Study: Pet Ownership Up, Veterinary Visits Down

SCAUMBURG, Ill. — Single Americans are increasingly turning to pets for love and a sense of family, according to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Although its still more common for a pet to be owned by a family, pet ownership by those who’ve never married and those recently separated or divorced was up 16.6% to 54.7% in 2011, compared to just 1.37% growth in pet ownership for families, to 66.4%.

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