Out of over 400 responses, just 5.7% of surveyed readers manage dedicated social media accounts for their pets but a larger portion (over half the respondents) share pet photos and videos on their own personal feeds, according to the results of from a reader survey conducted by PetPlace.com.
The survey and some of the results were announced in a recent press release from PetPlace.com. The survey, which was distributed to the PetPlace.com reader community in the fall of 2020, assessed the habits and preferences of pet lovers across the U.S.
Readers were given the opportunity to address their day-to-day pet care routines, as well as the ways pet parenthood affects annual traditions, like holiday celebrations and vacations, and whether or not they celebrate their pet’s birthday each year.
The survey also took a look at shopping habits, whether they talk to their pet, if they allow their pet to sleep in bed with them.
Some of the findings:
•Nearly half (45.7%) of respondents are “dog people,” around a quarter (25.8%) prefer cats, 16% keep both animals under one roof, and about 12% responded to the survey with their horses, hamsters, and parakeets in mind.
•73.9% buy their pets birthday presents each year.
•88.1% said they talk to their pets.
•60.23% said they share the bed with their pet(s).
•2020 was, of course, a tough year for the economy, but, the majority of pet parents (64.73%) spent between $100 and $500 or more on non-medical needs and supplies.
To read the full survey results, visit https://www.petplace.com/article/general/just-for-fun/2020-pet-parent-survey/.
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