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
    • Share of Americans owning a pet in 2015

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

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

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

    • Pet ownership in the U.S. in 2016, by generation

    • 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

    • U.S. pet owners who enjoy treating their dogs and cats by buying pet products in 2017

  • 3. 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

    • Pet products dog owners recently purchased online in the U.S. 2017

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

    • Owners of pets with age-based health issues in the U.S. 2016, by supplement purchase

    • U.S. veterinary services revenue 2011-2021

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

    • PetSmart: ad spend in the U.S. 2011-2015

  • 4. Cats and dogs and fish and birds
    • Pet type ownership in the U.S. in 2016, by generation

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

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

    • Share of people who own a dog in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Origin of previously owned cats or dogs 2012

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

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

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