Anyone who has ever experienced the death of a family member can likely recall experiencing intense feelings of sadness and grief. While there's no doubt that losing a parent to a chronic disease or a sibling to cancer is a devastating experience, when the death of a loved one results due to negligence, feelings of anger and injustice are commonly experienced by those left behind.
According to the American Pet Products Association, in 1994, Americans spent an estimated $17 billion to feed, groom, board and provide veterinary care for their pets. Today, that figure has nearly quadrupled to an estimated $60.59 billion. Based on these figures, there's no doubt that Americans love their pets and dogs definitely rank among the most beloved pets of all.