Are the boundaries which you set for your pet normal? Is it normal to share a piece of food off your plate with your furry friend? To discover some of the boundaries which UK pet owners have with their pets, simply continue reading. As you’ll discover some of the results of a recent pet survey which was designed to discover some of the boundaries and rules which pet owners in the UK have put in place.
UK Home Pet Habits
Almost half of pet owners in the UK greet their pet first, when they get home.
Roughly 48% of pet owners in the UK, greet their pet before their partner, when they get home from work. Which shows just how much pet owners in the UK love their pets.
The majority of pet owners share their food with their pet:
60% of UK pet owners are more than happy to occasionally share a bit of their food with their pet. Some pet owners even go as far as sharing ice cream with their pet. So if you’ve ever shared human food with your pet, you’re not alone. As most pet owners in the UK will sneakily share food with their pet, when no one else is watching.
Most pet owners let their pets climb up on their sofa.
57.10% of survey respondents revealed that they let their pet climb up on their sofa and that their pet has their own space on their sofa. Some lucky pets even have their own chair in the lounge which they get to lounge on.
A large number of pet owners tuck their pet in before they go to sleep.
Just as parents tuck their kids in before they go to sleep, 40% of pet owners tuck their pet in, before they go to sleep. As an example, some pet owners place their dog in their dog bed and kiss it good night, before going to bed every night. While other pet owners may encourage their cat to sleep on the end of their bed, before they go to sleep.
Most survey respondents would rather share their bed with their partner than their pet.
Most individuals would still rather sleep with their partner, then their pet as 75.20% of survey respondents chose to share their bed with their partner over their pet. Although, many individuals also claimed that they’d happily share their bed with their partner and their pet.
However there are some individuals who revealed that their bed is a no go zone for their pets and that their pets are not allowed in their bed or in their bedroom. In order to create boundaries about where their pet may go in their home.
Hopefully you now have a fair idea of whether the boundaries which you’ve put in place with your pet are normal? Or whether you’re on the stricter side when it comes to setting rules for your pet. You may have found that you’re completely normal for letting your pet sit on your sofa and for sharing some of your food with your pet.