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The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA), Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH

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Pet Population 2019

Every year the PFMA commissions the well respected Pet Population report, which looks in detail at pet ownership trends. In 2019 it is estimated that 12m (40% of) households have pets. 

 

 

 

2018 - 2019 Rolling Total  Pet population (m) % households with ..…
     
Dogs 9 25
Cats 7.5 17
Rabbits 0.6 1
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 0.7
Lizards 0.3 0.6
Snakes 0.2 0.4
Horses and Ponies 0.2 0.3
Rats 0.1 0.1
Ferrets 0.1 0.1
Gerbils 0.1 0.2
People keep insects 0.1 0.1
Pigeons 0.1 0.1
Frogs and Toads 0.1 0.1
     

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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