20 CRAZY FACTS ABOUT PET OWNERS IN AMERICA
Based on recent international surveys conducted in 20 of the world's major nations, the U.S. has the highest percentage of households with dogs and cats.
The U.S. are a nation of cats and dogs
57% of American households today own either a dog or cat.
About 735.000 snakes, 314.000 lizards and 281.000 other reptilian animals are kept as pets in the U.S.
Nine in ten pet owners surveyed say they consider their pet a member of the family.
About a third of dog owners and a similar proportion of cat owners have their pet's picture displayed in their homes.
About 27% of pet owners claim to have taken their pet to a professional photographer to have a picture taken with family. Santa or the Easter Bunny.
16% of dog owners and 14% of cat owners say they bought a car or home with a pet in mind.
Americans spend about $5 billion on holiday presents for their furry friends.
More than a half of cat and dog owners give their pets presents at Christmas.
36% of dog owners give their pets presents on their birthday.
About 48% of cat owners say their pets appear to watch television.
25% of pet owners surveyed said they blow dry their pet’s hair after a bath.
Dog and cat owners use to left the TV and radio on when the ani mals are left alone, so they don't get lonely.
80% of dog and cat owners surveyed said that their pets could sense their moods.
45% of pet owners set up a special bed for their pet in the house.
In 70% of feline households, cats are allowed to lie on the furniture.
In 65% of cat owners allows cats to sleep on some family members bed.
In one third of households surveyed. the dog goes along on family vacations.
When a pet dies, 58% of pet owners bury the pet on their property.