America's Best Petcare Brands 2022

America's Best Petcare Brands 2022

Newsweek and Statista are proud to introduce America's Best Petcare Brands 2022, our second annual ranking of the leading products, services and retailers for pets.

We surveyed over 20,000 pet owners and asked them about the quality and value of products and services in 68 categories ranging from food and treats to grooming services they had purchased or researched themselves and whether they would recommend those brands to friends and family. We then made 308 awards to 203 brands (a brand could be awarded in more than one category.)

Americans spend a lot of money every year on companions with fur, feathers or scales. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent a total of $123.6 billion on their pets in 2021, a new record, up from the previous record high of $103.6 billion in 2020.

It's probably no wonder, given the state of the world these days. When we asked survey participants if they thought owning a pet improves mental health, 94 percent answered, "Yes." Additionally, 80 percent told us they thought emotional support animals should be permitted in the same public spaces that services animals are.

We hope you find our ranking useful as you shop for your pet or pets.

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Parent categoriesCategoriesSub categoriesAnimalRankBrandScore
AccessoriesBoots & Paw protectors-Dogs1Wagwear8.77
AccessoriesBoots & Paw protectors-Dogs2Ruffwear8.67
AccessoriesBoots & Paw protectors-Dogs3Walkee Paws8.49
AccessoriesBoots & Paw protectors-Dogs4Ultra Paws8.48
AccessoriesBoots & Paw protectors-Dogs5YOULY8.32
AccessoriesCameras & Monitors-Mixed1Nest8.92
AccessoriesCameras & Monitors-Mixed2Wyze8.91
AccessoriesCameras & Monitors-Mixed3INSTACHEW8.64
AccessoriesCameras & Monitors-Mixed4Blink8.62
AccessoriesCameras & Monitors-Mixed5Furbo8.59
AccessoriesClothes-Dogs1Puppia9.31
AccessoriesClothes-Dogs2Lucy & Co.9.17
AccessoriesClothes-Dogs3RUBY RUFUS9.16
AccessoriesClothes-Dogs4Canine Styles9.02
AccessoriesClothes-Dogs5YOULY8.92
AccessoriesCollars-Cats1EveryYay9.76
AccessoriesCollars-Cats2Buckle-Down9.25
AccessoriesCollars-Cats3Pawsome Couture9.14
AccessoriesCollars-Cats4YOULY8.83
AccessoriesCollars-Cats5Blueberry Pet8.77
AccessoriesCollars-Dogs1FunnyDogClothes9.96
AccessoriesCollars-Dogs2Orvis9.81
AccessoriesCollars-Dogs3Lupine Pet9.2
AccessoriesCollars-Dogs4Boots & Barkley9.04
AccessoriesCollars-Dogs5EzyDog9.03
AccessoriesCrates-Dogs1Prevue Pet Products8.99
AccessoriesCrates-Dogs2MidWest Homes for Pets8.77
AccessoriesCrates-Dogs3Top Paw8.71
AccessoriesCrates-Dogs4Frisco8.51
AccessoriesCrates-Dogs5Vibrant Life8.29
AccessoriesLeashes-Dogs1Boots & Barkley9.57
AccessoriesLeashes-Dogs2Carhartt8.94
AccessoriesLeashes-Dogs3Top Paw8.93
AccessoriesLeashes-Dogs4Blueberry Pet8.68
AccessoriesLeashes-Dogs5Mendota Pet8.62
AccessoriesToys-Cats1KONG9.08
AccessoriesToys-Cats2Mendota Pet8.98
AccessoriesToys-Cats3SmartyKat8.83
AccessoriesToys-Cats4Jackson Galaxy8.65
AccessoriesToys-Cats5Meow & Me8.55
AccessoriesToys-Dogs1Goughnuts9.32
AccessoriesToys-Dogs2KONG8.93
AccessoriesToys-Dogs3Top Paw8.87
AccessoriesToys-Dogs4Caitec8.75
AccessoriesToys-Dogs5JW Pet8.73
AccessoriesToys-Rodents1Full Cheeks10
AccessoriesToys-Rodents2Small Pet Select9.07
AccessoriesToys-Rodents3Oxbow Animal Health9
AccessoriesToysBirds1All Living Things9.26
