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Pet grooming is a nearly
$3 billion business

Packaged Facts finds that most pet owners want a clean and fresh-smelling animal.

Pet grooming is a nearly<br> $3 billion business

Veterinary practices looking for an additional revenue stream might want to consider offering grooming services.

The market research firm Packaged Facts reported April 23 that sales of pet grooming and spa services and products across the United States continued to grow in 2017. Total spending in all sectors fell just short of $3 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate of more than 5 percent since 2013.

If a practice owner needs any more incentive to add grooming services, Packaged Facts noted that 76 percent of pet owners say keeping their dogs and cats clean and fresh smelling is important.

“Treating pets as family members has been a significant trend in the pet market for the past decade, with the vast majority of pet owners today considering their pets to be part of the family,” said David Sprinkle, research director at the Rockville, Maryland, company.

“With more pet owners keeping their pets close by both at home and on the go, it’s driving them to seek out grooming services and products that will allow them to keep their pets clean and well-kept.”

Packaged Facts reported the findings in a new report, “Pet Grooming, Skin & Coat, and Spa Products and Services in the U.S., 2nd Edition.”