Coronavirus and Pets

Read the latest on the impact of human coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak on the pet food industry, supply chains, trade shows, conferences and dog and cat health. To date, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), there is no evidence that dogs play a role in the spread of this human COVID-19 pandemic outbreak or that they become sick. Further studies are needed to understand if and how different companion animals could be affected by the COVID-19 virus.

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4 main areas pandemic affects pet food, supply business

Pet owners have shifted significantly towards e-commerce during the pandemic. Pet ownership in the United States increased during the early stages of the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the pet food industry has been wide ranging and hard to fully comprehend. Focusing on four main areas allows one to make better sense of it.
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By 2024, e-commerce pet product sales may be top channel

By 2024, industry analysts forecast that e-commerce will become the top retail sales channel for pet products.
Two major players in the pet food e-commerce space, Chewy.com and Amazon, lead online sales with three quarters of the market and seem likely to maintain that dominance.
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