UK Pet Population

UK Pet Food has been commissioning research looking at the UK’s pet population for over 15 years. Our survey is answered by almost 9000 households.  Our objective is to provide our members, the public, media and the wider pet industry with useful statistics.  Annually, we also ask a smaller group, of around 2500 people, questions about acquisition, habits, cost of living and relinquishment.

After years of running face to face surveys, in 2021, due to the Covid Pandemic, the survey moved online.  Due to the change in methodology, it is not possible to compare current data with data sourced prior to 2021.