US owners splurge on pets despite recession

Pets immune to weak economy as billions of dollars continue to be spent on pampering man's best friend.

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    Despite the US economy still being in recovery mode, expenditure on pets in 2010 was up by 6.2 per cent on the year before.

    Americans spent almost $50bn on their beloved animals, with most of that money going on food and veterinarian care.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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