Companion Animal Vaccine Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022-2027)

The Companion Animal Vaccine Market is Segmented by Technology (Live Attenuated Vaccines, Inactivated Vaccines, Toxoid vaccines, Recombinant Vaccines, and Other Technologies), Animal Type (Dogs, Cats, and Other Animal Types), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 6.08 %

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Market Overview

The companion animal vaccine market was valued at approximately USD 2,923.0 million in 2021 and is expected to grow with a CAGR of 6.08% over the forecast period. 

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market is expected to be significant. Certain specific and precautionary guidelines were given to veterinary professionals to treat companion animals during the COVID-19 pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July 2020. Additionally, many government authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommended veterinary hospitals and clinics to prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures. This initiative by such national bodies may reduce the dependence on and usage of diagnostic equipment in veterinary healthcare management. Moreover, according to the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health), most veterinary laboratories are actively involved in testing COVID-19 in humans to overcome the shortage of healthcare facilities and COVID-19 testing laboratories, globally. However, some hospitals and clinics are taking definite measures to avoid the transmission of the virus during this pandemic situation. For instance, Prestige Animal Hospitals has been taking precautionary measures in the treatment of animals. It also introduced a 'Drop Off Exams' program that allows the owner to drop off the animal for diagnosis or treatment. The results and treatment plans are then discussed through a phone call/e-mail. Hence, a slight short-term negative impact is witnessed on the companion animal vaccine market, primarily due to the reduced veterinary visits during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The growth of the global companion animal vaccines market is primarily driven by the rising adoption of companion animals, such as dogs and cats, and the increasing cases of zoonotic diseases. At present, companion animals are among the major domesticated animals, and this category is dominated by dogs, cats, and horses. The market studied has been increasingly adopting drug crossovers from the human healthcare sector to the animal healthcare sector, especially dogs and cats. The recent years have observed a significant rise in the number of pet ownership.

According to the annual report of the European Pet Food Industry Association (FEDIAF) in 2020, dogs and cats were found to be the major pets adopted in Europe. Moreover, an estimate of 85 million European households owns at least one pet animal. The trend is further expected to increase during the forecast period.

In the past few years, considering the risk of transferring human diseases to animals and vice versa, the market studied observed increased demand for vaccines for companion animals. The product launched based on emerging technologies, collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, and regional expansions are key strategic initiatives undertaken by these industry players. For instance, in October 2019, Zoetis has launched Versican Plus Bb Oral, the first oral vaccine for dogs in Europe, for protection against Bordetella bronchiseptica, a primary component of the canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC). Thus, owing to the development of innovative solutions, the market studied is expected to record significant growth rates.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, companion animal vaccines are used to prevent infectious diseases caused by various disease-causing agents and provide protection to animals from various life-threatening disorders. The companion animal vaccine market is segmented by technology (live attenuated vaccines, inactivated vaccines, toxoid vaccines, recombinant vaccines, and other technologies), animal type (dogs, cats, and other animal types), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions, globally. The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.

By Technology
Live Attenuated Vaccines
Inactivated Vaccines
Toxoid Vaccines
Recombinant Vaccines
Other Technologies
By Animal Type
Other Animal Types
By Geography
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

The Live Attenuated Vaccines Segment is Expected to Hold a Major Share over the Forecast Period

Live attenuated vaccines contain a weakened version of the living microbe, making it ineffective to cause diseases. They produce a similar, yet weakened reaction, as compared to that of natural infections. Effective cellular and antibody responses are established by the immune system with single or multiple doses of a vaccination, which aids in providing long-term immunity against infectious pathogens. The live attenuated vaccines are kept refrigerated to sustain their potency. Besides, if the vaccine needs to be shipped overseas or stored by healthcare workers, especially in developing countries that lack widespread refrigeration, a live vaccine may not be the best choice.

Mostly, vaccines licensed for oral or intranasal administration are attenuated. These vaccines must be stored and handled properly, and strict attention must be paid to temperature, even in the lyophilized (free-dried) state. After the reconstitution, the vaccine’s dose should be administered promptly (within one hour) or discarded.

