United States Pet Food Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029

The United States Pet Food Market is segmented by Pet Food Product (Food, Pet Nutraceuticals/Supplements, Pet Treats, Pet Veterinary Diets), by Pets (Cats, Dogs) and by Distribution Channel (Convenience Stores, Online Channel, Specialty Stores, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets). The market volume and value are presented in metric ton and USD respectively. The key data points include the market size of pet food by products, distribution channels, and pets.

United States Pet Food Market Size

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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United States Pet Food Market Analysis

The United States Pet Food Market size is estimated at USD 75.82 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 113.64 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 8.43% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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75.82 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

113.64 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

11.50 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

8.43 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Market by Product

71.88 %

value share, Food , 2022

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The presence of a large pet-owning population, the availability of diverse dry and wet food product ranges, and the nutritional benefits of pet foods have driven segmental growth.

Largest Market by Animal

48.89 %

value share, Dogs , 2022

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The larger population of dogs compared to other pets, higher food consumption, and the wider availability of dog foods from the multi-brands are the factors driving the segment.

Fastest-growing Market by Product

10.83 %

Projected CAGR, Pet Veterinary Diets , 2023-2029

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The rising prevalence of health issues in pets, particularly pet obesity and dental issues, along with increased awareness of pet health, is driving the market's growth.

Fastest-growing Market by Animal

10.88 %

Projected CAGR, Dogs , 2023-2029

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The rising number of dog owners, along with dogs' social nature, versatility, and availability of wider pet care products, has made the segment the fastest-growing in the country.

Leading Market Player

17.28 %

market share, Mars Incorporated , 2022

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Mars, Incorporated is the market leader. It focuses heavily on product innovations and expanding its manufacturing facilities in the country. It has also acquired Champion Pet Foods.

Dogs dominated the market owing to their high population and the availability of a wide range of pet food options

  • In 2022, dogs were the major players in the United States pet food market, holding a market share of 48.9%. This dominance of the dogs can be attributed to their large population in the country, which accounted for around 38.7% of the total pet population in 2022. As pet humanization continues to increase, pet owners increasingly favor premium pet products, including grain-free and vegan dog food. This trend is expected to boost the dog food market at a CAGR of 10.8% during the forecast period, making it the fastest-growing segment in the country.
  • Cats held the second-largest market share in the US pet food market, accounting for about 29.0% of the market value in 2022. However, the major factor for cats with a comparatively lower market size than dogs is their lower population. The pet cat population in the United States is 42.9% less than that of dogs in the same year. Additionally, the consumption of cat food is significantly lower than that of dog food.
  • Although other pet animals, including birds, fish, and rodents, make up around 34.3% of the overall pet population in the United States, they only accounted for 22.1% of the total market value in 2022. This can be attributed to the fact that these pets are typically small in size and, therefore, require relatively small amounts of food.
  • With the rise in pet ownership during the pandemic, and the average lifespan of dogs and cats is around 8 to 10 years, the impact on the pet food market is expected to be long-lasting. The upward trend in pet ownership and the increasing demand for premium products such as organic pet foods and treats are projected to increase the pet food market during the forecast period.
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United States Pet Food Market Trends

The increase in the number of people seeking cats as companion pets among millennials is leading to the growth of cat adoption in the country

  • The cat population in the United States is increasing. Cats as pets are being adopted in the country due to the high demand for companionship and less expenditure on pet food than other pets. In the country, the share of cats as pets increased by 10.8% between 2017 and 2022 due to a rise in pet humanization and because cats require less area to live than dogs. For instance, in the United States, 26% of households owned a cat as a pet in 2020, which increased to 53.5% in 2022.
  • The United States witnessed higher adoption of cats as pets during the pandemic because of the work-from-home culture, leading to a demand for companionship and a higher number of millennials becoming pet owners. For instance, in 2022, millennials comprised 33% of pet parents in the United States, and in 2020, 40% of the cat population was adopted from animal shelters. In 2020, 43% of pet parents purchased cats from pet stores in line with high incomes in the United States. Therefore, cats as pets in the country increased by 4.5% between 2020 and 2022.
  • Cat parents treating their cats as a part of their family accounted for 76% of cat owners between 2017 and 2018. This is expected to help in the growth of pet products, including pet food, as pet parents want to provide their pets with nutritious, specialized pet food. People also gifted cats to their loved ones, accounting for 3% of cat owners in the United States in 2021.
  • Factors such as an increase in the adoption and purchase of cats and an increase in pet humanization are expected to boost the growth of the pet population. The increase in pet population is expected to drive the growth of the pet food market in the country.
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Easy availability of e-commerce platforms and premium pet food products leading to an increase in pet expenditure

