Americans spent almost $20 billion on their pets last year. That’s a lot of dog treats.
62% of Americans have at least one pet. And 95% of them think their pets are part of the family. I knew that because my brother made me get up and give the dog back his chair the last time I visited. I guess we know where I rank.
71% own dogs versus 49% for cats. 11% have fish. I have plants.
Despite the fact that Millennials also like to dress their pets in clothes, Gen X actually has the highest percent of pet ownership at 71%, followed by Millennials at 65%. And, if you visit one for the holidays don’t forget to bring a gift – 64% of Americans buy their pets holiday gifts too!
Irwin, T. (2015, August 21) Americans’ Spending Proves Love of Pets. Mediapost.com. Retrieved August 21, 2015, from