APPMA Releases Annual Pet Stats
Connecticut - The American Pet Products Manufacturer’s Association released its yearly Pet Owners Survey this week.
The results may be surprising. Topping the list for most common pet is freshwater fish. Americans own 142 million of them.
Coming in second are cats at 88.3 million followed by dogs at 74.8 million.
The remainder of the pet population is as follows:
24.3 million small animals
16 million birds
13.8 million horses
13.4 million reptiles
9.6 million salt***er fish
The survey found that pet ownership is higher than it’s ever been. The total number is ...drum roll please - 71.1 million households have at least one pet.
That number is up more than 60% from the first survey – which was conducted in 1988 and reported only 51 million households caring for pets.
We’ve all grown accustomed to the many fundraisers and charitable events that the pet industry produces for homeless pets. From pet food companies… more ›