Friday, November 5, 2010

fun friday feline factoid - statistics

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you will have read one of my many rants about the greater abundance of dog-stuff available than cat-stuff.

So I decided to do a little research. The American Pet Products Association has a webpage specifically for Industry Statistics and Trends. Here are some of their stats:

Breakdown of pet ownership in the U.S. according to the 2009-2010 National Pet Owners Survey

Number of U.S. Households that Own a Pet (millions)

Number of Pets owned in the U.S. (millions)

According to the 2009-2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, basic annual expenses for dog and cat owners in dollars include:
Surgical Vet Visits$532$278
Kennel Boarding$273$255
Routine Vet$225$203
Groomer/Grooming Aids$66$22
Food Treats$64$37


So, there are more dog households than cat households and yet there are more cats as pets than dogs which I suppose, indicates there are more multiple cat households than single cat households. I am still left wondering why people spend less money on their cats than they do on their dogs. Any one have any ideas?

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