MICHAEL SCHAFFER – One Nation Under Dog

    Do you treat your pet like a child? Is your neighbor’s dog named Jack or Chloe? Our guest, journalist MICHAEL SCHAFFER has found a spike in money spent on pets in the U.S. growing from $17 billion to $43 billion in the last fifteen years. Veterinary antidepressants, full-time pet sitters and sophisticated dog chews are some of the topics Schaffer explores in his new book, “One Nation Under Dog.” Schaffer explains his book “say(s) as much about how contemporary humans live as it does about the modern lives of dogs and cats.” Philadelphia-based Schaffer has written for the U.S. News and World Report and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Listen to the mp3

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