Amid the struggling US economy, the American Pet Products Association says the US pet industry grew to about US$43.2 billion in 2008, up from US$34.4 billion in 2004, with sales for 2009 expected to hit US$45.4 billion.
The key to success in the industry? Giannini says for his company, quality control, knowing the supply chain, product testing and good customer service all factor in.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.