  • Pet expenditure in the United States has been on a steady increase over the years. The overall pet expenditure increased from USD 123.6 billion in 2021 to USD 136.8 billion in 2022, representing a 10.7%. This rise in pet expenditure was due to the growth in the number of pet parents, the availability of different types of pet food, and growing pet food premiumization in the country. For instance, the number of households owning a pet in the United States increased from 84.9 million in 2020 to 86.9 million in 2022.
  • Pet food and snacks accounted for 42.4% of the total pet expenditure, valued at about USD 58.1 billion in 2022. They are anticipated to reach USD 62.7 billion by 2023, driven by pet humanization and recognition of the benefits of pet food and treats. Dogs consume more food than cats, resulting in a higher food expenditure share for dogs. Pet owners seek premium pet food and services like grooming and daycare to ensure good care for their pets. In 2022, over 40% of pet owners purchased premium pet food, and USD 11.4 billion was spent on services such as pet grooming and walking.
  • Pet parents purchase pet food through online retailers, supermarkets, and pet stores. Sales through specialty stores and online retailers increased due to the vast number of pet food products available on e-commerce platforms and the pandemic. The share of pet food sales through online channels in the country grew from 20.4% in 2019 to 21.5% in 2022.
  • Growing awareness of the benefits of quality food and the premiumization of pet food products are anticipated to continue driving pet expenditure in the country.
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OTHER KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS COVERED IN THE REPORT

  • Evolving pet ecosystem and rising availability of different channels for dog adoption driving the market in the country.
  • Low maintenance and adaptability to smaller living spaces lead to an increase in the adoption of other pets

United States Pet Food Industry Overview

The United States Pet Food Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 44.04%. The major players in this market are Colgate-Palmolive Company (Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc.), General Mills Inc., Mars Incorporated, Nestle (Purina) and The J. M. Smucker Company (sorted alphabetically).

United States Pet Food Market Leaders

  1. Colgate-Palmolive Company (Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc.)

  2. General Mills Inc.

  3. Mars Incorporated

  4. Nestle (Purina)

  5. The J. M. Smucker Company

United States Pet Food Market Concentration

Other important companies include ADM, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (Wellness Pet Company Inc.), PLB International, Schell & Kampeter Inc. (Diamond Pet Foods), Virbac.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in alphabetical order.

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United States Pet Food Market News

  • July 2023: Hill's Pet Nutrition introduced its new MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified pollock and insect protein products for pets with sensitive stomachs and skin lines. They contain vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
  • May 2023: Nestle Purina launched new cat treats under the Friskies "Friskies Playfuls - treats" brand. These treats are round in shape and are available in chicken and liver and salmon and shrimp flavors for adult cats.
  • March 2023: Blue Buffalo, a subsidiary of General Mills Inc., launched its new high-protein dry dog food line, BLUE Wilderness Premier Blend. It is formulated with chicken and a blend of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

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We provide a complimentary and exhaustive set of data points on regional and country-level metrics that present the fundamental structure of the industry. Presented in the form of 90+ free charts, the section covers difficult-to-find data from various countries regarding the expenditure on different pet food products including food, treats, veterinary diets, and nutraceuticals/supplements.

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United States Pet Food Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  4. 2. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 2.1. Pet Population

      1. 2.1.1. Cats

      2. 2.1.2. Dogs

      3. 2.1.3. Other Pets

    2. 2.2. Pet Expenditure

    3. 2.3. Regulatory Framework

    4. 2.4. Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  5. 3. MARKET SEGMENTATION (includes market size in Value in USD and Volume, Forecasts up to 2029 and analysis of growth prospects)

