Being in the pet industry & attending lots of different pet product expos, I have seen how frequently new trends appear. Everything from raw diets to supplementation with things such as vitamins or CBD to safer packaging, the pet food industry is constantly changing and trying new things. But it can be hard to follow all of these changes and to know what is actually beneficial to your pet. Today Lorien talks with experts in the field about some of the big trends in the market today.
- Dr. Jennifer Adolphe - Dr. Jennifer Adolphe graduated with her PhD in companion animal nutrition from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She has a Master of Science degree in human nutrition and is a registered dietitian. Her PhD research examined the effect of carbohydrates on metabolic and cardiovascular health in lean and obese dogs. Dr. Adolphe is the recipient of over 20 awards and scholarships for her academic work and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. Her work in the pet food industry has focused on product development and ingredient procurement. She is currently the Senior Nutritionist at Petcurean Pet Nutrition, a Canadian, family-owned company committed to offering superior quality pet foods.
- Ann Carlson - The founder and CEO of Jiminy’s. Jiminy’s makes sustainable pet food and treats using cricket protein. Jiminy’s products nourish our pets and promote long-term stewardship of the earth. Their products are human grade; made with the best ingredients that are carefully chosen to enhance our pets’ health and happiness.
- Cindy Quirk - Cindy Dunston Quirk is the Chief Dog Lover at Scout & Zoe’s Premium Pet Products. Scout & Zoe’s crafts premium antler chews and treats using only USA sourced and produced human-grade raw ingredients. What began as an idea to solve issues for her pups has expanded into products for canines, felines, equine, avian and small animals globally. Her mission, and that of the company, is to provide treats and chews that are nutritious and safe so your pets can enjoy the longest, healthiest lives possible. A dog lover from an early age, Cindy currently shares her home in the heartland of Indiana with Scout…the company’s namesake, Ziva….her one year old German Shepherd and her husband Steve. Zoe, the inspiration for Scout & Zoe’s, passed away in 2014 but her legacy endures making pups around the world happy one treat at a time.
- Braeden Ruud - CEO and co-founder of Raised Right Pets. Raised Right is a human-grade pet food company that makes ”home cooked style” whole food recipes for dogs & cats.
(Original air date: April 29, 2019)
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