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Pet Week: 82.5 million U.S. households have pets
upi ^ | May 10, 2013

Posted on 05/11/2013 7:34:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono

ATLANTA,- U.S. cable new outlet CNN marked National Pet Week by saying, among other pet-related statistics, an estimated $55.5 billion will be spent on U.S. pets in 2013.

CNN said 82.5 million U.S. households had pets in 2012 and $55.53 billion is expected to be spent on pets by U.S. residents in 2013.

A 2011 survey suggested 63.2 percent of pet owners in 2011 considered their pets to be members of the family.

The network said 70 percent of respondents in a 2006 Gallup poll identified themselves as "dog people." Twenty percent said they prefer cats.

However, there were 70 million pets dogs in the United States in 2012, compared with 74.1 million pet cats the same year.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: pets


1 posted on 05/11/2013 7:34:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
In our declining America pets are valued higher than children.. I first ran into that fact when my then infant daughter become sick and her pediatrician bill was less than my veterinarian bill.
2 posted on 05/11/2013 7:37:14 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I like that second last picture.


3 posted on 05/11/2013 7:38:33 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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4 posted on 05/11/2013 7:44:14 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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5 posted on 05/11/2013 7:53:37 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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6 posted on 05/11/2013 7:56:06 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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7 posted on 05/11/2013 7:57:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

You never met my kids did you? LOL! You’d gain a new appreciation for pit bulls.


8 posted on 05/11/2013 8:16:12 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: JoeProBono

We have had a Persian cat for eight years. “Buddy” is icy and aloof. Then about four weeks ago, my wife walked into the house with a three month old Cockepoo. I am infamous in my family for being a dog ignorer. But when she dropped “Bailey” on my lap, I melted. I even pick up his droppings while walking him.


9 posted on 05/11/2013 8:17:00 AM PDT by Ax
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10 posted on 05/11/2013 8:25:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Bailey has tan ears and the rest of his fur is the same color as a shot of Baileys Irish Creme. Hence the name.


11 posted on 05/11/2013 9:00:14 AM PDT by Ax
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To: JoeProBono

Joe the inmates run the asylum in that pic!


12 posted on 05/11/2013 9:08:19 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: JoeProBono

The picture of the soldier with the itty bitty tiny kitty touched my heart.

My iPad has tears all over the screen. Not to mention falling down my nose on to my lap where my kitty is falling on her fur.


13 posted on 05/11/2013 10:01:20 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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14 posted on 05/11/2013 10:35:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Today I had ny dog washed at PetsMart!


15 posted on 05/11/2013 11:53:44 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
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16 posted on 05/11/2013 11:54:27 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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Lynn-DAH-The-Dog had a great treat today. We went to a bunch of Yard sales together, then we went to TWO Dog Parks, then we went to a birthday party o0f a store i do business with, where she was given water and a piece of cheese. Then we got the car washed and came home.

She is now sound asleep at my feet as I FReep.


17 posted on 05/11/2013 12:06:47 PM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: JoeProBono

Beautiful baby.


18 posted on 05/11/2013 12:46:59 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

It would depend on what was done — in both the vet’s office as well as the doctor’s. Also, assuming you have medical insurance, your bill would definitely be less than that at the vet’s (even if you had vet insurance there as well since you have to pay up front and then send the bill in to the company). I would not consider a bill for less at the doctor’s than the vet’s to be confirmation of anything other than that. Hope your daughter is better.


19 posted on 05/11/2013 12:49:35 PM PDT by JLLH
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20 posted on 05/11/2013 5:41:40 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: JoeProBono
My pups.


21 posted on 05/11/2013 8:35:09 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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22 posted on 05/11/2013 9:04:02 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Nah..I don’t think that signals a decline in America.

I treasure my kids above anything in this world. If I took them to the doctor..they had insurance. The pups, not so much. But I will agree vet charges these days are obscene.

That said..I have never had to go to the principal’s office for a beat down about their behaviour. Never had to be hounded (pun intended) for the keys to the car. Never had to buy designer tennis shoes because they would “just die” if they couldn’t have them. Never had to worry about what they were up to when not in my sight.

I love my kids above all else..but the pups and kitty are just easier.


23 posted on 05/11/2013 10:01:13 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Eaker

A beautiful bunch of pals, Eaker.

And the little girl I’m sure is a treasure to you.


24 posted on 05/11/2013 10:03:28 PM PDT by berdie
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To: boatbums

That is SO DEEP! LOL!

And TRUE!


25 posted on 05/12/2013 4:35:40 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: JoeProBono

So, how many hollow point bullets per pet dog were issued to DHS?


26 posted on 05/12/2013 4:38:11 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Joe 6-pack

And we VOTE! We WILL eventually put HSUS down.
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27 posted on 05/20/2013 3:34:45 PM PDT by KGeorge
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