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U.S. pet care market size by product 2015-2025

The pet care market can be broken down into segments such as food, veterinary care and over the counter supplies. In 2015, pet food was the most valuable segment of this market in the United States with a value of approximately 21.8 billion U.S. dollars. This figure was forecast to increase to 34 billion U.S. dollars by 2025.

Pet care market revenue streams

Mass, dollar and/or club stores are the most lucrative retail format within the pet care market – around 36 percent of all pet care purchases were made at such stores in the 52 weeks ending December 29, 2018. Pet specialty stores were the second most popular purchase channel, with around 32 of all pet care sales made at such stores. E-commerce channels were used for 13 percent of sales.

The American pet food market

Dry dog food was the highest-selling segment of the pet food market in the United States in 2018 – sales reached approximately 5.15 billion U.S. dollars, over 2.8 billion dollars more than dry cat food which ranked in second place. Pedigree and Purina Dog Chow were the leading dog food brands in the U.S. in 2017, after private label brands.

Estimated value of the pet care market in the United States in 2015 and 2025, by product type

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March 2018


United States

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