Posted: 8 November, 2016 by @clairesherwood_

Aussie Pet Pampering Goes To New Level

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Australia's status as a pet-mad country has been locked-in, with the latest survey revealing just how much we splurge on our fury friends.. 

83% of pet owners have admitted treating their animals like their children.. 

The average cost of caring for a pet is now pushing $3,000 a year.. taking into account vet bills, food, insurance and the other treats. 

Meantime, almost 40% of owners say they've taken days off work to welcome a new pet home, while almost three-quarters say they often watch TV with their pet at their side. 

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