Amazon Launches Its Own Pet Product Line

There was some big news in the pet industry today, as Amazon launched its own line of pet products.  The pet line, sold under the brand name Wag, is exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers.  Ten types of Wag dry dog food are currently available, and Amazon plans to add pet

Attention Walmart Shoppers: Vet Clinics Coming Soon

Retail giant Walmart has announced that it will begin offering veterinary services in partnership with PetIQ, an Idaho-based veterinary chain.  The first 20 locations will be open by May 2018, and a few are already in operation.  PetIQ has plans to open 1,000 additional VetIQ Petcare clinics in retail-partner locations

Pet Spending Hits New Record

Pet spending in the U.S. has spiked to greater heights than ever before, reaching a record $69.51 billion in 2017 according to final statistics released this week by the American Pet Products Association.  This marks an increase of four percent, or nearly $3 billion, over the 2016 final spending record

Martha Stewart Launching New Pet Line

It’s official—Martha Stewart is launching a new line of pet products this spring.  It seems that everyone from Ellen DeGeneris to Brett Michaels is hawking pet products lately, and Stewart is continuing to assert her presence in the pet space.  You may recall she used to have a line sold

Two Competitions Announced for Pet Entrepreneurs

Are you launching (or have you recently launched) your own pet business or pet product?  If so, consider entering these two high dollar competitions backed by major pet industry entities: The Pet Care Innovation Prize offered by Nestle Purina is back for 2017 after a successful debut last year.  The PCIP

How to Start a Pet Bakery Business

The demand for natural and organic pet treats is growing rapidly, and a pet bakery business is a great option for those looking for an affordable animal related business idea.  You can easily start a pet bakery as a part time side hustle from home and scale it to a

Pet Spending Reaches New High

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) reports that the U.S. pet product and services industry became a $60.28 billion dollar marketplace in 2015. The APPA projects that the industry will bring in an additional $2.5 billion dollars in 2016. Pet owners spent the greatest amount on food and nutritional products ($23.05