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Thursday, 4 May, 2000, 11:50 GMT 12:50 UK
Do we spend too much on our pets?

When pets get ill, owners are often shocked at the size of the vet's bill. Sometimes people end up spending thousands of pounds on their furry friend's health.

But a report now says that we could be getting ripped off. The Consumers' Association found that some UK vets may charge almost three times as much money as others for routine operations.

Coupled with the vast amount of luxury pet "must-haves" now available in the shops, owning an animal can be a pricey business.

Do you love splashing out on your faithful friend? Had you ever thought of shopping around for your pet's health treatments? Do you think we spend too much on our pets? HAVE YOUR SAY This debate has just been published. A selection of your comments will be posted here soon.

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