The boost in pet product sales was fueled in North America above all by the market launch of Lightweight and Glade cat litter along with Waggin' Train. In Latin America, the Dog Chow and Pro Plan brands were the primary factors behind the company’s gain in market share, according to the company. In Europe, said NestlÃ©, the pet brands Felix and Purina One Dry Cat were the main contributors.
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.