Australian website PawClub surveyed dog owners from across Australia about their dogs. Some of the more revealing responses to their How Much Do You Love Your Dog survey are:
- When asked who they spend more time with and given the choice between their dog, partner, and all relatives including parents – 73% said their dog.
- When asked who they spend more money on each month – their partner or their dog – 76% said their dog.
78% of respondents take their dog to the vet for a health check (at least once per year) and 51% reported that they walk their dog each day.
Over 80,000 dog owners participated in the survey.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand