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Despite a dragging economy and high unemployment in the U.S., it appears that we are not transferring our collective belt-tightening onto our pets. According to the Associated Press, Americans spent more than $53 billion on pets in 2012 - a new high. The figure represents a 5-percent increase from 2011, when American pets spending exceeded $50 billion for the first time. Of the total amount, about two-thirds was spent on food and veterinary care. But spending on other products and services grew at increased rates. For example,...

A little bachelor pad. La Petite Maison By now, most of us have heard about April Marie, Lucia, and Conchita, three very lucky chihuahuas who are living the good life in Miami, thanks to a $3 million trust fund from their late owner, Gail Posner. The heiress once divulged to the Miami Herald that Conchita had a $12,000 summer wardrobe budget and a diamond-encrusted doggie necklace (which she refused to wear). "Conchita is the only girl I know who doesn't consider diamonds her best friend," said Posner of her clearly spoiled furry best friend. According to the American Pet Products Association, animal lovers in the U.S. will spend an estimated $47.7 billion this year on their four-legged...