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Heavy petting? Millennials shelling out record amounts on Valentine gifts for their furry friends

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 13, 2020, 4:09 PM UTCBy Martha C. WhiteYour dog doesn’t care if the treat or toy you give him is heart-shaped and red — but more than one in four Americans this year say they plan to buy Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets anyway.Building on the “Galentine’s Day” theme of the past couple of years that encouraged women to spend money not just on their romantic partners but on and with their friends as well, Valentine’s Day spending has surged. According to a new survey from the National Retail Federation, Valentine’s Day spending will spike by 32 percent from last year — and nearly al ...