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Pet Insurance

05 Aug 2015

Cats may rule the internet but dogs are a man’s best friend

Our infographic shows you which pet wins when it comes to Australian households, with some interesting statistical costs of having a pet over a life time.

Which animal comes out on top?

  • There are 4.2 million pet dogs in Australia
  • That’s 19 dogs for every 100 people.
  • 3.3 million cats in Australia
  • That’s 15 cats for every household


The most popular name for both female cats and dogs is Bella

  • The most popular male dog name is Buddy
  • The most popular male cat name is Tigger


Australians spend big on their pets with an estimated $1.2 Billion spent each year on pet care services.

This includes:

  • Grooming
  • Boarding and minding
  • Pet insurance
  • Training and behaviour therapy


Australian’s spend an extra $3 Billion on pet food each year. And $1.7 Billion on veterinary services!


Woolworths Pet Insurance is issued by The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd ABN 78 090 584 473, AFSL 241436 (Hollard), is promoted and distributed by Hollard’s Authorised Representative (AR) Woolworths Group Limited ABN 88 000 014 675, AR 245476 and is arranged and administered by PetSure (Australia) Pty Ltd ABN 95 075 949 923, AFSL 420183. Any advice provided is general only and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. Please consider the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) to ensure this product meets your needs before purchasing. PDS and Target Market Determination available at