5 Most Popular Pets in the United States

5 Most Popular Pets in the United States

There are so many perks of having a pet or pets in a household. Pets provide physical and mental benefits to their owner. Pets can help deal with depression and even help in decreasing blood pressure. But like everything else, one must choose which pet is right for him.

To help you make your choice of which pet to get, here are the top five most popular and most common pets in the United States.



Dogs have been part of man’s family for almost 14,000 years. Dogs are known for faithfulness, loyalty, and also because they are very intelligent. These easy-to-train animals can guard your home and also be a playmate to your family. It is not surprising that dogs are the most common and well-loved pets not just in the country but all throughout the world.

According to American Pet Products Association (APPA), 46.3 million homes in the country have dogs as pets. There are about 78 million pet dogs in the country.



Although there only 38.9 million households who own cats, there are actually more than pet cats that pet dogs. There are approximately 86.4 million pet cats, this is because cat owners tend to have more cats per household.

Cats are quite “diva” pets, but they can take care of themselves. They exercise themselves without needing to be taken to a walk. Also, cats are very helpful in rodent-control.



According to APPA, fishes are the third-most popular pet in America. About 12.5 million homes have at least twelve pet fishes.

These pets are known to help beautify your home. Watching these colorful aquatic animals is also known to have calming effects. Taking care of your aquarium isn’t too much of a hassle too. That’s why fishes are one of the most popular pets in the country.







There are about 16 million birds squawking in 5.7 million homes in the United States right now. Birds can’t really be domesticated, but still, they can form bonds with their owners. The most popular pet birds are canaries prized for their beautiful singing, talking birds for entertainment, and other colorful feathered creatures.



These cute and furry hoppers need attention. They need to be regularly exercised. They also need time to get accustomed to their owners before they show their affection. Once, these cute creatures get used to you, they’ll be the best pets you’ll ever have. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that there are 6.2 million pet rabbits in 19 million homes in USA.


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