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Cats, Dogs, & Covid: The Most Popular Pet Topics in 2020

 

It’s not hard to guess the most popular search query of 2020 (ahem Covid-19) – but instead of dwelling on its downsides we decided to see what the year looked like for pet lovers like you.

So, for a simple end-of-year treat, we took a look through Google Trends to see which topics clawed their way to the top of the search charts in 2020. And here they are broken down by what else but… DOGS, CATS, PET BIRDS, AND SMALL ANIMALS!

DOGS DOMINATED THE INTERNET

Dog owners did a lot of searching on the internet throughout 2020 – particular on topics involving cute pups, adoption, and Covid-19 – with the occasional search for “hot dogs” or “corn dogs” mixed in. 

Here’s a breakdown of the year in Dogs, according to Google Trends.

TOP 20 SEARCH QUERIES FOR DOGS

  • dog
  • hot dogs
  • dogs near me
  • dogs for sale
  • small dogs
  • watch dogs
  • dogs for adoption
  • rescue dogs
  • big dogs
  • dogs coronavirus
  • cats and dogs
  • craigslist dogs
  • cute dogs
  • hypoallergenic dogs
  • dogs for sale near me
  • terrier dogs
  • corn dogs
  • watch dogs legion
  • humane society
  • types of dogs

For the most popularly searched terms related to Dogs in 2020, Covid-19 appeared to be the clear winner. Dog owners it seems were mighty concerned about their best bud coming down with the coronavirus.

TOP 5 RISING SEARCH QUERIES FOR DOGS IN 2020

  1. can dogs get covid
  2. Can dogs get coronavirus
  3. Can dogs get covid-19
  4. Dogs coronavirus
  5. Can dogs get the coronavirus

CATS CONQUERED THE WEB

Curious cat lovers spent a lot of time in 2020 searching for cat-related terms involving adoption, movies, entertainment, and of course – Covid-19. And if you’re like the countless cat lovers looking for info about adopting cats or need insight on cat behavior, check out our friends at Cat Behavior Solutions.

Here’s a breakdown of the year in Cats, according to Google Trends.

TOP 20 SEARCH QUERIES FOR CATS

  • cat
  • dogs
  • cats movie
  • cats and dogs
  • cats near me
  • black cats
  • cats for sale
  • warrior cats
  • big cats
  • battle cats
  • cats cast
  • don’t (expletive) with cats
  • cats for adoption
  • cats coronavirus
  • free cats
  • names for cats
  • cats the movie
  • hypoallergenic cats
  • fat cats
  • cute cats

For the most popularly searched terms related to Cats in 2020, it appears a lot of people were caught up on the Netflix crime documentary (Don’t F’ With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer) as well as a popular saying made famous by Tiger King star Carole Baskin.  And not surprisingly, Covid-19 also appeared to be on the mind of cat lovers throughout the year.

TOP 5 RISING SEARCH QUERIES FOR CATS IN 2020

  • Don’t F with cats
  • Cool cats and kittens
  • Can cats get covid
  • Don’t f with cats luka
  • Don’t (expletive) with cats

PET BIRDS FLOCKED TO THE SEARCH ENGINES

Pet bird owners took flight all over the internet in 2020, searching for a variety of terms related to buying a bird, where to shop for bird products and specific types of birds such as Cockatiels and Cockatoo.

Here’s a breakdown of the year in Pet Birds, according to Google Trends.

TOP 20 SEARCH QUERIES FOR PET BIRDS:

  • pet bird
  • birds for sale
  • pet birds for sale
  • pets
  • best pet birds
  • pet bird types
  • pet birds for sale near me
  • types of birds
  • birds for sale near me
  • pet smart
  • petco
  • types of pet birds
  • love birds
  • cockatiel
  • small pet birds
  • birds as pets
  • cockatoo
  • pet store near me
  • pet smart
  • pet smart birds

For the most popularly searched terms related to Pet Birds in 2020, it appears bird enthusiasts wanted to know what type of pet birds are best, how long they live and where to find the best treats. Curious which pet bird is right for you? Take this great quiz by our friends at BEAK (Bird Enjoyment & Advantage Coalition).

TOP 5 RISING SEARCH QUERIES FOR PET BIRDS IN 2020

  • pet bird types
  • petco
  • how long do pet birds live
  • birds as pets
  • types of birds

SMALL ANIMALS SAW A LITTLE SEARCH

Small animal enthusiasts didn’t dominate the internet, but did search for places to purchase a small pet, particularly cute ones like chinchillas, as well as look for places to foster little furry friends and of course — buy them treats.

Here’s a breakdown of the year in SMALL ANIMALS, according to Google Trends.

TOP 10 SEARCH QUERIES FOR SMALL ANIMALS:

  • small animals for sale
  • small stuffed animals
  • small cute animals
  • small farm animals
  • small animals for pets
  • petsmart
  • petco
  • chinchilla
  • several species of small furry animals
  • foster hospital for small animals

For the most popularly searched terms related to Small Animals in 2020, it appears small pet lovers wanted to know mostly about where to purchase little pets and potentially for cute photos of all of our favorite small farm animals.

TOP 2 RISING SEARCH QUERIES FOR SMALL ANIMALS IN 2020

  1. petsmart
  2. small farm animals