- With the primary ever lockdown now over a 12 months behind us, many lockdown pets will likely be celebrating their first birthday
- More than 1 in 3 pet homeowners confess to celebrating their canine’s birthday, spending on common £26 per pet
- More than half of pets now have a social media account
WITH OVER 3.2 million households shopping for pets over lockdown, many individuals have found the enjoyment of getting somewhat furry companion round the home – and as many look to have fun their pets first ever birthday, new analysis has revealed simply how a lot they plan to splash out on the event.
A survey of 1,012 British pet homeowners carried out by One4all Gift Cards discovered that some fortunate pets now get pleasure from their birthdays simply as a lot as people, with greater than 1 in 3 (36%) confessing to celebrating their pet’s birthday frequently.
1 in 5 (18%) of pet homeowners bathe their pets with birthday presents, whereas 15% admit to singing completely satisfied birthday to their furry pals.
When it involves pets, some homeowners spare no expense, with the common UK pet proprietor spending greater than £26 celebrating every pet’s birthday.
Remarkably, it’s males who’re the extra beneficiant of the sexes in the case of gifting the animals of their lives, spending £31.40 on every pet’s birthday – £10.57 greater than feminine homeowners do.
The analysis additionally discovered that it’s not simply birthday’s which Brits have fun, as nearly 1 in 10 pet dad and mom obtain a Mother’s or Father’s day present from their furry relations.
Pet homeowners in London are probably the most lavish when celebrating their pet’s birthday – spending greater than £60 annually on every pet.
The nation’s obsession with its furry pals doesn’t cease at elaborate birthday celebrations or gifting, as the information discovered that half of UK pets now have a social media account the place these celebrations might be shared with the world.
What’s extra, an animal loving 28% of these surveyed confess they put up extra photos of their pets on social media than the individuals of their lives.
Aoife Davey, Senior Marketing Manager at One4all Gift Cards, stated: “Brits are well-known for doting on their pets, however the analysis has uncovered some fascinating information surrounding simply how far we are going to go to spoil our furry pals, not simply on their birthdays however all 12 months spherical.
“The information additionally discovered that UK pet homeowners spend greater than £100 on every pet per 12 months on treats alone, and that doesn’t keep in mind meals or another requirements resembling vet’s payments – that is an astonishing determine, particularly for many who have multiple pet of their family.”
“The present alternate goes past birthdays because the analysis discovered that 1 in 10 pet homeowners give presents to their family and friends on behalf of their pet and 16% of pets obtain presents from their family and friends at Christmas.
“It’s fascinating to see simply what number of presents are exchanged between pets, their homeowners, and homeowners’ pals and households all year long – it’s clear to see that our animals are thought of a part of the household”.