“Talking to a pet
parent to discover
details such as
age, breed and
activity level can
help a retailer
make an informed
match the pet with
the food that will
best suit them.”
More and more pet food manufacturers are paying attention to dogs’ dietary requirements
and creating products catering to specific health issues, as well as those that improve overall
“Over the past decade, we have learned so much about how our pets digest food and what
ingredients will help them thrive,” said Adrian Pettyan, CEO and co-founder of Caru Pet Food Co.
in Vero Beach, Fla.
With the increasing number of protein varieties available, Caru Pet Food Co. recently added
two flavors to its Daily Dish line of dog stews.
“Our Turkey and Turkey with Wild Salmon flavors are great for dogs with allergies because
they contain no chicken, which is a top allergen amongst dogs,” Pettyan said.
As with other flavors in the Caru lineup, the new additions are GMO, gluten and grain free,
Petcurean Pet Nutrition’s recently launched Go! Solutions Meal Mixers are created with
freeze-dried nutritional and functional ingredients, including single-source primary proteins, and
whole fruits and vegetables that can be seen, said Annabelle Immega, trade marketing manager
for Petcurean in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.
The line includes four specialized recipes for dogs: Digestive Health Turkey, Hip + Joint
Support Pork, Skin + Coat Care Salmon and Weight Control Turkey.
“From achy joints and tender tummies to itchy skin or that spare tire around the middle,
Go! Solutions Meal Mixers add a functional boost of nutrition to aid in supporting many of these
common issues,” Immega said. “Dogs love the freeze-dried, whole blueberries and raspberries,
and owners love the added nutritional benefits.”
Looking after families with larger breeds or multiple dogs, My Perfect Pet recently
introduced bulk packaging for
its five most popular blends,
said Karen Neola, founder of the
Poway, Calif.-based company.
The company included the
following formulas in the launch:
a Low Phosphorus Lamb Blend,
formulated for adult dogs with
kidney/renal issues; Boomer’s
Chicken and Beef Blend for adult
dogs with sensitive stomachs or
anal gland issues; and Snuggles
Chicken and Rice Blend to
support intestinal and urinary
tracts. In addition, Hunter’s
Turkey and Wild Salmon Blend
and Knight’s Beef Blend, popular
formulations for adult dogs, will
be released in bulk packaging.