According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent a total of $53.33 billion dollars on their pets in 2012; it is estimated they will spend $55.53 billion in 2013
83% of pet owners refer to themselves as their pet’s mom or dad
70 % of pet owners sign their pet’s names on greeting cards
18% of dog owners say they have included or would include their pet in their wedding
66% of dog owners say they would refuse to date someone who didn’t like their pet
21% of dog owners say their pet sleeps in their bed
At least 25% of cats are obese or likely to become obese
Between 25-40% of dogs are considered obese
63% of US households own a pet
45% of US households own more than 1 pet
40% of US households own a dog
There are 90 million cats in the USA and 73 million dogs
78% of dog owners buy their pets several gifts a year
51% of cat owners have bought their pet a gift within the last 12 months
60% of dog owners purchase chews for their dogs
30% of dog owners own dental care products for their pet. This includes toothbrush, floss, mouthwash and whitening products.
29 million dogs travel with their owners on trips.
Estimated 2013 Sales within the U.S. Market
For 2013, it estimated that $55.53 billion will be spent on our pets in the U.S.
Food $21.26 billion
Supplies/OTC Medicine $13.21 billion
Vet Care $14.21 billion
Live animal purchases $2.31 billion
Pet Services: grooming & boarding $4.54 billion