Britain, a country known for its love of animals, spends a small fortune on its pets.
Britons spend more than five billion pounds (NT$320 billion) per year on their beloved animals, according to the Pet Census survey by The Blue Cross pet charity.
Men spend more than women, and women are twice as likely to be the pet's main carer, according to the survey of almost 6,000 people.
The survey also found that 48 percent own a pet, but only 22 percent of Londoners have an animal friend.
People of South Asian origin are least likely to have a pet, at 15 percent.
Dogs were found to be the most popular pet, with 24 percent of pet owners saying they had one.
A third of single women let their pets sleep in their bedrooms, but only 18 percent of men did the same.
However, a fifth of pet owners had no idea what sex their pet was.(AP)
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