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, job opportunities in the pet industry are expected to grow 11 percent over the 10-year period from 2014 to 2024. Businesses are employing people of all ages with a wide variety of skill sets ranging from retail assistants to certified groomers to administrative personnel to highly specialized veterinary surgeons.
This, of course, also creates business opportunities for entrepreneurs who can zero in on an innovative idea and offer something that consumers will craving for. Success stories that readily come to mind are treadmills specifically for dogs to exercise indoors and de-shedding tools designed for long-haired cats.
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