Dog food regurgitated on grocery store shelves is becoming a staple in the pantry, according to a new Axios study.
The study shows dog food regroups with other foodstuffs in the grocery market.
The study found that dog food rated at least four times more highly than any other dog food brand and ranked highest among dog food categories in its category of quality.
The average dog food score for dog food manufacturers is 3.1, and dog food companies are paying more for dog foods with more dogs than other food categories.
Dog food manufacturers are paying over $1 billion a year in dog food taxes to the state of Illinois, the study found.
That amount represents $5,200 for each dog.
A spokesperson for Dog Food International, a company that sells dog food to restaurants, said that the company is looking to diversify its dog food offerings in order to increase its competitive position and reduce dog food waste.
The company is also considering introducing more animal-based dog food brands, he said.