This is how much Americans spend on their animals

Pet Industry Dog If you thought the love of your pet was priceless, the American Pet Products Association is here to prove you wrong.

The APPA found that in 2016 U.S. pet owners are expected to spend $62.75 billion on their furry (or scaly) friends. That estimate is up about 4% from the $60.28 billion spent last year. In fact, total U.S. pet industry expenditures have gone up every single year that the association has collected this data, which it began doing in 1994. That first year, the industry was worth $17 billion.

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Adventures in Boarding!

Adventures in Boarding!
One of the better-organized articles on how to think about your next pet boarding facility.
 
Without support systems and oversight in place, they cannot provide the level of security your pet deserves. Visit the boarder’s home in advance. Eliminate surprises by visiting the home of your boarding provider a week or two beforehand. Your doggy can …
News story posted on 2016-08-16T15:10:00

10 questions to ask before bringing a new pet home

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Question number 9. Do you know who will care for your pet while you’re away for long periods or on vacation? You’ll need either reliable friends and neighbors or money to pay for a boarding kennel or pet-sitting service. >> 10. Are you prepared to keep and care for your …
News story posted on 2016-08-09T18:35:00

Your dog says ‘I love you’ by making these moves

Your dog says ‘I love you’ by making these moves
Is your pooch just being annoying or is there a real reason for that behavior? Man’s best friend has special ways of showing that they love us back. Besides rolling around in your expensive sheets, there is a real reason Fido wants to crawl in bed with you.
News story posted on 2016-08-04T19:36:00