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This positions the pet industry as 60 percent larger than the toy industry ($20 billion) and 33 percent larger than the candy industry ($24 ' billion). cross-secti- Stadium seating THX sound Exit 252 In Poyson, 633 So. 950 West These spending figures reflect a change that has been occurring over the past decade, pets transitioning into the family", said Bob Vetere, APPMA COO. and managing director. "As more and more people consider and treat pets like children, they're purchasing products and services that you wouldn't have typically seen our grandparents buying for their pets. Vetere said several factors are likely driving this shift in views and spending. For one, studies show pets are good for our health. Research indicates pet reduce stress, lower blood pressure and -- some Bay-c- an even help with marhome. mediators in the riage by being Indications that baby boomers are filling empty nests with pets is another cause for growth within the industry. 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