By  on June 9, 2008

Total U.S. pet industry expenditures for 2008: Estimated $43.4 billion versus actual spending in 2007 of $41.2 billion.

Estimated 2008 sales in the U.S. market include: $16.9 billion on food; $10.9 billion on vet care; $10.3 billion on supplies and over-the-counter medicine; $2.1 billion on live pet purchases, and $3.2 billion on grooming and boarding.

Actual 2007 sales in the U.S. market include: $16.2 billion on food; $10.1 billion on vet care; $9.8 billion on supplies and over-the-counter medicine; $2.1 billion on live pet purchases, and $3 billion on grooming and boarding.

Basic annual expenses for cat owners include: $363 for a surgical vet visit; $188 for food; $175 for a routine vet checkup; $40 for treats, and $26 for toys.

Source: American Pet Products Manufacturers Association

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