A new study has found that the UK domestic cat and dog population is larger than previously reported by industry figures.
The paper published in The Veterinary Record by Dr. Jane Murray in the Department of Clinical Veterinary Science at Bristol University and colleagues aimed to estimate the number of UK domestic cats and dogs and identify the characteristics of their owners.
The study also found the following:
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