One in five pampered pets is made a home-made meal every day, a survey has revealed.
On a daily basis, 20% of cats and dogs are cooked a meal by their owners.
The survey, conducted on 3,000 British dog and cat owners during Drontal’s My Pet Superstar competition, also found that 10% of pets eat meals at the table with their owners while 9% of cats and dogs are fed with human cutlery.
Meanwhile, 50% of pet owners regularly let their cat or dog sleep on their bed.
And 40% of animal owners buy their pets Christmas and birthday presents.
My Pet Superstar judge Emma Milne said: “No one loves you more unconditionally than your four-legged friend and aside from being great companions, pets can also have a huge impact on people’s lives, providing them with emotional support.
“It is for this reason that people often provide animals with the same privileges they would a human.”