More than 140 million cats and dogs in the EU

The latest annual figures from the European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF) show that pet ownership across Europe remains at a high level, with an estimated 80 million European households owning at least one pet.

Cats remain the most popular pets in European households with a stable population of 74.4 million in the EU and 102.7 million in Europe and Russia. Dogs are growing in popularity with 66.4 million dogs in the EU (84.9 million in Europe and Russia) in 2017 compared to 63.7 million (82.2 million) in 2016.


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