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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Pet ownership growth in Pacific Rim nations 2016-2020

Pet ownership growth fueled economic growth in some Pacific Rim nations, while dog and cat ownership rates stagnated in others.

Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Chile and Peru were some of the fastest growing pet food markets in the nations ringing the Pacific Ocean from 2016 to 2020. Pet ownership growth fueled that economic growth in some Pacific Rim nations, while dog and cat ownership rates stagnated in others.


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Subtle threats to strong spring 2022 pet food growth

While overall pet food industry growth remains strong in 2022, Cascadia Capital analysts noted rising problems with inflation, commodity costs and pet owner’s economic concerns not directly related to the pandemic.

The United States pet food industry continues growing atop the pandemic-fueled surge in pet ownership and premiumization, but some industry analysts warned that the good news may hide weaknesses.


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Millennial pet ownership generation gap grew 2018-2020

Millennials have grown particularly in cat ownership. Millennials also increased significantly in bird ownership.

Many of those pet owners may be new to caring for animals, according to insights she shared from APPA’s surveys and reports. Of those in the survey who didn’t own pets currently, 18% had owned a pet in the past, while 12% were classified as non-pet-owners.


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