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May is National Pet Month: Let’s celebrate globally

by LifeLearn in Pet Health on 24 September, 2013

National Pet Month is celebrated in May in the U.S., and the U.K. celebrates their version in April. Perhaps the world can celebrate this wonderful cause together, all year long!

According to Wikipedia, “National Pet Month’s aims are to:

  • Promote the benefits of pet ownership
  • Support pet adoption
  • Make people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets
  • Increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals
  • Raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals”

Across North America and the globe, this effort seems to be working. More and more people are enjoying the love and companionship of pets every day… and this trend is growing. Euromonitor International (based in London) reports that the world pet market has increased dramatically in the last 5 years. Cultures across the globe are following the U.S. and Canada lead of considering pets as a caring part of the family.

In 2010, worldwide sales of pet related products and services reached $81 billion — a major sign that pet ownership, care, comfort and entertainment are no longer just North American pastimes. In fact, last year, Germany led the world in pet food and treats spending. Who knew? Latin America, China, Russia and other countries are also seeing major growth in pet-care spending.

We thought you’d enjoy knowing that many other nations are joining us in our dedication to pets.

 

 

Sources:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Pet_Month
  • http://www.petfoodindustry.com/Market_Breakdown__A_global_petfood_update_by_region.html
  • http://petshops.about.com/od/PetStoreOperations/a/World-Pet-Market-Trends.htm

 

 

Additional Info

  • Written by: LifeLearn / MyPetED.com
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