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 AP-Petside.com 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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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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