Over half of dog and cat owners say they spoil their pets 24/7

Whether they get extra treats or belly rubs, a new toy, long walks or a delicious home-cooked meal, it’s clear that pets have their owners wrapped around their paws.

A recent survey polling 2,000 dog and cat owners found two in three pet owners wish they could be their furry friends for a day, especially because 65% of pet owners spoil their pets daily.

When asked what they would do if they were their pets for a day, respondents said they would spend their time doing the zoomies and playing outside until they’re exhausted (61%), sleep the day away (40%) or simply get cozy and relax in their favorite spot (36%).

Conducted by Zesty Paws along with OnePoll, the study revealed pets might be the ones who really control the humans and their routines, especially in the homes of younger generations.

Six in 10 millennial and Gen Z respondents in their 20s said they spoil their pets to no end — celebrating everything from birthdays, Gotcha Days, new toys or an extra treat for simply being adorable. Four in five of the same generation also said they’d like to live a day in their pets’ paws.

Over half (57%) of respondents said they spoil their pets “24/7,” with many cherishing the priceless moments like celebrating their pet’s birthday with a birthday bash (44%) and holidays with them (42%).

And while a majority of women (70%) said they enjoy spoiling their pets, a surprising amount of men also stated they get joy from treating their pets to anything they want (61%).

Nearly half of women surveyed (46%) like to celebrate their pets on their birthday, random occasions or days just for the fun of it (45%).

Meanwhile, more than four in 10 men said they like ringing in holidays (45%) and birthdays (41%) with their pets.

Additionally, more than a third of pet owners overall (37%) will do something special for their pet’s “Gotcha Day.”

*Produced by 72Point.

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