A new study commissioned by Sunstar QAIS has revealed that 69% of American pet parents may be “nose blind” when it comes to the true smell of their pet. The nationwide poll of 2,000 pet owners also found that 66% agreed they could be “nose blind” to pet smell in their home, while 79% admitted their house has a pet smell. Furthermore, 47% of pet owners have been told their house or apartment smells of their pet’s pee pad or litter box.
When it comes to feeling embarrassed about the smell, 44% of pet owners admitted they were embarrassed to be told their pet smells, while 34% felt personally insulted or hurt. Additionally, 28% of cat and 24% of dog owners confessed they don’t change or clean out their pets as often as they should.
Commenting on the findings, Takuya Watanabe, spokesperson for Sunstar QAIS, said: “On average our research revealed that litter boxes or pee pads are changed once every five days, while 3% are only changed every two weeks or more. Also, 30% of pet owners spend less than 30 minutes a week cleaning up their pet poop or pee, but a dedicated 5% spend five hours a week. For those suffering their pet’s smell, a simple solution like the air purifier, QAIS-air- 04, would help eliminate pet odors from above the pee pads or cat litter box before they spread, and it is a perfect solution for those with less time as it is filterless and especially designed with pets safety and comfort in mind”.
Sunstar, a multinational company headquartered in Switzerland, is marking its 90th anniversary in 2022. Its products and services are distributed in more than 100 countries, and the company has 4000+ employees worldwide. QAIS is an air quality brand from Sunstar that prioritises pet safety, security, and comfort.
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