Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pet Ownership in the U.S

VetDepot’s infographic reveals that despite uncertain economic times, pet ownership in the U.S. has reached an all-time high. According the American Pet Products Association, the number of households that own at least one pet is now just shy of 73 million. Dog and cat owners make up for nearly three-quarters of pet owning households. There are approximately 46.3 million dogs and 38.9 million cats in American homes. Followed by canine and feline companions are fish with 12.6 million, 5.7 million birds, 5 million small mammals, 4.6 million reptiles or amphibians and 2.4 million horses.

This means that almost two-thirds of American households own at least one pet! This number is up 2.1% from the previous year’s APPA survey. VetDepot’s infographic also reveals that the majority of dog and cat owners spay or neuter their pets. 78% of dogs owned have been spayed or neutered, the same goes for 88% of cats.

Infographic provided by, a pet owner's trusted source for pet meds and supplies.

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