America’s Pets by the Numbers πŸ“Š

Are you curious how many and what types of pets are popular in American families?

Dogs top the list. But more Americans are cat pet parents (2.1 cats per household) than dog pet parents (1.6 dogs per household)!

Look no further! I have all the statistics below…


source: lightheadedbeds.com/products/patriotic-pets

Companion Animals

 DogsCatsBirdsHorses
Percent of
households
owning
36.5%30.4%3.1%1.5%
Number of
households
owning
43,346,00036,117,0003,671,0001,780,000
Average
number
owned per
household
1.62.12.32.7
Total
number in
United
States
69,926,00074,059,0008,300,0004,856,000
Veterinary
visits per
household
per year
(mean)
2.61.60.31.9
Veterinary
expenditure
per
household
per year
(mean)
$378$191$33$373
Veterinary
expenditure
per animal
(mean)
$227$90$14$133


Specialty and Exotic Animals

 HouseholdsPopulation
 (in 1,000)(in 1,000)
Fish7,73857,750
Ferrets334748
Rabbits1,4083,210
Hamsters8771,146
Guinea Pigs8471,362
Gerbils234468
Other Rodents391868
Turtles1,3202,297
Snakes5551,150
Lizards7261,119
Other Reptiles365732
Poultry1,02012,591
Livestock6615,045
All others246898

source (both charts): 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook


Bottom line: Americans loves our pets!

Be well,
@SocialClaude

” Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.”
–Groucho Marx

Julius Henry β€˜Groucho’ Marx {1931}

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