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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Market Insights: Defining differences between online and in-store premium pet food purchasers

With the continuing shift to online purchasing behaviors within the premium pet food space, it becomes even more critical for manufacturers to understand the needs, preferences and behaviors influencing pet-related buying decisions.
With the continuing shift to online purchasing behaviors within the premium pet food space, it becomes even more critical for manufacturers to understand the needs, preferences and behaviors influencing pet-related buying decisions.
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Pet food psychographics: Canada versus US

There are some differences between Canada and the U.S., as well as among the Canadian provinces and regions themselves, when it comes to how they feed their pets.
There are some differences between Canada and the U.S., as well as among the Canadian provinces and regions themselves, when it comes to how they feed their pets and what pet food manufacturers should be aware of.
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'3 circles' scientific analysis of pet food brand strategy

Scientific literature about pet food remains small compared to other fields. Most research on pet food focuses on nutrition, health and ingredient usage.
Pet food companies reevaluate their marketing strategies to ensure that they are providing the products that pet food customers want.
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U.S. owners don’t plan to change pet diet despite economy

Many pet owners may plan to maintain their animals’ diets despite personal or widespread economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seventy-one percent of survey respondents in the United States told the American Pet Product Association (APPA) that their pet’s diet was so important that they wouldn’t change it regardless of the economy or their finances.
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Human-pet bond strengthened by pandemic in U.S.

Restrictions on movement and socialization among people seems to have led to greater intimacy with those animals both less likely to spread the virus and sharing living quarters with quarantined Homo sapiens.
With a survey, American Pet Product Association (APPA) analysts studied how the attitudes of pet owners in the United States had changed as a result of the pandemic.
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Owners unaware of potential illness from pet food

Researchers suggested that many Americans don’t wash their hands after feeding or playing with their cats and dogs and aren’t aware of the risk of contracting a foodborne illness from those activities.
Researchers suggested that many Americans don’t wash their hands after feeding or playing with their cats and dogs and aren’t aware of the risk of contracting a foodborne illness from those activities.
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The global pandemic hasn’t stopped pet spending

2020 may have set consumers up for unprecedented economic uncertainty, but it’s not affecting how they’re treating their pets.
2020 may have set pet food customers up for unprecedented economic uncertainty, but it’s not affecting how they’re treating their pets.
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