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Survey investigates pet owners' awareness of preventative medicine

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DESPITE the current financial climate, more pet owners who understand the need to treat their animals with preventative medicines visited a vet in 2010 than in 2007 (84 per cent compared with 78 per cent). In addition, 44 per cent of such owners spent more money on their pet in 2010 than in 2007, with only 5 per cent spending less.

This is according to the recently published results of a survey of dog and cat owners commissioned by the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH). The survey, which was completed by 1091 owners, was a repeat of one conducted in 2007, and aimed to examine owners' awareness of preventative medicine. It considered, among other things, how …

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