Pets Allowed

Washington may be paralyzed by political gridlock, and Red Sox and Yankees fans may never like one another, but there is one thing most Americans agree on: They love their pets.

According to the Humane Society and a survey by the American Pet Products Association, there are approximately 83.3 million owned dogs and 95.6 million owned cats in the U.S. (the human population is 317 million). Among households, 47% own at least one dog and 46% own at least one cat. The average annual expenditure by dog owners on routine veterinary visits is $231 and $193 for cat owners....353 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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