Pets in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on pets in the United States

This Statista dossier on pets in the United States provides figures and statistics on the number of pets in American households, expenses for pets on veterinary bills or food, and the significance of pets for Americans. Additionally, it includes the type of pets living in American households, their origins and the preferred type or species adopted or bought by Americans.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Pets: Number in the U.S. by species 2017/2018

    • Number of cats in the U.S. 2000-2017/2018

    • Number of dogs in the U.S. 2000-2017

    • Pet-ownership: household penetration rates 1988-2017/2018

    • Share of Americans owning a pet in 2015

  • 2. Pet care and pet stores
    • Amount of money spent on pets per year in the U.S. as of 2015, by reason

    • Estimated annual expenses for dog and cat owners in the U.S. as of 2015

    • Average annual expenditure of affluent U.S. households on pets from 2013 to 2016

    • Accident insurance premium for cats and dogs in the U.S. 2013-2017

    • U.S. veterinary services growth forecast 2006-2021

    • U.S. veterinary services revenue 2011-2021

  • 3. Americans and their pets
    • Pets owned by Americans in 2015, by type

    • Share of Americans who owned a pet when they were growing up 2015

    • Women's interest in pets in the U.S. in 2014

    • Number of hours women spend on pets on an average day in the U.S. in 2014

    • Money spending for Valentine's Day gifts for pets 2008-2016

  • Language: English
  • Released: 2016
  • Source(s): Statista
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