From buying a new pet to knowing your responsibilities, being a good pet owner means knowing the law.

There are around 51 million pets in the UK. From dogs and cats to parrots and rabbits, our pets prove we are a nation of animal-lovers. Almost half of us own a pet.

Research shows that having an animal to care for can help people deal with anxiety and depression. With more people starting to work from home, many are looking for pets to keep them company.