Dogs are highly popular as pets, as they are friendly and loyal. Increase in the number of dog rescue centers and healthcare for protecting stray and sick dogs is fueling the dog care market across the globe. Dog care majorly comprises dog food, accessories, and dog health care services. Presently, dog owners use pet food products to ensure their dog stays healthy by providing essential nutrition according to the dog’s size, physical activity, and age. Dogs share a strong bond with their owners and are considered part of the family. Owners are concerned about their dogs and invest heavily on smart GPS devices and health trackers in order to monitor their dog’s health, location, and daily physical activities. These factors are anticipated to offer significant opportunities to the dog care market during the forecast period.
The global dog care market can be segmented based on dog food, dog accessories, dog cosmetic & grooming, and dog health care. Demand for dog care has been increasing in the last few years, owing to the increase in adoption of dogs and rise in the number of dog shelters, clinics, and rescue centers.
Based on dog food, the dog care market can be segregated into kibble or dry food, canned food, semi-moist food, nutritious food, and snacks or treats. Based on dog accessories, the market can be classified into dog collars, bowl, leads & harnesses, kennel, clothing, toys, and other. In terms of cosmetic & grooming, the dog care market can be classified into shampoo and conditioners, sanitation, scrubber, brushes and combs, rakes, and others. Based on health care, the dog care market can be split into pharmaceuticals, parasiticides, anti-infective, and medical feed additives.
In terms of region, the global dog care market can be segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America. North America witnesses a high demand for dog care owing to the significant rate of adoption and ownership of dogs in the region. According to the American Pet Product Association, the U.S. invests a considerable amount on dogs, among all pets, in care centers, which in turn boosts the dog care market. Europe shares maximum ownership of dog over the globe. Additionally, the rise in cases of dog obesity is boosting the dog care market by providing essential needs of dog in the region. Rise in concern about dogs and awareness about dog health is fueling the dog care market in Asia Pacific.
Additionally, increasing awareness about care for stray dogs and expansion of the dog healthcare sector are propelling the dog care market in Asia Pacific. Middle East & Africa witnessed an increase in adoption of dogs; Promoting ownership of dogs in the region is generating value in Middle East & Africa. South America has maximum population of stray dogs that enhances for adoption at households in the region thereby enhanced the business of dog care market.
Major drivers of the dog care market are high adoption rate of dogs and the rise in dog care infrastructure. Major constraints include risk of injury by dog bite, ban on the adoption of dog breeds such as Bullmastiffs, Siberian huskies, Rottweilers, Doberman pinschers, and wolf hybrids in various nations, rising incidence of allergies through dogs; as dogs produce multiple allergens that may led to allergy produced from dog hair, dander, saliva, and urine. Stringent government regulations, and increase in prices of dog care services and products are key constraints of the market. Nevertheless, dog care market also present opportunities such as developing innovative dog care products and improving healthcare services.
Major players operating in the global dog car market include Ancol Pet Products, Procter & Gamble Co., The J. M. Smucker Company, Freshpet ,Platinum Pets, Beaphar, Smartypet Pet Products, Boshel Pet Care, dvance Pet Products, Diamond Pet Foods, Scott Pet, Inc, Nestlé Purina Petcare, Aller Petfood A / S, Oster, and blue buffalo co., ltd.
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