One of the hottest new areas for business startups is in the growing area of pet tech. Today we a featuring 5 of the hottest plays is the pet tech sector that are taking their markets niches by storm. The pet niche itself is rapidly growing and like all tech companies these are growing rapidly with that niche.
Barkbox is a monthly subscription services that will see a box of toys and treats delivered every month to your pooch. If anything will change the way dogs feel about postmen it might be this. Each month your canine pal will get 3 Toys and 3 Treats. Since you choose the size of your dog you will always get appropriate sized toys. Reviews of the service have been very positive with many owners enjoying the obvious thought going into the toy and treat selection. Subscription start at an affordable $25 per month and this is proving a very popular offering.
Rover is a matchmaking service for dog care providers and pet owners. Users in need of temporary care for dogs can browse profiles, read reviews and contact dog care providers on Rover to find the perfect match. So whether it’s a temporary dog walker or a longer term boarding kennel Rover has you covered. This is a rapidly growing niche as people find themselves increasingly in need of temporary pet care in today’s hectic world.
Vets First Choice
Vets First Choice is a national home delivery provider of medicine to pet owners on behalf of veterinary clinics. It is now easier than ever to get the right medicine for your pet. The company has been on a real tear raising money. The company has been on an acquisition spree of late, snapping up 2 pharmacies in the last year with the promise of continued growth as they roll out their offering nationwide.
If you appreciate a more holistic approach to your pet’s health then you should be looking at Holistapet. They have a variety of products particularly in the area of the treatment of pet allergies. Alternative medicine is as popular with pets as it is with people and this company has been a leader in the field. This is a highly popular approach to pet health maintenance and we expect great things going forward.
Another approach to maintaining a healthy and happy pet is the approach chosen by Whistle Labs. The company develops a small device that attaches to any dog collar and connects to a mobile app, which tracks how much rest and activity the dog is getting throughout the day. Over time, generating a baseline of activity for that dog, specifically, and alerts dog owners to any drops in activity that might indicate a problem. Whistle then generates a health summary to inform vets about the dog’s history. This is a very competitive niche with 5 other retailers with similar products but Whistle Labs has the most advanced offering and is consolidating the space.