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In Honor of National Pet Day, Here Are the 10 Most Popular Pets

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Today is National Pet Day, so that’s a chance to be even MORE obsessed with your pet than normal.

Here are the results of a survey in honor of the holiday . . .

1. The most popular pet in the U.S. is . . . a dog. 45% of people who own a pet have a dog. Cats are second, at 30%.

2. The rest of the 10 most popular pets are: Fish . . . birds . . . hamsters or gerbils . . . horses . . . snakes . . . guinea pigs . . . lizards . . . and tarantulas. Yes, around 1% of people who own a pet have a pet tarantula.

3. 10% of Americans say their pet is their best friend.

4. 11% of people say they specifically “hang out” with their pets.

5. And finally, 10% have conversations with their pets.


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