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Lifetime cost perception of keeping pet cats in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

This statistic shows the estimated lifetime cost of keeping a pet cat, as perceived by pet owners in the United Kingdom in 2018. According to the survey of cat owners, only five percent of owners expect the lifetime cost of their cat to be over 10,000 British pounds or more. Actual estimated costs measured by the PDSA are much higher than this.

How much do you think your pet cat will cost you during his or her lifetime?*

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Release date

May 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 9-19, 2018

Number of respondents

2,076 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Cat owners

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: 'when estimating monthly and lifetime costs, owners were asked to include all costs except for the cost of purchasing their pet, and any ongoing veterinary costs for health issues.'

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