Dog Person? Or Cat Person? Pets, By The Numbers

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(CNN) — It’s National Pet Week and Be Kind to Animals Week — yes, our fuzzy overlords are so powerful, they now get simultaneous celebratory weeks.

Whether fluffy or smooth, scaly or wet, here are some facts about our animal friends, by the numbers.

55.53 billion – The estimated number of dollars to be spent on pets in the United States in 2013.

82.5 million – The number of U.S. households with pets in 2012.

63.2 – The percentage of pet owners surveyed in 2011 who considered their pets members of the family.

70 – The percentage of Americans who considered themselves “dog people,” according to a 2006 Gallup Poll.

20 – The percentage who told Gallup they liked cats better.

70 million – The number of pet dogs in the United States in 2012.

74.1 million – The number of pet cats in the United States in 2012.

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