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Americans spending billions on their pets

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Americans love their pets, and they spent millions taking care of them last year.

According to the American Pet Products Association, American pet owners spent $58 billion on their 37 million pets in 2014. 

Those pets range from cats and dogs to fish and reptiles. 

Pet owners spent most of the money on food for their pets. 

And much of that food mirrored human food trends, including gluten-free, wheat-free, reduced-sugar and reduced-calorie foods.

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