Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Pretty Pampered Pets



Recent pet owner surveys from the American Animal Hospital Asssociation found that:

83 percent of pet owners refer to themselves as the pet's mom and dad

70 percent sign their pet's name on greeting cards

Almost 75 percent hang a Christmas stocking for their pet

39 percent say they have more photos of their pets than their spouse *

It is estimated that Americans will spend $38.4 billion will be spent on their pets in the 2006.

The pet care and product industry is fully aware of these trends and it is coming up with more and more ways to pamper our pets. Pet gourmet meals, fancy shampoos, hotel suites with televisions and spa treatments- the sky is the limit.

Want more facts and figures about pet owners and the pet industry?

American Animal Hospital Asssociation 2004 Pet Owner Survey http://www.aahanet.org/About_aaha/summery%20of%20results%2004.pdf

American Pet Products Manufactures Association
Industry Statistics & Trends http://www.appma.org/press_industrytrends.asp

*Cited in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1/8/2006

1 comment:

Al Scher said...

"83 percent of pet owners refer to themselves as the pet's mom and dad


70 percent sign their pet's name on greeting cards


Almost 75 percent hang a Christmas stocking for their pet


39 percent say they have more photos of their pets than their spouse"


100% of those cats would eat their owners, given the chance.