April 11 is National Pet Day. Americans are estimated to spend about $ 75.3 billion each year on their pets. Hear this, however, in 1994 it was estimated that we Americans spent $ 17 billion on our bets. We have more than tripled our spending on our pets in the last 25 years. As for what we spend that money on, food is number one followed by vet bills. One area of growth is pet clothing. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans spend about $ 9 billion on Halloween costumes for their pets.
75% of pet owners have a dog or cat. However, none is number one in terms of being the most popular pet. The freshwater fish is by far the most popular pet at around 142 million compared to the second most popular, which is a cat with a population of around 88 million. Dogs are number three on the list.
My old cat Ginger is still there. She is around 15 years old. My wife found her in a dumpster behind a business. He’s getting a little threadbare and his teeth are going downhill. She is also receiving crabbier every year. I can identify with that. I guess you are following in my footsteps. Pets are good therapy. You can tell them anything and they never disagree.