Nearly every other household in Austria now has at least one pet, usually a cat, according to the latest survey by the Austrian Pet Food Association (ÖHTV) of the pet population in the country.
The survey was conducted by the market research company GfK on behalf of the ÖHTV, which represents the leading pet supplies companies in Austria. The study generally shows that since 2019, the number of Austrian households with pets has increased by five per cent to 1.8 mio. Most of these are located in the east of the country.
28 per cent of Austrian households have cats, according to the study, whereas only 17 per cent of households keep a dog.