About Questionnaire regarding Foods, Goods, and Services for Pets
This questionnaire has been conducted to compare and analyze the purchase/usage statuses and important aspects in buying/using the following products and services, by age, gender and other attributes of owners, including whether the owners keep dogs only, cats only, or both:
When asked about crucial elements in buying pet foods (staple) to 651 owners of dogs and/or cats who buy commercially-available pet foods, the responses selected were as follows, in decreasing order: Price (54.8%), Healthcare functions (50.5%), and Tastiness (49.3%). When asked about significant factors in buying between-meal snacks to 521 owners of dogs and cats who buy such snacks once a month or more, the responses in decreasing order were as follows: Tastiness (63.3%), followed by Price (51.4%), and Ingredients (37.2%). “Healthcare functions” was less important factor in buying snacks to pets compared with staple foods.
When asked to 667 owners of dogs and/or cats nationwide about the use of goods for pets (consumables), the rate of choosing “Currently in use” was high in excretion care supplies such as “sand for cat’s toilet” accounting for 84.1%, and “Toilet sheets” 55.2%. It can be conjectured that those supplies have become indispensable as more owners keep their pets indoors. On the other hand, with regard to “Diapers for pets” and “Excrement disposal packs for pets”, the respective total rates of “Currently in use” and “Have used in the past but not anymore” accounted only for 20% at best.
When asked to 667 owners of dogs and/or cats nationwide about the use of the services for pets, the rate of choosing “Currently in use” and “Have used in the past but not anymore” by the owners of both dogs and cats regarding the targeted services were higher than the owners of either dogs or cats only, except for “Beauty services for pets” and “Veterinary hospitals”. It can be conjectured that the owners of both dogs and cats are eager in using the services for pets.