Americans Spent $55.7 Billion On Pets Last Year

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•11 Mar 17, 2014

According to a new report, U.S. consumer spending on pet food, pet toys, grooming, and other pet-related expenses reached a record $55.7 billion last year, which researchers attribute in part to Americans’ increasing desire to pamper their pets. What do you think?

  • “What does this say about our priorities in this country? That we’re super-compassionate?”

    Sam Dodd –
    Insurance Agent

  • “We Americans love our pets, cars, food, electronics, sex, and clothes.”

    Elliott Perlich –
    Fuel Hose Inspector

  • “That’s a ridiculous amount to spend on a pet. Unless, of course, they’re a very, very good boy.”

    Leigh Allman –
    Emergency Dispatcher

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