Tuesday, March 29th

Huge Pet Supply

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Huge Pet Supply
Lou on 03.29.05 @ 08:49 AM EST [link]

Wednesday, March 23rd

Pet spending adds up

American pets are sitting in the lap of luxury as U.S. pet owners spend more on their pets than they spend on candy or even toys.

After tracking pet industry statistics for more than a decade, the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) recently released new figures proving the pet industry is leading the pack. Pet spending has more than doubled from $17 billion in 1994 to a projected $35.9 billion for 2005. And, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the pet industry is now the seventh largest retail segment in the country.

In 2005, Americans' spending on pets is projected to be higher than ever:
$14.5 billion for food
$8.8 billion for supplies and O-T-C medications
$8.6 billion for veterinarian care
$1.6 billion for live animal purchases
$2.4 billion for other services
Pet spending in 2004 was even more successful than projected, with total sales coming in at $34.4 billion. This positions the pet industry 60 percent larger than the toy industry ($20 billion) and 33 percent larger than the candy industry ($24 billion).

Lou on 03.23.05 @ 08:37 AM EST [link]

Saturday, March 12th

State ban sought on pet store sale of puppies

Animal rights activists are pushing for state legislation that would ban pet stores from selling puppies.

They say a law is needed to stem the tide of puppies bred in so-called puppy mills.

The legislation bars the pet store sale of dogs under 1 year old. Steve Zerilli, a member of the Pet Industry Joint Action Council, said the bill discriminates against pet stores that sell fewer than ten percent of the puppies in Connecticut.

Julie Lewin, founder of Animal Advocacy of Connecticut, said the law is needed because state regulations are inadequate. She says the state does not have solid information on whether puppies with contagious ailments are entering Connecticut.

Lou on 03.12.05 @ 11:40 AM EST [link]

Wednesday, March 2nd

Ball Pythons Available

Beautiful Dwarf Race Of African Pythons.

Ball Python
Lou on 03.02.05 @ 07:56 AM EST [link]