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2013 U.S. Pet Industry Statistics

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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.

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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.

Estimated Breakdown:
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

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