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Paws for Thought this National Pet Month

Blog post   •   Apr 07, 2016 09:00 BST

This month we’re busy celebrating National Pet Month with our buddy Dave the dog (we introduced him to you back in February), and it seems we’re not the only ones!

Our latest insight – as part of our research into the nation’s relationship with their pets – has revealed that one in five pet owners prefer their pet to their partner!

We spoke to 2,000 of the devoted lot and found out that not even our closest loved ones are a match for the bond we have with our animals.

Incredibly, or perhaps not at all surprising if you’re also a member of the passionate pet pack, over a quarter of pet owners are at their happiest when at home alone with their pet, while more than a third prefer quality time with their furry companion over time spent with most of their friends.

But does all this time spent with our animals come at a cost? Perhaps. One in six claimed their pet has cost them a relationship or friendship and a third said their animal has directly impacted their social life.

So we got to thinking. What if there was a way to press ‘paws’ on your day so you can quickly check in with your pet?

Well pet lovers will be pleased to know they can! With Panasonic Smart Home’s Indoor and Outdoor Cameras, you can keep an eye on your beloved friend while you’re busy at the office, leaving more time for friends and family.

We’ve been doing just that to keep an eye on Dave, who is proving quite the doggy diva! Keep an eye on our social channels to check out what he’s been up to.

To celebrate National Pet Month, Panasonic Smart Home is giving Very Important Pets and their owners the chance to win a host of VIP prizes to enjoy. Our first lucky winners, Jenny and Molly, have just been selected, but there’s still plenty of time to paws for a picture with your pet! Check out www.panasonic.co.uk/myVIP for more details on the competition and how to enter.