Pet obesity in the U.S. continued to steadily increase in 2016, affecting nearly 59% of cats and 54% of dogs, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). During the ninth annual survey, APOP also found pet owners and veterinary professionals disagreed on key pet food issues such as the benefits of corn and grains, value of raw and organic diets, and the best sources of pet nutritional advice.
Topics: Pet Health
U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day as 55% of the population celebrates this year, an increase from last year’s $136.57, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Total spending is expected to reach $19.6 billion, up from $18.2 billion last year.
Topics: Industry News
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop some form of oral disease by age three. Overlooking pet dental health could lead to serious problems for pets, but it can be prevented with proper care. February is Pet Dental Health Month and the perfect time to create good habits that will last all year long.
Every year, retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and other industry insiders join together in Orlando, Florida for three days in March to discover the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today.
Topics: Industry News
The Eazee de-shedding tool and Click & Brush grooming system are brought to you by Swees America, the U.S. division of a pet-focused product development firm based in France. The Eazee is the brainchild of Eddy Cathaud, an entrepreneur who originally launched a chain of pet stores that can now be found in over 20 locations throughout France.
Topics: New Products
According to Packaged Facts, a market research firm, millennial pet owners are changing the landscape of the pet industry. These pet owners are ages 18-34 and not only have pets of their own, but they coddle them like newborns, using the most sustainable and economic ways possible. Millennials now make up the highest percentage of pet owners, responsible for 43 percent of pet owner growth from 2007 to 2015.