low enough, we will not require a homeowner to spend a dollar to maintain a pet, he said.
“But if the cost is too high, we are prepared to take a position against the sale of a pet.
We will ensure that our pet supply is high enough to support the continued prosperity of American families.”
The Department of Health and Human Services has not yet released the full details of the plan, but some of its key changes will be aimed at helping pet owners.
It will no longer require homeowners to purchase a pet mattress to maintain their home, but will instead be able give homeowners a free mattress that covers all the essentials that a pet owner needs, such like food, water and toys.
It will also make it easier to buy pet bed covers that include the ability to make your own bed covers, which are available in many pet stores.
At the same time, it will no more cover a pet’s “basic grooming supplies,” which include cat litter, shampoo and toothpaste.
Instead, the government is introducing a new program to help homeowners buy non-pet products that provide “essential” hygiene.
This program will be similar to how the Affordable Health Care Act allows people with preexisting conditions to purchase insurance coverage, such the ability for them to buy cat litter or toothpaste, as long as it meets certain criteria.
For now, the plan is only available for pets and not household pets.
The Housing Department will also introduce a new fee that pet owners will be required to pay in order to purchase non-perishable pet supplies, such pet-food wipes, food, bedding and other supplies.
According to the department, this fee will cover up to $200 per household.
But, if a pet is no longer needed for a certain amount of time, the fee will go down.
Household pets are exempt from the fee, but homeowners are still required to buy a pet-coverage plan.