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Australian Pet Ownership Snapshot - What does the data say?


Pet ownership is a rapidly growing trend in Australia, and with it, the demand for pet supplies has also increased. According to Animal Medicines Australia, more than two-thirds of Australian households now own a pet. This increase in pet ownership is a multi-faceted phenomenon, however, one of the primary forces behind this trend is the result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The RSPCA Knowledge Base outlines several common benefits that pet ownership can provide, such as companionship, wellbeing, socialisation and improvements to physical health.

A study recently published in PLOS ONE revealed that pets served as a source of comfort and companionship for many Australian families during the COVID pandemic and lockdown. The research, conducted by Dr Shannon Bennetts and her team from La Trobe University’s Judith Lumley Centre, found that anxious children had a stronger bond with their pets. The team's findings were also published in the journal Anthrozoös in March.

The survey, which was conducted between July 29 and October 29, 2020, involved 1,034 parents who lived with a child under 18 years old and a cat or dog. The results showed that one in five families acquired a new pet during the pandemic to help with family wellbeing. Parents reported various benefits of having a pet, including companionship, routine, and a welcome distraction. However, they also reported challenges in managing pet-child interactions, dealing with pets disrupting work and schooling, and worries about accessing care and supplies, as well as their pets' health and longevity.

In this blog post, we will outline the major pet supplies retailers in Australia and explain how Pooch Treats is leading the way in providing the largest range of nutritious, delicious and dog treats dog treats, available at all major pet supply retailers.

Major Pet Supplies Retailers in Australia

There are several major pet supplies retailers in Australia, including Petbarn, Petstock, Pet Circle, Habitat Pet Supplies, and Independent Pet Supply stores nationwide. These retailers offer a wide range of pet products, including food, toys, accessories, and treats.

Pooch Treats: Leading the Way in Dog Treats

Pooch Treats is a leading Australian dog treat supplier that offers the largest range of dog treats available at all major pet supply retailers. Our single-ingredient treats are made from high-quality, natural ingredients sourced from Australian farmers, ensuring that your pooch receives only the best.

We understand the importance of providing our furry friends with healthy and delicious treats, which is why we have developed a range of treats that cater to a variety of dietary needs. Our range includes grain-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, making it easy to find the perfect treat for your pooch.

Industry Trends

The dog treats industry in Australia is experiencing a transition towards healthier, natural, and locally sourced treats. Pet owners are increasingly aware of the impact of their pet's diet on their health and are seeking treats that are free from artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors.

Furthermore, there is a growing demand for locally sourced treats made from Australian ingredients, as pet owners seek to support local farmers and reduce the carbon footprint associated with imported products.

At Pooch Treats, we are proud to be at the forefront of these industry trends, providing natural, healthy, and locally sourced treats that cater to a variety of dietary needs.