Owners spending millions on taking their dog out in the car
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By Marianne Straker, Fri 13 Jul 2012 – Published in Pet Insurance

Dogs are well known as man’s best friend, but many owners are spending millions taking their pet out for a drive, a survey has found.

Research by Confused.com revealed that British dog owners forked out over 」18 million on planning trips for their pooch.

The company discovered that 27 per cent of people went on a daily road trip with their dog, while a massive 66 per cent actually changed their vehicle for a more canine-friendly mode of transport.

While Britain is seen as a nation of dog lovers, some of the luckier pets get to ride in the car for an average of 75 miles, with owners spending 」10 per trip, taking into account the cost of fuel and upkeep of the car.

Kate Rose, head of pet insurance at Confused.com, said: “It is important to be aware of the potential dangers when out and about with your dog on foot. Should your dog cause any incidents on its doggy day out, you as the owner are likely to be liable for the costs of any damage caused.”

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