"The Canadian pet sector is thriving," says Louis McCann, executive director of the Ottawa-based Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council of Canada (PIJAC), a not-for-profit, member-based organization that advocates on behalf of the Canadian pet industry.
"It's a vibrant growing industry as evidenced by every mass-market operation (stores such as Zellers, Costco and Wal-Mart) getting into the pet sector and increasing the shelf space in their stores for pet products," adds McCann
According to McCann
, the industry has grown from a value of about $3.5 billion in 2001 to $4.5 billion today."People are spending more.