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Fifty percent of Americans expected to buy pets gifts this season

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Just over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, and they'll spend an average of $46 on their animals, with toys and treats topping the list, according to a new poll.

Sixty-eight percent of pets getting gifts can look forward to a toy, 45 percent to food or another treat, eight percent new bedding, six percent clothing, three percent a leash, collar or harness and three percent new grooming products, the poll showed. Some pets will get more than one gift.

In the UK however, 91 percent are buying their pet a present this year, with almost a fifth admitting they will be spending more on their pet than their mother-in-law.

The RSPCA survey revealed that animal lovers are expected to spend about £300 million pampering their pets this Christmas.

The survey also revealed 55 percent of pets will have a Christmas stocking.

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