Pet and Companion Animals
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Statistics are _________ to obtain, but the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) conducts surveys periodically.
The most common pet species (by population) include:
Many households have ________ than one pet.
About ____________ of households in the U.S. have at least one pet.
About _________ of households have at least one cat and one dog.
About _________ of U.S. households have a dog.
About __________ of U.S. households have a cat.
_____________ _______ __________ are the most likely of all demographic groups to have a pet.
Families with children
People who are 65 or older and live alone are the ________ likely to have a pet.
The ____________ the household income, the more likely a pet will be found in the home.
Homeowners are _________ likely to have a pet than those who rent their homes.
The ___________ the number of people in the household, the more likely it is to have a pet.
The pet industry generated approximately ____________________ from pet food, supplies, veterinary care, live animal purchases, grooming, boarding, and pet sitting.
The annual rate of growth for the industry is approximately ___________________.
The pet food industry is approximately ________ annually and is growing.
The overall purpose of the industry is to:
support the animals in service and companionship to people.
The human-companion animal bond is now recognized as a contributing factor in the
Although most pets/companion animals are of a domestic species, the keeping of tamed specimens of _______ _________ as pets predates domestication and is still a common practice around the world.
Ornamental pets serve the same purpose that ______________ serve. They decorate and enhance the atmosphere.
Ornamental pets are usually _____________ ______________ ________ ______ ________ or some type of animal that _______ _________ ___________ to an environment.
brightly colored birds or fish
adds aesthetic appeal
Ornamental pets are rarely _____________, ________, or ___________ ___ ______ ___________ _______.
treated in any special way
Common species of companion animals: (4)
Reasons for using these species: (3)
Parents often use pets as a tool in _________ ____________.
Benefits of pet ownership: (3)
The ______ __________ is considered to be the ancestor of domestic dogs.
Humans and wolves share many of the same ________ ________________.
Some suggest that the motive for the earliest associations may have been the wolves' and that it was no more noble than to ____________ _________ from human encampments.
Archeological evidence suggests that dog domestication was around _________________.
10,000- 12,000 B.C.
DNA sequencing technology suggests that dogs may have been domesticated as long as _______________ years ago.
There may have been __________ domestication events that led to the dog.
Domestic dogs were brought to the Western Hemisphere with the ancestors of the ________ _____________ who were living here when Europeans "discovered" the New World.
Substantial archeological evidence for domestic dogs in the Western Hemisphere dates as far back as __________.
It has long been believed that cats were not domesticated until after __________ _____________ developed.
The grain produced and stored by farmers provided a clear purpose for having them around human settlement which was to _____ _________ ________.
help control vermin
Egyptians are credited with domesticating the cat around ____________ years ago.
DNA evidence suggests that the domestic cat has descended from the _______ ___________ _____________ around ___________.
Near Eastern Wildcat
Some evidence suggests that cats were domesticated around ___________ or as early as ___________.
After reaching Europe, cats were at first q uite popular as __________ ___________.
They later became associated with _________ and its practitioners- witches and warlocks- during the middle age.
During the Dark Ages, __________ __________ killed off large numbers of cats.
With fewer cats, _________ ______ proliferated and took with them the oriental rat flea that spread the _________ _________ across Europe.
A _________ of the human population died.
European ships brought cats to the Americas as pets for their ___________ ___________ skills.
The ______ _______ dates to 1871 with the first cat show held in _____________. This was followed by the first organized cat show in the ________ ___________ in 1895.
The other species have been relatively recent domestications. Many were domesticated for their value as _____________ _________, and have found homes in the hearts of owners either for their __________ or because they offer _______ or ________ advantages.
________ are the most popular pet in terms of rate of ownership.
In 2006, _________ of households owned a dog and the number of dogs per household had ________________.
About ________ of all DOG-OWNING households own just one dog, and __________ also own a cat.
The total number of cats is ___________ than dogs, but cats are found in ____________ households.
Only _________ of dog owning households have more than one dog; ________ of cat-owning households have more than one cat, and _______ also own a dog.
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