Chris Taylor , Reuters
"American pet owners continue to spend on their animals," says Howard Telford, a pet care analyst for research firm Euromonitor International. "Long-term, I am encouraged by increasing consumer confidence, and feel that pets -- treated as members of the family -- will be leading beneficiaries of increased consumer spending."
It's not just the Westminster best-of-breeds that cost Americans serious money. Indeed, not even the brutal economy of the past few years could reverse people's spending on Fluffy and Fido. Total pet industry expenditures are now estimated at almost $53 billion annually, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA). The figure has risen every year right through the Great Recession.
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The Westminster Dog Show is a prime example of how much people love their pets or love the money their pets can make. I'm not sure which it is
The amount spend on preventative care (e.g. vaccinations, anti-parasitics) has been sinking for about ten years. Time for less pet bling and more responsibility IMHO.
by fishskinfreak20086 years ago
Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_usa_taxes_pollLooks like DEMOCRATS still have at least SOME support
by ahorseback14 minutes ago
Why else support illegals who are merely working the bottom of the food chain of employment ?
by Buster Johnson4 years ago
I have several presidents I loved for various reasons including: FDR, LBJ, JFK, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. What I wanna know is who is the best and most accomplished president of the United States ever and why?
by icountthetimes5 months ago
My first ever pet as a kid was a budgie named Jimmy. He was very talkative and was a real part of the family. We once left a tape recorder on when we went out and he was coming out with all kinds of funny things we'd...
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