The Animal Ortho-Prosthetics Market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period. Factors such as the high prevalence of obesity among the pet population are expected to propel the market growth, owing to the direct association of obesity and overweight with osteoarthritis and mobility issues in dogs. Excess fat and body weight increases the load on joints resulting in the progression of arthritis and further difficulty in movement. Hence, the prevalence of joint inflammatory diseases is expected to grow with the rise in the prevalence of obesity, which has currently been identified as the most common nutritional health problem in dogs.
According to the results of 2018 Pet Obesity Survey done by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 55.8% of dogs have been identified as overweight (body condition score (BCS) 6-7) or obese (BCS 8-9). The prevalence of obese dogs is expected to increase in the United States, driving the growth of the ortho-prosthetics market.
As per Instituto Pet Brazil, in Brazil dog owners had spent an average of nearly 338 Brazilian reals per month in 2018, while cat owners spent an average of 196 Brazilian reals.
A rise in the statistics of issues associated with limbs, such as osteoarthritis, pododermatitis, and lameness, is expected to drive the demand for ortho-prosthetics over the world. However, the costs associated with devices are a major hurdle for the growth of the market. High costs are discouraging their adoption, as all the pet owners are unable to spend such an amount on their pet’s ortho-prosthetic needs. Hence, the high cost of ortho-prosthetic devices is expected to restrain the growth of the overall market.
Key Market Trends
Prosthetics Segment is Expected to Grow Over the Forecast Period in the Animal Ortho-Prosthetics Market
The Prosthetics segment of the market will witness significant growth in the forecast years as it offers certain advantages over other products and is considered to be an appropriate alternative for surgical procedures and post-surgical assistance for recovery. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the population of pet dogs in India was around 19.41 million in 2018. This number is projected to reach over 31 million by the end of 2023. As the number of pet dogs is expected to increase in the near future which shows a positive impact on the market. Furthermore, increasing adoption of these products will boost the market in the forecast years. Thus, owing to the above factors the segment is expected to show growth in the coming years.
North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Share in the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period
The geographical analysis of the animal ortho-prosthetics market states the dominance of North America in the global market, followed by Europe. The major factors attributing toward the dominance and growth of these regions are higher availability of therapeutic options for animals, greater awareness regarding ortho-prosthetics, presence of major market players, and rising animal health expenditure. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), in 2017, about 68% of American households owned one or more pets, in comparison to a 56% pet-ownership rate in 1988.
On the other hand, Asia-Pacific is expected to exhibit the fastest growth rate over the forecast period, owing to the rising pet population, increasing awareness, and rising number of veterinary practitioners in the emerging regions. However, costs associated with these devices would remain an area of concern in these countries, owing to the presence of a large number of low-income groups.
The Animal Ortho-Prosthetics market is consolidated competitive and many of the global players are into the market. For instance, Animal Ortho Care, K-9 Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc, B. Braun Vet Care GmbH, DePuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson), GPC Medical Ltd, MWI Veterinary Supply Co., and Rita Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG, etc. are providing these products across the globe.
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