Americans still spending big on their pets

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    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. … -1B8307364
    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

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    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.