The poll also found that pet owners spend an average of £400-a-year on toys and treats for their pets – with five of the 1,000 people quizzed saying they spent in excess of £10,000-a-year on their pets.
When quizzed about how much they spent on gifts for their partners each year, those polled spent an average of £300-a-year – £100 less than on their pets.
Christine Richards, 36, of Pinner, north west London – who has been married to hubby Brian for 10 years – said she much preferred cuddles with pet moggy Milo.
She said: “If I had to pick who to cuddle up to in bed it would be Milo, hands down – Milo doesn’t snore or burp, he just snuggles up and goes to sleep, not like Brian.”
Alison Digges, of GalaBingo.com, said that one lucky pet owner could win a walk on part for their pet on ITV soap Emmerdale – to launch its Emmerdale Bingo game.
She said: “To celebrate our new Emmerdale Bingo game, we are offering one lucky much-loved pet the chance to win a walk on part in Emmerdale.
“If you want to set your pet on the path to super stardom, this is a great place to start, along with our guide on how to make your favourite pet a superstar!”
Click here to enter the competition.