New research out this week re-inforces the deep rooted emotional attachment people have with their dogs, claims Direct Line Pet Insurance, as half of dog owners have taken time off work to grieve when their dog has passed away.

A third of dog owners aged 20 to 29, who have perhaps grown up with their dogs, have taken a week off work because of their dogs passing away, compared to just seven per cent of those aged 30 to 39.

Prit Powar, head of pet insurance at Direct Line, says: “Losing a dog often feels like losing a member of the family and our research shows that dog owners frequently need time at home to deal with their grief. Our policies include a bereavement help-line which helps owners deal with their loss. As a nation of dog lovers, it is important to recognise the emotional impact on someone who has lost a beloved pet and be sympathetic to their loss.”

Here’s more of what the survey revealed:

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