Confused.com And Dogs Trust Study Reveals How Owners Keep Their Dogs Happy On Car Journeys
Released on: September 21, 2011, 4:51 pm
According to a new study into car owners and their pets by
Confused.com, more than one in three (39%) pet lovers takes their dogs
or cats on car journeys with them regularly. Of those surveyed, 41% say
their pets enjoy being in the car.
The Confused.com study reveals that listening to the radio helps pet owners keep
their animals amused on longer journeys with Adele, Madonna and Lady Gaga being the
most popular artists to keep pets happy on the move.
Some owners admit to singing to their pets to keep them amused. Apparently Radio 1
is the top choice for in-car pet entertainment, closely followed by Radio 2 and 5
Confused.com has teamed up with the charity Dogs Trust to help ensure dogs enjoy the
car journey even more by avoiding travel sickness and staying safe. 12% of pet
owning motorists say they let their dog stick his head out of the window on the
journey but according to experts at Dogs Trust this is not a great way to keep your
Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director at Dogs Trust said: "Dogs might really enjoy the
sensation of having their heads out of the window but it is dangerous for them so we
would always advise keeping ears, paws and noses inside the vehicle while the car is
25% of pet owners who take their dog or cat in the car say that their animal enjoys
the journey, as long as they keep them amused. Talking to them and taking plenty of
their toys are the top ways that dog and cat lovers use to keep them happy.
Almost 10% of pet owners say they have almost had a near miss when driving because
of their pet's behaviour in the car.
Gareth Kloet, Head of Car Insurance at Confused.com said: "Road trips should be as
fun for our pets as they can be for us, and keeping our pets happy in the back is
also going to reduce distraction for us as drivers, making our journeys safer for us
and our animals."
For more information on the keeping canines comfortable in cars, read more at http://www.confused.com/press/releases/Keep-canines-comfortable-in-cars
Confused.com was the UK's first price comparison site for car insurance.
Confused.com is one of the biggest and most popular price comparison services.
Launched in 2002, it generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded
its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include home
insurance, pet insurance quotes covering
both dog insurance and cat insurance, travel insurance, motorbike insurance,
breakdown cover and energy, as well as financial services products including credit
cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance.
Confused.com is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides a free,
objective and unbiased comparison service. By using cutting-edge technology, it has
developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk
factors to help customers with their decision-making, subsequently finding them
great deals on a wide-range of insurance products, financial services, utilities and
more. Confused.com's service is based on the most up-to-date information provided
by UK suppliers and industry regulators. Confused.com is owned by the Admiral Group
plc. Admiral listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 2004. Confused.com is
regulated by the FSA.
Confused.com Press Office
029 2043 4275
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