Aug
03
2014
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What are some statistics about cats in the U.S. and Canada?

Cats (photo by kwc909 - CC-BY)How many cats are there in the United States? 45.3 million U.S. households own a cat 95.6 million cats are owned in the United States Annual expenses for cat owners $382     Surgical Vet Visits $193     Routine Vet $203     Food $36       Food Treats $337     Kennel Boarding $77       Vitamins $20       Groomer/Grooming Aids $23       Toys Source: American Pet Products Association [more...]

Apr
12
2012
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What are some statistics on the number of veterinarians in the United States?

Cat at vetHow many veterinarians are there in the United States? According to the latest data from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook  2012-13, veterinarians held 61,400 jobs in 2010. Eighty-one percent of veterinarians work in the veterinary services industry and 9 percent are self employed. Previous Years Year      Number of Jobs 2008      59,700 (2) 2006      62,000 (3) [more...]

May
30
2009
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Is the Labrador Retriever the most popular dog breed in the U.S.?

Labrador Retriever (Photo by OakleyOriginals - CC-BY)The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds worldwide. According to American Kennel Club (AKC) dog registration statistics, the Labrador Retriever has been America’s top registered breed for the last 18 years. Ranking of the most popular dogs in the U.S. (2008) 1. Labrador Retriever 2. Yorkshire Terrier 3. German Shepherd Dog 4. [more...]

Mar
23
2009
3

What do tadpoles eat?

Photo by Benny Mazur - CC-BYChildren love to watch tadpoles emerge from frogspawn, then develop into miniature frogs. If you’re keeping a few tadpoles, you will need to feed them. A small amount each day is best. If they don’t eat it, take it out the next day to avoid it rotting and spoiling the water. When you collect the [more...]

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Mar
12
2009
2

How much do dog and cat owners spend on gifts for their pets?

Westie Dog, presents and Christmas tree (photo by Randy son Of Robert CC-BY)According to a 2007 Harris poll (1), 88% percent of pet owners consider their pets members of their family, and as family members they also receive holiday gifts and birthday presents.  Sixty-five percent of pet owners have bought their pet a holiday present and thirty-seven percent have bought their pet a birthday present. Dogs – 71% [more...]

Feb
27
2009
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How many dog and cat owners are there in the United States?

Photo by  Qole Pejorian - CC-BYAccording to the AVMA (1),  there are more than 72 million pet dogs in the U.S. and nearly 82 million pet cats. Ownership A little more than 43 million households own dogs and nearly 37.5 million households own cats. The average number of dogs per household is 1.7. Cat owning households have an average of [more...]

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