They’re our best friends, our confidants and our bedtime companions. Our pets have become so important to us that many people count them as family members. We call ourselves “pet parents,” and even dress our pets up for Halloween and buy them expensive toys and shelters.
Americans are so crazy about animals, in fact, that according to statistics from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 63 percent of U.S. households contain at least one pet. That comes to a whopping 75 million dogs and 85 million cats with families to nuzzle and warm beds to sleep in.
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