Gallup Survey of Dog Owners

The Take C.H.A.R.G.E. Registry includes data from the first nationwide Gallup survey of pet owners addressing their experience with canine cancer.Conducted in March 2022, the Gallup survey estimated the prevalence – the percent of U.S. dogs with cancer in 2021 – was 3.4 percent, less than the approximately 5 percent prevalence in humans that year. However, the survey also found that the incidence – the percent of U.S. dogs newly diagnosed with cancer in 2021 – was 2.8 percent, which is approximately five times the 0.57 percent incidence of newly diagnosed cancer in humans that year. This finding is startling since researchers have assumed that canine cancer rates mirror human cancer rates.

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    Canine Cancer Care Index

    In addition to assessing canine cancer incidence and prevalence, Gallup used data from the survey to calculate a Canine Cancer Care Index that reflects three dimensions related to canine cancer care: knowledge, quality of care, and canine comfort. Ranging from 0 (the worst possible score) to 100 (the best possible score), the Index will help assess whether canine cancer care experiences are improving, worsening, or staying the same for dog owners and their dogs over time. Gallup determined that the 2021 Canine Cancer Care Index is 80.5 or a B-, indicating a clear need for improvement.