Blog: Barking mad
Leonie Barrie | 14 March 2006
I know we’re supposed to be a nation of animal lovers, but surely the Brits’ penchant for pampering their pooches is taking things a step too far. New research has shown that dog loving Britons spend an eye-watering £73m a month on extras for their four-legged friends, including manicures, grooming and fashion accessories such as hoodies and trainers.
As a dog-owner myself, I can probably agree with another study which estimates the average dog will cost £20,000 over its lifetime – from food to bedding to toys to veterinary care there always seems to be something to buy – but I certainly draw the line at expensive accessories. After all, much as I love them, they’re only dogs. And I defy anyone to find a happier pair of animals than my two after a day’s hard work, stretched out in front of a roaring fire.
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