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Valentine’s Day Spending on Dogs and Cats to Rise 9% in 2018

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It will approach $823M.

Valentine’s Day spending on dogs and cats is predicted to rise 9 percent in 2018 to nearly $823 million, up from $753 million in 2017.

On average, says a survey a survey of 2,001 Americans commissioned by finder.com, we plan to spend $32.48 on our dogs and only $29.01 on our cats.

Notably, though, fewer dogs and cats will be showered with gifts on the day of love. In fact, the survey saw a 17 percent drop for dogs and a 10.5 percent drop for cats since last year. This year, 11 percent of dogs will receive a V Day treat and 6.5 percent of cats, compared with 28 percent and 17 percent respectively last year.

The finder.com survey estimates that 16.57 million people still intend to spoil their dogs with gifts, while 9.82 will be gifting their cats.
Women are the most generous when it comes to spending money on their pets, with 11.8 percent purchasing for their dogs and 7.5 percent for their cats. In contrast, 10.2 percent of men will be buying for their dogs and 5.6 percent on cats.

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Two takeaways: 1. There is still time to blitz social media to bring in more V-Day purchasers; and 2. Track your sales receipts to ensure you’re meeting or exceeding the average spend figures. Are you up-selling or suggesting enough add-ons? Push both in the final days.

To read the complete report from finder.com, click here.

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State Considers Banning ‘No Pets’ Rental Listings

Some landlords are not happy about the proposed legislation.

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New Hampshire legislators are considering a ban on “no pets” notices in property listings.

Proposed legislation would forbid landlords and home sellers from barring pet owners, the Concord Monitor reports.

They could make rules related to pet deposits, noise control, sanitation and safety, according to the newspaper. But they could set make rules based on size, breed or appearance.

The legislation was proposed by state Rep. Ellen Read, a Democrat from Newmarket. It has drawn opposition from some landords who say it could lead to unsanitary conditions as well as allergy problems for some residents.

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But Julia Seeley, New Hampshire state director for the Humane Society, said her organization supports the bill.

We just strongly believe that a family should not be torn apart simply over housing,” she said.

Read more at the Concord Monitor

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Spotify Rolls Out Music Playlists for Pets

Pets seem to favor classical music and soft rock.

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Digital music service Spotify had a hunch that people were playing tunes for their pets.

A study by the company found that 71% of pet owners did exactly that. The survey included 5,000 music-streaming pet owners from the U.S., the UK, Australia, Spain and Italy.

The company explains:

That being said, we created a unique experience to help you craft the pawfect algorithmically generated playlist for you and your pet to enjoy together. Head to spotify.com/pets for a playlist you can share with your dog, cat, iguana, hamster, or bird.

See the graphic below for more details from the survey.

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These States Have the Most Dog and Cat Owners … And These States Have the Least

The US is home to almost as many domestic pets as humans.

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A new report looks at which U.S. states are the most pet-loving.

Seniorliving.org, a website devoted to providing information to seniors, delved into recent data from the American Veterinary Medical Association to create its rankings.

Idaho had the highest rate of households owning at least one dog, at 58.3%, according to the report, which excluded Alaska and Hawaii, which were not measured in the AVMA study. Dogs are least common in Washington, DC, where 22.5% of households have at least one.

Vermont ranked first for percentage of households with at least one cat, at 44.6%. DC, meanwhile, is the least cat-owning place, with just 16.4% of households being home to a cat.

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The U.S. is home to almost as many domestic pets as human beings. Almost 1 in 3 of those pets are fish, Seniorliving.org explains.

Cats and dogs combine for about 54.8% of all domestic pets.

 

 

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