Indicadores poblacionales en caninos y felinos y existencias de otras especies domésticas en la comuna de El Bosque, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Ibarra M., Luis
Cisternas L., Paola
Valencia G., Jorge
Morales M., María A.
In order to know dog and cat population indexes and the existences of other species a survey in a random sample of 599 households was done in the county El Bosque. The population size was estimated in 41,586 dogs, with 1.01 dog per house and a dog human ratio of 4.14:1. The mean age of dog population was 2.63 years, the sex ratio was 1.91 male: 1 female, the breed ratio was 3.67 mixed: 1 pure breed.The estimated cat population was 18,170, with 0.44 cats per house and a cat human ratio of 9.5:1.Other animals were present in 16,4% of the households, being the domestic and ornamental birds the most frequent.Key words: demography, canine population, feline, populationPalabras clave: demografía, población canina, población felina.