From organic to grain-free, the ingredients in pet treats always evolve, matching the expectations and lifestyles of their owners.
Veterinarians must follow these trends to stay in touch with the evolving customs of their patients, even if this is only to provide answers to the occasional question.
"Pet treats have come a long way in the past 20 years,"
says David Sprinkle, research director for market research firm Packaged Facts, in a recent issue of the trade journal Pet Food Processing.
In today's supermarkets, pet store aisles closely imitate the human snack aisles, with many branded products positioned as being better for your pets.
Grain-free options, limited ingredient products, and superfood ingredients are increasingly accessible. Every week, Innovative new product entries hit the market
The increased desire by pet owners to offer their animals natural and nutrient fill treats may explain why the pet treats markets expects growth figures of up to 6.7 billion dollars in revenue by the end of this year; this is a 3.1% increase from 2018
The increased desire by pet owners to feed their pets "natural" and nutrient-dense treats might explain why the U.S. pet treat market is expected to grow to $6.7 billion in revenue by the end of 2019, a 3.1% increase from 2018, according to Packaged Facts.
Hemp Oil for Pets
One of the most popular product lines in pet treats growth is Hemp Oil. Pet owners all over the world are using hemp oil to potentially improve the overall health of their pets.
Indeed, hemp oil products for pets can contribute to the protection of healthy cells and tissues, promote the absorption of vitamins and minerals, and stimulate metabolism. Additionally, these products can provide support for the heart while offering calming effects for nervous animals.
In 2009 'Packaged Facts' released a report stating that 39% of dog owners and 74% of cat owners love the idea of High-quality hemp oil as a healthy alternative for that pets, 29% of both cat and dog owners had an interest in purchasing hemp oil pet supplementation, and 11% of dog owners and 8% of cat owners had already purchased hemp oil or hemp treats for their pets.
Hemp oil supplements have been in high demand across human markets for the past few years, credited with their ability to alleviate several conditions, from ranging to anxiety.
However, the use of hemp oil has crossed over to dominate the pet markets, with usage spiking after the release of the most recent 'Farm Bill' in December of 2018.
Does hemp oil for pets have side effects?
How well hemp oil products will work for dogs cats and any other pets remains to be revealed. However, hemp oil is non-toxic.
Hemp oil will not cause harmful side effects which are commonly associated with traditional pharmaceutical medications. Indeed, hemp oil is currently helping in the fight against the world's opioid crisis, as a natural alternative to addictive pain medications.
Dr. Ian Sandler, of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, said "unequivocally, yes," more pet owners are asking about hemp oil when seeking treatment for pets.
Here at Enecta, We Believe our premium hemp oil products will be beneficial in the treatment of some conditions in some animals.
Yes, it's true, the supposed benefits of hemp oils, Be it, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and others are yet to be scientifically concluded.
Despite the rising popularity of hemp oil products, it is still illegal for veterinarians to prescribe, recommend, or dispense cannabis products to their patients at this moment in time.
But, as we've seen with medical marijuana legislation, as soon as the widespread benefits are seen, and the scientific research funded, these products will become mainstream and could benefit the health of thousands of animals every day.
Our premium hemp oil for pets has been given a 5-star rating by all the customers that have tried it on that four-legged friends.
In the future, we intend to expand our product line as we believe that hemp oil may be beneficial for horses, dogs, cats, and a variety of other animals.