When it comes to paying for life insurance, it seems that more Brits value their pets lives than their own. Getting insurance can be a good idea as means that you can avoid seeking debt advice should you be faced with hefty vets bills.

Research by Tesco shows that there are almost twice as many insurance policies for pets then there are for people, and 23% of UK pets were insured last year compared with just 12% of people.

Allan Burns, head of Tesco pet insurance, said he was unsurprised by the findings as: “We have known for a long time that us Brits are pet mad.”