Pet Industry Trends 2021
With every new year comes new trends! Pet Industry trends often mirror trends in the human industries, meaning, once something becomes trendy in our world, with time it then becomes trendy in the pet world. In 2020, $103.6 billion was spent on our pets in the U.S., it’s no secret that pet owners splurge on their pets.
Nowadays you can do anything from your phone, it’s great! Pet industry companies are catching onto this tech savvy trend and are developing apps and mobile friendly websites. Doing this makes it quick and easy to order food or toys for your pet and book grooming services. You can even order products from the pet store off the pet store app and pick it up at the local pet store when it’s ready. Some pet stores are offering curbside delivery services for mobile orders. This is a convenient and easy feature that pet owners are taking advantage of especially during the pandemic.
Monthly subscription services have been trending for years, but recently pet owners are being targeted more than ever. So many pet industry companies offer monthly food delivery services, toy box deliveries and pet medicine delivery. Having your pet’s food on a scheduled delivery every month is extremely convenient. One of the most popular month subscriptions in the dog grooming world is Slash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique monthly “ Routine Care Memberships,” starting as low as $39.95 per month, they allow you to choose how often you’d like to come in for a bath and brush: once a month, once a week or an unlimited amount of times!
Natural / Organic Products
First it was dog food, then treats and now it’s everything! From food to toys, just about everything is natural/ organic now, and we’re not complaining! The reason natural and organic products have become such a craze is because people have become more conscious about improving and sustaining the health of the planet, and their pet. The top selling natural pet products that are paws-itively good for the planet include:
- Natural flea and tick repellents
- Holistic grooming products such as the blueberry facial for dogs
- Toys made with natural fibers
Luxury Pet Services
A luxury pet service is something that you don’t necessarily need, but something you want for your pet. The most popular luxury pet services are:
- Dog training
- Pet sitting
- Dog walking
These services are most in-demand for puppy owners or pet owners who are not home most the day. You’re ideally hiring someone to do the duties you don’t have time to do for your pet. These unique services have also opened up career opportunities for many people, for example, the average annual salary for a dog walker in New York City is $33,865!
CBD stands for cannabinoids. is extracted from the flowers and buds of cannabis (marijuana or hemp plants). CBD, however, doesn’t produce the “high” associated with marijuana because it doesn’t contain the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD interacts with the nerve receptors of vertebrae animals, such as humans and dogs. Just as humans experience anxiety, pain, inflammation, appetite problems, and sleep issues, so do your pets! CBD treats may be able to offer the same health-boosting benefits that humans are able to enjoy. CBD treats are great for pets with anxiety. These treats may also come in handy during the Fourth of July, if your pet is frightened by fireworks.