Dog Food and Snacks Market Size, By Type (Food [Dry Food, Wet Food], Treat & Mixers), By Distribution Channel (Specialized Pet Food Shops, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Online Sellers), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Covid-19 Impact Analysis, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

Published Date: Jun 2021  |  Report ID: GMI3185  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hemant Pandey

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 185   |   Base Year: 2020

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Dog Food and Snacks Market size exceeded USD 69.77 billion in 2020 and will grow at a CAGR of over 4% from 2021 to 2027. Growing demand for healthy, nutritious & organic dog food due to growing consciousness regarding pet health is projected to create new opportunities for the dog food and snacks industry.

Dog Food and Snacks Market

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Dog food includes a large portion meal serving without adding any extra calories to diet and serves as a regular meal to dogs. Dog treats and mixers mainly include biscuits & snacks, cookies, rawhide and bones, jerky, etc., which is anything besides a normal meal.

The rising purchasing power in addition to growing urbanization has increased the number of nuclear families living globally. These families are witnessing a growing global trend of adopting dogs as a human-animal bond offers a higher level of self-esteem and courage. Besides this, dogs also aid in the safekeeping of a family. The increasing pet humanization in nuclear families and increasing dog ownership for various purposes along with rising concerns related to dog health may inspire the usage of dog food & snacks, contributing to the considerable increase in product demand.

The growing aged population who are living alone are adopting dogs as their companions. Dogs aid them in their everyday activities, which include helping and supporting them in maintaining their health such as reducing triglyceride levels, regulating blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels, eliminating their loneliness, increasing opportunities for outdoor activities & exercise, improving socialization, and bringing happiness in their lives. This increases the affection of dog owners toward their dogs. Dog owners make sure that their dogs are feed with proper & nutritious food and snacks to keep them healthy and fit. Pet owners are currently very serious and specific about the right food & snack for their pets, which is likely to increase the product demand during the forecast period.

Dogs are also used by the police and other defense agencies to counter criminal and terrorist activities, increasing the demand for specific dog food and snacks to provide a nutritious diet for these trained dogs. Likewise, the rising adoption of dogs to overcome autism in teens, warding off depression, and reduced the risk of heart disease along with increasing disposable incomes will fuel the product demand.

Many dogs carry rickettsia, a bacteria, which is spread by lone star ticks and brown dog ticks. Infected humans show symptoms of chills, high fever, muscle aches, headaches, and rashes that may spread across the ankles, wrists, soles, palms, and the trunk of the human body. This ailment from dogs can prove to be a limiting factor for dog food and snacks market growth.

Dog food is projected to reap the highest revenue share by type

Dog Food and Snacks Market

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Dog food is likely to demonstrate the highest revenue consumption of over 60% by 2027. Dog food is categorized into dry dog food & wet dog food. It is highly consumed as it includes a large portion per meal serving without adding any extra calories to the diet and serves as a regular meal to dogs.

Wet food possesses heavy moisture and is most favored when the dog is sick or is missing in appetite. It is available as pouches & cans and foil trays where the stuffing includes chunks in gravy, meatloaf formats, and chunks in jelly. It is a decent choice for dogs with poor jaw structures, smaller mouths, or missing teeth.

Supermarkets/Hypermarkets segment of the dog food and snack market is anticipated to be the key distribution channel for dog food and snacks

Dog Food and Snacks Market

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Supermarkets/hypermarkets are the largest distribution channel in the dog food and snacks market and is set to register more than 4% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. Demand for dog food & snacks is likely to be high in supermarkets/hypermarkets in the near future due to the adoption of pets by the aged population seeking companionship. Supermarkets/hypermarkets are the most suitable option for aged people as dog food is easily accessible, which in turn, will propel the market statistics.

North American region is likely to hold the highest demand for dog food and snack products

Dog Food and Snacks Market

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North America dog food and snacks market revenue surpassed USD 25 billion in 2020. This is due to an increase in purchasing power and growing urbanization in the region. Moreover, many federal governments in the region are repeatedly investing in the pet food and treats industry to create jobs, which will increase the economic growth of the country followed by market expansion. For instance, Petz International, a producer of pet treats, received an investment of USD 500,000 from the provincial and federal governments through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program of Canada to expand its facilities.

The global dog food and snacks market growth is attributed to the presence of a large number of manufacturers. The product market is largely fragmented into several prominent and small manufacturers. Few of them are Mars, Incorporated, Colgate-Palmolive Co., Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc., JM Smucker Company, Nestle SA, Diamond Pet Foods, Big Heart Pet Brands, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Deuerer, Unicharm Corp., Heristo AG, Thai Union Group, CJ Cheiljedang Corp, Nippon Pet Food, etc.

The dog food and snacks market research report include in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:

By Type

  • Dog food
    • Dry food
    • Wet food
  • Treats & mixtures

By Distribution Channel

  • Specialized pet food shops
  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  • Online sellers
  • Others (convenience stores, pharmacies, etc.)

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market share of dog food and snacks reached more than USD 69.77 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of over 4% up to 2027.
The industry value from dog food is expected to surpass a revenue consumption of around 60% by 2027.
Demand for dog food and snacks across supermarkets/hypermarkets is pegged to record a 4% CAGR through 2027 owing to the increasing adoption of pets by older individuals for companionship.
The dog food and snacks market in North America had attained USD 25 billion in 2020 and will see expansion in the coming years owing to higher purchasing power and rising urbanization in the region.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Jun 2021
  • Pages: 185
  • Tables: 178
  • Charts / Figures: 23
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Countries covered: 18

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