Entrepreneurs Turn to Pet Supplement Manufacturers for Growth-Market Business Ideas

Pet Ownership Statistics Indicate Pet Supplement Manufacturers Make for Smart Business Partnerships

Bimini is a manufacturer of dosage-form pet health supplements, and all instances of Bimini’s pet supplements refer to dosage-form pet health supplements.

Pets are the new kids. According to Forbes, two-thirds of American households own a pet. An overwhelming majority of dog and cat owners consider their pets to be members of their human family. Between 2016 and 2022, the segment of US households that own dogs grew from 38.4% to 44.5%, and the cat-owning segment grew from 25% to 29%. Conversely, the American birth rate declined by almost 22% from 1990 to 2019. For businesses that depend on growing demand for consumables, more and more consumers have four paws.

The pet market proved to be recession-proof during The Great Recession in 2008. Then in 2020, we saw it also was pandemic-proof as the market boomed like never before. What is interesting is that despite the recession or pandemic economic challenges, U.S. pet owners have not historically cut spending on their pets. Forbes reports that Americans spent close to $137 billion on their pets in 2022, which is more than ever before. Spending on pets increased 51% in just four years, 2018-2022.

The growth of the pet industry has entrepreneurs turning to pet supplement manufacturers for smart business partnerships that stand the test of time. The market for pet supplements in the US is forecast to grow 5.5 to 6% annually in the next seven years. Younger adults are especially interested in their pets’ health and longevity, and are ready to spend more to keep their dogs and cats healthy. Millennials (people born 1981-1996) spend the most of any age group on pet care: almost $200 per month, according to a 2022 study.

Where Pet Supplement Manufacturers See the Industry Heading

Average annual household spending per pet could grow from $980 in 2020 to $1,292 by 2025 and expand further to $1,909 by 2030, which makes pet supplements an interesting business idea for companies looking for ways to grow their sales and entrepreneurs seeking strong ventures.

As with any venture, partnering with the right pet supplement manufacturer is critical to success. Bimini Pet Health, headquartered in Topeka, KS is a premier manufacturer of dosage form pet health supplements. They can help you select from dozens of existing formulas for private label production or can help you make a custom formula tailored to your specific needs. “Whether you want to use one of our formulations or bring one of your own, we’re ready to work with you to make high quality products,” said Dr. Sam Al-Murrani, owner of Bimini Pet Health. “Even under uncertain economic times, we don’t anticipate the demand for pet health supplements to diminish.” 

Getting Started in Today’s Market

Bimini is committed to providing private label and custom manufactured pet supplements designed to support and maintain healthy pets. Bimini’s dosage form pet health supplements are manufactured at their facility in Topeka, KS which is third-party audited for human food production under 21 CFR part 117. Every ingredient and the resulting product are stored, handled, processed and transported consistent with applicable federal laws. The facility is FDA-registered and USDA inspected and approved for export to Canada.

If you’re considering creating a specific pet product, either white label or private label, Bimini knows the industry. Getting started is easy. They offer a turnkey process and will guide you every step along the way—from ideation to packaging and fulfillment. 

Contact Bimini today to get started.

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Bimini Pet Health Celebrates World Food Safety Day, June 7

In this article, Bimini’s dosage-form pet health supplements are intended to provide non-nutritional structure and/or function benefits and are not classified under the food category. Bimini’s treats provide nutritional value with supported nutritional claims.

Established by the United Nations and celebrated every June 7 since 2019, World Food Safety Day is a time to learn and discuss actions we can all take to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks and improve our health. Special attention is given to the health consequences of contaminated food and water. When we hear the term “food safety,” our first instinct is to think about what humans eat, but many of the problems affecting food safety in people also apply to what we give our pets.

Bimini Pet Health, a Topeka, Kansas-based manufacturer of dosage-form pet health supplements, recognizes the importance of making safe products that our pets ingest. Alan Mattox, Quality Assurance Director at Bimini Pet Health, explains that although pet health supplements are not “food” and are not required to be compliant with 21 CFR, Part 117, the federal code that regulates humans’ food, Bimini adheres to and is audited on the basis of 21 CFR part 117 nonetheless. Mattox says, “In our approach to manufacturing, we don’t believe there should be a difference in the control of what pets or humans ingest. Everything we produce is made at our cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) certified facility, which is also USDA inspected and FDA registered. The products are made with responsibly procured ingredients. Every ingredient and the resulting products are stored, handled, processed and transported in a manner consistent with applicable federal laws.”

Mattox added that Bimini Pet Health applies a “positive release policy” to the sequence of events that must take place before his company releases a finished product for shipping. “The finished product lot must remain in our warehouse until the microbiological test results validate the product’s safety.” Bimini tests its products for pathogenic E. coli (not all E. coli are pathogenic), salmonella and aflatoxin. “We test for E. coli and salmonella because we know our human clients handle our product. We do not want to expose them or pets to these microbes,” Mattox said. “At high levels, aflatoxins (toxins produced by certain types of mold) can cause death or serious illness in pets.”

Bimini Goes the Extra Mile When It Comes to Safety

Mattox noted that Bimini goes the extra mile in testing the safety of its pet products. “You would be hard-pressed to find many companies like ours that test for aflatoxin, let alone wait until the product has been tested to ship it out.”

Safety with what we give our pets doesn’t end when the consumer leaves the store. Mattox emphasized the importance of avoiding the use of chemical preservatives to ensure shelf-life stability and instead employing more passive approaches to maintaining a safe product on the shelf. In that regard water is key to microbial growth and “water activity” is the measure of available water for microbial growth. Bimini’s products are designed to have very low water activity levels (even lower that what the FDA recommends for human food) which do not support microbial growth that can lead to illness, including bacteria, yeast and mold,” Mattox explained.

Alan Mattox practices Bimini’s high levels of safety on his own Yorkshire Terrier. “A pet is an extension of the family, a four-legged relative. I want our dog to be as healthy as he can be, so he is around for as many years as possible. Making sure I give him products that meet quality standards is key for this to happen,” Mattox said.