AccessoriesToysBirds2Bonka Bird Toys8.33
AccessoriesToysBirds3Super Bird Creations7.92
CareCleaning productsAquarium filterFish1Top Fin8.81
CareCleaning productsAquarium filterFish2Marineland8.8
CareCleaning productsAquarium filterFish3AquaClear8.7
CareCleaning productsAquarium filterFish4Penn-Plax8.69
CareCleaning productsAquarium filterFish5Pro Clear Aquatic Systems8.58
CareCleaning productsClassic litter for cats : boxes and accessoriesCats1Nature's Miracle8.99
CareCleaning productsClassic litter for cats : boxes and accessoriesCats2Scoop Away8.78
CareCleaning productsClassic litter for cats : boxes and accessoriesCats3Special Kitty8.61
CareCleaning productsClassic litter for cats : boxes and accessoriesCats4LitterMaid8.59
CareCleaning productsClassic litter for cats : boxes and accessoriesCats5Purina8.4
CareCleaning productsCleaning supplies for reptilesReptiles1Tetra10
CareCleaning productsCleaning supplies for reptilesReptiles2Zilla8.61
CareCleaning productsCleaning supplies for reptilesReptiles3Zoo Med8.46
CareCleaning productsOdor & Stain removersMixed1OdoBan8.76
CareCleaning productsOdor & Stain removersMixed2Resolve8.53
CareCleaning productsOdor & Stain removersMixed3Nature's Miracle8.44
CareCleaning productsOdor & Stain removersMixed4Rocco & Roxie Supply Co8.33
CareCleaning productsOdor & Stain removersMixed5Arm & Hammer For Pets8.32
CareCleaning productsPadsDogs1Paws & Pals10
CareCleaning productsPadsDogs2OUT! Petcare9.46
CareCleaning productsPadsDogs3So Phresh8.42
CareCleaning productsPadsDogs4Nature's Miracle8.3
CareCleaning productsPadsDogs5Hartz8.26
CareCleaning productsPoop bags and dispensersDogs1Pogi's Pet Supplies9.41
CareCleaning productsPoop bags and dispensersDogs2Nature's Miracle9.08
CareCleaning productsPoop bags and dispensersDogs3OUT! Petcare8.78
CareCleaning productsPoop bags and dispensersDogs4Earth Rated8.25
CareCleaning productsPoop bags and dispensersDogs5BioBag USA8.07
CareCleaning productsSelf-cleaning litter for catsCats1CatGenie8.43
CareCleaning productsSelf-cleaning litter for catsCats2Litter-Robot8.17
CareCleaning productsSelf-cleaning litter for catsCats3Nature's Miracle8.03
CareCleaning productsWater careFish1Aqueon8.77
CareCleaning productsWater careFish2API8.7
CareCleaning productsWater careFish3Tetra8.59
CareCleaning productsWater careFish4AquaClear8.49
CareCleaning productsWater careFish5Aquabella8.29
CareGrooming productsClaw careDogs1Oster9.09
CareGrooming productsClaw careDogs2Wahl8.64
CareGrooming productsClaw careDogs3Furminator8.5
CareGrooming productsClaw careDogs4Soft Claws8.35
CareGrooming productsClaw careDogs5Dremel7.97
CareGrooming productsHair accessoriesCats1Burt's Bees8.53
CareGrooming productsHair accessoriesCats2Furminator8.04
CareGrooming productsHair accessoriesCats3Lilly Brush8
CareGrooming productsHair accessoriesDogs1Miracle Care9.66
CareGrooming productsHair accessoriesDogs2Wahl8.42
CareGrooming productsHair accessoriesDogs3Furminator7.94
CareGrooming productsHair accessoriesDogs4Coastal Pet7.93
CareGrooming productsHair accessoriesDogs5Magic coat7.87
CareGrooming productsShampoos and conditionnersDogs1CHI9.12
CareGrooming productsShampoos and conditionnersDogs2John Paul Pet9.11
CareGrooming productsShampoos and conditionnersDogs3Furminator9
CareGrooming productsShampoos and conditionnersDogs4Nature's Miracle8.99
