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US Pet Ownership Statistics - Pet Ownership on the Rise

According to the 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey by the APPA, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 71.4 millions homes.


In 1988, the first year the survey was conducted, 56% of U.S. households owned a pet as compared to 62% in 2008

The 2009-2010 National Pet Owners Survey gives the following breakdowns:

Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet 
Birds - 6 MillionCats - 38.2 MillionDogs - 45.6 MillionHorses -  3.9 MillionFreshwater Fish - 13.3 MillionSaltwater Fish - 700,000Reptiles - 4.7 MillionSmall Animals-  5.3 MillionTotal Number of Pets Owned in the U.S.

 Birds - 15 Million Cats - 93.6 Million Dogs -  77.5Million Equine - 13.3Million Freshwater Fish - 171.7 Million Saltwater Fish  - 11.2 Million Reptile - 13.6 Million Small Animals - 15.9 Million * Ownership statistics are gathered from APPA’s 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey





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Keep Those Irish Eyes Smiling - St Patrick's Day

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 Soon it will be St Patrick's day, and many millions of Canadians and Americans who proudly trace their roots back to Ireland have cause to celebrate. No, we don't mean people, we mean dogs!
We're all probably familiar with the Irish Wolfhound breed, but did you know that the American Kennel Club officially reckognises 8 "Irish" Dog Breeds?

"The rich and vibrant culture of the Emerald Isle extends beyond art and literature and touches the very foundation of some of our most devoted and fun-loving dog breeds," says AKC spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Many of these breeds have been warming our hearts and souls for much of AKC’s long history."


The breeds the AKC recognise as "Irish" are:

Glen of Imaal Terrier – named after a valley in the Wicklow mountains in Ireland. A hardy working terrier, who has the agility, freedom of movement and endurance to do the work for which it was developed. The Glen of Imaal Terrier makes a great docile c…

Take Action Early To Avoid Flea Plagues!

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As the temperature begins to slowly warm back up it is important for all pet owners to make sure that they are using flea control. Pet owners who don't take action will find they are simply setting themselves up for a flea plague.

Fleas and their eggs can survive indoors throughout the winter especially in a heated home as well as in the carpets, under furniture and in the pet’s bedding, etc. It is these fleas that are laying the eggs in the environment. As soon as the weather warms up, these eggs hatch all at the same time, causing a flea problem in plague proportions.

To avoid this happening to your pets, act early and get one step ahead of any flea problem that may arise. You will be rewarded by happier and healthier pets and not have the need to battle a massive flea plague all summer!

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Only days until the 2011 Annual CanadaVet Pet Photo Contest Begins!

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There is now only a few days until our 2011 CanadaVet photo contest begins. If you haven't already got your photos ready now is definitely the time for some last minute camera action.
There are lots of chances for your pet to be this year's winner with all of the following categories set to receive a prize:
Best Pet Photo
(Open to all pets)

-1st prize
: Voucher worth $250 and a pet goodies gift basket full of great accessories and toys valued at $250. Total prize value: $500 Best Dog Photo
(Open to dogs only)

-1st prize
: Voucher worth $125 and a pet goodies gift basket full of great accessories and toys valued at $125. Total prize value: $250
-Runner up: Voucher worth $50 and a pet goodies gift basket full of great accessories and toys valued at $50. Total prize value: $100 Best Cat Photo
(Open to cats only)

-1st prize
: Voucher worth $125 and a pet goodies gift basket full of great accessories and toys valued at $125. Total prize value: $250

-Runner-up:
Voucher worth $50 and a pet g…