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Almost half of Brits love their pets more than their partners

ALMOST half of pet owners love their cat or dog more than their partners.

Eine Umfrage unter 2,000 cat and dog owners in relationships discovered four in ten would prefer to cuddle up on the sofa with their furry friend than their significant other.

Brits love snuggling up with a furry friend

Brits love snuggling up with a furry friendAnerkennung: Getty

While nearly a fifth of owners enjoy spending one-on-one time with their four-legged companion more than with their partner – with not being asked “silly questions” one of the top reasons.

Others favour the company of their pet because they help them relax, and they are better for their wellbeing.

It also emerged pet owners have an average of more than 40 pictures of their pooch or pussycat on their phone, with nearly half claiming this is more than they have of their partner.

Als Ergebnis, three in ten think their loved one is jealous of the attention they give their pet.

Dr James Greenwood, practising and resident vet on ITV’s The Pet Show, has teamed up with healthy and ethical pet food producers Webbox and Webbox Naturals, which commissioned the survey.

Er sagte: “The research shows that, for some couples, the four-legged friend can take the starring role in the relationship.

“But it is wonderful to learn just how much of a strong connection animal lovers have with their cats and dogs; these are bonds which will undoubtedly last a lifetime.

“It is from an early age where these relationships blossom into a lifelong companionship and it all starts with love, care and attention – as well as the occasional treat as a positive reward for good behaviour.

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“A nutritious diet plays such an important role when it comes to strengthening these bonds from the outset.”

The study also found 35 per cent of those polled kiss and hug their pet more than their partner, while a third believe they buy their cat or dog more gifts and treats.

Ein weiterer 23 per cent will look forward to seeing their pet more than their partner after a long and stressful day.

The survey, conducted via OnePoll, revealed pet owners will profess their love for their pet eight times per week – and 30 per cent think this is more often than they tell their partner.

Julie Butcher, pet expert at Webbox and Webbox Naturals, sagte: “It goes without saying for most cat and dog owners their fur babies are another member of the family – so why not get them involved for special occasions.

“Pet owners love nothing more than treating their furry friend, either with treats or giving them an abundance of attention – but hopefully it won’t rub their partner up the wrong way.

“We have lots of treats and meals that are puppy and kitten friendly, so from young to old, you can show your pet love that lasts a lifetime.”

The average pet owner tells their pet they love them more often than they tell their partner

The average pet owner tells their pet they love them more often than they tell their partnerAnerkennung: Getty