In 2001, Ipsos-Reid Corporation completed an analysis of pet ownership in Canada. It showed;
- 60 per cent of owners have good communication with their pets
- 70 per cent of owners believe pets have the same health and happiness rights as humans
- 45 per cent believe animals have emotions the same way humans do
- 70 per cent believe pet ownership improves children's development
- 40 per cent of Canadians feel pets are good companions
Fun Dog Facts
- dogs have no appendix
- there are over 350 breeds of dogs worldwide
- dogs can make 100 facial expressions
- dogs aren't color blind, their vision only registers red as gray
- dogs can reach a running speed of 19 miles per hour
- dogs were one of the first animals domesticated by humans
- dogs are pack animals
- dogs are direct descendants of wolves
Ever wonder if you are the "typical" pet owner? Compare these pet facts to your pet ownership situation.
- the favorite dog breed in Canada is a Labrador Retriever
- the average city dog lives three years longer than a country dog
- the biggest health problem in domesticated dogs is obesity
Some other changes in society show that pets and animals are becoming a more important part of our culture. Pet services are growing and there is a growing interest in health care for pets. Pet related industries are thriving socially and pet e commerce is growing at a rapid pace. Even taxes for pets are becoming more complex.
Pets are part of our family and are quickly becoming part of our society. It is interesting to look at some pet statistics to see all the changes happening in our society.