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How many households in Canada own Cats How many cats are ...

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How many households in Canada own Cats? How many cats are owned by Canadians?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Cat
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
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The U.S. provides information on household pet ownership, surely there are some Canadian statistics available somewhere as well. I need to know either how many Canadian households have pets (most specifically cats, but pets in general will do) and/or how many cats are owned per household. Can anyone help?
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
http://www.dced.state.ak.us/oed/seafood/pub/PetFoodIndustryReport.pdf
says 38% of households in Canada own cats and more than 25% own dogs
This site
http://cfhs.ca/athome/happy_indoor_cat/
says 52% of Canadians own pets and of that 49% of those have cats.
Their source for that info was COMPAS Inc. (Survey sponsored by Ralston Purina Canada Inc.), March 1995 which may have more info for you if you can get a copy.
And this site says there is a cd-rom on the statistics which includes pets information.
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/datalib/other/findcans.htm on this document PMB 2000 product cd-rom (PMB Print Measurement Bureau)
And this site says
http://www.equestrian.ca/equinecanada/HORSES/Research/research_study3.html
"Of those surveyed who own dogs, cats or other pets, there are:
2 dogs per household
3 cats per household, and
1 other pet"
Hope this helps you!
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