Americans spent a ton of money on their pets last year- more than $50 billion!  That’s a record high, as well as a five percent increase over the previous year. We have seven cats, so we didn't need a survey to tell US that! The top pet-related expense is food, followed by vet bills.  But the area of spending that saw the biggest growth was that of pet services- grooming, doggy daycare and spa treatments (yes, spa treatments).  Guess all those pet-icures must get expensive…

We don't do all that stuff  for our cats, but we sometimes spend as much on their "groceries", ya know food and litter as we do on ours.  Litter ain't cheap!!!! Not even going to discuss vet bills!!