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Are You Obsessed With Your Pet? (Probably)

Are You Obsessed With Your Pet? (Probably)

We all love our pets—and some of us love them even more than we love our own two-legged family members, according to Gone Digging. The site recently put together some interesting stats on pets and their devoted humans.


To start, 68 percent of US households and 45% of UK households include pets:


But we dont just welcome Mr. Whiskers into our lives—most of us think of him as a family member, sometimes preferring him to our two-legged counterparts. Looking at you, Cousin Larry.

And that goes extra for women:


We let them choose our partners:


And what better way to show our love than by spoiling and pampering our pets with gifts?


Weve been spending more than ever on them.


But especially during special occasions, like birthdays. Admit it, you do it just to watch Fido struggle with the gift-wrapping.



And Christmas:


And, of course, Valentines Day:


Think our mothers-in-law will hold a grudge?

Read more: Cats, Dogs, Everyday Pet Care, Fun, Humor & Inspiration, Less Common Pets, Life, Pets

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9:19PM PDT on Apr 22, 2015

Great article, Saff just told me he's the boss around here, hahaha

9:18PM PDT on Apr 22, 2015

No it the other way round in this house.

1:36PM PST on Nov 19, 2014


12:43AM PDT on Oct 3, 2014

Thank you!

3:43AM PDT on Sep 8, 2014

Yes, I must admit, I am guilty!!
I did almost break up with my husband (before he was my husband) because of one of my cats. My cat hated him, but after a little while he warmed up to him and they got used to each other!

7:21PM PDT on Jul 29, 2014

Of course!

4:56PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Wow, crazy stats! But gotta admit, to much of it, I happily plead guilty.

7:00AM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

good info, thanks

1:30PM PDT on Jul 10, 2014


11:15AM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

Admit being guilty

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