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Cash-strapped owners cut back on pet treats

By jim Published: March 30, 2009

Because of the bitter economy, Linda's Canine Kitchen sold fewer homemade sweet treats for dogs at the Columbus Pet Expo yesterday.

Pet owners are "afraid to spend their money," said Linda Horner, who owns the business. "Now they'll spend $1 or $2 when they used to spend $7 or $8."

Though pets remain cherished members of the family, their owners seem to be indulging them a bit less, some vendors said at the conclusion of the three-day expo at Veterans Memorial.

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