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Table 1 Characteristics of cats as reported by participants in the “Pet Health and Wellbeing” survey

From: A cross-sectional study of owner-reported health in Canadian and American cats fed meat- and plant-based diets

  MB (n = 667) PB (n = 187) PB+MB (n = 69)
Sex
 Male (n = 611) 321 (48%) 94 (50%) 34 (49%)
 Female (n = 653) 342 (51%) 93 (50%) 35 (51%)
Sex status
 Intact (n = 41) 17 (3%) 10 (5%) 3 (4%)
 Desexed (n = 1223) 646 (97%) 177 (95%) 66 (96%)
Breed type
 DSH (n = 660) 362 (54%) 93 (50%) 36 (52%)
 DMH (n = 60) 35 (5%) 6 (3%) 5 (7%)
 DLH (n = 95) 66 (10%) 8 (4%) 1 (1%)
 Asian (n = 50) 32 (5%) 8 (4%) 2 (3%)
 American (n = 35) 21 (3%) 4 (2%) 1 (1%)
 European (n = 58) 34 (5%) 8 (4%) 2 (3%)
 Other (n = 9) 2 (0%) 1 (0%) 0 (0%)
 Mix (n = 134) 58 (9%) 29 (16%) 9 (13%)
 Unknown (n = 131) 46 (7%) 25 (14%) 11 (16%)
Age (years)
 Less than 1 29 (4%) 7 (4%) 3 (4%)
 1–2 92 (14%) 28 (15%) 6 (9%)
 3–4 105 (16%) 24 (13%) 6 (9%)
 5–6 83 (12%) 34 (18%) 14 (20%)
 7–8 90 (13%) 24 (13%) 6 (9%)
 9–10 65 (10%) 19 (10%) 12 (17%)
 11–12 61 (9%) 21 (11%) 5 (7%)
 13–14 41 (6%) 18 (10%) 5 (7%)
 15–16 40 (6%) 6 (3%) 6 (9%)
 17–18 16 (2%) 6 (3%) 2 (3%)
 19–20 9 (1%) 2 (1%) 0 (0%)
 Greater than 20 1 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
  1. Numbers of cats per category may not add up to total due to non-responders and indeterminable diet type. Thirty-four specific breeds were reported, including: Abyssinian, American bobtail, Balinese, Bengal, Birman, Bombay, British shorthair, Burmese, Chantilly, Chartruex, Chaussie, domestic shorthair (DSH), domestic medium hair (DMH), domestic longhair (DLH), Havana brown, Himalayan, Korat, Maine coon, Manx, Norwegian forest cat, Oriental, Persian, Ragdoll, Rex, Russian blue, Siamese, Siberian, Snowshoe, Somali, Sphynx, Tonkinese, Toyger, Turkish angora, Turkish van