Here’s what’s new for pets in 2021

It may sound like a Julia Roberts film, but the theme of “eat, play and love” dominated the recent Global Pet Expo. Better also add “poop” to that trifecta, since the Expo, as can be expected from a pet products trade show, definitely also offered an exhaustive array of options […]

It may sound like a Julia Roberts film, but the theme of “eat, play and love” dominated the recent Global Pet Expo.

Better also add “poop” to that trifecta, since the Expo, as can be expected from a pet products trade show, definitely also offered an exhaustive array of options about that particular reality of living with animals. 

Despite the pandemic, or possibly because of it, 2020 was a banner year for those in the business of keeping pets — and their owners — happy. The industry for the first time in its history reached more than $100 billion in annual sales, according to the American Pet Products Association, or APPA.

“This past year presented a host of challenges that resulted in consumers across the country turning to their pets for comfort and companionship,” said Steve King, APPA president and CEO.

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