An electronic newsletter
highlighting veterinary issues for
September 21, 2004 Volume II, Number 11
In This Issue
· VMC Program Rescheduled
· AKC Poll
· National Pet Wellness Month Website Launched
· Dr. Donlin Receives AVMA Appointment
Due To An Overwhelming Response:
“IT’S WHAT’S UP FRONT THAT COUNTS”
Scheduled to be Presented by Mark Opperman, CVPM, on
October 10, 2004
Will now be conducted at the:
All other seminar details remain unchanged, and existing registrations will transfer automatically.
We will continue to accept registrations, but space is limited!
For further information, please contact our office.
Phone: 303-674-8169 Fax: 303-670-3899
AKC Poll Indicates Dog Owners Spending on Pets
A "responsible" dog owner should expect to spend nearly $2,500 each year on a pet’s food, veterinary care, grooming and other needs, reports the American Kennel Club.
In conjunction with its celebration of Responsible Dog Ownership Day in September, the AKC conducted an online poll to see how much dog owners spend annually on their animals. The survey also took into consideration one-time expenses such as purchase/adoption fees and spaying/neutering a pet.
The AKC does not purport that its survey of 1,001 self-selected respondents is representative of the overall population. According to the club, 76 percent of respondents were female, mainly between the ages of 35-47. Thirty-four percent lived in a suburb, and 28 percent lived in an urban area.
Of the respondents, who
spent an average of $646 to purchase or adopt their dog, more than 40 percent
owned large dogs such as a
Forty-seven percent said the cost would not deter them from owning another dog. Fourteen percent said the cost deterred them "significantly" or "quite a bit." Those living in urban areas were more likely to be deterred by the cost; they were also more likely to own smaller dogs.
Website Launched for National Pet Wellness Month
Selected to Fill Vacancy at AVMA
Dr. Donlin is an active member of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association.