Dog Facts and Dog Statistics

Dog & Pet Statistics

Searching for pet ownership statistics or pet owner demographics? If so, you’ve found the right page. Below are a few quick facts and stats regarding dog population as well as US. pet ownership & demographics.

  • Did you know? The average cost of having a dog can range anywhere between $7,240 and $12,700 in the US alone.
  • According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), pet care industry spending has exceeded $62 billion
  • In terms of pet ownership, 70-80 million dogs in the US are owned.
  • Approximately 35-45% of all households in the US have a dog
  • Owned dogs typically live longer as compared to stray dogs.
  • Average cost for a veterinarian visit (basic exam) starts at anywhere from $50-$75.
  • Dog x-ray costs, dog surgery, MRI and emergency visits costs widely vary depending on the location and vet clinic.
    These types of visits typically can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.


Total USA Pet Industry Expenditures (Chart)

Need information regarding US pet ownership statistics or pet industry statistics and trends? Based on various pet owner surveys as well as data from pet owner demographics, below is a quick chart showing pet industry trends in terms of costs and expense.

Total US Pet Industry Expenditures

Basic Annual Expenses for Dogs (Chart)

Wondering how much does a dog costs per month or how much does it cost to buy a dog? If you’re trying to determine average dog costs or trying to calculate the cost of dog food, below is chart showing expense breakout regarding yearly expense for dogs. To determine dog food dollar cost per month, simply divide the numbers or percentages below by twelve. The costs for puppies can vary depending on the type of puppy and the same applies to the cost of dog food per month.

Basic Annual Expenses Dogs

Source: American Pet Products Association's 2015-2016 National Pet Owners Survey.



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