US pet food, treat sales at US$50 billion in 2021

U.S. pet owners spent US$50 billion on pet food and treats out of the total US$93.95 billion spent directly on pets in 2021.

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U.S. pet owners spent US$50 billion on pet food and treats out of the total US$93.95 billion spent directly on pets in 2021, according to the study “The Economics of the U.S. Pet Food and Pet Supply Industry.” The pet sector may have contributed US$260.5 billion directly and indirectly to the U.S. economy and accounted for a net contribution to the annual gross domestic product (GDP) of US$174.67 billion in 2021.

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The analysis also found that the pet sector supports nearly 2.78 million jobs across the country, with an estimated 1.09 million people working directly in pet related businesses and another 1.68 million jobs linked indirectly to consumer expenditures for pets. Consumer expenditures on pets also generated public revenues from local, state and federal taxes of US$23.4 billion.  

The study was sponsored by the American Pet Products Association, the Pet Advocacy Network, the Pet Food Institute, the Pet Industry Distributors Association, and the World Pet Association. Conducted by the Center for Economic Analysis at Michigan State University through the Animal Policy Group LLC and Animal Health Economics LLC, the report also sourced pet ownership data from the 2021-2022 APPA National Pet Owners Survey.  

For the analysis, statistics on animals commonly kept in homes were used. This includes dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and small mammals, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and fresh and saltwater fish. Segments factored in as supporting the pet sector included pet sales, pet food manufacturing, veterinary services, pet pharmaceuticals, pet products (e.g., toys, crates, food bowls, leashes, and other products), retail sellers and pet services such as grooming and boarding. 

61 US-based dog, cat and other pet food companies 2021

The pet food market in the US is diverse, with a range of options available to pet owners including dry kibble, wet food, freeze-dried, raw, and even customized diets tailored to the specific needs of a pet. The demand for natural and organic pet food products has also been growing in recent years, as more pet owners seek out higher-quality and more healthful options for their pets. In 2021, these dog, cat and other pet food companies had headquarters in the United States. If available, the pet food businesses’ annual revenues in 2021 appear in Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies Current Data. Companies are listed in alphabetical order. 

 

COMPANY

2021 REVENUE

1

ADM Animal Nutrition

US$400,000,000 

2

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition

US$800,000,000 

3

Alphia

US$875,000,000 

4

American Nutrition

US$380,000,000 

5

Better Choice Company Inc.

US$46,000,000 

6

Bil-Jac Foods

US$40,000,000 

7

Bravo

US$5,610,000 

8

BrightPet Nutrition Group

US$50,000,000 

9

C.J. Foods

US$200,000,000 

10

Canidae Pet Foods

 

11

Cargill

 

12

Caru Pet Food Company

 

13

Central Garden & Pet

US$570,900,000 

14

Diamond Pet Foods

US$1,500,000,000 

15

Dog for Dog

 

16

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. Inc.

US$16,000,000 

17

Freshpet

US$425,490,000 

18

Fromm Family Foods

US$7,100,000 

19

General Mills

US$1,732,000,000 

20

Gott Pet Products

 

21

Halo, Purely for Pets

US$30,000,000 

22

Health Extension Pet Care

US$6,000,000 

23

Hill's Pet Nutrition

US$3,311,000,000 

24

Hubbard Feeds

 

25

Instinct

US$200,000,000 

26

iVet Professional Formulas

 

27

J.H. Whitney & Co.

 

28

J.M. Smucker

US$2,694,000,000 

29

JustFoodForDogs

US$30,800,000 

30

Kent Corp.

US$100,000,000 

31

Kodo Inc.

 

32

Life's Abundance

 

33

Mars Petcare Inc.

US$19,000,000,000 

34

Merrick Pet Care

US$485,000,000 

35

Mid America Pet Food

US$115,070,000 

36

Midwestern Pet Foods

US$80,000,000 

37

Natural Balance Pet Foods

US$264,000,000 

38

Nestlé Purina PetCare

US$16,500,000,000 

39

Nulo Pet Food

US$108,000,000 

40

Nunn Milling Co.

US$80,000,000 

41

Oxbow Animal Health

US$22,000,000 

42

P&G Pet Care

 

43

Pets Global Inc.

US$40,000,000 

44

Redbarn Pet Products

US$54,620,000 

45

Rush Direct Inc

US$62,000,000 

46

Signature Pet Products

US$40,000,000 

47

Simmons Pet Food

US$1,000,000,000 

48

Solid Gold Pet

US$50,000,000 

49

Spectrum Brands / United Pet Group

US$664,190,000 

50

Stella & Chewy's

US$52,400,000 

51

Sunshine Mills

US$350,000,000 

52

TFP Nutrition

US$59,100,000 

53

The Fitzpatrick Company

US$22,000,000 

54

The Honest Kitchen

US$40,000,000 

55

Three Dog Bakery

 

56

TruDog

US$15,000,000 

57

Tuffy's Pet Foods

US$308,500,000 

58

Tyson Pet Products

 

59

Wellness Pet Company

US$700,000,000 

60

Weruva Pet Foods

 

61

Whitebridge Pet Brands

US$150,000,000 

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