CareGrooming productsShampoos and conditionnersDogs5Oster8.79
CarePharmacy productsDigestive SupportDogs1Zesty Paws9.58
CarePharmacy productsDigestive SupportDogs2Wholistic Pet Organics7.94
CarePharmacy productsDigestive SupportDogs3NaturVet7.89
CarePharmacy productsEye, ear, dental careCats1Adams9
CarePharmacy productsEye, ear, dental careCats2Veterinary Formula Clinical Care8.19
CarePharmacy productsEye, ear, dental careCats3Greenies7.89
CarePharmacy productsEye, ear, dental careDogs1Nutri-Vet9.55
CarePharmacy productsEye, ear, dental careDogs2Adams9
CarePharmacy productsEye, ear, dental careDogs3Hartz8.53
CarePharmacy productsEye, ear, dental careDogs4Milk-Bone8.02
CarePharmacy productsEye, ear, dental careDogs5Arm & Hammer For Pets8.01
CarePharmacy productsFlea and tick controlCats1Adams9.22
CarePharmacy productsFlea and tick controlCats2Revolution8.65
CarePharmacy productsFlea and tick controlCats3Seresto8.33
CarePharmacy productsFlea and tick controlCats4Advantage8.18
CarePharmacy productsFlea and tick controlCats5Frontline8.12
CarePharmacy productsFlea and tick controlDogs1Veterinary Formula Clinical Care9.72
CarePharmacy productsFlea and tick controlDogs2Trifexis8.78
CarePharmacy productsFlea and tick controlDogs3Heartgard8.64
CarePharmacy productsFlea and tick controlDogs4Advantage8.63
CarePharmacy productsFlea and tick controlDogs5Simparica8.55
CarePharmacy productsHeartwormCats1Heartgard10
CarePharmacy productsHeartwormCats2Revolution9.27
CarePharmacy productsHeartwormCats3Interceptor7.94
CarePharmacy productsHeartwormDogs1Simparica Trio9.06
CarePharmacy productsHeartwormDogs2Heartgard8.64
CarePharmacy productsHeartwormDogs3Sentinel8.64
CarePharmacy productsHeartwormDogs4ProHeart8.63
CarePharmacy productsHeartwormDogs5Trifexis8.24
Care ServicesAdoption services-Mixed1Petco9.46
Care ServicesAdoption services-Mixed2Petsmart8.84
Care ServicesAdoption services-Mixed3ASPCA8.42
Care ServicesDay camp & Day care services-Dogs1Dogtopia7.9
Care ServicesDay camp & Day care services-Dogs2Camp Bow Wow7.87
Care ServicesDay camp & Day care services-Dogs3Camp Run-A-Mutt7.78
Care ServicesGrooming salons services-Mixed1Dogtopia9.19
Care ServicesGrooming salons services-Mixed2Petsense8.18
Care ServicesGrooming salons services-Mixed3Petsmart8.09
Care ServicesGrooming salons services-Mixed4Petco8.07
Care ServicesGrooming salons services-Mixed5CentralBark8.06
Care ServicesPets hotels & Boarding kennels services-Mixed1Camp Bow Wow8.53
Care ServicesPets hotels & Boarding kennels services-Mixed2Petsmart8.3
Care ServicesPets hotels & Boarding kennels services-Mixed3D Pet Hotels8.05
Care ServicesPet-sitting & dog-walking websites services-Mixed1Barkly Pets8.26
Care ServicesPet-sitting & dog-walking websites services-Mixed2Rover8.08
Care ServicesPet-sitting & dog-walking websites services-Mixed3Wag8.03
Care ServicesTraining services-Dogs1Petco8.81
Care ServicesTraining services-Dogs2Paul Owens - The Original Dog Whisperer8.11
Care ServicesTraining services-Dogs3Petsmart8.09
FoodBird food-Birds1Harrison's Bird Foods9.52
FoodBird food-Birds23-D Pet Products9.19
FoodBird food-Birds3All Living Things8.83
FoodBird food-Birds4ZuPreem8.75
FoodBird food-Birds5Lafeber's8.73
FoodDry-Cats1Wellness8.9
FoodDry-Cats2Royal Canin8.87
FoodDry-Cats39Lives8.63
FoodDry-Cats4Nutro8.57
FoodDry-Cats5Meow Mix8.57
FoodDry-Dogs1Merrick9.36
FoodDry-Dogs2Royal Canin9.05
