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Pet Survey

We asked readers some personal questions about dogs and cats in an online survey.

Dogs rule!
73% own dogs,
9% cats,
18% both

75%
rank dogs as smarter than cats. Like, duh!

Sleeping arrangements:
77% share their bed with the dog or cat, but 85% don’t want them around during intimate moments

It’s like baby talk, but for pets:
67% use a different voice when talking to their cutesie wootsie dog or cat

53%
kiss their pets more than their spouses or children, but 72% don’t treat them better than loved ones

89%
kiss their pets, which makes us wonder about the 11% who don’t

80%
let them lick their faces

Who’s your baby?
74% say it’s their pet 

21%
carry health insurance on their best buddies, while 82% spend $1,000 a year at the vet

Who’s in charge at home?
68% of dog owners say they are, but cat people apparently are wussies, with only 56% letting Precious know who’s the boss

Begging doesn’t work:
53% don’t feed their pets table food

Let me show you pictures of Whiskers:
86% have pet photos on their cell phones, and 64% have them in their office

The difference between cat people and dog people:
94% of cat people say dog people make good friends and lovers, while only 57% of dog people feel that way about cat people

The five-thousand-dollar question: 
78% would spend that amount of money on an operation that could save their pet’s life

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