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Pet Food News
on February 5, 2015

How do Americans plan to treat their pets this Valentine’s Day?

Old Mother Hubbard survey finds 42% of Americans will buy their dogs a special treat

Old Mother Hubbard has conducted a survey of 600 US pet owners to see how they planned to spend Valentine’s Day with their pets.

The survey found that 57% of pet parents said it was a deal breaker if their significant other or potential significant other didn’t like pets. Forty-two percent of Americans will buy their dogs a special treat this Valentine’s Day and another 11% will prepare a special meal for their furry friend.

Other survey findings include:

  • 26% of all pet parents say that their pet gets jealous when they show affection to their significant other
  • 54% of American pet owners tell their pets “I Love You” on a daily basis
  • 1 in 10 American pet parents have used a photo of their pet in an online dating profile

To celebrate Valentine’s Day with their pets:

  • 21% will invest in new toys
  • 18% will show their pooch some extra attention
  • 6% will invest in some chic new clothing
  • 4% will take their pets to the groomer
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