On the heels of hearing that PetSmart is buying Chewy.com for $3.35 billion (the largest e-commerce acquisition ever – slightly larger than WalMart snapping up Jet.com for 3.3 billion), we were not too surprised to hear that while the amount of pet food being produced continues to rise, there are fewer and fewer feed mills churning it out.
If you aren’t aware that the biggest players in the market are Nestlé, Mars, and Big Heart Pet Brands (J.M. Smucker), you’re also probably not aware that together those companies make about $31 billion in annual revenue from their pet food endeavors. And, they’re also buying up veterinary care in the U.S.
It’s much easier to write “Recommended by Veterinarians” on your packaging when you own the clinics these vets works for.
-Jennifer Niskanen, TopDogTips.com
It’s easy as a pet loving consumer to get lost trying to provide the best possible care for our furry friends. TopDogTips.com has created a robust infographic containing 19 controversies from the pet food industry and we are happy to share it with you here!