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Global Dog Food Market, Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast 2024-2032, By Pet Type (Puppy, Adult Dog), By Food Type (Kibble/Dry, Canned Food, Semi-Moist Food, Home Cooked Food, Raw Food, Other Foods), By Sources (Animal Derived, Plant Derived, Insect Derived), By Nature (Organic, Mono-Protein, Conventional, Multi-Nutritional, Other Types), By Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Pet Stores, Online Retailers), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa)

Categories: Food & Beverages

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Market Outlook:

The anticipated global dog food market size is poised to reach USD XX. XX Billion by 2024, with a projected escalation to USD XX.XX Billion by 2032, reflecting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of X.X% during the forecast period. 

Dog food refers to specially formulated and commercially produced food designed to meet the nutritional needs of domestic dogs. It is specifically crafted to provide essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals necessary for dogs' overall health and well-being. Dog food is available in various forms, including dry kibble, canned wet food, semi-moist pellets, and raw or homemade diets, catering to different dietary preferences and health requirements. Dog food typically contains a balanced combination of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. The primary protein sources are often meat, poultry, or fish, providing essential amino acids for muscle development and repair. Carbohydrates, usually sourced from grains or vegetables, offer energy, while fats contribute to coat health and act as a concentrated energy source. Dog food formulas may also include supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health, as well as fiber for digestion, to meet the specific needs of different dogs and life stages. Commercial dog food has undergone a rigorous processing procedure to fulfill legal specifications and offer a comprehensive and well-rounded diet. Proper nutrition is important for your dog's general health, supporting its immune system, maintaining body weight, supporting dental health, and improving its coat and skin. Dog food varies depending on the dog's age, size, breed, and particular health condition, offering a variety of options to meet the different nutritional needs of different companions

Market Dynamics:


The increasing pet ownership boosts the growth of the dog food market. The knowledge of animal health and nutrition is an important factor. Today, pet owners are aware of the importance of proper and healthy nutrition to ensure the health, well-being, and growth of their dogs. This knowledge has led to the transition from home food to commercial preparation, creating dog food that provides specific nutrition for different stages of life and health. Also, the growth of animals, especially in cities, has led to an increased need for easy and nutritious food for animals. As more people take dogs into their homes, the need for convenient and reliable dog food increases. Dogs are now viewed as valued family members, and pet owners are willing to invest in unique and specialty dog ​​foods, including organic, grain-free, and natural options, sharing their food preferences and concerns about their food. In addition, busy lifestyles lead pet owners to turn to ready-made dog food as it offers a convenient and time-saving solution. Additionally, veterinarians' recommendations and endorsements for certain dog food brands increase consumer confidence, thus increasing demand. Together, these factors are increasing demand for a variety of dog foods, driving new and expanding markets in the pet food industry.


The rise in strict regulation regarding dog food could hinder the growth of the dog food market. Additional testing of materials and final products is often required by new rules. These examinations can be costly, particularly for smaller businesses without access to internal testing facilities. They might have to hire outside labs to do the testing, which would raise the entire cost. To guarantee compliance, stricter manufacturing procedures may require equipment or production line improvements. These improvements might involve taking out loans or represent a large financial commitment for smaller businesses, which would reduce their earnings. Companies also need to reformulate their items if their current formulations don't adhere to the new rules. This can include finding new sources for materials, carrying out fresh experiments, and even modifying the labeling and packaging. This all raises the total cost of the dog food that is produced by a company.


The increasing e-commerce boom creates a lucrative opportunity for the growth of the dog food market. Online retailers with a large user base include Amazon and Chewy.com. Companies may access a ready-made pool of pet owners who are already actively shopping for pet goods online by partnering with these platforms. It may be possible to eliminate some of the intermediaries found in conventional distribution channels by selling online. Companies may be able to provide competitive rates or increase their investments in marketing and customer service as a result of reduced overhead costs. Online resources offer useful information about consumer behavior and purchase patterns. Companies can use this information to target particular client segments, make product recommendations based on previous purchases, and tailor their marketing campaigns. Pet owners can purchase with great convenience when they shop online. They may save time and effort by browsing a larger assortment of goods, quickly comparing prices, and having their pet food delivered right to their home.


For dog food to retain its nutritional value and avoid spoiling, it must be kept fresh for extended periods, especially moist or wet versions. Conventional packaging, which is frequently made of multiple layers of aluminum or plastic, works well for this but causes environmental problems. Oxidation of fats caused by air exposure can lower the nutritional value and palatability of food. Loss of moisture can also diminish shelf life and harden kibble. The degree of oxygen and moisture barriers provided by eco-friendly substitutes might not always match that of conventional packaging. For food to be stored and transported sustainably, its packaging must be strong enough to keep bacteria, insects, and moisture out of it.

