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The report looks at pet ownership, pet insurance and micro-chipping for April 2014 to March 2015.

Main points

  • 47% of households owned a pet. Of these households, 62% owned dogs, and 39% owned cats. 14% owned fish and 6% owned birds.
  • Pet dogs were most commonly purchased from a private seller (36%)
  • The most common place for households to get a pet cat was from friends and neighbours (38%).
  • Overall 78% of dogs acquired in the past five years were microchipped (81% in non-materially deprived households and 67% in materially deprived households).
  • Household material deprivation was found to be the key factor determining whether a dog had been microchipped or insured.
  • 46% of dogs and 21% of cats were insured. 50% of horses were insured.


Pet welfare (National Survey for Wales), April 2014 to March 2015 , file type: PDF, file size: 430 KB

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