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Americans willing to sacrifice for their dogs

An American Kennel Club survey has found that Americans are willing to sacrifice their own needs to better care for their dogs.

For those of us who have been doing that for years now, that’s not exactly big news. But perhaps — given the state of the economy — it bears repeating.

Here are some of the highlights:

— 96 percent of respondents would forego their daily latte to save money for their dog’s expenses.

— 97 percent said they would forego massages or spa treatments in order to afford a vet bill.

— 79 percent would cancel a teeth whitening appointment so their dog could have an annual teeth cleaning.

— 65 percent would regularly eat Ramen noodles before they would skimp on their dog’s high quality food.

— 59 percent would perm or color their own hair in the kitchen sink in order to keep Fido’s appointments at the groomers.

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