US trade group: Spending on pets at all-time high

FILE - In This Jan. 2, 2014 file photo, store co-owner, Janene Zakrajsek feeds a dog a gourmet meal at the Pussy & Pooch Pet Lifestyle Center store in Beverly Hills, Calif. An industry spokesman said Americans spent an all-time high of $55.7 billion on their pets in 2013 and will creep close to $60 billion this year on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dogs and cats have become part of the American family's inner circle over the past 20 years, sleeping in their own beds or yours, eating food bought specially to help their digestive tracts, drinking purified water and cuddling up in chairs on heated pads made to fend off arthritis.

March 13, 2014 9:34 pm

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