Nearly a third of EDP readers will spend £100 on pets this Christmas
- Credit: Bill Smith - Archant
Over 30pc of EDP readers will splash £100 on gifts for their pets this Christmas, an EDP online poll has shown.
While 40pc of readers will spend £10, most readers will spend £25 or more on their lucky pet this Christmas.
Lionel Partridge, manager at Jurassic Bark in Downham Market, said: 'The last week was the best we had by 20pc.
'People would normally come in and spend less than £20 on bags of food and treats.
'Our average order now is about £50.'
You may also want to watch:
Another poll conducted by the RSPCA found that many pet-owners would spend more on their pet than their mother-in-law. Some owners would spend more on their pet than even their partner.
Darren Parrish from the RSPCA said: 'It's lovely to hear that a vast majority of pet owners consider them to be part of the family and really include them in the Christmas celebrations. It goes to show we really are a nation of animal lovers.
- 1 Two Norfolk restaurants in top five 'secret' places to eat on English coast
- 2 Dutch design could inspire revamp of danger roundabout
- 3 Prince William, George and Charlotte start races at Sandringham
- 4 Rare condition kills 'amazing' lorry driver
- 5 'More like March' - So when will we get the sunshine back?
- 6 Machinery sale marks end of family's 100-year farming history
- 7 You can run, Mr Hancock, but you can't hide
- 8 Cactus shop selling £95 plants opens in Norwich phone box
- 9 McDonald's hiring in Norfolk and plans new restaurants
- 10 'Fantastic to have people back' - Tea room reopens on Broads
Roughly £300m is expected to be spent on an estimated 18m British pets this Christmas.
The RSPCA is also warning pet-owners to be careful when feeding pets Christmas dinner, as the traditional meal can contain ingredients which are bad for dogs and cats.
Craig Osborne from the RSPCA said: 'Pet owners should not give their pets left over bones form the Christmas dinner and remember to not leave any presents containing chocolate within easy reach as I have learned to my cost.'