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Modern family: How four-legged friends have reshaped our homes

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Australian­s adore their pets with more than 62 per cent of us owning at least one. Dogs and cats are our preferred household companions, numbering 4.8 million and 3.9 million respective­ly. And we are investing heavily in both. In fact, a report by Animal Medicines Australia

shows we spend $12.2 billion on our furry family members each and every year. So where exactly is all that cash going? We’re spending up big on trips to the vet, but these days we’re investing in much more than the basics. We’re mad for pet accessorie­s, especially bedding, we’re all over exotic food and we’re investing in posh pet funerals. Read on to learn more.

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