Global Pet Herbal Supplements Market to Surge Through 2034, Driven by High Demand

A strategic shift towards natural and herbal pet care solutions is fueling the market expansion as pet owners increasingly opt for organic and holistic approaches to their pet’s well-being.

This trend is further bolstered by a surge in pet spending, an aging pet population necessitating a focus on preventive healthcare, and the launch of innovative, natural ingredient-based supplements tailored to pet needs. Market players are collaborating and developing a broader array of herbal supplement offerings, catering to a growing demographic of health-conscious pet parents.

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Animal Shelters are Overwhelmed by Abandoned Dogs. Here’s Why.

Man’s best friend is increasingly being abandoned on the street, often by people facing financial hardships who can no longer afford to feed or house them.

“Animal shelters generally reflect what is happening to people in a community and where there is food insecurity,” Stephanie Filer, executive director of Shelter Animals Count, told CBS MoneyWatch. 

As 2023 came to close, there were 250,000 more animals in the shelter system than the year before, said Filer, whose group compiles data from nearly 7,000 shelters nationwide. 

“Through November, our numbers are showing a continued and persistent gap in the numbers entering our shelters and leaving,” said Filer, who also noted an increase in puppies and purebred dogs being brought to shelters.

“In the past year, San Diego Humane Society, which takes in over 30,000 companion animals each year, observed a 20% increase in lost pets not retrieved by their owners,” Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of San Diego Humane Society, said in an emailed statement. “Families relinquish their pets for various, often heartbreaking reasons, including escalating costs of care, insufficient housing options for pet owners and limited access to veterinary care. We also believe a pause in spay/neuter surgery accessibility during the pandemic has also increased the number of animals in our shelters.”

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Probiotics Promote Weight Loss in Obese Dogs

Researchers have identified 2 strains of probiotics that can be used to reduce weight in obese dogs. The research is published in Microbiology Spectrum, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

In the new study, the research team investigated metabolic diseases in companion animals and set out to identify probiotics suitable for long-term and safe treatment. “The initial challenge involved selecting specific metabolic diseases for examination, leading us to focus on the prevalent issue of ‘obesity in pets,’” said study principal investigator Younghoon Kim, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS), Seoul National University, in Korea.  

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Five Emerging Trends In Pet Health Care For 2024 And Beyond

Pet ownership is at an all-time high, with 66% of U.S. households owning at least one pet. The global pet care market is estimated to grow from $246 billion in 2023 to $368 billion by 2030. Spending on veterinary services in the U.S. alone exceeded $38 billion in 2023, with growth in emergency care and specialty services contributing significantly.

Today’s modern, multi-species family is more bonded to their pets than ever, increasing the demand for gold-standard veterinary care. As a result, we are witnessing how modern high expectations are putting pressure on veterinary clinics to provide tech-enabled conveniences.

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