Household Pet Ownership, 1990–2004

(as a percentage of total U.S. households)

  1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004
Dog 57% 58% 56% 59% 61% 62% 62% 63%
Cat 33 32 30 32 32 34 34 34
Freshwate fish 8 10 10 11 9 12 13 13
Bird 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6
Small animal 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5
Reptile n.a. n.a. 3 3 3 4 4 4
Equine n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 4
Saltwater fish .5 .7 .6 .6 .5 .7 .7 .7
n.a. = not available.
Source: American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, 2005-2006 National Pet Owners Survey

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