Pet Food Market Trends / Pet Ownership Statistics
on November 8, 2017

City pet owners influencing retail purchasing trends

While pet ownership rates have increased significantly outside of metropolitan areas, in absolute numbers those in metro areas continue to drive purchasing trends.

In terms of longer-range pet ownership trends, Simmons data indicate that dog ownership in the US has notched up over the last 12 years, from 34 percent of households to 39 percent in 2017, while cat ownership rates have remained flat at 25 percent.

Pet ownership growth inside and

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