They're not known as 'man's best friend' for nothing, and it seems that 63 per cent of us find our pets a great comfort, with our relationships filling a similar role to those with our family and friends.
Half of deliberately chose a loving pet, while almost 30 per cent of us aged over 55 confide in our pets. Admit it, do you like a good chinwag with Fido or Felix?
Research carried out by Vetsure
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