From: USA Today

Are Americans crazy for treating our pets like kids?

USA Today:

The shopping frenzy has begun. Sweaters, toys and cushy new beds.

All for “other” family members. The pets.

The season of giving inevitably prompts pet lovers (53% of dog owners and 38% of cat owners) to gift their animals, often lavishly, says a survey by the American Pet Products Association.

It also prompts the question: Is there something, well, weird about that?

According to a Kelton Research survey commissioned by Milo’s Kitchen pet treats:

•81% regard their pets as full members of the family.

•58% call themselves their pets’ “mommy” or “daddy.”

•77% buy pets birthday gifts.

•More than half say they talk about pets more than politics or sex.

Read the full story: USA Today

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