Pet food market in Canada - statistics & facts

The pet food market in Canada is a booming industry, with hundreds of pet stores across the country serving more than 16 million pet cats and dogs living in Canadian households. Ontario alone is home to nearly 800 pet and pet supply stores as of December 2019, the most of any Canadian province.

In Canada, the average annual cost for caring for a dog amounts to around 3,500 Canadian dollars, with the largest expense being dog food. A dog owner in Canada can expect to spend a little over 1,000 Canadian dollars in food expenses for each dog in a year. Caring for a cat is significantly less expensive, at around 2,200 Canadian dollars annually, with about 500 dollars being spent on food.

In addition to being home to the largest number of pet supply stores in Canada, Ontario also has the most animal food manufacturing establishments, at 129 locations as of December 2019. Canada also has a substantial pet food export market, valued at nearly 600 million U.S. dollars in 2019. The United States and China account for the vast majority of the Canadian pet food export market.

As of October 2019, the majority of Canadians continued to purchase pet food in brick-and-mortar stores. However, with the coronavirus pandemic deeply altering shopping habits in Canada and across the globe, Canadian pet owners may switch to buying pet supplies online post-pandemic.

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Pet food market in Canada - statistics & facts

The pet food market in Canada is a booming industry, with hundreds of pet stores across the country serving more than 16 million pet cats and dogs living in Canadian households. Ontario alone is home to nearly 800 pet and pet supply stores as of December 2019, the most of any Canadian province.

In Canada, the average annual cost for caring for a dog amounts to around 3,500 Canadian dollars, with the largest expense being dog food. A dog owner in Canada can expect to spend a little over 1,000 Canadian dollars in food expenses for each dog in a year. Caring for a cat is significantly less expensive, at around 2,200 Canadian dollars annually, with about 500 dollars being spent on food.

In addition to being home to the largest number of pet supply stores in Canada, Ontario also has the most animal food manufacturing establishments, at 129 locations as of December 2019. Canada also has a substantial pet food export market, valued at nearly 600 million U.S. dollars in 2019. The United States and China account for the vast majority of the Canadian pet food export market.

As of October 2019, the majority of Canadians continued to purchase pet food in brick-and-mortar stores. However, with the coronavirus pandemic deeply altering shopping habits in Canada and across the globe, Canadian pet owners may switch to buying pet supplies online post-pandemic.

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