Survey shows that love for a pet influences decisions in many aspects of life — Dating, politics, friendship and more
Philadelphia, PA – petMD, the world’s largest source of pet health information, today announced the results of the first annual petMD Pet Owners Survey. The survey, which in May polled 1,500 U.S. pet owners, reveals that the bond pet owners share with their pets impacts many decisions in their daily lives, well beyond those that are just pet-related.
“Pet owners are passionately loyal to their pets and they show it in every aspect of their lives. The petMD survey shows that, much like human relationships, pets are a mixture of love, worry, joy and frustration for their owners, who consistently look for ways to improve the quality of their pets’ lives. A pet’s well-being is indelibly linked to that of its owner, and vice-versa,” said Nicolas Chereque, PetMD Co-Founder.
Highlights of the 2011 petMD Pet Owners Survey:
Consumer Products — Social responsibility equals loyalty
Pet owners are extremely loyal to companies that support animals:
Politics — Pet owners could make or break an election
Relationships — Pets come first
In the battle of the sexes, it turns out pets are actually in charge:
In the dating world a similar allegiance is revealed:
And in a stat that exemplifies the expression “man’s best friend”:
Parenting — Pets are family members
Pet owners overwhelmingly believe that pets are an essential part of the family:
Ever taste your child’s baby food?
Pet Owners’ Concerns — Cost of pet care is the least of their worries
Quality of life is just as important as health:
Pet Health — Education is essential
Although pet owners’ top worries revolve around their pets’ health and wellness:
The survey uncovered deficiencies in key areas of pet health knowledge:
Pets Aren’t Perfect — We’re human, after all
With all the love, of course, comes a few caring complaints:
Likewise, under the category of if they only had thumbs:
petMD is a leading online resource focused solely on the health and well-being of pets. The site maintains the world’s largest pet health library, written and approved by a network of trusted veterinarians. petMD was founded to inspire pet owners to provide an ever-increasing quality of life for their pets and to connect pet owners with pet experts and other animal lovers.
petMD is a subsidiary of the Pet360 family of brands, which also includes www.PetFoodDirect.com — the most complete pet food and supply retailer online, and www.NationalPetPharmacy.com — a fully certified, full-service pet pharmacy delivering pet meds, vitamins and comprehensive pet health and wellness products. For more information, visit www.petMD.com.
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