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TV vet Dr Scott Miller discusses about the UK’s love of pets

30th July 2020
Posted by Aston Avery

The UK is a nation of animal lovers and new research suggests we love our pets so much that we’re treating them like humans.

New research by animal charity Brooke has found that HALF of the UK’s furry friends get served human food to chow down on, while 2 in 5 are allowed to snooze in bed with their owners. And while it was once frowned upon, 67% of pets are now allowed on the furniture – suggesting our pets really do rule the roost.

Many agree their pets are part of the family but for some owners the line between pet and friend is really blurring, as 1 in 3 admit they are uncomfortable to take their clothes off in front of them – suggesting we really do view them as humans!

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for pets has skyrocketed as many are forced to spend more time at home. But although plenty of research is done surrounding breeds, food and even styles of beds, Brits aren’t taking the proper steps to ensure they are correctly handling their pets – which can have lasting impacts on the animal’s wellbeing.

Aston spoke to Dr Scott Miller, TV vet to discuss the research findings and tell us a little more about the importance of compassionate handling.

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