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Dog Food and Snacks Market Size By Raw Material (Plant-based, Animal-based), By Type (Food [Dry, Wet], Treats & Mixers), By Cost Category (Premium Pet Food, Mass/Bulk Pet Food), By Distribution Channel (Specialized Pet Food Shops, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Online), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Covid-19 Impact Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI3185
  • Published Date: Jul 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Dog Food and Snacks Market size was approximately USD 66 billion in 2020 and will exhibit over 4.5% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Rapid urbanization, adoption of nuclear family structures, and changing lifestyles are some of the major factors enhancing dog ownership across the globe. These factors, in turn, are boosting the demand for dog food and snacks in several countries.

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The trend of pet humanization is a major factor driving the dog food and snacks industry growth. Pet owners and pet food companies in turn have increasingly turned to specialized food products for their pets to enable specific health benefits. This trend is anticipated to drive market statistics during the forecast period.

Increasing dog ownership along with rising concerns about dog health has led to an increased awareness of specialized and commercially available dog food & snacks, contributing to a considerable projected increase in market size by 2027. Surging dog populations in the U.S., Germany, UK, France, South-East Asia, Argentina, and other key countries is expected to boost the overall dog food and snacks industry by 2027. According to the American Pet Product Association (APPA), more than 68% of U.S. households have a pet and are investing more money in pet care, especially commercial dog food and treats. For instance, in 2020, approximately USD 75 billion was spent on pet food in the U.S. alone.

Increasing incidence of humans contracting severe diseases from dogs will act as major restraining factor to market growth. Like humans, all animals carry germs that can cause severe diseases such as rabies and skin infections including ringworm, tapeworm, hookworm & fungi from soil or skin of pets and humans. Many humans are also allergic to dog fur and dander that could cause serious reactions. Besides this, there are other bacteria and parasites, such as campylobacter jejuni, toxocara, etc., that may also cause several diseases to humans and may decrease people’s ability to host pets, leading to a slowdown in the dog food and snacks market during the forecast period.

Rising demand for animal-based dog food and snacks will boost the industry landscape

The animal-based dog food and snacks market is expected to grow at around 4.6% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. A major share of dog food contains vegetables or grain-based proteins, which is not majorly preferred by dogs with more meat-eating tendencies. Animal-based products are therefore of particular interest to this segment of the consumer market. Furthermore, dog treats and mixers are free from grains and vegetables and are given as appetizers to dogs with health issues such as diabetes, obesity, disorders, allergies, and gastrointestinal issues.

Rising demand for dog food will complement the industry statistics

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Based on type, the global dog food and snacks market is segmented into food on one hand with treat & mixers on the other. The food segment dominated the market and will account for over 65% share in terms of revenue by 2027. The food segment is further sub-divided into dry food and wet food.

The wet food segment is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period. Moisture content is high in wet food and each meal provides large calories. Wet dog food is easier to digest and is especially preferred when the dog is ill or has decreased appetite. It is available in pouches, cans & foil trays and the stuffing includes chunks in gravy, meatloaf formats, and chunks in jelly.

Rising demand for premium dog food and snacks will enhance the market revenue

Pet owners with specific breeds of dogs prefer spending on premium products, which offer high-quality food containing properties in line with the health needs of the said breeds. Based on the cost category, the premium dog food and snacks segment is expected to account for over 20% share in the global market by 2027. The price of premium dog food is rising continuously, on account of drifting pet owner focus towards healthy and nutritious pet meals.

The increasing adoption of online distribution channels will boost the dog food and snacks market share

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Online distribution channels contributed over 20% to the dog food and snacks market in 2020. Rising demand for the product, followed by convenient & increasing use of e-commerce & other online selling platforms due to COVID-19 social distancing challenges, will boost popularity for online distribution channels. E-commerce platforms provide a wide range of specifications and options and are forecast to gain significant market share in the coming years.

North America to witness significant growth during the forecast period

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North America dominated the dog food & snacks market with a revenue of around USD 23 billion in 2020. Although Europe is likely to show a marked rise in market growth over coming years, the U.S. dog food market is anticipated to grow significantly due to increasing number of nuclear families and the increasing adoption of dogs as pets in the U.S. Moreover, State & Federal governments in the region are repeatedly investing in the pet food industry, creating jobs and increasing the country’s economic growth. For instance, Petz International, a producer of pet treats, received an investment of USD 500,000 from the provincial & federal governments through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program of Canada to expand its facilities.

Product expansion is one of the major strategic outlooks of the overall industry

Market players are majorly concentrating on expanding their product portfolio to enhance their business capabilities. The global dog food and snacks market is moderately consolidated due to the presence of few major and several medium and small manufacturers.

A high degree of competition is present in the global dog food and snacks market. The key participants are also expanding their presence in emerging economies to meet the growing need for dog food and snacks. Some of the major manufacturers include Mars Petcare Inc., Nestle SA, Colgate-Palmolive Co., The J.M. Smucker Company, Blue Buffalo Co., Ltd., Schell & Kampeter, Inc (Diamond pet food), Tiernahrung Deuerer GmbH, Nippon Pet Food Co., Ltd., Champion Petfoods LP, and United Pet Group, among others.

The Dog Food and Snacks Market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in million kilo tons & revenue in USD billion from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:

Market, By Raw Material

  • Plant-based
  • Animal-based

Market, By Product

  • Food
    • Dry
    • Wet
  • Treats & Mixers

Market, By Cost Category

  • Premium Pet Food
  • Mass/Bulk Pet Food

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Specialized Pet Food Shops
  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  • Online
  • Others

Market, By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Australia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Nigeria
    • Ethiopia
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Sayan Mukherjee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global industry share of dog food and snacks surpassed USD 66 billion in 2020 and is pegged to strike a 4.5% CAGR up to 2027.
Annual revenue of animal-based dog food and snacks is expected to record a growth rate of over 4.6% CAGR through 2027.
Online distribution channels captured 20% of the revenue share in 2020 and will see expansion with higher use of e-commerce on account of the COVID-19 social distancing norms.
North America dog food and snacks industry was valued at around USD 23 billion in 2020 due to the increasing number of nuclear families and rising adoption of dogs as pets in the region.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 378
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 295
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