Pet owners in Yorkshire are set to splash the cash on pets this Christmas, with 67 per cent in Sheffield admitting to buying their four-legged friend a gift.
A study of UK pet-owners commissioned by experts in raw and natural pet food, Natures Menu, has also revealed that five percent of pet owners in the city will spend over £50 on their pooches and felines. Most, however, will spend up to £10.
Melanie Sainsbury, Veterinary Educational Manager at Natures Menu, said: “The research shows that our dogs and cats really are part of the family, with such a high proportion of pets in Yorkshire due to find a gift under the tree this Christmas.
Of those who buy presents for their pets, 52 per cent will buy them their favourite treat, while 47 per cent will opt for a soft or squeaky toy and 26 per cent will give them a tasty meal.
A further 21 per cent will treat their much loved pets to a new bed and 15 per cent will choose a ball or an outdoor activity.