Based on industry studies conducted in the United States, a dog owner will typically spend around $1,641 per year per pet. For someone who owns a cat, that amount will be roughly $1,125.
The biggest expense is generally food and food treats, followed by veterinary care and then pet supplies together with OTC medicines.
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In the US, there are approximately 94.2 million cats and 89.7 million dogs that have a human family. Not only does this mean that more canines and felines have a home, which is a very encouraging trend, there is an increased demand for products and services related to their care.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
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The answer may surprise you. It is estimated that 85 million families “own” at least one pet. That is 68 percent of all households in this country.
The combined total of dogs and cats that belong in these households is a staggering 183.9 million, which is an increase of 56 percent since 1988—nearly 30 years ago— when the American Pet Products Association conducted its very first industry survey.
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