How much money do you spend on your pets per year, and how? (in U.S. dollars)

Amount of money spent on pets per year in the U.S. as of 2015, by reason This statistic shows the results of a survey among American pet owners on the amount of money they estimate to spend per annum on their pet. The survey was conducted in 2015, and is sorted by type of purchase/reason for spending money. The estimated amount spent on food treats for pets thus adds up to an estimated mean amount of approximately 477 U.S. dollars per year.
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Estimated expenses in U.S. dollars
Total1,191.9
Food treats476.6
Medical costs (.e.g vet appointments, medications, procedures)425.7
Pet sitting/ boarding128.5
Other equipment (e.g. habitats, collars. litter)97.4
Toys63.7
Estimated expenses in U.S. dollars
Total1,191.9
Food treats476.6
Medical costs (.e.g vet appointments, medications, procedures)425.7
Pet sitting/ boarding128.5
Other equipment (e.g. habitats, collars. litter)97.4
Toys63.7

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This statistic shows the results of a survey among American pet owners on the amount of money they estimate to spend per annum on their pet. The survey was conducted in 2015, and is sorted by type of purchase/reason for spending money. The estimated amount spent on food treats for pets thus adds up to an estimated mean amount of approximately 477 U.S. dollars per year.
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Release date
July 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 20-26, 2015
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Pet owners
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
According to the source, the figrues represent a "Summary of Mean Annual Spending".

The source worded the question as follows: “Approximately how much would you estimate you spend annually on your pets in each of the following categories? Please enter your response to the nearest dollar.”

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