Celebrating National Pet Week

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May 6 – 12 is National Pet Week and to celebrate and determine how much people love their pets, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance conducted a fun survey and determined that:

  • 94% of people considered themselves pet parents: Yes! I am a full-on pet parent
  • 88% have ongoing conversation with their pest all the time.
  • 55%:  buy gifts several times a month —   no excuse needed.
  • 41% celebrate their pets birthday with a party and presents

Here are some more questions from the survey. How did you rate?

Do you bring your pet on vacation?

  • 51%: I try to bring my pet on vacation as often as I can.
  • 19%: No, vacations are just for the two-legged family members.
  • 30%: Yes, always!

How many nicknames do you have for your furry friend?

  • 21%: My pet has one or two nicknames.
  • 37%: My pet has tons of nicknames, at least 10!
  • 2%: None.
  • 40%: They have around 5 nicknames!

Do you and your pet exercise together?

  • 8%: I don’t exercise with my pet.
  • 4%: We do agility or we go hiking.
  • 14%: We go on long walks every day.
  • 2%: We go running or jogging weekly.
  • 72%: We play every day.

How much do you spend on your pet each month?

  • 18%: $150 or more
  • 43%: $25-$75
  • 31%: $75-$150
  • 8%: Less than $25

The bottom-line breakdown of pet parents:

Ø  5%: The No-Nonsense Pet Parent

Ø  9%: You + Your Pet = BFFs

Ø  85%: You’re Over the Moon for Your Pet!

tip of the day

Dogs (and some cats) like cool treats just as kids do. Consider freezing Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree dietary supplements in an ice tray and serve ice as a summer treat. Alternatively, turn the frozen treat into something special by freezing the mixture in small plastic cups and using a natural chewy treat as the stick. Insert the treat when the puree is partly frozen to get the stick to stand up properly. The treat should be easy to remove from the cup if you run the cup briefly under lukewarm water.