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!


  • 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

15 thoughts on “How much do we spend on our pets?

  1. oh wow, those results are quite shocking! I go through phases of spoiling my dogs. Usually when I can’t give them the time they deserve I try and make up for it by stimulating their brains. I prefer good old fashioned dog walking and ball throwing where possible though x

  2. It’s part of the fun of having a pet – spoiling them! I spent so much on my pets when I lived at home and I know I will do when I get another – who cares if they don’t understand it’s their birthday! haha x

  3. Oh! More than puppy love, I can’t even imagine it. lol Pets could be very expensive and I don’t think, I could spend up to £50 pounds presents for my pets. We old have gold fishes for my daughter and very cheap too. 🙂 xx

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