A survey conducted this month by the American Kennel Club shows that despite a tough economy, pet owners are willing to sacrifice many daily luxuries to provide for the needs of their canine companions. Here’s what the AKC says:
According to the kennel club, a survey of over 1,000 people found that:
** More than 96% of respondents with a taste for gourmet coffee would give up their latte habits to save money for their dog’s expenses.
** 97% said they would forgo massages or spa treatments in order to afford a vet bill.
** Nearly 79% would cancel a teeth whitening appointment so their dog could have its annual teeth cleaning.
** 65% would regularly eat Ramen noodles before they would skimp on their dog’s high quality food.
** 59% would perm or color their own hair in the kitchen sink in order to keep their dog’s appointments art the groomers.
Some other cutbacks pet owners are willing to make for their dogs:
** Cancel gym membership (72%)
** Cancel cable or satellite service (50%)
** Push back plans for home remodeling (89%)
Wow! I’m overwhelmed! I’m not sure I could be talked into giving up my morning mocha for my cat!
So join in on the fun.
What luxuries are YOU willing to sacrifice to provide for the needs of your dog? Add your comments below. /Gary