According to the ASPCA, almost 60% of American households have a cat or dog that they keep as a companion. After all, our pets, some of the most amazing creatures on the planet, offer us love and companionship that is hard to find elsewhere.
Dogs and cats, originally domesticated for our protection and for the protection of our food supply, have since grown to be members of our families. While it is true that dogs have nearly 220 million smell-sensitive cells in their noses making their olfactory senses far superior to humans’, it is not their hunting abilities we want any longer. 90% of pet owners say that their pets are a part of their family, not just a tool for hunting, gathering, and protection. For this reason, pet owners spend nearly $5 billion annually on pets at Christmas time.
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