Key Players

  • Evanger’s Dog & Dog Food Company, Inc. (US)
  • Nestlà Purina Pet Care (US)
  • P&G Pet Care (US)
  • Hill's Pet Nutrition (US)
  • Del Monte Pet Products (US)
  • Affinity Petcare SA (Spain)
  • Nutro Products Inc. (US)
  • Unicharm PetCare Corp. (Japan)
  • Total Alimentos SA (Brazil)
  • Nutriara Alimentos Ltd. (Brazil)
  • The J.M. Smucker Company (US)
  • Others



Report Coverage


Market Size in 2023:

USD XX Billion

2032 Value Projection:

USD XX Billion

Growth Rate (CAGR)


Forecast Period:

2024 - 2032

Historical Period:

2018 - 2022

Segments Covered

By Nature, (Organic, Mono-Protein, Conventional, Multi-Nutritional, Other Types)

By Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Pet Stores, Online Retailers)

By Pet Type (Puppy, Adult Dog)

By Source Animal Derived, Plant Derived, Insect Derived)

By Food Type (Kibble/Dry, Canned Food, Semi-Moist Food, Home Cooked Food, Raw Food, Other Foods)

Competitive Landscape

Evanger’s Dog & Dog Food Company, Inc. (US), Nestlà Purina Pet Care (US), P&G Pet Care (US), Hill's Pet Nutrition (US), Del Monte Pet Products (US), Affinity Petcare SA (Spain), Nutro Products Inc. (US), Unicharm PetCare Corp. (Japan), Total Alimentos SA (Brazil), Nutriara Alimentos Ltd. (Brazil), The J.M. Smucker Company (US), Others

Geographies Covered

North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)

Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

Asia Pacific (China, Japan India, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia Pacific)

Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, and the Rest of MEA)

South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America)

Growth Drivers Which are booming the market

  • Dogs are increasingly considered family members, driving the demand for high-quality, specialized, and premium dog food products.

  • Rising pet populations, especially in urban areas, result in a continuous demand for dog food, reflecting the increasing number of pet-owning households.

Challenges facing the Industry

  • Stringent regulations and standards, especially regarding food safety and ingredient quality
  • Economic fluctuations and consumer spending patterns can impact the dog food market

Market Analysis

PESTLE Analysis, PORTERS Analysis, NOISE analysis, Value/Supply Chain Analysis

Competitive Analysis

Comprehensive mapping of the Competitive Landscape Comprising Merges & Acquisitions, Partnerships/Agreements/Joint Venture, Expansion, New Product Launches, and other developments.

Company Share Analysis

Customization Scope

Available on your market scope and requirements


Recent Developments: 

  • In June 2021, Mars Incorporated announced the latest addition to its dog food line, featuring the first samples from the KARMA factory. KARMA's recipes are made from the best natural ingredients like flaxseeds, chickpeas, desiccated coconut, chia seeds, dried pumpkin, kale, and more, and are supplemented with real chicken or white fish.

  • December 2021 Mars Petcare India is expanding its pet food business to include dog food in Telangana, India, with an investment of US$ 67 million where there is domestic demand and exports. This led to the effective expansion of Mars Petcare in India by increasing its production capacity.

  • In April 2022, Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. launched new designs and packaging and launched a line of nutritious food that cares. The products are designed to address the specific concerns of pets, and 66 dry, wet, and dog foods have been added to the database.

Segment Insights:

By Source

The demand for pet-based dog food is driven by the variety that suits the nutritional needs and preferences of pet dogs. Dogs are classified as carnivores and animal protein is essential for their overall health. Meat, poultry, and fish are rich in high-quality proteins, amino acids, and essential nutrients that support your dog's muscle development, immunity, and strength level. These dietary preferences lead pet owners to choose animal-based dog foods to suit their pet's changing needs. In addition, the majority of pet owners search for dog food that is similar to what their ancestors consumed. For the most part, wild dogs and their predecessors are omnivores, which makes them an excellent source of food for those who wish to feed their pets the same diet that wild dogs consume. Dogs are naturally drawn to meat and other animal products due to their flavor and scent, which encourages them to consume and stay healthy. Additionally, pet owners choose food options that their dogs find attractive, leading to an increase in the demand for dog food. In addition, the nutritional value of animal ingredients, including essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, strengthens the appeal. The demand for dog food containing a lot of animal products is rising as a result of these causes as well as pet owners' desire to give their animals wholesome, tasty meals.

