National Dog Show Preview
Plus, how much do dogs cost
Food: Nearly $22 billion went toward feeding Fido, $2 billion more than in the previous year, due to a wider variety of healthy gourmet food. Pet food trends mirror human diet trends, so dog owners are spending more on vitamin-infused, age- and breed-specific canine chow.
Veterinary care: $14.4 billion
Pet supplies and medicine: $13.1 billion
Mutt miscellany: $4.4 billion bought grooming, boarding, training and pet-sitting, a full 6.1 percent increase.
MetroKids and a host of leading dog-supply companies will be on hand at the National Dog Show. Click here to get the detes, then make plans to come say hi.