When It Comes To Caring For Your Dog Or Cat, These Are The Biggest Expenses

Industry statistics reveal how much is spent annually on the upkeep of companion dogs and cats

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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Pet Parents Are Impacting The Economy Big Time

The demand for products and services related to the care of dogs and cats is on the increaseIn 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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In this very first blog I ask: How Many Families In The U.S.A. Have At Least One Pet?

Sixty-eight percent of all households in the USA have at least one pet

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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Pet Peeves Unmasked Blog Mission

Pet Peeves Unmasked Blog Mission is to give followers access to information they can trust and help them care for their dogs and cats
The Pet Peeves Unmasked Blog Mission is to empower pet parents everywhere

 

My Mission

When you visit this page, the first post you will see is Pet Peeves Unmasked Blog Mission. That’s because the whole purpose behind each and every one of the posts I write is to push you gently to become the best pet parent possible! That’s the blog mission. And, that’s my personal mission.   

 

“Perfect” Pet Parenting

Furthermore, I have written a book entitled “Perfect” Pet Parenting that covers all aspects of caring for dogs and cats. It is based on my personal experience as a pet caregiver and incorporates the expertise of professionals who focus on specific areas of a companion animal’s wellbeing. This blog site contains extracts from my book. 

One of the biggest advantages of managing a blog site is that posts can be edited, updated and published at any time and as quickly as needed. Blog followers are hungry for knowledge and like to have access to the latest information in a matter of seconds. Consequently, they are faithful followers when they have sources they can trust that give them the tools to improve their life and the life of those close to them. 

Your Empowerment 

Pet Peeves Unmasked Posts covers a very wide range of subject matter that is organized into groups. Each blog is then filed in a specific category which is located in the right hand column of this page. 

As you will notice, group topics are extremely diverse. Animal rights and adopting. Breeds and body language. Gentle leaders and leashes. Dry food and water bowls. Vaccinations and CPR. Walking and dog parks. Pet sitting and pedicures. Car rides, air cargo and boarding. And, I mustn’t forget to mention the heart-warming stories of some amazing, heroic dogs and cats. 

Our Bond

Lastly, I want to encourage you to leave comments and suggestions because when we all work together, we can all keep our precious pets healthy, happy and safe!