Pet Care Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Pet Care Market is segmented by Pet Type (Dog, Cat, Fish, and Others), Product type (Pet Food, Pet Care and Grooming products), Distribution Channel (Offline Retail Stores and Online Stores), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Africa & Middle East).

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Latin America

Largest Market:

North America


7.4 %

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Market Overview

The Global Pet Care market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

Although the year 2020 was not to be found very promising for all the industries but in the case of the pet care market it was a boon as due to repeated lockdowns people stayed mostly at home and they took good care of their pets, this stimulated the demand for pet services and products and encouraged significant growth in the pet care market.

The growing interest in pet humanization coupled with a rise in demand for premiumization in pet care products is some of the factors driving the market growth for Pet care products. North America holds a prominent share in the global pet care market. There are significant opportunities that remain in the market, despite the increasing maturity and greater competition prevailing in the region. Colgate-Palmolive, Nestle S.A (Purina), and General Mills Inc (Bluebuffalo) are some of the pet care manufacturers who have a significant share in the global pet care market.

Scope of the Report

The pet care market depicts the detailed analysis of products that are used in food and safety, nourishment, exercise to medical attention. It includes services vaccination, pet sitting, pet grooming, pet feeding, pet training, and others.

Pet Care Market is segmented by Pet Type (Dog, Cat, Fish, and Others), Product type (Pet Food, Pet Care and Grooming products), Distribution Channel (Offline Retail Stores and Online Stores), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Africa & Middle East).

Pet Type
Product Type
Pet Food
Pet Care
Oral Care
Dietary Supplements
Veterinary Diets
Grooming Products
Shampoo & Conditioners
Combs & Brushes
Clippers & Scissors
Other Grooming Products
Distribution Channel
Offline Retail Stores
Online Retail Sores
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Pet Humanization Trend is Driving the Market

The pet humanization is showing a positive influence on the market growth with rising consumer interest in treating pets as one of their family. Urbanization is forcing people into smaller spaces where larger pets are not economical as their maintenance cost is high when compared to smaller pets. Small pets are much more likely to indulged and humanized than larger pets. The popularity of pet fashion among pet owners have a positive impact on the market and is expected to contribute a significant growth during the forecast period. Some pet owners are very particular about representing their lifestyles by spending on comfortable and luxurious products for their pets. This encourages market competitors to launch numerous new products, customized products in the pet grooming service market segment.Hence, consumers are looking to plug the familial gap with a pet companion. These factors have led to a market place led by small animals such as cats and dogs as indulgent pet owners are happy to spend heavily on ensuring the best quality life which has driven the demand for pet care products. The pet humanization is supporting the market growth with the number of companies investing in R&D in order to creat new interesting products.

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North America is Leading the Pet Care Market

The pet care market in North America is well matured in terms of consumers and available products in the market. Premiumization is playing a key role in driving the sales of the pet care market in North America. There is a growing demand for natural pet food and is gaining traction across the United States consumers owing to obesity risks in pets such as dogs and cats. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 55% of dogs and cats in the United States are obese. This presents a greater opportunity for manufacturers for adding quality ingredients, diets and launch added value products to cater to the growing consumer interest towards premium products. With more product launches with value-added quality ingredients, the demand for pet care products is expected to grow further during the forecast period. 

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Competitive Landscape

The market is highly concentrated with the presence of international brands such as Mars incorporated, Colgate-Palmolive, Nestle S.A (Purina) and General Mills Inc (Bluebuffalo) who are operating in this market. These companies are targeting acquisition as their key strategy in order to consolidate their market share and strengthen their position in the market. For instance, in May 2016, Agrolimen acquired Nature's Variety, a manufacturer of pet food, to improve the quality of pet food products by incorporating high-quality ingredients in their products.

Recent Developments

In June, 2020, Pedigree a subsidiary of Mars Inc. has launched three new dental care products “Dentastix” for dogs. Dentastix Chewy Chunx helps prevent plaque build-up throughout the day and will launch in chicken and beef flavours, with mini or maxi options for smaller or larger dogs.

In June 2020, Royal Canin a subsidiary of Mars Inc. lauched “Royal Canin Yorkshire Terrier Adult 8+” for dogs. The mini kibble is adapted to the mature Yorkie’s small jaw in terms of size, shape and texture, and also contains calcium chelators to support oral health.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study and Market Definition




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      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 Pet Type

      1. 5.1.1 Dog

      2. 5.1.2 Cat

      3. 5.1.3 Fish

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Pet Food

        1. Dry

        2. Wet

      2. 5.2.2 Pet Care

        1. Oral Care

        2. Dietary Supplements

        3. Veterinary Diets

      3. 5.2.3 Grooming Products

        1. Shampoo & Conditioners

        2. Combs & Brushes

        3. Clippers & Scissors

        4. Other Grooming Products

    3. 5.3 Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Offline Retail Stores

      2. 5.3.2 Online Retail Sores

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Mars incorporated

      2. 6.3.2 Colgate-Palmolive

      3. 6.3.3 Nestle S.A (Purina)

      4. 6.3.4 General Mills Inc (Bluebuffalo)

      5. 6.3.5 The J.M. Smucker Company

      6. 6.3.6 heristo aktiengesellschaft

      7. 6.3.7 Champion Petfoods LP

      8. 6.3.8 The Hartz Mountain Corporation

      9. 6.3.9 Petmate

      10. 6.3.10 Tail Blazers

    4. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Pet Care Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Pet Care Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.4% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

  • Mars incorporated
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • General Mills Inc (Bluebuffalo)
  • The J.M. Smucker Company
  • Nestle Purina

Are the major companies operating in Pet Care Market.

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