In my yesterday’s comment on the English pet owners feeding their pets green diets I promised you an US based survey dealing with the same issue and questions. Here is what I found:
PRWeb.com in a press release news wire reported beginning October this year of a survey resulting in the observation that “Consumers crave green nutrition for themselves and their pets”.
A national survey done in August earlier this year shows 79 percent of dog and cat owners are eager to include more green foods in their pets' diets. In doing so, they just might inspire themselves to eat more of what they know is good for them.
Green nutrition is now the latest way for pet owners to go green, according to a survey of 640 dog and cat owners across America. When looking at this survey you want to keep in mind that it was done on behalf of one of the major suppliers of green ingredients to the pet food industry. The survey shows consumers are eager to provide their animal companions with more nutrition options from green foods, such as broccoli, spinach and wheat grass. In doing so, they just might inspire themselves to eat more of what they know is good for them. Highlight question of the green nutrition survey was: Would you like to include green nutrition more often in your dog’s or cat’s diet was answered with a “Yes” by 79% and “No” by 21%.
An overwhelming majority of those surveyed believe in the power of green nutrition for themselves and their pets and favor pet food products that include it. A full 90 percent of American dog and cat owners believe in the importance of green nutrition for their own diets. A majority (79 percent) of dog and cat owners say they would like to include green nutrition more often in their pets' diets. Younger dog and cat owners are especially enthusiastic about getting their pets in on the green nutrition craze. Eighty-four percent of survey respondents between the ages of 18 and 44 would like to provide more green nutrition for their pets, vs. 73 percent of their older counterparts. Sixty-five percent of American dog and cat owners say they'd choose a treat that includes green nutrition over a non-green treat for their pets, depending on the price. Twenty-five percent would be willing to pay more for treats with green nutrition. Thirty-three percent admit they need more information about green nutrition benefits for pets before making a decision. When given a choice, pet owners value the potential medicinal benefits of green nutrition over other qualities. Thirty percent of American dog and cat owners say that neutralizing infection, healing wounds and overcoming inflammation are most important to them. One in five (20 percent) pet owners value improving skin and coat condition most. The same amount (20 percent) say adding fiber to a pet's diet is a primary concern (20 percent). Gum health and improving the condition of diseased gums is most vital for 16 percent of pet owners.
There is indeed some similarity between the pet owners on the 2 continents. My comments for both sides are the same.