The year-end holiday season is the most frequent gift-giving occasion for US pet owners, with this breakdown:
- 57% of dog owners report giving their dogs gifts for Christmas or Hanukkah, spending an average of US$10 per gift;
- 42% of cat owners say they give kitty gifts at this time, spending an average of US$11;
- 32% of small animals owners report giving their pets gifts at this time and spend an average of US$12; and
- 27% of bird owners say they give their feathered friends holiday gifts, spending an average of US$13.
One of the most popular types of pet gifts is treats, says the survey. As many as 90% of US dogs receive treats, followed by 82% of birds, 79% of small animals and 69% of cats. On average, dog owners spend US$66 per year on treats.