    1. 3.1. Pet Food Product

      1. 3.1.1. Food

        1. 3.1.1.1. By Sub Product

          1. 3.1.1.1.1. Dry Pet Food

            1. 3.1.1.1.1.1. By Sub Dry Pet Food

              1. 3.1.1.1.1.1.1. Kibbles

              2. 3.1.1.1.1.1.2. Other Dry Pet Food

          2. 3.1.1.1.2. Wet Pet Food

      2. 3.1.2. Pet Nutraceuticals/Supplements

        1. 3.1.2.1. By Sub Product

          1. 3.1.2.1.1. Milk Bioactives

          2. 3.1.2.1.2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

          3. 3.1.2.1.3. Probiotics

          4. 3.1.2.1.4. Proteins and Peptides

          5. 3.1.2.1.5. Vitamins and Minerals

          6. 3.1.2.1.6. Other Nutraceuticals

      3. 3.1.3. Pet Treats

        1. 3.1.3.1. By Sub Product

          1. 3.1.3.1.1. Crunchy Treats

          2. 3.1.3.1.2. Dental Treats

          3. 3.1.3.1.3. Freeze-dried and Jerky Treats

          4. 3.1.3.1.4. Soft & Chewy Treats

          5. 3.1.3.1.5. Other Treats

      4. 3.1.4. Pet Veterinary Diets

        1. 3.1.4.1. By Sub Product

          1. 3.1.4.1.1. Diabetes

          2. 3.1.4.1.2. Digestive Sensitivity

          3. 3.1.4.1.3. Oral Care Diets

          4. 3.1.4.1.4. Renal

          5. 3.1.4.1.5. Urinary tract disease

          6. 3.1.4.1.6. Other Veterinary Diets

    2. 3.2. Pets

      1. 3.2.1. Cats

      2. 3.2.2. Dogs

      3. 3.2.3. Other Pets

    3. 3.3. Distribution Channel

      1. 3.3.1. Convenience Stores

      2. 3.3.2. Online Channel

      3. 3.3.3. Specialty Stores

      4. 3.3.4. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      5. 3.3.5. Other Channels

  6. 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 4.1. Key Strategic Moves

    2. 4.2. Market Share Analysis

    3. 4.3. Company Landscape

    4. 4.4. Company Profiles

      1. 4.4.1. ADM

      2. 4.4.2. Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (Wellness Pet Company Inc.)

      3. 4.4.3. Colgate-Palmolive Company (Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc.)

      4. 4.4.4. General Mills Inc.

      5. 4.4.5. Mars Incorporated

      6. 4.4.6. Nestle (Purina)

      7. 4.4.7. PLB International

      8. 4.4.8. Schell & Kampeter Inc. (Diamond Pet Foods)

      9. 4.4.9. The J. M. Smucker Company

      10. 4.4.10. Virbac

  7. 5. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR PET FOOD CEOS

  8. 6. APPENDIX

    1. 6.1. Global Overview

      1. 6.1.1. Overview

      2. 6.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 6.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 6.1.4. Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 6.2. Sources & References

