A new poll shows that eight in 10 pet owners across the country took their animals to a vet in the past year, spending over $500 on average.
The AP-Petside.com poll shows dogs made more trips, 85 percent of dog owners took their pets to the vet, while 79 percent of cat owners took them in.
According to the poll, dog owners spent an average of $537. For cat owners, it was $558.
The poll also shows that 16 percent , that's one in six owners, had to deal with a serious pet illness during the year and they spent an average of $1,092 on vet care.
For those whose pets did not face a serious illness, the average bill was $358.
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