The most common concerns that dog owners have about their pets are related to excessive barking and separation anxiety, according to a new study from dog walkers’ insurance providers Cliverton.
The company looked at Google data from January 2020 to December 2020 to find out what dog owners were searching for the most online. The searches with the highest average monthly search volume were “dog barking”, “dog separation anxiety”, “dog noise”, “dog anxiety”, and “stop dog barking” with 27,100, 6,600, 5,400, 4,400, and 4,400 searches respectively.
Health concerns, especially those linked to obesity, also figure highly among the most searched-for topics. ‘Anal glands in dogs’ had 14,800 average monthly searches during the year while ‘hip dysplasia in dogs’ and ‘cherry eye in dogs’ also had high monthly search volumes. ‘Dog kidney failure’ also had an average monthly search volume of 3,600.
Behavioural issues also figured. Searches for “dog biting”, “dog behaviour”, and “dog aggression” had 6,600, 5,400, and 2,900 average monthly searches, respectively.
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