FoodDry-Dogs3Dave's Pet Food8.96
FoodDry-Dogs4Diamond8.86
FoodDry-Dogs5Taste of the Wild8.79
FoodFish food-Fish1Tetra8.78
FoodFish food-Fish2Hikari8.68
FoodFish food-Fish3Wardley8.62
FoodFish food-Fish4Omega One8.55
FoodFish food-Fish5Aqueon8.42
FoodKitten food-Cats1Whiskas8.72
FoodKitten food-Cats2Purina8.63
FoodKitten food-Cats3Hill's8.6
FoodKitten food-Cats4ACANA8.58
FoodKitten food-Cats5Blue Buffalo8.57
FoodPuppy food-Dogs1NutriSource9.72
FoodPuppy food-Dogs2Redbarn9.55
FoodPuppy food-Dogs3Instinct9.31
FoodPuppy food-Dogs44health9.2
FoodPuppy food-Dogs5Nutro9.08
FoodReptile food-Reptiles1Wardley9.01
FoodReptile food-Reptiles2Rainbow Mealworms8.76
FoodReptile food-Reptiles3Zilla8.75
FoodReptile food-Reptiles4Tetra8.59
FoodReptile food-Reptiles5Exotic Nutrition8.43
FoodRodent food-Rodents1Full Cheeks10
FoodRodent food-Rodents2Exotic Nutrition9.67
FoodRodent food-Rodents3Oxbow Animal Health8.88
FoodRodent food-Rodents4Vitakraft8.71
FoodRodent food-Rodents5Sun Seed8.61
FoodTreats-Birds1All Living Things9.92
FoodTreats-Birds2ZuPreem8.87
FoodTreats-Birds3Kaytee8.78
FoodTreats-Birds4Higgins8.29
FoodTreats-Birds5Exotic Nutrition8.25
FoodTreats-Cats1Fruitables9.4
FoodTreats-Cats2Hill's9.15
FoodTreats-Cats3Blue Buffalo8.84
FoodTreats-Cats4Wellness8.79
FoodTreats-Cats5Temptations8.78
FoodTreats-Dogs1Newman's Own9.51
FoodTreats-Dogs2Nudges9.32
FoodTreats-Dogs3Cesar9.31
FoodTreats-Dogs4Nutro9.29
FoodTreats-Dogs5Wet Noses9.11
FoodTreats-Rodents1Small Pet Select9.57
FoodTreats-Rodents2Full Cheeks9.06
FoodTreats-Rodents3Sun Seed8.77
FoodTreats-Rodents4Oxbow Animal Health8.61
FoodTreats-Rodents5Kaytee8.31
FoodWet-Cats1Dave's Pet Food9.42
FoodWet-Cats2Weruva8.81
FoodWet-Cats3Hill's8.7
FoodWet-Cats4Wellness8.68
FoodWet-Cats5Blue Buffalo8.64
FoodWet-Dogs1Fromm Family Foods9.02
FoodWet-Dogs2Rachael Ray Nutrish8.79
FoodWet-Dogs3Merrick8.74
FoodWet-Dogs4Freshpet8.73
FoodWet-Dogs5JustFoodForDogs8.71
FurnitureAquarium-Fish1Marineland8.9
FurnitureAquarium-Fish2GloFish8.82
FurnitureAquarium-Fish3Tetra8.61
FurnitureAquarium-Fish4Aqueon8.35
FurnitureAquarium-Fish5Fluval8.22
FurnitureBeds & sleep-Cats1Frisco9.11
FurnitureBeds & sleep-Cats2Best Friends by Sheri9.01
FurnitureBeds & sleep-Cats3North American Pet8.71
FurnitureBeds & sleep-Cats4Armarkat8.7
FurnitureBeds & sleep-Cats5Boots & Barkley8.67
FurnitureBeds & sleep-Dogs1K&H Pet Products9.74
FurnitureBeds & sleep-Dogs2EveryYay9.13
FurnitureBeds & sleep-Dogs3Serta9.02
FurnitureBeds & sleep-Dogs4Frisco8.93
FurnitureBeds & sleep-Dogs5Kirkland8.87
FurnitureCages-Birds1All Living Things9.62
FurnitureCages-Birds2Yaheetech8.95
FurnitureCages-Birds3A&E Cage Company8.18
FurnitureCages-Rodents1Midwest Homes for Pets8.74
FurnitureCages-Rodents2A&E Cage Company8.36
FurnitureCages-Rodents3Kaytee8.17
FurnitureCarriers & Travel products-Cats1Henkelion10
FurnitureCarriers & Travel products-Cats2MidWest Homes for Pets9.75
FurnitureCarriers & Travel products-Cats3Frisco9.19
FurnitureCarriers & Travel products-Cats4Whisker City9.13
FurnitureCarriers & Travel products-Cats5Petmate8.97
FurnitureCarriers & Travel products-Dogs1Coastal Pet10
FurnitureCarriers & Travel products-Dogs2MidWest Homes for Pets9.96
FurnitureCarriers & Travel products-Dogs3Majestic Pet9.5
FurnitureCarriers & Travel products-Dogs4Big Barker9.05
FurnitureCarriers & Travel products-Dogs5Petmate8.91
