Pet ownership in Putrajaya

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Mastura Yaacob. Pet ownership in Putrajaya. 30th Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM) Congress. 19th-20th October, 2018. Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.(Abstract of e-Poster Presentation).

 

Mastura Yaacob, Shariffah Nazari, Muhammad Nazri Khairuddin, Sharil Azwan Mohd Zain,Fakhrulisham Razali, Chandrawathani PadchadcharamDepartment of Veterinary ServiceCorresponding author: mastura.yaacob@dvs.gov.my

The objective of the study was to determine the status of pet ownership among Putrajaya residence. The survey was administered by means of a questionnaire, either by face to face interview or online. A total of 594 residence participated in this survey. The result has shown that 47% of the household do keep animals as their pets. The most popular pets are cat (72%) and fish (14%). The most common sources of cats were the street, with 63% saying their cats were strays, 24% were acquired their pets through friends and families as a gift and pet shop (15 %). Almost 59% of the cats were desexed, 86% were not microchipped and 67% were not vaccinated. Almost half of the pet owners (53%) do not take their pet to the vet at all. Among those visited veterinary clinic, 68.7% opted for private animal clinic compared to 31% for government veterinary clinic in Cheras. The most common reasons for veterinaryvisit include health check-ups (47%), vaccinations (34%), surgeries (13%), microchipped (4%) and PetPassport (2%). In term of pet-owning household expenditure, most (82%) of them spend an estimated RM1.00-RM250.00 per month on its pets, 45.7% on food, followed by veterinary services and products(27%), pet products and accessories (16%), grooming (8%) and boarding (3%) services.

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