In a new controversial survey conducted by US pet food company I and Love and You, up to 34% of pet-owning parents said their pet is their favorite child - even beating out their own flesh and blood.
The study may or may not come as a surprise to many, but the survey further found that 78% of participants said they consider their pet to be a family member and 67% said their pet is their best friend.
Of the pet owners surveyed, 54% believe their pet understands them better than their significant other or their human best friend.
Interesting! But it makes sense. We do love to pamper our pets!