By Pet Type

A variety of factors about the particular diet and lifestyle of senior dogs influence the demand for senior dog food. First, the humane model has led pet owners to treat their dogs like a members of the family. As dogs get older, their needs change, and special foods are needed to suit their life stage. Adult formulas are made to satisfy the dietary requirements of fully grown dogs and guarantee that they receive the proper amounts of protein, vitamins, and minerals for good health. Secondly, the elderly population has increased the demand for food for the elderly. Dogs may develop dental issues, a slower metabolism, and altered movement as they get older. Senior nutritionists frequently discuss these subjects and offer recipes that promote strong teeth, good joints, and weight management all of which are critical for older dogs. Dog foods offer a convenient and affordable option for pet owners who want to provide complete nutrition for their senior dogs. Additionally, pet owners are increasingly aware of the importance of providing age-appropriate nutrition, allowing them to choose senior foods that meet their pet's needs. Additionally, veterinary advice and information on pet health emphasize the importance of nutritional supplements for older dogs, increasing the demand for food products for the elderly. All of these elements have contributed to the pet food industry's rise in terms of adult nutrition.

Regional Insights:

Several factors contribute to the high demand for dog food in North America; This reflects the deep cultural and economic ties to pet care in the region. Dogs are seen as more than just family members, which enables pet owners to put their furry friend's health and well-being first. Customers' desire to give their pets nutritious food and good health is fueling the demand for premium and specialty dog foods, such as organic, grain-free, and natural options. Second, there are lots of animals. North America supports demand. The number of dogs kept as pets in the US and Canada is in the millions, which raises the need for pet food. The increase in pet adoptions, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, has made this need even more intense, and many families have welcomed new members into their homes. We play an important role in ensuring veterinary approval and knowledge of animal welfare. Veterinarians often recommend specific dog foods based on their pet's health needs, building trust with customers and increasing sales. Additionally, advertising campaigns that emphasize the importance of proper nutrition and pet health have increased the demand for unique and high-quality dog ​​food. Additionally, pet owners in North America frequently select easy and healthful foods due to their lifestyle choices, which raises the need for pet food products. These factors have combined to create a strong and growing dog food market in North America.


By Distribution Channel

  • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Pet Stores
  • Online Retailers


By Source

  • Animal Derived
  • Plant Derived
  • Insect Derived


By Pet Type

  • Puppy
  • Adult Dog


By Nature

  • Organic
  • Mono-Protein
  • Conventional
  • Multi-Nutritional
  • Other Types


By Food Type

  • Kibble/Dry,
  • Canned Food
  • Semi-Moist Food
  • Home Cooked Food
  • Raw Food
  • Other Foods

By Region

North America

  • USA

  • Canada

  • Mexico


  • France

  • UK

  • Spain

  • Germany

  • Italy

  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • South Korea

  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Middle East & Africa

  • GCC

  • South Africa

  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

South America

  • Brazil

  • Argentina

  • Rest of South America


What to Expect from Industry Profile?

  1. Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the Dog Food market in the world.

  2. Use PORTER’s Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore market attractiveness of the Global Dog Food market.

  3. Leading company profiles reveal details of key Dog Food market players’ global operations, strategies, financial performance & recent developments.

  4. Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the Global Dog Food market with forecast for the decade by both market share (%) & revenue (USD Million).


1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the Global Dog Food Market?

  • Dogs are increasingly considered family members, driving the demand for high-quality, specialized, and premium dog food products are the major factors driving the growth of the Global Dog Food Market

2) What would be the CAGR of the Global Dog Food Market over the forecast period?

  • The Global Dog Food Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of XX% from 2024 to 2032.

3) Which region will provide more business opportunities for the growth of the Global Dog Food Market in the future?

  • The North America region is expected to create more opportunities in the market.

4) Who are the major players dominating the Global Dog Food Market?

  • Evanger’s Dog & Dog Food Company, Inc. (US), Nestlà Purina Pet Care (US), P&G Pet Care (US), Hill's Pet Nutrition (US), Del Monte Pet Products (US), Affinity Petcare SA (Spain), Nutro Products Inc. (US), Unicharm PetCare Corp. (Japan), Total Alimentos SA (Brazil), Nutriara Alimentos Ltd. (Brazil), The J.M. Smucker Company (US)

5) What are the segments in the Global Dog Food Market?

  • By Nature, By Distribution Channel, By Source, By Pet Type, By Food Type are the industry key segments considered for research study.

6) What is the estimated market revenue for the Global Dog Food Market in 2032?

  • The estimated revenue for the Global Dog Food Market in 2032 is USD XX billion.

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