PetPlace.com Reader Survey Reveals Pet Parents’ Pandemic Attitude

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PetPlace.com has released the results of its latest reader survey, which identifies pet parents’ feelings and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic: Pet Parents love quarantine, but worry about return-to-work separation anxiety & pet care challenges.

How are Pet Parents handling COVID-19?

The pandemic threw so many of us for a loop, but as pet people, we felt that not all of it was gloom and doom. We decided to start a conversation with our audience to see how they’ve been navigating this strange time. The results were really interesting, and sometimes heartbreaking.

PetPlace.com has released the results of its latest reader survey, which identifies pet parents’ feelings and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey covered three topics: separation anxiety, economic hardship, and preparation for the future.

“The pandemic threw so many of us for a loop, but as pet people, we felt that not all of it was gloom and doom. We’ve so enjoyed having this extra time with our pets,” says Hilary Young, Director of Brand Strategy for PetPlace.com. “Within our office, however, we felt like we were in a bubble. So, we decided to start a conversation with our audience to see how they’ve been navigating this strange time. The results were really interesting, and sometimes heartbreaking.”

Compiled from a survey sent out to PetPlace readers in July 2020, more than 300 responses showed 29% feeling prepared to go back to the workplace, while 31% planned to work from home indefinitely. Of those answering the survey, 24% said they were concerned about their pet experiencing separation anxiety. While pet parents have been dealing with the uncertainty of the future, 70% of respondents said they loved the time spent with their furbabies during the stay-at-home order. A summary of the survey results are now available on the website with a corresponding infographic.

“Despite the roller coaster of uncertainty during this pandemic, we were really heartened to see how many people have discovered a newfound gratitude and appreciation for their furry friends,” says Young.

PetPlace.com is a vet-founded pet information destination with over 1.2 million monthly visitors. Since 2006, it has been helping pet parents improve their pet’s health with vet-sourced articles and advice, as well as current events, tips, and trends curated by an editorial team that includes veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and specialized authors.

For more information on PetPlace, please contact info@petplace.com or visit PetPlace.com.

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Founded by a veterinarian in 2006, PetPlace is the most comprehensive resource for pet information available on the web, with a library of over 10,000 articles crafted by a respected editorial team of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and specialized authors who want to better the lives of readers and their pets.

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