The average pet owner has this amount of pet panic every month.

By Levy Banner // SWNS

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According to new research, the average pet owner has 72 “pet panic attacks” over the course of a year.

Between events that have already happened (18%), hypothetical situations that might happen, and both of the above (54%), a survey of 2,000 American cat and dog owners revealed that this fear occurs every month. Happens about six times.

The most common pet peeves were unexpectedly thrown up (52%), falling off a chair or sofa (48%) or slipping off a leash (45%).

Other monthly situations include refusing to eat (43%), not coming when called (28%), showing no interest in playing with their toys (18%) or running away from the house or yard (15%). Included.

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of. attractiveThe survey describes all the panic-inducing moments that pet owners experience.

The results show that respondents worry about their pet’s health an average of three times per day, and they spend about five hours away from their four-legged friend on any given day.

And when their pets are at home without them, pet parents worry if their pets are getting into something they’re not supposed to (68%), if Their pets are sad because they’re gone (47%), if they’re hungry again (45%) and even if they’re out of the house or yard (21%).

Almost two in five (39%) admit they lose more than 11 hours of sleep each week worrying about their pets.

This may be because slightly more than one in 10 (15%) worry more about their pet’s health problems than they do about themselves. Similarly, another 13 percent said they are more concerned about the health of their pets.

“Few things can bring as much joy or worry as owning a pet.” said Andrew Bleman, executive vice president of Tractive. “GPS trackers help you quickly locate your pet when they run away and send you health alerts so you can catch potential problems early.

More than a third (37%) of pet owners say their pet has escaped from their home at least once.

Another 13% said they had a false alarm about their pet escaping.

Most of these respondents took immediate action and started calling friends and neighbors (56%) or posting on social media (54%). Other pet parents put up flyers (45%), called local authorities or organizations (41%) and even accused other members of their household of letting their pets out (19%). .

And while 38% were simply nervous, a similar number (36%) admitted they were unconcerned because solo “paw” trawls are commonplace.

However, it took the average respondent nearly an entire workday, or about seven hours, to find their pet.

Many pet owners have found their four-legged friend around, including hiding in their neighbor’s yard (54%), under their house or patio (45%) or visiting with their neighbors (29%). .

Other pets took their adventures more seriously and wound up miles away from home (54%).

Hanging out on the street (43%) or even at a doctor, police station or shelter (36%).

Regardless of previous experience, three in five (60%) believe their pets can enjoy an overnight, outdoor walk.

“Anyone who has lost a pet can tell you that those minutes, hours, or days were among the most stressful moments of their lives. A Layered Approach to Preventing Lost Pets Adoption is important, including ID tags, microchips and GPS tracking devices,” Bleman said. “It’s encouraging to see people actively taking these steps to protect their pets. Half (55%) of survey respondents said their pets were found because they were microchipped and scanned when they were brought to a shelter or vet, and 48% reported tracking. used the device.”

Survey Procedure:

This random double opt-in survey 2,000 cat and dog owners was commissioned by attractive between November 8 And November 9, 2023. It was conducted by a market research company One Poolwhose team members are members. Market Research Society and obtain corporate membership of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPORand the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (Esomar).

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