PFMA population data

Nicole Paley
Saturday, April 2, 2022

The Pet Food Manufacturers' Association (PFMA) has released its annual population data, indicating there are a record 35 million pets in the UK in 2022. Pet ownership is at a peak and 17.4 million households (62%) own a pet. In the UK there are now 13 million dogs and 12 million cats, 1.6 million indoor birds, 1.4 million domestic fowl, 1 million rabbits, 900 000 Guinea pigs, 700 000 pigeons, 600 000 hamsters, 600 000 tortoises and 600 000 horses.

Figure 1. 11-month-old cat Vinnie was an emergency arrival at Wood Green in February, after he suffered a serious injury to his third eyelid and his owner was unable to afford treatment.
Figure 1. 11-month-old cat Vinnie was an emergency arrival at Wood Green in February, after he suffered a serious injury to his third eyelid and his owner was unable to afford treatment.

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