Pets: Population, Breakdown and Costs

8th September 2019 / NewsBits

Population and breakdown

  • 49% of UK adults own a pet.
  • 25% of UK adults have a cat with an estimated population of 11.1 million pet cats.
  • 24% of the UK adult population have a dog with an estimated population of 8.9 million pet dogs.
  • 2% of the UK adult population have a rabbit with an estimated population of 1.0 million pet rabbits.

Source PSDA Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals GB

Vets Bills

Pet owners without insurance payout an average of £810 every time their animals need treatment at the vets, new figures suggest.

The most common pet insurance claim last year was for problems with joints, which costs an average of £452.92 for treatment, according to claims data from insurer More Than and research from comparison site MoneySuperMarket.

As 56 per cent of owners do not have cover, they are faced with having to pay out big bills each time they need to take their pets to the vet.

Source: This is money

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