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Last Updated: Thursday November 25 2004 21:39 GMT

UK pets to get spoilt this Xmas

Charlie is expecting loads of Christmas presents from his owners who always spoil him
Pet owners in Britain are getting ready to spend around 240 million on their furry friends this Christmas, according to a survey by a pet insurance company.

The top pressies for pets this year are toys, followed by treats and food.

The survey also found that 46% of pampered pets can look forward to their own stocking crammed full of goodies.

One in three lucky animals will also be treated to their very own Christmas dinner, served up to them when their owners sit down to eat.

More than one in four barking mad pet owners think their pets notice the extra attention and get excited during festive celebrations.

Walkies!

Dogs also have a good chance of getting more walks over Christmas but it wasn't all good news for pets.

One in twenty owners questioned in the survey by the company Churchill's said they would dress their pets up for the special day.



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