By Anna Ellis • 01 March 2023 • 14:58
Three in five Europeans agree pet-friendly products as important as child-friendly. Image: sanjagrujic / Shutterstock.com.
A survey undertaken by phone giant, Samsung, shows that tech-savvy owners would like to be able to use technology to clean up after their pets using vacuum cleaners (53 per cent), keep them fed using automatic feeders (49 per cent) and use location trackers to monitor their movements (48 per cent).
At a time when households are facing the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, pet owners aren’t looking to compromise when it comes to their pets.
A huge 59 per cent of surveyed respondents said they do not plan to cut down on overall spending for their pets – while a majority (61 per cent) said they would make other sacrifices first before they consider cutting back the amount they spend on their pets.
Some owners stated they would reduce their spending on everything from necessities such as utilities (27 per cent) and socialising with friends (40 per cent) before cutting back their spending on their animal companions.
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Originally from the UK, Anna is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]
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