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Vancouver home to Canada's most pampered pets, according to Amazon

Scott Brown

(Postmedia Network files)

(Postmedia Network files)

The city of Vancouver has the most pampered pets in Canada, according to data released by

Amazon's fifth annual pampered pets list was compiled using sales data for pet related items from from August 2016 to August 2017 on a per capita basis in cities with more than 100,000 residents.

Sales data was collected from products for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and small animals.

Along with Vancouver at No. 1, three other Lower Mainland centres — Burnaby (5), Richmond (13) and Surrey (17) — cracked Amazon's list of top 20 most pampered pets cities in Canada.

According to Amazon, Vancouver has the most mollycoddled mutts.

"The city of Vancouver was top dog in the pooches’ category, purchasing the most accessories, grooming products, toys and treats," Amazon said in a release.

Burnaby, meanwhile, has the most pampered cats in the country.

"Not only did Burnaby make its return to the top 20 this year after falling out last year, but residents ranked the highest in purchases for cat products. From beds to grooming to litter, they were all about the cattitude this year," the release said.

Vancouver also ranked first in the small animals category as well, which includes products for everything from guinea pigs to hamsters.

The top 20 most pampered pets cities in Canada are:

Vancouver, British Columbia

Edmonton, Alberta

Calgary, Alberta

London, Ontario

Burnaby, British Columbia

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Mississauga, Ontario

Kitchener, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario

Regina, Saskatchewan

Windsor, Ontario

Richmond, British Columbia

Gatineau, Quebec

Toronto, Ontario

Markham, Ontario

Surrey, British Columbia

Brampton, Ontario

Hamilton, Ontario

Halifax, Nova Scotia