Pets are some of our closest companions, but what about when we’re away from home, say at work or out to dinner? Well according to a recent study it was determined that pet owners who leave some kind of electronic on for their pet while they’re out are spending a small amount for a big reward.
Pet lovers conducted this survey which had over 1100 pet owners answer questions about what electronics they leave on for their pets when they’re out and more importantly why they do it. Most said it was to entertain or to comfort their pet, while others just felt bad about leaving them home alone. But what you may not know is the cost, according to the data, leaving on a few appliances such as lights, television and that wonderful central A/C costs as much as $893 a year! Which they compared to an international flight to London.
Though for the pet owners the cost is well worth it for their pet’s love as 34% of respondents who leave their tv on say their pet actually enjoys watching it while 64% who leave music or some type of podcast on say their furry friends enjoy listening to it. As long as the pets don’t learn how to order pay-per-view than it’s fine by me, though it is interesting to see the distance pet owners are willing to go to keep their pet from being lonely. Another set of stats show that the overwhelming majority of pet owners say bye to their pets at %87.2 while even %50.7 tell their pet the exact time they’ll be home.
So, check out the official survey to see what you may or may not be doing in your pet’s life and how you stack up to other pet owners. If you do leave music on for your pet be sure it’s us here at Magic 98.3 so they can relax comfortably and listen to it even when you get home.