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Americans just spent $60.59 billion on pets. A by-the-numbers look at our obsession:

Americans just spent $60.59 billion on pets. A by-the-numbers look at our obsession:

According to the 2015-16 American Pet Products Assn. National Pet Owners Survey, 54.4% of all U.S. households own a dog, and 42.9% are home to a cat. There are 85.8 million cats in the U.S. versus 77.8 million dogs — but freshwater fish swim to the top of the list with a head count of 95.5 million. Americans will spend an estimated $60.59 billion on their pets in 2015, up from $58.04 billion in 2014. According to the American Kennel Club, the Labrador retriever ranked as the most popular dog breed in the U.S. in 2014. Share your photos: Show us your pets, and tell us how you "met" In 2014, the most popular AKC-registered breed in Los Angeles was the bulldog. The...

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