If you are a dog lover, you are almost certainly willing to provide love, protection, and care for your four-legged companion.

According to statistics provided by the American Humane Association in 2011, there are 46.3 million U.S. households which own a dog.

With 70 million pet dogs in the U.S. according to the 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership Demographics Sourcebook as published in AVMA, it is easy to understand that six out of ten pet owners in general consider their pets to be family members.

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