Flea and tick products are pesticides, growth inhibitors or repellents used to treat or prevent flea and tick infestations in animals such as dogs and cats. Fleas causes itching and allergic reaction that results in anemia in animals and ticks transmits infections such as Lyme disease. An increase in awareness of the diseases transmitted by fleas such as bubonic plague, murine typhus and by ticks such as ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease and anaplasmosis among others is propelling the growth of this market. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. in 2016 were 26,203. Furthermore, rising trend in adoption of pets along with an increase in the number of consumers purchasing pet care products is driving the flea and tick products. For instance, according to The European Pet Food Industry Federation, total value of pet related products and services in 2014 in Europe was US$ 18.49 billion which increased to US$ 19.72 billion in 2016. The development of innovative flea and tick products by various manufacturers is increasing the growth of this market. For instance, in January 2017, Pets Essential Products launched Chicken and Sweet Potato Jerky treat, which is a natural treat to prevent fleas and ticks in dogs and cats. It consists of brewer’s yeast, garlic, and vitamin B, which produces an odor that repels fleas, ticks, and other insects.
However, increasing concern over the side effects of the flea and tick products such as rash, loss of hair, itching with discoloration, changes in body temperature, tremors, vomiting, diarrhea, lack of coordination, and lethargy is restraining the growth of the flea and tick products market.
Flea and Tick Products Market Taxonomy
Based on product type, flea and tick products market is segmented into:
Based on pet, flea and tick products market is segmented into:
Based on distribution channel, flea and tick products market is segmented into:
In 2016, dog was the largest segment based on pet in the global flea and tick products market, which lead to an increase in the adoption of dogs as pets. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 48% of the U.S. population owned dogs while 38% owned cats in 2016. Spot on products have significant demand in the global flea and tick products market, as these products can be conveniently used by applying it on the pet's skin. However, in 2010, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) increased restrictions on flea and tick products, owing to increasing incidences of adverse reactions, which includes stringent labeling requirements and differentiation of products for dogs and cats among others.
Flea and Tick Products Market Outlook
Key players operating in the global flea and tick products market are Bayer AG, Virbac SA, Merck & Company, Inc., Ecto Development Corporation, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Eli Lilly and Company, MSD & Co. Inc., Novartis International AG, Pet Industry Experts LLC, Zoetis, Inc., and Promika, LLC.