Italy Veterinary Services Market Report 2017

Italy Veterinary Services Market Report 2017

  • February 2017 •
  • 89 pages •
  • Report ID: 4773248 •
  • Format: PDF
In Italy, 55% of the households own at least one pet. The pet cat population is higher than the pet dog population in the country. There were 7.4 million cats and 7 million dogs in 2016. All the pet owners have to earmark their pets for identification and mistreatment and abandonment of the animals are considered as a punishable offence.

Veterinary services provide healthcare for animals - especially pets, farm animals, and animals kept in zoos and wildlife parks. This market comprises licensed veterinary practitioners who practice veterinary medicine, dentistry or surgery for animals.

Italy is the tenth largest country in Europe. It is the fourth most populated country in Europe. According to the IMF and the World Bank, Italy is the eighth largest economy in the world and the world’s twelfth largest economy in purchasing power parity.

Italy had the eighth largest GDP in the world worth about $1.8 trillion accounting for 2.4% of global GDP. Italy is the twenty third most populated country with a population of 61 million that accounts for 0.8% of the global population

The latest trend in the veterinary services market as of 2016 was 'Insurance Services Aiding Pet Owners'. The pet insurance industry is offering new product lines for veterinary services in developed markets. The insurance cover helps pet owners to explore a range of treatment options available ensuring better healthcare of animals. For example, Healthy Paws pet insurance offers insurance for pet illness, accidents, hereditary and congenital conditions, chronic conditions and alternative care.

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