Pet owners spending more for Christmas

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Friday, December 21, 2012

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Pet owners are spending more to indulge their pets during the holidays.

It’s not just toy stores and shopping malls that are drawing in large crowds for the holiday shopping frenzy. It’s also become a growing business for pet stores as more animal lovers indulge their pets and those of family, friends and neighbors.

Stores geared for humans are getting in on the action, too. The holiday designer gift collection at Target and Neiman Marcus, for example, includes a $29.99 pet bowl and $39.99 pink sparkly dog collar and leash by Oscar de la Renta.

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