Dogs Trends in America:The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) released a sneak preview of their demographic sourcebook of pets at their 2012 convention. The sourcebook isn’t expected to be released until the fall in its entirety. However, the information collected about pet trends and ownership revealed that there has been a slight decline in pet ownership over the past five years, down 2.4 % from 2006 to 2011.
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However, regardless of less pets being in forever homes, the study revealed that the dedication owners have towards their pets has increased. The amount of money spent on veterinary care increased to 19.1 billion in 2011, up 18.6% from 2006 for dogs and cats rose 4.2% to 7.4 billion.
It seems that many owners are very aware that preventative care is cheaper in the long run compared to treating a sick or injured animal.
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