    3. 6.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 6.4. Primary Insights

    5. 6.5. Data Pack

    6. 6.6. Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. PET POPULATION OF CATS, NUMBER, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2022
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  2. PET POPULATION OF DOGS, NUMBER, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2022
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  2. PET POPULATION OF OTHER PETS, NUMBER, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2022
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  2. PET EXPENDITURE PER CAT, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2022
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  2. PET EXPENDITURE PER DOG, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2022
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  2. PET EXPENDITURE PER OTHER PET, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2022
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD BY PET FOOD PRODUCT CATEGORIES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD BY PET FOOD PRODUCT CATEGORIES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF PET FOOD BY PET FOOD PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD BY PET FOOD PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD BY SUB DRY PET FOOD CATEGORIES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD BY SUB DRY PET FOOD CATEGORIES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF PET FOOD BY SUB DRY PET FOOD CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD BY SUB DRY PET FOOD CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF KIBBLES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF KIBBLES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF KIBBLES BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF OTHER DRY PET FOOD, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF OTHER DRY PET FOOD, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF OTHER DRY PET FOOD BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF WET PET FOOD, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF WET PET FOOD, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF WET PET FOOD BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF MILK BIOACTIVES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF MILK BIOACTIVES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MILK BIOACTIVES BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 38:  
  2. VALUE OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 39:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PROBIOTICS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PROBIOTICS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PROBIOTICS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PROTEINS AND PEPTIDES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 44:  
  2. VALUE OF PROTEINS AND PEPTIDES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PROTEINS AND PEPTIDES BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 48:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF OTHER NUTRACEUTICALS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF OTHER NUTRACEUTICALS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 51:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF OTHER NUTRACEUTICALS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF CRUNCHY TREATS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 57:  
  2. VALUE OF CRUNCHY TREATS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF CRUNCHY TREATS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF DENTAL TREATS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 60:  
  2. VALUE OF DENTAL TREATS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF DENTAL TREATS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF FREEZE-DRIED AND JERKY TREATS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 63:  
  2. VALUE OF FREEZE-DRIED AND JERKY TREATS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FREEZE-DRIED AND JERKY TREATS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
  1. Figure 65:  
  2. VOLUME OF SOFT & CHEWY TREATS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 66:  
  2. VALUE OF SOFT & CHEWY TREATS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 67:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF SOFT & CHEWY TREATS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
  1. Figure 68:  
  2. VOLUME OF OTHER TREATS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 69:  
  2. VALUE OF OTHER TREATS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF OTHER TREATS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD BY SUB PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF DIABETES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF DIABETES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF DIABETES BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
  1. Figure 78:  
  2. VOLUME OF DIGESTIVE SENSITIVITY, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 79:  
  2. VALUE OF DIGESTIVE SENSITIVITY, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF DIGESTIVE SENSITIVITY BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF ORAL CARE DIETS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF ORAL CARE DIETS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ORAL CARE DIETS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF RENAL, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF RENAL, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF RENAL BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF URINARY TRACT DISEASE, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 88:  
  2. VALUE OF URINARY TRACT DISEASE, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 89:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF URINARY TRACT DISEASE BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
  1. Figure 90:  
  2. VOLUME OF OTHER VETERINARY DIETS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 91:  
  2. VALUE OF OTHER VETERINARY DIETS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 92:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF OTHER VETERINARY DIETS BY DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
  1. Figure 93:  
  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD BY PET TYPE, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD BY PET TYPE, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF PET FOOD BY PET TYPE, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 96:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD BY PET TYPE, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
  1. Figure 97:  
  2. VOLUME OF PET CAT FOOD, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 98:  
  2. VALUE OF PET CAT FOOD, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
  1. Figure 99:  
  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET CAT FOOD BY PET FOOD CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
  1. Figure 100:  
  2. VOLUME OF PET DOG FOOD, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET DOG FOOD, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET DOG FOOD BY PET FOOD CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF OTHER PETS FOOD, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF OTHER PETS FOOD, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF OTHER PETS FOOD BY PET FOOD CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS, %, UNITED STATES, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA CONVENIENCE STORES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA CONVENIENCE STORES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA CONVENIENCE STORES BY PET FOOD PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA ONLINE CHANNEL, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA ONLINE CHANNEL, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA ONLINE CHANNEL BY PET FOOD PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA SPECIALTY STORES, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA SPECIALTY STORES, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA SPECIALTY STORES BY PET FOOD PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA SUPERMARKETS/HYPERMARKETS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA SUPERMARKETS/HYPERMARKETS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA SUPERMARKETS/HYPERMARKETS BY PET FOOD PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. VOLUME OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA OTHER CHANNELS, METRIC TON, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA OTHER CHANNELS, USD, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PET FOOD SOLD VIA OTHER CHANNELS BY PET FOOD PRODUCT CATEGORIES, %, UNITED STATES, 2022 AND 2029
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  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, COUNT, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2023
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  2. MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, COUNT, UNITED STATES, 2017 - 2023
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, UNITED STATES, 2022

United States Pet Food Industry Segmentation

Food, Pet Nutraceuticals/Supplements, Pet Treats, Pet Veterinary Diets are covered as segments by Pet Food Product. Cats, Dogs are covered as segments by Pets. Convenience Stores, Online Channel, Specialty Stores, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets are covered as segments by Distribution Channel.

