U.S. Companion Animal Ownership And Demographics Sourcebook (2007)
Based on a national survey of over 47,000 households, this report collects information on the companion animal population and their owners within the United States.
According to these survey results, the companion dog population is estimated at 72 million, while the companion cat population is estimated at 82 million. In 2006 49.7% of companion animal owners considered their companion animals to be family members. Average veterinary expenses per household for all companion animals in 2006 was $366. In horse-owning households, 61.1% had at least one veterinary visit during the year, an increase of 11.9% from 2001.
The primary topics of this report include:
- Key findings
- Total companion animal ownership and companion animal population
- Veterinary medical use and expenditures
- Companion animal owner Demographics
- Companion animal owner Profiles