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dc.contributor.authorRombach, Meike
dc.contributor.authorDean, David L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-02T22:48:16Z
dc.date.available2021-10-30en
dc.date.issued2021-11
dc.date.submitted2021-10-29en
dc.identifier.issn2076-2615en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/14348
dc.description.abstractThe study provides insights for pet food retailers, vets and managers and volunteers at animal shelters, pet food pantries and food banks into the behavioral changes in feeding and pet food buying resulting from pet food anxiety in Covidian times. This study proposes a model that investigates the impact of pet owner’s perceptions of their pet, their engagement with their pet, sociodemographic factors and the frequency of incidences where pet owners could not provide sufficient food for their pet. For this purpose, an online survey with a sample of 206 US residents was conducted. Partial least squares structural equation modelling shows that perceiving the pet as an animal or family/friend, as well as active engagement with the pet, heightens a sense of pet food anxiety. Similarly, past experiences where pet owners could not provide sufficient food for their pet impacts pet food anxiety, which leads to changes in pet food shopping and pet feeding behavior. Sociodemographic factors (biological sex, age, income and education) were not found to impact anxiety.en
dc.format.extent18en
dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - MDPI - https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11113101en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ani11113101en
dc.rights© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectCOVID-19en
dc.subjectpanic buyingen
dc.subjectpet food anxietyen
dc.subjectpet food insecurityen
dc.subjectpet parentingen
dc.titleJust love me, feed me, never leave me: Understanding pet food anxiety, feeding and shopping behavior of US pet owners in Covidian timesen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agribusiness and Markets
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systems
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ani11113101en
dc.relation.isPartOfAnimalsen
pubs.issue11en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/AGMK
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume11en
dc.identifier.eissn2076-2615en
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lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4014-6875
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-2534-8065
pubs.article-number3101en
dc.subject.anzsrc2020350601 Consumer behaviouren
dc.subject.anzsrc2020350606 Marketing research methodologyen


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