Anthony Baraya

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 each year.