Posts tagged "pet ownership"

Pets in America: Are Values Out of Whack?

Pets in America: Are Values Out of Whack?
Q: With the number of impoverished children in America and around the world, how can you support spending money on pets? I guess that’s America: Let children starve while you buy $100 dog collars. Your values are totally out of whack. — C.C., via cyberspace A: Pets augment our lives. As far as I know,... Read more »

Pet Population Falls, According to AVMA Pet Census

Pet Population Falls, According to AVMA Pet Census
The American Veterinary Medical Association U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook is the closest thing there is to a census of pet ownership, and is conducted every five years. According to the recently released 2012 Sourcebook, between 2006 and 2011, pet ownership decreased by 2.4 percent in the U.S., to 56 percent of all households.... Read more »