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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!

 


Sources:
www.cuteness.com
http://petsinaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Pet-Ownership-in-Australia-2013-Summary-ONLINE-VER.pdf


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