Moreover, the development and launch of new vaccines and a robust pipeline are expected to boost the market growth. For instance, in December 2019, Merck Animal Health launched two new vaccines, namely the Nobivac EDGE DAPPV + L4, a combo vaccine to include parainfluenza protection, and the Nobivac EDGE DAPPV combo vaccine to include parainfluenza protection in dogs. Hence, these vaccines are expected to account for the largest market share during the forecast period.


The North American Companion Animal Vaccine Market is Anticipated to Grow Tremendously over the Forecast Period

The major factors driving the growth of the North American companion animal vaccine market include the increasing adoption of companion animals, the surging prevalence of diseases, such as zoonosis, the availability of advanced veterinary healthcare infrastructure, coupled with the presence of key market players.

The growing pet population, along with an increase in spending on pet care, is also fueling the market growth. For instance, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), around 85 million families or 67% of United States households owned a pet, up from 56% of US households in 1988. Additionally, during 2019-2020, around 63.4 million United States households owned a dog. Furthermore, as per the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) 2019, about 70% of Mexican households had at least one pet. Such high adoption in the region is driving the growth of market. 

Moreover, as per the American Pet Products Association Survey 2021-2022, it was estimated that in 2021 around USD 109.6 billion was spent on pets in the United States, up from USD 103.6 billion in 2020. Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of the Interior (DOI), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a 2019 report, listing the zoonotic diseases of the highest concern in the United States. This factor may boost the market growth, as it may increase the demand for vaccines to eradicate infectious diseases in companion animals.

To increase their market shares, market players are adopting various strategies, such as product launches, product developments, collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and expansions. For instance, in October 2020, Elanco signed an agreement with Bayer’s Animal Health Business to acquire its Animal Health business in a transaction valued at USD 7.6 billion. Thus, the rising incidence rates of infectious diseases in companion animals, along with increasing product launches, may show significant market growth over the forecast period.


Competitive Landscape

The companion animal vaccine market is a moderately competitive market. In terms of market share, major players such as Elanco Animal Health Incorporated, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Merck & Co. Inc., Zoetis Inc., and Bioveta AS, among others, hold the largest market shares. Key players are evolving through various strategic alliances, such as acquisitions, collaborations, and new product launches, to expand the global product portfolios and secure their positions in the global market.

Recent Developments

  • In September 2020, Applied DNA Sciences Inc. and Evvivax SRL announced their plans to initiate a veterinary clinical trial for LineaDNA vaccine candidates upon receiving approval for the clinical plan from the US Department of Agriculture. The goal of the vaccine trial is to evaluate the vaccine candidate as a strategy for preventing the COVID-19 (a zoonotic disease) infection in companion felines of humans.
  • In June 2020, Elanco received regulatory clearance for the acquisition of Bayer AG's animal health business.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Rising Adoption of Companion Animals, such as Dogs and Cats

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Cases of Zoonotic Diseases

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Vaccine Development and Regulatory Concern

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Live Attenuated Vaccines

      2. 5.1.2 Inactivated Vaccines

      3. 5.1.3 Toxoid Vaccines

      4. 5.1.4 Recombinant Vaccines

      5. 5.1.5 Other Technologies

    2. 5.2 By Animal Type

      1. 5.2.1 Dogs

      2. 5.2.2 Cats

      3. 5.2.3 Other Animal Types

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America



      1. 6.1.1 Elanco Animal Health Incorporated

      2. 6.1.2 Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH

      3. 6.1.3 Brilliant Bio Pharma

      4. 6.1.4 Merck & Co. Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Virbac

      6. 6.1.6 Zoetis Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Indian Immunologicals Ltd

      8. 6.1.8 Bioveta AS

      9. 6.1.9 Vetoquinol SA

      10. 6.1.10 Merial (Sanofi)

      11. 6.1.11 Biogenesis Bag

      12. 6.1.12 Hygieia Biological Laboratories

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape Covers Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Companion Animal Vaccine Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Global Companion Animal Vaccine Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.08% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Elanco Animal Health Incorporated , Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH , Merck & Co. Inc., Zoetis Inc., Bioveta AS are the major companies operating in Global Companion Animal Vaccine Market .

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