  • In 2022, dogs were the major players in the United States pet food market, holding a market share of 48.9%. This dominance of the dogs can be attributed to their large population in the country, which accounted for around 38.7% of the total pet population in 2022. As pet humanization continues to increase, pet owners increasingly favor premium pet products, including grain-free and vegan dog food. This trend is expected to boost the dog food market at a CAGR of 10.8% during the forecast period, making it the fastest-growing segment in the country.
  • Cats held the second-largest market share in the US pet food market, accounting for about 29.0% of the market value in 2022. However, the major factor for cats with a comparatively lower market size than dogs is their lower population. The pet cat population in the United States is 42.9% less than that of dogs in the same year. Additionally, the consumption of cat food is significantly lower than that of dog food.
  • Although other pet animals, including birds, fish, and rodents, make up around 34.3% of the overall pet population in the United States, they only accounted for 22.1% of the total market value in 2022. This can be attributed to the fact that these pets are typically small in size and, therefore, require relatively small amounts of food.
  • With the rise in pet ownership during the pandemic, and the average lifespan of dogs and cats is around 8 to 10 years, the impact on the pet food market is expected to be long-lasting. The upward trend in pet ownership and the increasing demand for premium products such as organic pet foods and treats are projected to increase the pet food market during the forecast period.
Pet Food Product
Food
By Sub Product
Dry Pet Food
By Sub Dry Pet Food
Kibbles
Other Dry Pet Food
Wet Pet Food
Pet Nutraceuticals/Supplements
By Sub Product
Milk Bioactives
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Probiotics
Proteins and Peptides
Vitamins and Minerals
Other Nutraceuticals
Pet Treats
By Sub Product
Crunchy Treats
Dental Treats
Freeze-dried and Jerky Treats
Soft & Chewy Treats
Other Treats
Pet Veterinary Diets
By Sub Product
Diabetes
Digestive Sensitivity
Oral Care Diets
Renal
Urinary tract disease
Other Veterinary Diets
Pets
Cats
Dogs
Other Pets
Distribution Channel
Convenience Stores
Online Channel
Specialty Stores
Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
Other Channels
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Market Definition

