According to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey from the American Pet Products Association, dog owners spend $240 a month on their pets compared to $193 a month for cats. The reason may be because dog owners feel more in control of their pets because dogs are servants while cats are more like masters.

By being more compliant with their owners’ wishes, dogs encourage their owners to spend more on them. On the other hand because cats can be such divas, cat owners spend less on them, correctly assuming that the cat would simply want more anyway so no amount will ever satisfy a cat.

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