How Will Your Pet Benefit From These Pet Industry Trends?

Many pet parents might be unfamiliar with the Global Pet Expo. Each year, pet experts, industry influencers, and pet professionals get together to identify the newest trends in the Pet Industry. Some of you may be thinking, does the Pet Industry grow enough to justify a conference each year? The answer is YES!

In 2001, the Pet Industry Market size was $28.5 Billion dollars. Current 2017 statistics predict that this years market size will be around $69.36 Billion. That’s just under 2.5 times the size of the market in 2001! (American Pet Products Association) Of course, this trend makes a lot of sense. Each year pets become a greater part of the family, and it’s no wonder we are spending more in the pet industry.

Petcurean attended the Global Pet Expo this year, and they were nice enough to share with us some trends they identified!

Global Pet Expo Trends 2017

  • Limited Ingredient Diets: With the incidence of food sensitivities on the rise amongst dogs and cats, pet owners are looking for limited ingredient diets which can greatly reduce the chance of food sensitivity. GO! by Petcurean, is a complete, nutrient-packed food with zero added growth hormones, by-products, or artificial preservatives, offering a single source of meat protein with as few ingredients as possible to meet the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats. GO! is available in 3 solutions-based categories for dogs and cats with issues: Grain Free recipes, Limited Ingredient Diet recipes, and Preventative Care recipes. 
    • To me, this trend comes as no surprise. There have been several food-related trends in recent years, which have encouraged people to learn more about their own food. That being said, I am excited to see more high-quality diets produced for pets. Have you tried any Limited Ingredient Diets? If so, which types of diets have worked best for your pets?
  • Pet Tech: If you aren’t familiar with the term “pet tech,” expect that to change. This year at Global Pet Expo there were a growing number of pet products that integrate technology in a variety of ways including activity trackers, video monitors, and interactive toys. From the Flitter cat toy, which has an automatic teaser toy with two plastic dragonflies that fly around and around, enticing cats to catch them, to iFetch, an automatic ball launcher that provides endless fun for your pooch – interactive toys are a great option for pet owners on the go or with extra active pets.
    • In Silicon Valley, there are a lot of Pet Tech companies emerging and growing. Not to mention the increase in pet tech startup funding. Once again, this is a trend that very much so mimics the trends we see in our own lives. As we become more and more dependent on technology, we are looking for solutions that include our pets as well. What Pet Tech products have you tried?

How Will Your Pet Benefit From These Pet Industry Trends?

  • Transparency & Clean labels: As Millennials increasingly expect sustainability, transparency and organic ingredients in their food, more consumers seek to feed their pets with the same standards of quality and excellence that they choose for themselves. Expect to see an increase in products with fewer ingredients, less preservatives, and certifications in the years to come. Petcurean’s GATHER pet food line is crafted from certified, organic, non-GMO and sustainably produced ingredients. Each recipe is free from rendered or genetically engineered ingredients and features a single source, fresh and dehydrated primary protein.
    • I have certainly become more label conscious in recent years. I am always looking for fewer, more recognizable ingredients on all of my purchases. What do you look for on labels?
  • Pet Cooling Products: Now your pet can beat the heat! There were several pet cooling mats, apparel, and bedding products showcased this year, all designed to keep your pet cool during the hot summer months. Scruffs Cool Dog Mat is filled with a non-toxic gel that keeps the self-cooling mat typically 5-10 degrees cooler than room temperature. Gen7Pets Cool-Air Cot pet bed combines portable convenience, outdoor durability, and pet-friendly comfort perfect for camping or the backyard!
    • This is the trend I am most excited about! Heat exhaustion has affected too many pets in past years. And I am really excited to see companies creating solutions! Have you used any cooling products? If so, do you feel they helped your dog?

How Will Your Pet Benefit From These Pet Industry Trends?

I am giving away 1 bag of Petcurean Spike treats from All you have to do is answer the questions in bold (above) in the comments below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I am a Petcurean blogger and a influencer. I was provided with food and compensation so that Rooney and I could provide our honest opinion. However, My Kid Has Paws only shares reviews we believe benefit our readers. Additionally, Petcurean is the food we feed Rooney every day. 

