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Pet Population 2018

Every year the PFMA commissions the well respected Pet Population report, which looks in detail at pet ownership trends. In 2018 it is estimated that 12m (45% of) households have pets. 

2017 - 2018 Rolling Total  Pet population (m) % households with ..…
Any pet 51 (inc fish) 45
Dogs 9 26
Cats 8 18
Rabbits 0.9 2
Domestic Fowl 0.5 0.4
Indoor Birds 0.5 1
Guinea Pigs 0.4 1
Hamsters 0.3 1
Tortoises and Turtles 0.3 0.8
Lizards 0.2 0.5
Snakes 0.2 0.4
Horses and Ponies 0.2 0.3
Rats 0.1 0.2
Ferrets 0.1 0.1
Gerbils 0.1 0.1
People keep insects 0.1 0.1
Pigeons 0.1 0.04
Frogs and Toads 0.1 0.04
People keep mice 0.05 0.03

Each year a representative sample of UK adults are interviewed, by TNS, in face-to-face interviews, regarding their pet ownership. Over the last two years a sample of over 4,000 people have been interviewed. In order to further reduce statistical uncertainty, survey results are averaged over 2 years, giving an effective sample of over 8,000 people. 

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