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Pets are a woman's best friend

In a twist on the age-old saying, it seems that pets are actually a woman's best friend. Research commissioned by Tesco Pet Insurance, reveals that a third of female pet owners consider their pets to be their best friend compared to 20% of men.

Over three quarters of women (76%) talk to their pet as if it were human and a third (34%) prefer their pet’s company to that of other people.

Rachel Cutler, head of Tesco Pet Insurance says,

“Owning a pet can be a very rewarding experience – many people consider their cat or dog to be part of the family and even, as our research shows, their best friend. We also understand that it can be a costly experience. To enable pet owners to manage the costs of their pet insurance, our policies start from £4.50 a month for cats and £8.00 per month for dogs and we don’t change policy conditions as a customer’s pet gets older.”

New Tesco Pet Insurance customers will receive a 35% online discount until 27 May.

To apply or for more information, log on to

To buy over the phone call 0845 246 38 38.


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