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Pets to get a special treat to mark National Pet Month

Wednesday, 3rd April 2013

National Pet Month (April 1st to May 6th) has finally arrived and pet lovers everywhere are coming up with special ways to treat their cherished cat or dog.

A Petcurean survey conducted by Vision Critical in Canada found that 45 per cent of respondents are planning traditional rewards like dog chew toys while 25 per cent are planning a special gourmet dog food or cat food meal.

A special meal is not complete without a dinner date companion and owners have listed potential contenders such as Lady and the Tramp  or Toto from The Wizard of Oz.

There is also a high chance that cherished pets will have their fair share of the limelight through social media.

Fifty-one per cent of pet owners have uploaded photos of their pets to Facebook while five per cent have given them a shout out on Twitter.

More than 1,600 Canadian cat and dog owners were polled for the survey.