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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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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

11:47AM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

worth revisiting since new articles aren't being captured by menus and other normal tools

1:38PM PDT on Jul 3, 2014

I loved the information in this post. Yep ... I spoil my kitties. No holiday gifts but Xmas., though. Treats every night before bed, however. :0)

12:32PM PDT on Jul 2, 2014

Totally guilty.

9:14PM PDT on Jul 1, 2014

Guilty! My dogs are family, they go almost everywhere with me, they sleep with me (or rather I sleep with them as they think the bed is theirs) and they are spoiled rotten. But they deserve everything they get (right now they scarfing up smoked salmon) and more for the joy, love and acceptance they bring to our lives. To borrow an old line, the more people I meet the more I like my dogs. Nothing is as wonderful as the unconditional love and the fact that they are always happy to see you, even when no one else is.

8:52PM PDT on Jul 1, 2014

I have told people "Love me, Love my dog otherwise move out". My dogs have stayed by my side while others (best friends, family) have stabbed me in the back. My dogs will always get the best I can give - in life and death.

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