FurnitureCat trees & scratchers-Cats1Yaheetech9.94
FurnitureCat trees & scratchers-Cats2EveryYay9.59
FurnitureCat trees & scratchers-Cats3SmartyKat9.1
FurnitureCat trees & scratchers-Cats4Frisco8.86
FurnitureCat trees & scratchers-Cats5Go Pet Club8.69
FurnitureFeeding & Watering supplies-Cats1Frisco9.64
FurnitureFeeding & Watering supplies-Cats2Veken9.13
FurnitureFeeding & Watering supplies-Cats3EveryYay9.12
FurnitureFeeding & Watering supplies-Cats4Neater Pets9.09
FurnitureFeeding & Watering supplies-Cats5Vibrant Life8.89
FurnitureFeeding & Watering supplies-Dogs1URPOWER9.88
FurnitureFeeding & Watering supplies-Dogs2K&H Pet Products9.36
FurnitureFeeding & Watering supplies-Dogs3Harmony9.25
FurnitureFeeding & Watering supplies-Dogs4Vibrant Life9.24
FurnitureFeeding & Watering supplies-Dogs5Frisco9.12
FurnitureHeating & Lighting for terrariums-Reptiles1BN-LINK8.96
FurnitureHeating & Lighting for terrariums-Reptiles2Zoo Med8.56
FurnitureHeating & Lighting for terrariums-Reptiles3Exo Terra8.42
FurnitureHeating & Lighting for terrariums-Reptiles4Tetra8.41
FurnitureHeating & Lighting for terrariums-Reptiles5REPTI ZOO8.33
FurnitureMemorials-Mixed1Willow Tree8.98
FurnitureMemorials-Mixed2GraphicRocks8.87
FurnitureMemorials-Mixed3Perfect Memorials8.42
FurnitureTerrariums & Kits-Reptiles1Exo Terra9.45
FurnitureTerrariums & Kits-Reptiles2T-Rex9.13
FurnitureTerrariums & Kits-Reptiles3Tetra9.05
FurnitureTerrariums & Kits-Reptiles4Zilla8.51
FurnitureTerrariums & Kits-Reptiles5Lee's Aquarium & Pet Products8.49
Health ServicesClinics-Mixed1Bluepearl8.28
Health ServicesClinics-Mixed2MedVet8.25
Health ServicesClinics-Mixed3Vetco Clinics8.18
Health ServicesClinics-Mixed4PetVet Care Centers8.09
Health ServicesClinics-Mixed5Banfield Pet Hospital8.06
Health ServicesInsurance-Mixed1USAA9.31
Health ServicesInsurance-Mixed2Liberty Mutual9.02
Health ServicesInsurance-Mixed3Petco8.79
Health ServicesInsurance-Mixed4Pets Best8.68
Health ServicesInsurance-Mixed5GEICO8.67
Offline RetailersBrick & Mortar pet stores-Mixed1Tractor Supply Co.8.64
Offline RetailersBrick & Mortar pet stores-Mixed2Petsense8.61
Offline RetailersBrick & Mortar pet stores-Mixed3Concord Pet Foods & Supplies8.52
Offline RetailersBrick & Mortar pet stores-Mixed4Pet Supplies Plus8.44
Offline RetailersBrick & Mortar pet stores-Mixed5Pet Supermarket8.33
Online RetailersOnline pet stores-Mixed1Chewy8.92
Online RetailersOnline pet stores-Mixed2Pet Supplies Plus8.77
Online RetailersOnline pet stores-Mixed3Pet Depot8.75
Online RetailersOnline pet stores-Mixed4Petsmart8.61
Online RetailersOnline pet stores-Mixed5Petco8.58
Online RetailersOnline pharmacies-Mixed1BudgetPetCare.com9.17
Online RetailersOnline pharmacies-Mixed2Chewy8.95
Online RetailersOnline pharmacies-Mixed3Petco8.61
Online RetailersOnline pharmacies-Mixed4Wedgewood Pharmacy8.58
Online RetailersOnline pharmacies-Mixed51-800-PetMeds8.4
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METHODOLOGY
The America's Best Petcare Brands 2022 rankings were identified from the results of an independent survey of over 20,000 U.S. pet owners who have either made purchases, used services, or gathered information about relevant products or services in the past three years. Respondents evaluated several brands; in total more than 100,000 evaluations were collected. The awarded brands each received on average 60 evaluations each from customers.

