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Archive for March 2014

Pet Spending At All-Time High in 2013

Pets are like family and Americans are spending money on them that way. According to the American Pet Products Association, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Americans spent an all-time high of $55.7 billion on their furry friends last year. The largest sector of spending on pets went toward food at $21.6 billion, partially because many manufacturers…

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St. Louis-Area Dog-Friendly Patios to Celebrate Spring

With spring right around the corner, pet owners in St. Louis are gearing up to spend more time outdoors with their four-legged friends. And since St. Louis is such a pet-friendly city, days and nights spent dining out on pet-friendly patios are finally on the horizon. Here are a few of the city’s best patios…

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Dog Park Coming to St. Louis County

Pup owners in the St. Louis area many have a new place to take their four-legged friends, as a dog park has been planned for Queeny Park in west St. Louis County. The St. Louis County Parks Department announced its plans at a meeting March 3. As of now, the park will be located on…

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Thousands of Costumed Pooches Walk in the Beggin’ Pet Parade

Thousands of pooches and their human companions withstood the chilly temperatures for the 21st Annual Beggin’ Pet Parade February 23. Hosted by Bravo TV executive and St. Louis-native Andy Cohen, the parade featured a performance from Canadian group Barenaked Ladies, costume contests for dogs and, of course, plenty of treats. Four-legged friends donned hats, puppy-sized…

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Pet Insurance: Worthwhile Investment or Waste of Money?

Taking care of the furry friends is often a top priority for pet owners, as they are seen as members of their families, which is why many may wonder whether or not it’s worth it to invest in pet insurance. There are a number of variables that go into whether health insurance for a four-legged…

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