How much do we spend on our pets?

How much do we spend on our pets

Research results show that in Britain almost 90% of pet-owners spend up to £50 on extravagant gifts for their beloved little friends! Whether it is to shower your pet with affection, or to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style, these animal-lovers are certainly splashing their cash more than ever before. If you haven’t already made an appointment at the pet spa then you had better get a move on, as 27% of people admit to having already treated their pets to an expensive specialist treatment.

In this infographic, Capital One has revealed some of the most elaborate gifts that have been purchased for pets in the UK. These findings show that some would generously spend up to £1,400 on a treadmill to ensure that their dog remains happy and healthy! Perhaps this isn’t for you, and you’d prefer to stick to a classic walk in the park. Don’t worry, there are many alternative routes you can go down to treat your pet. With pet fashion on the rise, people only want the best for their pooches. Some are even spending up to £600 on fur coats…for their furry pets!

Highlights:

  • 88% of people admit spending up to £50 on extravagant presents for their pets
  • Spending on pet presents has grown by £3 million in the last 2 years
  • 27% get their pet spa-style treatments
  • 25% of pet owners buy their pets birthday gifts

With more than 13,000 households in the UK now owning a pet it is more than likely that you or someone you know will be able to relate to those results.

So take a look!

Do you think pet pampering is going a step too far?

Is buying your dog a bone simply not enough anymore?

Capital One Infographic - How much do Brits spend on their pets

*This is a collaborative post. This infographic, was brought to you by Capital One Credit Card

Review – Personalised Pet Treat Jar from Treat Republic

I really love those days, the ones where I return home after a long day and there it is a huge parcel waiting for me… Now not always are these goodies for me but just the thrill of opening it makes me happy… very happy, it’s like Xmas every day…

This time the goodies were for Lilly and Bunk. My guys received a personalised treat jar from Treat Republic.

Lilly and Bunk’s doggie treats, paws off!
Lilly and Bunk’s doggie treats, paws off!

Our new treat jar arrived in really huge box and was extremely well packed. I would confidently say that the chances of it getting damaged in transit were zero.

Sometimes I disagree with all the over packaging so many things today but in this case I was all for it.

Lots of bubble wrap inside the box in order to protect your new purchase in transit. Big plus for the Treat Republic.
Lots of bubble wrap inside the box in order to protect your new purchase in transit.
Big plus for the Treat Republic.

The jar itself is made from acrylic, which is great. It is very light and perfectly see-through. I think that this choice of material is a huge plus. It is easier to pick up due to the light weight and it will not break if dropped so much better than glass for example that would be heavy and would shatter if dropped.

The jar has an air tight seal, so the treats will stay fresher for longer.

It measures 11cm x 11cm x 15cm, now before it arrived I was thinking “Hmmm this isn’t going to be big enough for my two…”  Once it arrived and I put Bunk’s and Lillie’s favourite mini bones in, it turned into the Tardis, it really is surprising just how much room there is inside it.

Our new treat jar
Our new treat jar

The treat jar is very nicely made, with the metal finish it is perfect. I must have opened and closed it 50+ times just to be sure it will shut well and work as it should (ok I was bored one afternoon, definitely not OCD like Mark recons)… and it does. On our jar there is a small imperfection on the back of the jar just between the metal clasps – I guess this is where the acrylic mass met during production. It is only really visible when you study the jar… in normal use most of us would probably not even notice it.

This jar is one of those things that once you own one you have no idea how you would cope without it. Until our jar arrived we had treats everywhere – in our pet drawer, in the cupboard, on the kitchen counter, on the kitchen island (this really annoyed Mark for some reason)… now they are all neatly tucked away in our new treat jar and sit there waiting for their day of doom when Bunks slobbery chops come a munching.

This lovely gift can be purchase from Treat Republic at very reasonable price of £19.99. There is an option of both gift wrap and next day delivery and of course the best bit you can add your own text to it which will make it even more special.

If you already have a treat jar Treat Republic offers some other personalised pet gifts like food bowls or dog brushes.

To sum up my thoughts on this lovely little jar… I love it, I would buy it and I for sure would recommend it to a friend…

The only thing which I would change, in a vain attempt to make a balanced review, is to make the letters more noticeable so that they stand out more… in certain light it is not always easy to see whose jar it is… which makes our cats very confused…

* Product was provided by Treat Republic free of charge for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own .