With over half of all British adults in the UK owning a pet, Webbox Naturals, pet food specialists, has conducted research into Google’s most common pet questions.
The top three questions asked by dog owners were: “How to stop my puppy from biting” – which was searched 6,600 times per month on average, “How to stop dog barking” – searched 3,600 times per month on average and “How to train a puppy” – searched 3,600 times per month on average.
Whereas, the top three most Googled cat queries were: “How to pet a cat” – searched 480 times per month on average, “How to find a lost cat” – searched 480 times per month on average and “How to get a cat to like you” – searched 320 times per month on average.
Camille Ashforth, senior brand manager at Webbox Naturals, said: “If there is something wrong with your pet you should speak to a vet – but of course, we know that many pet owners will turn to Google first when trying to figure out how to do some of the day-to-day tasks involved in caring for a cat or dog.
“It’s interesting to see that dog owners are wondering more about behaviour changes – and cat owners are thinking more about if their cat likes them, and where it could have gotten off to. We’re so glad to see owners are curious about their pets, and that they want to learn how to give them the best care possible.”
She added: “However, we advise all pet owners to gain information from reliable sources – your vet will always be happy to help with any quick questions you might have, as will as reputable pet care brands such as Webbox Naturals.”