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

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“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