Public opinion concerning pet ownership and choosing a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015

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Pet owners believe owning a pet provides invaluable companionship95%
Believe that anyone breeding puppies should be licensed and regulated to meet certain standards92%
Pet owners that believe the UK is a nation of animal lovers87%
Pet owners believe owning a pet will improve their life85%
Pet owners believe owning a pet makes them physically or mentally healthier75%
Pet owners have bought their pet a birthday or Christmas present73%
Believe that their pet will cost them between 1,000 and 5,000 GBP over its life time45%
Believe people should pass a test before owning a pet42%
Believe veterinary fees are more than they expected them to be34%
Pet owners who have taken their pet to work17%
Pet owners who have Skyped or Facetimed with their pet12%
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This survey displays a proportion of what the UK public think about pet ownership and analyses their thoughts and opinions. The survey was taken in the United Kingdom in 2015. Overall 95 percent of pet owners believe owning a pet provides invaluable companionship.

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