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Brits can’t stop thinking of pets while on holiday, study reveals

Posted by: Richard Towey  Date: 25/02/2013   Category: Latest News

New research indicates that despite being thousands of miles away, Brits can’t stop thinking about their pets whilst on holiday.

A poll of 2,000 holidaymakers from Thomas Cook reveals just how much British pet owners think about their beloved companions while they’re supposed to be escaping from life at home.

The study found that one in three owners send an email to someone at home to check how their pet is coping without their adopted family.

While some people seemed quite content with just knowing their friends were getting on alright, words of assurance just weren’t enough for some. One in 20 even admitted to Skyping or speaking down the phone to their pet whilst on holiday, with one in ten taking a photo of their pet with them.

The results also suggested that stacks of dog cages might be making their way into the plane cargo. A total of 13 per cent allowed their pets to come with them, while iwantsun.co.uk estimates that 100,000 British pets have their own passport.

Finally, one in ten may not have allowed their pets on board but felt guilty enough to bring them back a present. According to a report on pet prezzies from lancasteronline.com, dog t-shirts, ponchos, scarves and chew toys are considered the most popular souvenirs.