You Might Also Like

Previous Story
Next Story

19 Comment

  1. Reply
    Nancy Loring
    April 30, 2017 at 2:21 am

    I have not tried any Limited ingredients diet for my 2 dogs.
    I have interactive toys for my cats but I have not found something that the dogs like.
    I look for. good ingredients no fillers.
    I have not tried any cooling products but we have a river that is in our backyard and the dogs love to go in lay on the edge.

  2. Reply
    Rhonda Fuller
    May 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    He will know is is loved and appreciated by giving him the best!

  3. Reply
    Stephanie Grant
    May 6, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I have had to switch to a limited ingredient diet for my Boxer because he has a sensitive stomach. I don’t have any interactive toys for my pups but I do believe that both my pups would love them. I always make sure to look for top ingredients and no corn for my babies. I have not tried any types of cooling products but I will be looking into some for this summer!

  4. Reply
    Roxanne Carlson
    May 6, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    We feed our dogs and cats a grain free diet so yes we feed limited ingredients. I have not tried any tech toys yet, but I would love to. I look for meat as the first ingredients and for a high protein content. I also look for fruit and vegetables, rice and no other filler grains. My dogs love sweet potatoes as an ingredient. Have not tried any cooling products but I supply a child’s wading pool for my dogs in the summer.

  5. Reply
    LAUra Bernard
    May 6, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I HAVE TRied limited ingredients with my dog. I also have interactive toys for my pup. I look for natural ingredient no fillers. I haven’t tried any cooling products but plan to!

  6. Reply
    Julie e Ferguson-Gould
    May 6, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I have not tried any of the Limited ingredient products for my 3 dogs yet. I dont have any interactive toys for my dogs. I look for natural ingredients for my babies, I believe that the cooling items would be great for my babies when it is really hot like 110 outside sometimes. Great article /blog for some great information for sure 🙂 Thanks

  7. Reply
    Mandy Henry
    May 6, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    love to try!

  8. Reply
    Elizabeth Sul-Celline
    May 6, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    I have not tried any Limited ingredients diet for my Jack Russell.
    My dog is a rescue – and I had to get her comfortable with playing. Balls or stuffed toys- that is all she is good with.
    I look for meat as the first ingredient.
    I have not tried any cooling products- my dog is happy chewing on some ice cubes.

  9. Reply
    Trisha Musgrave
    May 6, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I have never tried limiting ingredients in my pets diets.
    I don’t really have any good interactive toys for my pets either. I would love to know more about them though.
    I try to get a veterinary opinion or look for food with no out junk ingredients.
    I haven’t tried any cooling products but think my pets would like them.

  10. Reply
    Anita Jude
    May 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I have not tried any limited diet for my dogs
    I do not have any interactive toys for my dogs
    I do look for good ingredients for my dogs
    I have no tried the cooling product but would love to for my dogs

  11. Reply
    Celeste Herrin
    May 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I think my little furbaby would really benefit from the gel mat. She gets so hot with all of her fur! All dogs could benefit from eating more natural foods. It’s sickening how many chemicals are in regular dog food 🙁

  12. Reply
    Terri Wilson
    May 6, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    This is one brand I haven’t given my poodles. They are on a mostly raw diet and only grain free quality kibble.

  13. Reply
    melissa craig
    May 6, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I have Limited ingredients diet for my 2 dogs.
    I have interactive toys dogs a great toy with treat finders
    I look for. good ingredients no filler, no corn or meat byproducts
    I have not tried any cooling products

  14. Reply
    Michelle Catallo
    May 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I have tried making homemade treats with limited ingredients ~ worked well but, a lot of work.

    I wish I could do the interactive toys for my dogs and pets even the check-in type apps. I have one dog that is verrrry active so, gets in trouble when I am gone.

    I look for real ingredients without fillers

    Does putting a couple ice cubes in their water bowls count? Mine run from a hose….. They do like laying on the linoleum.

  15. Reply
    May 6, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I have not tried any limited diet for my dog and I don’t have any interactive toys for my dog.

  16. Reply
    May 6, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I haven’t used any of the ingredient products yet, and I haven’t used any cooling products. I have used interactive toys with my doggies. I look for quality ingredients when purchasing pet foods.

    1. Reply
      May 9, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you for your input Kim! What are your dog’s favorite interactive toys? Rooney likes Puzzles on occasion, but is really more of a fan of water toys and the Tuggo toy!

  17. Reply
    Mary benack
    May 7, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Awesome giveaway ty

    1. Reply
      May 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Mary! We hope that you enjoyed our blog post!

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge