February 8, 2018
It’s 2018, and it sounds like our love affair with our pets might be weaker than before. According to a new survey of 2,001 Americans commissioned by finder.com, Americans plan to shower fewer dogs and cats with gifts on February 14th.
In fact, of those who plan to spending money on Valentine’s Day, just 11.0% will treat their dogs to something special — that’s nearly a third of the pooches gifted last year (28%).
It doesn’t look so great for cats either. Only 6.5% of our feline friends will receive a gift on Valentine’s Day, compared with 17% that enjoyed presents last year.
When you consider how much we plan to spend, cats again get the short end of the stick for Valentine’s: an average $32.48 will be spent on our dogs with only $29.01 on our kitties.
Don’t forget National Love Your Pet Day
If you forget your pet on Valentine’s Day, no need to worry: February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day. This holiday is dedicated to focusing special attention and pampering on your animals.
An official holiday might not be necessary for all owners, because they love their pets every day. But if you’re looking for an opportunity to show extra love to your four-footers, see our affordable ideas below.
- Simple homemade treats
- A new plush toy
- An extra-long walk in the park
- Catnip toys
- A new scratching post
- A food maze
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