Pet Litter and Clean-Up Products Eliminate the “Ick” Factor in Pet Ownership

Pet Litter and Clean-Up Products Eliminate the “Ick” Factor in Pet Ownership

Pet owners want products that will make their lives easier, allowing them to change the litter box less frequently, leave their dogs at home without worrying about “accidents,” and easily treat whatever stains, odors, and pet hair situations that do inevitably occur.


Pet Food and Health: The Veterinary Angle

Pet Food and Health: The Veterinary Angle

As with pet health choices generally, veterinarians should play a more proactive role in guiding their customers to balanced pet food choices.


Make Way for Boomer Pet Owners!

Make Way for Boomer Pet Owners!

Packaged Facts' report "Pet Population and Ownership Trends in the U.S: Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets, 3rd Edition" suggests that substantial opportunities among pet owners in the 55-and-over age group are hiding in plain sight.


Dogs and Cats Sink Teeth into Functional, Healthy Pet Treats

Dogs and Cats Sink Teeth into Functional, Healthy Pet Treats

In addition to unusual or exotic proteins, treat marketers are relying on functional ingredients to capture pet owners’ attention, making it possible for them to address pet health and wellness issues while enjoying “treat time.”


10 Common Plants Dangerous to Pets

10 Common Plants Dangerous to Pets

Pet owners can, with a little research and some care, continue to enjoy their gardens, houseplants, and cut flowers. They just need to exercise some caution. This guest blog by Rover.com discusses ways to prevent pet exposure to toxic plants.


“Other” Pet Store Sector in Transition

“Other” Pet Store Sector in Transition

Packaged Facts estimates pet product sales of pet specialty stores other than PetSmart and Petco at under $6 billion. These “other” pet chain or independent stores consist primarily of smaller- and mid-size formats, although also with some superstore-size outlets among the regional chains.


Online Sales are Key to Pet Food Growth

Online Sales are Key to Pet Food Growth

The pet food market is in the midst of a retail channel show-down, with online juggernauts Amazon and Chewy pulling out stops while putting pricing pressure on pet specialty and mass retailers and eroding the divide between them.


Packaged Facts in the News - "Pets Are Going Digital: Brands Pioneering In The $565M Market For Smart Pet Products"

Packaged Facts in the News - "Pets Are Going Digital: Brands Pioneering In The $565M Market For Smart Pet Products"

Forbes: "While smart-pet products is small with sales of $565 million in 2018; it is rapidly growing, up 11% from 2017."


Three Newest Pet Insurance Companies Stake Their Claim

Three Newest Pet Insurance Companies Stake Their Claim

Given the size of the U.S. pet population, market penetration for pet insurance in the U.S. is still comparatively low. This is particularly true when compared to some Western European countries, like the U.K. and Sweden, and indicates the significant potential for market gains in the U.S.


Durable Pet Products Keep Getting Smarter

Durable Pet Products Keep Getting Smarter

Convenience is the word in the durable pet products market, with high-tech features and automation allowing pet owners to connect with their pets more easily and participate in their well-being more directly.