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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

See Spot Spend

A few fun and some rather interesting facts about the pet industry stats and trents:

Total U.S. Pet Industry Expenditures:
1994 $17 billion
2010 $47.7 billion

Breakdown of the $47.7 billion:
Food                                                      $18.28 billion
Supplies/OTC Medicine                           $11.01 billion
Vet Care                                                 $12.79 billion
Live animal purchases                             $2.21 billion
Pet Services: grooming & boarding           $3.45 billion  

According to the National Pet Owner Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, 40% is the percentage that owns a DOG

Most important fact: dog owners buy 9.3 tennis balls a year (but current trends show that they are cutting back on supplies, with the exception of dog food, thank dog!)

Other wonderful facts that cannot be disputed are the world-wide efforts to reduce pets' carbon "paw" print, thus helping our planet. Many manufacturers are providing eco-friendly cat litter and other pet products. Others use recycled and recyclable products and containers...

Pets are welcome in more places across the country, including hotels, and dog friendly restaurants are becoming popular.

More and more well known companies, such as Paul Mitchell, Old Navy, and Harley Davidson, are now offering lines of pet products.

Of course we, pets in general, have something to offer back:
We help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, prevent heart disease, and help lower health care costs in general. We even help to fight depression!

We rule, furiends!



Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I think that when TaiChi was still alive, Mom contributed quite heavily to that vet bill! ;-) And we want to meet the family who buys .3 of a tennis ball - often our tennis balls end up as .3 of a ball, but we don't buy them that way. :-) Heehee. Mom and Dad figure that since they don't (and won't) have human pups and thus don't have to save for college educations, they can afford to spoil us, and give us the best medical care they can. Heck, we've got better health insurance than they do (although they have pretty crappy health insurance... but that's another story). But we're all for Mom and Dad stimulating the economy by purchasing goodies for us! :-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

JacksDad said...

You left out toys. I spend nearly $14 million dollars a month just on those! :)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

See, that's why everyone needs to have at least one pup!!!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

And they are worth evey penny :)

Unknown said...

We hope that more places in the Philippines will be pet friendly. Mom likes going out with us but it's always to the park, park, park

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Two French Bulldogs said...

so thats where mommas coins are going
Benny & Lily

Autumn and Jasmine the Maltese said...

We hope there would be more pet friendly places in Malaysia. We do have some nice places to hang-out but due to some irresponsible owner more and more places are not closed for dogs and so we're having a hard time to hang out now.

As much as we wanted to fill up a complaint letter, some people need to understand that we too helps human in many ways and deserve a better treatment so those amount spent on us is actually a blessing for our mommy, don't you think? =P

Autumn and Jasmine

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