Pets – Feature Article

P ets have always been part of our families. In the US, 62% of all homes have pets, mostly cats and dogs. We take better care of our furry family members now in 2013 than in past decades, most are very pampered now. Most of us have pets in pairs, two cats or two dogs. In years past there were not so many vet visits, food could be table scraps, and many slept outside. In the early 1980’s there were 55.6 million dogs and 52.2 million cats. That has changed with cats taking over at 74.1 million and dogs at 69.9 million. We do know now that pets help us and can keep us healthier. In upcoming issues, we will look at how this furry family member relationship can be enhanced.