Friday, December 1, 2023

Mexico is No. 2 in the world for the most household pets

Mexico is up to its ears in cats and dogs.

According to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), 70% of Mexican households have at least one pet, putting it second only to Argentina for the country with the most household pets.

Another study, GFK Pet Ownership 2016, also arrived at the conclusion that Mexico figures prominently among nations with the most pet lovers.

According to Animal Health Bayer-Mexico marketing director Bruno Rodríguez Muñoz, most Mexicans prefer dogs, though cat ownership is on the rise. The furry division is split 80% dogs to 20% cats in terms of ownership of one of the two most popular household pets.

Rosalía Arriaga, general manager of Dr. Guerrero Veterinary Clinic, said the past few years have seen a significant increase in owners’ preoccupation for their pets’ health.

Towards that end, Bayer-Mexico, with the support of Ocetif, a food certification organization, decided it will issue a certification for veterinarians called TUVET. In a press conference at a veterinary symposium in Mexico City, the organization announced the new certification, the first in Latin America for veterinary clinics and hospitals for smaller animals.

Rodríguez said Bayer-Mexico’s principal objective in issuing the certification is to ensure quality service in veterinary establishments. He said that they expected to issue the first 100 certificates to the first batch of animal hospitals and clinics between May and June.

Ocetif vice-president Mario Gorena Mireles said that in order to receive a certification veterinary practices must demonstrate consistency in veterinary training, engage in preventative medicine, ensure quality care and show warm and attentive customer service.

Source: Excelsior (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.

October remittances highest ever recorded in a single month

Remittances to Mexico have been on a record-breaking trend since the start of the pandemic, but the peso's strength has affected purchasing power.

Interpol issues Red Notice for fugitive mayor of Toluca

He's accused of the unlawful arrest of his former father-in-law and of physical and sexual violence toward his ex-wife.
Maya Train tests in Campeche

Got 1 min? Tickets sell out for first trip on the Maya Train

The first trip from Campeche to Cancún on Dec. 16 sold out in under an hour on the Maya Train ticket reservation site.