The most frequently asked questions about pets have been revealed... almost half of pet owners are concerned that their pet is overweight.
In fact, if you have a pet, you've most likely searched for answers to some of these issues.
It has been shown that pet owners have searched for information on themes such as 'can my pet have COVID-19?' and 'is my pet overweight?' 'Will it eat cheese?
Not to mention concerns such as'should I leave the radio on for them?' 'Does my pet appear to be depressed?' 'Why do they blow so much?' and 'Why do they blow so much?'
Other crucial questions include: 'Does my pet like me?', 'Do I need to brush my pet's teeth?', and 'What happens if I offer my pet chocolate?'
According to research, pet owners look for information like this three times per month.
They even devote an hour to learning everything there is to know about their furry pet, and one in ten will spend up to three hours scanning the web learning everything there is to know about their animal companion.
The study, commissioned by digital magazine and newspaper app Readly [https://gb.readly.com/], revealed that the most popular subject for owners to search for or read is their pet's overall health, which 59 percent of them do.
Another 44% will look for diet or nutrition information, while 39% will look for information based on aberrant behavior.
The odd sleeping habits of their pets pique the interest of little under one in ten people.
No matter what pet you have - from a terrier to a tarantula – you want the best for it, said Jo Hemmings, a behavioural psychologist.
Over the last two years, we've seen a significant increase in the amount of mental energy devoted to our pets' care, as more individuals live and work at home with their pets.
Because pets are such an important part of family life, it's only natural that people want to learn more about them and how to be the best pet owners they can be. It's like reading in the presence of a newborn."
The study also discovered that 61% of those polled admitted that their pet's health and wellbeing were always on their thoughts.
When they're separated from their favorite pet, 80 percent of people are understandably concerned.
While nearly half of respondents stated their pet is the last thing on their mind before falling asleep.
Nine out of ten people believe their pet is a member and a "major part" of the family, yet 31% are concerned that theirs is lonely.
A staggering 44% can't tolerate the thought of their pet trying to communicate with them in a way they don't comprehend.
Interest in our pet category has increased in recent years, Chris Crouchman, head of content at Readly, which includes over 6,300 titles to assist provide inspiration and knowledge for pet owners, said.
When it comes to your pet, there are no dumb questions, and most other pet owners have looked and read about the same topic at some point.
On our site, pet owners may not only dive deep into the most recent pet difficulties, but also read older issues to ensure they are as well-informed as possible about their much-loved pet.