Every Day Pet Care Information From Pet Professionals

The impact of the COVID pandemic on pet adoption

The COVID pandemic has affected the normal operation of the shelters. During the lockdown, the adoptions have decreased by a 50%. In the months after the lift of the restrictions, these delayed adoptions started completing and the situation is progressively reaching its normal state.

Food tendencies for families with multiple pets

Most of the families with multiple dogs or multiple cats have pets of “similar characteristics”. This allows to the families to use the same food for all their dogs or cats. More than half of these families use just one food for all their dogs or cats.

Statistics for families with multiple pets

From our analysis it becomes clear that for families with multiple pets, these pets tend to have similar characteristics in terms of size, neutering, breed and age. In addition, it becomes clear that families with less variance tend to have less members compared to the ones that host pets of wider range of characteristics.

Caring for multiple pets

Many families are lucky enough to have multiple pets. There are several periodic preventive tasks that families need to perform for their pets such as deworming and vaccinations. What we want to see is whether families tend to care for all their pets at the same time or have a separate schedule for each one of them. We focus our analysis on families with cats and dogs.

Pet families statistics

This report examines the composition of pet-families which we define as “pets living under the same roof”. The analysis provides very insightful information and corrects many wrong beliefs. The results focus on Dogs and Cats. The rest of the species are included in the “Others” category.