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Pet Spending

WATCH: Are Pets A Substitute For Human Interaction?

Posted 08.20.2013 | OWN

It's no secret that Oprah loves her animals -- she's got five dogs of her own. But why is it that we are so obsessed with our pets? According to one r...

Americans Spending Record Amount On Pets

AP | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- The economy may have remained sluggish last year but Americans refused to scrimp on their pets, with animal lovers spending upwards of ...

Americans Expected To Spend $370 Million On Pet Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.05.2012 | Money

Forget the jobs report, this must be the clearest indicator that the economy is recovering. Americans are expected to spend a record $370 million t...

Struggling Economy Can't Come Between Man And His Best Friend

Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

Not even a struggling economy can come between man and his best friend. That's right, weak recovery and all, the pet hospice industry is booming, ...

Americans Spending More On Pets Than Ever Before

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans spent $50.96 billion on their pets in 2011. That's an all-time high and the first time in history more t...