Since 1904, the Fromm family has maintained a traditon of quiet innovation dedicated to the health and nutrition of animals. Based in Wisconsin, Fromm Family Foods is now in its fifth generation of being family owned and operated. In the 1930's, the Fromm Family introduced the first canine distemper vaccine. In 1949, they introduced the concept of premium pet food to the public. For more than four generations, the Fromm Family has brought together veterinarians, biochemists and food production engineers, to formulate their pet foods.Their concentrated, balanced blend of foods results in easier digestion, fewer allergic reactions and increased energy for your pet.
Started in 1989, Dick Van Patten and his partners launched their company with the intention of developing the healthiest premium pet food on the market. They wanted a pet food based on sound scientific principles, not just marketing hype. Today, Natural Balance is respected and used, not only in household across America for cats and dogs, but also, in zoos and animal reserves worldwide for large carnivores, suchs as lions, wolves and polar bears.
The history of Wellness dates back more then 84 years, with the inception of Old Mother Hubbard oven-baked dog biscuits, made by A. Hubbard and Sons Bakery in Gloucester, Massachusetts. In the 1960's the company relocated to Lowell and reformulated its traditional baked dog biscuits and gourmet snacks to 100% natural, home-style recipes across their entire line. The use of 100% natural ingredients offers the perfect nutritional compliment to a healthy canine diet. Wellness recipes for dogs were introduced in 1997, containing only whole food, no corn, wheat, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. True Wellness begins here.
Garth Merrick, founder of Merrick Pet Care, first started in the pet food business creating prototype dog treats in 1988. Shortly after, he brought his all natural dog treats to trade shows, where he received many orders. Due to the overwhelming success of his treats, Merrick started making dog food. In the early 2000's, Garth's son, Tyler, came to work for the company. He created Merrick's line of 5-Star entrees with the goal of making pet food fun and creating mealtime experiences for owners and their pets. His recipe for Grammy's Pot Pie - Grammy was Tyler's childhood moniker for his grandmother - became Merrick's signature product. Merrick uses only real whole foods that are locally sourced and processed as little as possible in order to retain its natural benefits. It's Food Worthy of a Fork.