A recent study of Australian pet ownership conducted by Real Insurance found that more Australian are substituting children with fur babies.
The study found 43.9% of Australian pet owners who are childless describe owning a pet as a “substitute for having kids”. Of that number, owners explained that their pet provides “good company” (65.5%), “unconditional love and affection” (63.3%) and is “less stressful than having children” (58.2%).
These findings will come as no surprise to dog lovers who are pampering their pooches more than ever before.
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