Most common types of treats given to pet dogs by owners in the UK 2018

This statistic displays the results of a survey conducted in 2018, in which dog owners in the United Kingdom (UK) were asked which treats they regularly give their dog. Among the various types of treat, dog biscuits are the most common, given by 76 percent of owners surveyed. Dental chews and leftovers rank in second and third place, popular among 63 percent and 27 percent of owners, respectively. Despite the fact that chocolate is considered poisonous for dogs two percent of respondents stated that they feed their dog human chocolate.

Which of the following do you regularly give your dog?

Share of dog owners
Dog biscuit treats76%
Dental chews63%
Raw hide chews25%
Roast dinner11%
Takeaway food3%
Human chocolate2%
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Release date

May 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 9-19, 2018

Number of respondents

2,080 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Dog owners

Method of interview

Online survey

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