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How much do we spend on our pets? Pet medication, vet visits, dog crates, etc.

Monday, March 15, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

dogs-cats-and-rabbitsIn 2007 Americans spent 41 billion dollars that year on their pets. Our pets are our companions giving us unconditional love for many years. It is our responsibility to help them to live long happy, healthy lives. Most people including myself will take all of the necessary steps to insure our pets well being. That includes all of the expenses related to health issues that may arise. I once had a pet rabbit who had major health problems. I was constantly at the vet. It didn’t matter the cost was, I would do anything to get her well again.

I read an upsetting article today about some “group” (I won’t even mention the name or nature of this group) who said that Americans spend too much on their pets and and should put a limit on what we spend. Who are they to make such a statement?  There is no limit as to what I would do to keep both of my cats healthy. If you adopt a pet, you adopt a family member that deserves love and care.  It really bothers me that some people are so “empty.” Whether it be pet medication, pet carriers vet visits etc. the money is always well spent on our pets.



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