The survey was conducted on retailers and service providers from 68 categories, providing results for a broad-spectrum of product experiences in a wide variety of categories. For each category, the most relevant brands were included in the scope of the survey according to reputation, turnover or market share.

* In the product categories, availability in multiple (online) retail platforms or via their own U.S.-based web shops are a basic requirement.
* In the brick-and-mortar categories, only retailers and service providers present in at least two census regions have been included in the list.
* In the online categories, only retailers and service providers that are predominantly present online are eligible for the list.
* For retailers and service providers with an online presence and store networks, only the core business was considered.


In total, the survey took an average of 9-10 minutes to complete, and the field period ran from May to June 2022; we also considered evaluations from last year's survey for America's Best Petcare Brands 2021. The top 3 or 5 brands are awarded in each category, depending on how many eligible brands there were for each category

The final assessment and rankings were based on:

* The likelihood of recommendation: "On a scale of 1-10, how likely is it that you would recommend the selected brand to friends and family?" (50 percent of the final score).
* Five evaluation criteria (50 percent of the final score).

1. Trust: measures whether respondents trust that a brand is safe and effective for their pets (weighted 22.7 percent).
2. Quality: measures the overall quality of products/services received (weighted 20.1 percent).
3. Transparency: measures whether a brand provides the respondents with all necessary information regarding its products and services (weighted 17.5 percent).
4. Innovation: measures whether the brand continues to come out with new products or engaging marketing and communication (weighed 15.6).
5. Value for Money: measures the quality of product in relation to price paid for it. (weighted 24.1 percent)

The survey was conducted using online access panels, providing a representative sample of about 20,000 American pet owners, who had made a purchase, used a service or gathered information about a brand or product in the last three years. Each of them gave an evaluation of several brands; in total, more than 100,000 evaluations have been collected. An online access panel is a sample group set up by a survey company and available for custom built surveys. People register and agree to take part in online surveys.

The brands awarded were required to reach a threshold of evaluations to be valid for the ranking.

The rankings are composed exclusively of pet care brands that are eligible regarding the scope described here..
A mention in the ranking is a positive recognition based on pet owner recommendations and publicly available data sources at the time. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data-collection and analysis, reflects the last three calendar years. Furthermore, events after May 31, 2022, and/or pertaining to individual persons affiliated with the pet care brands were not included in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations. The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about pet care brands. The quality of pet care brands that are not included in the rankings is not disputed. Statista does not take any responsibility for the correctness and completeness of the information.


You can download the full methodology here.