Walmart launches new assortment of pet products

Already established as a one-stop shopping destination for pet owners, Walmart is upping its game with the introduction of a number of new products and services.

• A favorite online brand, premium dog food and nutrition brand Jinx is now available at nearly 1,000 Walmart stores and on Walmart.com. With a premium line of kibbles, treats, dental chews and more, customers can find nutritional and superfood products for dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes.

• The PrettyLitter smart cat litter has also arrived at Walmart. Featuring health monitoring technology, advanced odor control, and long-lasting supply, the color-changing PrettyLitter helps detect early signs of illness while keeping your home odor-free.

• From the creators of the BarkBox subscription service, the BARK “Barkfest in Bed” toy collection offers a variety of toys and chews to match your dog’s playstyle, including new products such as Barkin Egg and Cheese Dog Toy and Cinnamutt Roll Super Chewer Dog Toy.

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In addition to these new products, Walmart will introduce Best Friends childcare and grooming services at 10 locations over the next few weeks, including private rental space for dog birthday parties. With over 30 years of pet care experience, pet owners can easily shop while their puppies play and are pampered by the grooming experts.

Walmart’s expansion of its pet offering comes at a time when Americans are more pet-centric than ever. Indeed, the general trend in pet care expected this year is the accelerated humanization of the pet, according to the online pet products market. rover.com.

“There are definitely more chapters that still need to be written before this pandemic ends, but a subplot has already emerged: the love and appreciation for our pets has reached an all-time high,” Kate said. Jaffe, trendsetter at Rover. . “Increasingly, we rely on our pets to be our friends and provide us with emotional support. It’s a fair assumption that pet owners will return the favor in 2022, accelerating the pet industry to new heights.

Marie R. McCraw