Being stuck in the house under lockdown was lonely for a lot of people, but a new survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Royal Canin, shows a lot of people with pets found things a little less difficult.
A survey of 2,000 cat owners (57% of which also had dogs) finds:
- 76% say they became closer to their pets during quarantine.
- 57% admit their pet made them feel less alone during lockdown.
- Another 49% say their animal made them feel less anxious.
- Other ways pets helped folks get through quarantine
- Playing with them encourage folks to move around their space (47%)
- Gave them someone to talk to (41%)
- Helped give them a schedule throughout the day (39%)
- Brought a feeling of positivity into day (35%)
And apparently folks learned a lot about their pets after spending so much time with them.
- 66% say they learned something new about their pet.
- 64% discovered the spot their pet enjoys hiding in.
- 57% discovered new behaviors
- 55% found a new food their pet likes.
But it seems people’s animals have just about had enough of their owners at home all the time.
- 73% of owners say their cat seems ready for things to go back to normal so they can have their space.