1 in 3 people would prefer their pet to their house or spouse!
(StudyFinds.org) NEW YORK – Apparently, home isn't where the heart is. According to new data, one-third of Americans would chose their pet over their home if it came down to it!
According to a survey of 2,000 dog and cat owners, 33 percent would prefer their pet over their home, and another 33 percent would prefer their pet to their significant other.
Pet owners are more afraid of death than family members.
Another 31% said the prospect of their pet dying keeps them awake at night, even more than the loss of a family member (28%) or becoming a victim of a crime (18%) or going through a divorce (18%). (14 percent ). It's no surprise that two-thirds (66%) of pet owners are concerned about their pet's age.
According to the poll, conducted on behalf of ElleVet Sciences by OnePoll, 69 percent of respondents are concerned that as their pets age, they will be unable to recognize and cure their aches and problems.
Respondents said their oldest pet lived to be around 11 years old on average, and roughly a third (31 percent) of them now had a senior pet who is seven or older. Loss of sight (30%), hearing impairments (29%), slower movements (32%), and sleeping more (30%) are all signs that your pet is becoming older.
In a statement, an Ellevet representative said, When it comes time to help our four-legged pals live out their golden years, pet owners will start to see signs of aging and slowing down.Knowing the indicators of aging and more serious medical concerns can help you and your four-legged companion make the most of your time together.
Adapting to the needs of senior pets
When the signs of age become more obvious, about two-fifths of respondents (37%) plan to take their pet to the vet more frequently. Almost half of those surveyed (45%) plan to make their home more "senior-friendly" by sealing off staircases or lowering furnishings.
Fifty-nine percent said they would consider giving their pets vitamins and supplements like CBD or fish oil, and 34 percent said they would buy extra beds for their pets to sleep in. After their existing pet dies, 39% of people say they will not get another. Another 44% considered it but decided that the benefits of owning a pet outweighed the agony of losing one.
It goes without saying that caring for an aged or older pet can be challenging, the representative continues. However, by making simple alterations, you and your pet can live happily and comfortably in their later years. Reduced or adjusted exercise and more frequent feedings of their favorite foods can improve your pet's quality of life while lowering your stress levels.