Owners shower their pets with Valentine’s Day gifts
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By Marianne Straker, Fri 10 Feb 2012 – Published in Pet Insurance

Whilst many are scrambling around looking for the best flowers and chocolates for their beloved on Valentine’s Day, a number of pet owners are looking for doggy toys.

A survey by UrbanPup.com found that 23 per cent of canines in the UK will receive a treat on February 14th. Along with showering their dog with gifts, 70 per cent of owners will take their furry friend on a “favourite walk” in the countryside, along a reservoir or by the beach.

Women are more susceptible to treating their dog, with research by petnet360.co.uk finding that 60 per cent of females talk about their pet more than they do about their partner with 70 per cent regarding it as “one of the family”.

The most popular gifts included a special doggy spa treatment day or a new, luxury lead and collar.

Ryan O’Meara, editor of K9 Magazine, said: “This may be a special day when we make an extra special effort to show our loved ones just how much they mean to us and this research shows that pets aren’t excluded from our thinking.”

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