The Average Pet Owner Has Six “Pet Panics” a Month
How many times a day do you worry about your pets? A new poll found the average is three times a day. And a typical pet owner goes into “PET PANIC” mode six times a month. So, once every five days.
Most of the stuff we worry about doesn’t end up being serious. The top pet panic causes are unexpected puking . . . seeing them fall off a chair, or something high up . . . and when your dog slips its leash, or your cat tries to run out the door.
Other causes include: They don’t want to eat . . . they don’t come when you call their name . . . they’re not as playful as usual . . . and they DO get outside, or escape the yard.
When we’re not home, our top worries are: Did they get into the trash, or something they’re not supposed to be in? Are they sad or lonely right now? Are they hungry? And could they have gotten outside?
A company called Tractive that makes pet GPS trackers did the survey, and here’s a fun last question to end on . . .
If your cat or dog did escape and have a night out on their own, do you think they’d ENJOY themselves? 60% of pet owners said yes.