Source: PYMNTS

Walmart is entering the pet healthcare sector by launching its first pet services center in Dallas, Georgia. This center will provide pet services, including routine Veterinary care, grooming, and a self-serve dog wash. It aims to offer pet owners a more convenient and cost-effective solution for their pets’ needs. The center will act as a pilot, with potential expansion to other communities. Walmart already operates in-store vet clinics at over 65 stores across the U.S. in partnership with PetIQ and offers pet medications at its pharmacies.

In addition, Walmart plans to launch an online Pet Pharmacy experience on and its app. This move aligns with the growing pet healthcare market, estimated to be worth at least $43 billion, with room for further growth, especially in the emerging field of pet telehealth. Other companies, such as Mars, are also recognizing the changing role of pets in people’s lives and are venturing into the pet health market.

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