As the world faced the COVID-19 pandemic together, more people realized how much they needed a little more comfort and companionship, which is why 2 out of 5 people in the United States decided to welcome a feline pet in your home. More than 45 million Americans own a cat, according to the latest survey from the American Pet Products Association. Shockingly, less than 1 in 10 people bought their cat from a breeder or pet store. Others found their furry companions through adoption, family and friends, or taking in strays. While cats are easier to care for than dogs (who need more walks and training), it would still cost about $801 in annual vet visits per household, along with providing food and a comfortable place to live.
To give prospective feline pet owners a better idea of which types of cats are best for them, Stacker examined YouGov data on cat breeds and presented the 25 most popular in America. Popularity is defined as the percentage of people who have a positive opinion of a cat breed, while fame is defined as the percentage of people who have heard of a cat breed.
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