A recent study showed that consumers who shopped at Walmarts in 2016 saw a 23 percent reduction in their pet spending by switching to organic, cruelty-free and vegetarian food.
Wal-Marts in the United States saw an increase in pet food purchases in the same time frame, but those shoppers are likely paying for those products at more than a third higher prices.
Read More at a Wal-mart location, for instance, would be worth $2.79.
And in 2018, Wal-marts across the U.S. were reportedly experiencing a $1.8 billion decrease in pet purchases, the biggest pet-related price decrease in nearly two decades.
Walmart.com is not the only major retailer in the U-verse universe.
Many major retailers have also begun to diversify their offerings.
While some of these new brands are still brand names like Target, Best Buy and Walmart, others have opened up to the world of pet-friendly, cruelty free, vegan and vegetarian options.
And even some of the major retailers are still not making the transition to a pet-focused menu, so we will likely continue to see new brands like PetSmart and Petco as the new standard in pet-based grocery shopping.
Here are some of our favorite brands that are not yet offering a pet menu:Walmart’s pet menu has been evolving for some time, but this latest announcement is a big step forward in making it easier for pet owners to shop at the big-box retailer.
The chain has been making big changes in recent years to make it easier to buy and cook pet-oriented foods and beverages, and its pet-centric menu is no exception.
In 2018, Walmart added a pet friendly section in the pet section of the store’s website, but for the past few years, the company has focused on creating more personalized experiences.
That has included making it easy for pet parents to purchase and cook foods and drinks at the store, or adding a pet “fiesta” where pets can come together and take in some of Walmart’s newest toys, including the adorable Petco-branded “toyster” and “cat toy.”
This is where Petco’s “Cat” franchise comes in, with more than 1,000 pet-themed items for customers to choose from, including pet toys and a “feline lounge” where you can meet your cat and have fun with him.
While Walmart’s cat-focused cat-friendly section was previously limited to dog food and pet-food items, Petco will now also have more items for cat owners to choose, including some pet-approved pet treats.
And if you want to see how a Walmerson’s pet-safe pet store can help make your pet’s shopping experience more enjoyable, we recommend checking out this video that gives a tour of the pet-free section of Walmart.
Petco has also recently expanded the store to include pet-specific pet food, so if you live in a state where pet-proofing laws aren’t as strict, you can now shop at Petco pet food for pets.
Petco also announced that it is adding a cat-specific PetSmart to its pet store, so you can pick up your pet and enjoy it on the move.
And if you prefer to keep your cat in the house, PetCo is now offering a cat sanctuary that cat owners can rent out to pets in their homes.
And while Petco is now making the cat-free portion of its pet section available to more customers, it will remain closed to pets on weekends and holidays.
We will keep you posted on Petco when it becomes open again.