The 'Spending on Sparky' infographic on what Americans are spending on their household mates is an interesting take on what pet owners are shelling out on man's best friend. If there was ever a time to invest in the pet business, it is now. Since the expansion of pet business and profits related have been steadily on the rise over the past few decades, it seems just about a sure bet.
Over 62% of American households have some kind of pet -- the majority being dogs. The beloved pooches are being taken care of well. The vast majority of the money you will spend during your pets lifetime are on vital necessities -- food and medicine or treatment. In fact, over 60% say they would spend up to $1,000 on life-saving medical treatment.