  • FUNCTIONS - Pet foods are usually intended to provide complete and balanced nutrition to the pet but are primarily used as functional products. The scope includes the food and supplements consumed by pets including veterinary diets. Supplements/nutraceuticals that are directly supplied to pets are considered within the scope.
  • RESELLERS - Companies engaged in reselling of pet food without value addition have been excluded from the market scope, in order to avoid double counting.
  • END CONSUMERS - Pet owners are considered to be the end-consumers in the market studied.
  • DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS - Supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialty stores, convenience stores, online channels and other channels are considered within the scope. The stores which are exclusively providing pet related basic and custom products are considered within the scope of specialty stores.
Keyword Definition
Pet Food The scope of pet food includes the food that is eatable by pets including food, treats, veterinary diets, and nutraceuticals/supplements.
Food Food is animal feed intended for consumption by pets. It is formulated to provide essential nutrients and meet the dietary needs of various types of pets, including dogs, cats, and other animals. These are generally segmented into dry and wet pet foods.
Dry Pet Food Dry pet foods may be extruded/baked (kibbles) or flaked. They have a lower moisture content, typically around 12-20%.
Wet Pet Food Wet pet food, also known as canned pet food or moist pet food, generally has a higher moisture content compared to dry pet food, often ranging from 70-80%.
Kibbles Kibbles are dry, processed pet food in small, bite-sized pieces or pellets. They are specifically formulated to provide balanced nutrition for various domestic animals, such as dogs, cats, and other animals.
Treats Pet Treats are special food items or rewards given to pets, to show affection, and encourage good behavior. They are especially used during training. Pet treats are made from various combinations of meat or meat-derived materials with other ingredients.
Dental Treats Pet dental treats are specialized treats that are formulated to promote good oral hygiene in pets.​
Crunchy Treats It is a type of pet treat that has a firm and crispy texture which can be a good source of nutrition for pets.​
Soft and chewy treats Soft and Chewy pet treats are a type of pet food product that is formulated to be easy to chewy and digest. They are usually made from soft and pliable ingredients, such as meat, poultry, or vegetables, that have been blended and formed into bite-sized pieces or strips.​
Freeze-dried & Jerky Treats Freeze-dried and jerky treats are snacks given to pets, that are prepared through a special preservation process, without damaging the nutritional content, resulting in long-lasting, nutrient-rich treats.
Urinary Tract Disease Diets These are commercial diets that are specifically formulated to promote urinary health and reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and other urinary problems.​
Renal Diets These are specialized pet foods formulated to support the health of pets with kidney disease or renal insufficiency.​
Digestive Sensitivity Diets Digestive-sensitive diets are specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of pets with digestive issues such as food intolerances, allergies, and sensitivities. These diets are designed to be easily digestible and to reduce the symptoms of digestive problems in pets. ​
Oral Care Diets Oral care diets for pets are specially formulated diets produced to promote oral health and hygiene in pets.​
Grain-Free Pet Food Pet food that does not contain common grains like wheat, corn, or soy. Grain-free diets are often preferred by pet owners seeking alternative options or if their pets have specific dietary sensitivities.
Premium Pet Food High-quality pet food formulated with superior ingredients often offers additional nutritional benefits compared to standard pet food.
Natural Pet Food Pet food made from natural ingredients, with minimal processing and without artificial preservatives.
Organic Pet Food Pet food is produced using organic ingredients, free from synthetic pesticides, hormones, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Extrusion A manufacturing process used to produce dry pet food, where ingredients are cooked, mixed, and shaped under high pressure and temperature.
Other Pets Other pets include birds, fish, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, and reptiles.
Palatability The taste, texture, and aroma of pet food influence its appeal and acceptance by pets.
Complete and Balanced Pet Food Pet food that provides all essential nutrients in appropriate proportions to meet the nutritional needs of pets without additional supplementation.
Preservatives These are the substances that are added to pet food to extend its shelf life and prevent spoilage.
Nutraceuticals Food products that offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition, often contain bioactive compounds with potential therapeutic effects.
Probiotics Live beneficial bacteria that promote a healthy balance of gut flora, supporting digestive health and immune function in pets.
Antioxidants Compounds that help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, promoting cellular health and supporting the immune system in pets.
Shelf-Life The duration of which pet food remains safe and nutritionally viable for consumption after its production date.
Prescription diet Specialized pet food formulated to address specific medical conditions under veterinary supervision.
Allergen A substance that can cause allergic reactions in some pets, leading to food allergies or sensitivities.
Canned food Wet pet food that is packed in cans and contains higher moisture content than dry food.
Limited ingredient diet (LID) Pet food formulated with a reduced number of ingredients to minimize potential allergens.
Guaranteed Analysis The minimum or maximum levels of certain nutrients present in pet food.
Weight management Pet food designed to help pets maintain a healthy weight or support weight loss efforts.
Other Nutraceuticals It includes prebiotics, antioxidants, digestive fiber, enzymes, essential oils and herbs.
Other Veterinary Diets It includes weight management diets, skin and coat health, cardiac care, and joint care.
Other Treats It includes rawhides, mineral blocks, lickables, and catnips.
Other Dry Foods It includes cereal flakes, mixers, meal toppers, freeze-dried foods, and air-dried foods.
Other Animals It includes birds, fish, reptiles, and small animals (rabbits, ferrets, hamsters).
Other Distribution Channels It includes veterinary clinics, local unregulated stores, and feed and farm stores.
Proteins and Peptides Proteins are large molecules composed of basic units called amino acids which help in the growth and development of pets. Peptides are the short string of 2 to 50 amino acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids Omega-3 fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated fats that play a crucial role in the overall health and well-being of Pets
Vitamins Vitamins are the essential organic compounds that are essential for vital physiological functioning.
Minerals Minerals are naturally occurring inorganic substances that are essential for various physiological functions in pets.
CKD Chronic Kidney Disease
DHA Docosahexaenoic Acid
EPA Eicosapentaenoic Acid
ALA Alpha-linolenic Acid
BHA Butylated Hydroxyanisol
BHT Butylated Hydroxytoluene
FLUTD Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
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United States Pet Food Market Research FAQs

The United States Pet Food Market size is expected to reach USD 75.82 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 8.43% to reach USD 113.64 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the United States Pet Food Market size is expected to reach USD 75.82 billion.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc.), General Mills Inc., Mars Incorporated, Nestle (Purina) and The J. M. Smucker Company are the major companies operating in the United States Pet Food Market.

In the United States Pet Food Market, the Dogs segment accounts for the largest share by pets.

In 2024, the Dogs segment accounts for the fastest growing by pets in the United States Pet Food Market.

In 2023, the United States Pet Food Market size was estimated at USD 69.05 billion. The report covers the United States Pet Food Market historical market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the United States Pet Food Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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