Economy Affecting Pet Owners and Businesses

Prices of everything consumers use are making it hard on even Fido and fluffy in these difficult economic times.

Pet industry spokespeople say 71 million homes in the U.S. have pets and they spend about 60 billion dollars a year on them. But now calls to pet shelters from owners that can't afford their animals are on the rise. And as pet owners lose their pets, businesses that depend on them like groomers, trainers and pet stores suffer as well.

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