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Results of the 2006 AVMA survey of companion animal ownership in US pet-owning households

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  • 1 AVMA Communications Division; Senior Manager, Market Research.

• Six of 10 US households owned a pet at some time during 2006; 64.0% of these households owned > 1 pet, and 21.2% owned ≥ 5 pets.

• Proportions of US households that owned dogs, cats, and horses slightly increased, compared with results from the 2001 AVMA survey, but the proportion of households that owned birds decreased.

• In 2006, total numbers of several types of specialty or exotic pets increased from values reported for 2001 and were similar to values reported for 1996.

Every 5 years, the AVMA surveys a large sample of households in the continental United