Pet Ownership Statistics

Find out the latest information on pet population and ownership trends for dogs, cats, birds and exotic companion animal ownership worldwide. Read the latest studies and research on generational pet ownership trends, the regions where pet ownership is increasing and how diversity among pet ownership demographics continues to create new challenges for pet food marketers and professionals.

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Dog, cat adoptions from US shelters up slightly in 2022

In 2022, various factors created challenges for pet owners. Nevertheless, the United States remained the world’s largest market for dog, cat and other pet foods.

In 2022, various factors created challenges for pet owners. Nevertheless, the United States remained the world’s largest market for dog, cat and other pet foods.


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17 UK-based dog, cat, other pet food companies in 2021

While pet ownership may be getting more expensive due to inflation and other factors, the United Kingdom has some of the highest rates of per capita pet ownership in Europe.

While pet ownership in the United Kingdom may be getting more expensive due to inflation and other factors, the United Kingdom has some of the highest rates of per capita pet ownership in Europe.


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Pet food inflation in Europe may reduce ownership

Inflation may be the main driver of reduced pet ownership rates in Europe. The end of pandemic-related movement restrictions may be another, as workers find themselves called back into the office after working at home and children return to in-school education.

Inflation may be the main driver of reduced pet ownership rates in Europe. The end of pandemic-related movement restrictions may be another, as workers find themselves called back into the office after working at home and children return to in-school education.


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War, inflation affect European pet food price, availability

Along with lack of access to particular pet food brands, the prices of dog and cat foods have increased on average in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Along with lack of access to particular pet food brands, the prices of dog and cat foods have increased on average in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic.


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