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U.S. Spent $40 Billion on Pet Products this Year

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
We Americans are treating our babes right.

We spent $40 billion this year on pet products and accessories (according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association).

I heard some conservative radio DJ today slam Americans for it, but I think it's great. We like to spoil 'em rotten!
post #2 of 11
Yeah, they deserve to be spoiled rotten!!
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Agreed!

Besides buying a bunch of stuff (we have toys, cat beds, "carpet-jungle-gym-thing") do you know some things I could do to absolutely spoil my kittys?
post #4 of 11
Cat Man you could build an outside safe place with mesh to keep kitty safe & enjoy the great outdoors. Plenty of shelves, hammocks, trees to climb. Kitty heaven. Access to the house through a kitty door. Cat grass to wander through & roll in. Then there's the diamonte collars, cat carrier for all those outings with dad.
post #5 of 11
Yes but are they doing right by the animals or just spending $$ to look like they care??
post #6 of 11
Here are a few facts on this subject
http://www.yourpointofview.com/comme...ion.aspx?id=14
post #7 of 11
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Yes but are they doing right by the animals or just spending $$ to look like they care??
All I know is when it comes to cats and cat owners, I laugh when I hear someone say that cats don't like toys - might as well just give them a milk jug ring, that cats aren't interactive but aloof, don't do tricks, won't play with you, or that cat owners won't spend money on a cat like a dog owner will on a dog.

NOT my experience. I hear from customers who actively search for their cats favorite treat, who speak with great love of how much a part of the family their cat(s) are, how affectionate and interactive, and I know they research toys and treats for their kitties. Folks care about the quality of treats and food they give to them...and more, but this is long enough
post #8 of 11
I knew it!!!! We spend $40 billion on cat toys and the little twerps Still prefer to play in the empty boxes
post #9 of 11
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I knew it!!!! We spend $40 billion on cat toys and the little twerps Still prefer to play in the empty boxes
Not my little twerps! Guess I've been easily trained
post #10 of 11
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Not my little twerps! Guess I've been easily trained
you and me both.... lol... Zoey has a Double bed ... ie a heated pad ( from www.catniptoys.com) and a larger dog crate bed because otherwise he skinny but cat feel the upolstry
post #11 of 11
I'm not surprised. I work at a doggy daycare facility that also does boaridng, has grooming, training, and a pet boutique where you can buy upscale items for your pets from beds to organic shampoo's....and our customers have no problem dropping 300 dollars for a "daycare pass" or spending 150 dollars on a dog bed...or paying 1,000 for us to board thier dog for a month while they are in eurpoe. It's not surprising at all to me.
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