Pet population in Europe 2021, by animal type
What about dogs?
The number of dogs in Europe was lower than the number of cats, although dogs are a constant presence for a considerable share of Europeans as well. In 2021, about one in four households in Europe owned at least one pet dog. Although dog ownership per household showed a decline compared to previous years, the number of dogs in Europe generally increased
Pet care in Europe
Pets are invaluable companions to us all, but also predictably tied to a valuable industry. Fressnapf, headquartered in Germany, was the leading pet care retailer in Europe based on turnover. UK-based Pets at Home ranked in second place among pet care retailers. Typically, pet care products consist of pet food as well as accessories and veterinary supplies.