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Infographic: Pets and vets in Canada

Last Updated: Sept. 27, 2013

A Marketplace investigation reveals pet owners are paying hundreds of dollars for unnecessary treatments and procedures at the vet. On October 4th, CBC's long running series will open its 41st season with Barking Mad, an in-depth look at some questionable vet practices and the soaring costs for treatment.

The info graph below looks at some pets statistics in Canada. Barking Mad airs Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV.

Sources: Canadian Animal Health Institute, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Statistics Canada, Ipsos Reid, Canadian Veterinary Journal

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