Cats are among the most preferred pets in the world and cat owners are willing to spend more than $1,200 a year on average on their adorable feline. Pet owners spent $29.7 billion on food, $14.9 billion on supplies and over-the-counter medicines, $16.6 billion on veterinary care, $2 billion on live animal purchases, and $6.1 billion on other services.
10. Maine Coon – $1,000
A New England native, the Maine Coon is distinguished by its mouse hunting skills, adaptability to the extremely cold weather of the US northeast, and its large tufted ears, fluffy tail, and shaggy coat. This large animal, however, has a kind disposition and is very intelligent.
Some Maine Coons are known to weigh more than 20 pounds. They achieve their full size in three to five years. This feline is affable and good-natured and adapts easily to different personalities and lifestyles. They follow people around, but aren’t needy. Males are prone to silly, entertaining antics, while females behave in a more dignified manner. The laidback and friendly Maine Coon is an ideal pet for families with kids and cat-friendly dogs.