Pet owners are spending thousands on animal birthday parties! Here’s why…

While we all love our pets dearly, this might be a little too OTT…

2018 has seen the rise of the the “furbaby” – an animal that an owner treats as a member of the family – sparking an increase in what has quickly become known as pooch parties.

Pulling out all the stops, wealthy pet owners in Australia are spending upwards of $12 billion (well over R16 trillion) a year on lavish pet parties for their special furry friends.

One of the best most famous dog parties documented recently was that of R&B singer Ray J’s Maltese poodle, whose party came with a bill of over $30,000 (that’s over R400,000).

According to Sydney veterinarian Dr Cherlene Lee, pet parties are a great way to celebrate beloved pets while offering them a chance to “mingle” with other pooches.

Lee’s advice on planning a pooch party includes picking a theme, looking at pet-friendly food options, hiring a photographer to capture the occasion and deciding on what games to play with the puppies.

Sounds lit!

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Source: Daily Mail