Pets are often our best friends

Love Your Pet Day: Here's 50 of your best pictures - including one or two surprises

February 20 is national Love Your Pet Day – the day every year when owners are encouraged to spoil their pets even more than usual, and show them how much they mean to their families.

We know how much our readers love their pets every day of the year, and asked on our Facebook page for them to share your favourites. Thanks to the hundreds of people who sent them in - so many we couldn't use them all. Here's 50 of our favourites.

Meet Bronson, my seven-year-old Shar Pei Pit. "My life saver," says Jacqline Bulmer.

5. Bronson

Meet Bronson, my seven-year-old Shar Pei Pit. "My life saver," says Jacqline Bulmer.
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"This is my black cat, Spooky," says Jessie Butterfield. Isn't he gorgeous?

6. Spooky

"This is my black cat, Spooky," says Jessie Butterfield. Isn't he gorgeous?
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Bertie the chihuahua doesn't like anybody, but she loves Bailey, says owner Symonie Minnestronie.

7. Bertie and Bailey

Bertie the chihuahua doesn't like anybody, but she loves Bailey, says owner Symonie Minnestronie.
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"My beautiful Charlie is my best four-legged friend," says Eileen Hogg. "He never leaves my side."

8. Charlie

"My beautiful Charlie is my best four-legged friend," says Eileen Hogg. "He never leaves my side."
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