Vets Plus, Inc. Invests in Manufacturing Technology, Staff Training for Production of Jerky for Pets
Menomonie, Wis. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
Throughout 23 years of business, Vets Plus, Inc. has expanded operations to include a wide variety of feeding forms for pet supplements including tablets, gels, and soft chews. Now, with an investment of $ .5 Million, the growing company has added production equipment for cold and heat extruded jerky for pets. In addition, the company sent several key research and production staff members for specialized training to create custom jerky and treats for its customers.
Vets Plus, Inc. CEO and President, Raj Lall, said the company can create several hundred products for all species which address an array of health concerns and support general well-being. He said, We can custom formulate any nutraceutical supplement and now we are able to produce those supplements in another form: jerky for dogs. He continued, We are focusing on making dental treats and branching into that rapidly growing market, but a whole host of other natural compounds can be added to jerky to address other nutritional concerns.
The new equipment is housed in a 30,000 square foot space in western Wisconsin. Lall said the product will be available for contract manufacturing. Private labeling is our backbone, he said. We look forward to developing unique jerky products manufactured and packaged to fit the needs of our partners. Full-scale production of jerky is expected to begin in November 2013.
About Vets Plus, Inc.
Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI), located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of health and nutritional supplements for both food and companion animals. With over 20 years of experience, Vets Plus creates custom formulations for contract manufacturing of innovative probiotic, prebiotic, nutritional, and nutraceutical products in a wide variety of feeding forms. Vets Plus is proud of its continued growth into a leader within the animal health industry and ability to manufacture several hundred products while maintaining ISO-9001:2008 and NASC certifications and cGMP and AAFCO compliance. Vets Plus is a member of the American Pet Products Association (APPA).
Alternative Veterinary Medicine is the practice that analyzes and takes into consideration a wide range of topics that have a direct impact on the well being of your pet. It includes the areas of Holistic, Integrative and Complementary practices that use a combination of conventional and alternative methods to find the best answers for solving your pet’s problem or distress.
Many doctors that understand alternative canine and feline medical practice will give a comprehensive evaluation that encompasses your pet’s behaviors, diet, environment, emotional stresses, and a variety of other factors. Veterinarians that recognize these practices will provide many additional services that go beyond a standard physical examination.
You can now revitalize your pet’s senses with hand made collections of healing gemstone necklaces! What about that? Yes, now is possible to offer “alternative” necklaces to your “kid”. On a simple search on the Internet you will find pet boutiques that sell unique pet jewelry and accessories online. Be sure to check out the matching bracelet collections, too – they are truly small treasures. The gemstones are not only beautiful but also have the wonderful ability to rejuvenate your four legged friend through alternative healing methods.
Aromatherapy is also an effective complementary therapy in psychological treatment, beneficial in alleviating many conditions such as anxiety, stress, and depression. There is an undeniable connection between smell and memory. The term Aromatherapy refers to the therapeutic use of aromatic oils, or “essential oils”. Essential oils are the concentrated aromatic essences extracted from plant sources such as woods, flowers, fruits, stems, leaves, and resins.
Did you know that breathing in pleasant scents eases psychological problems by activating positive emotional responses from the part of the brain that controls memory and emotion?
Browse for specialized pet web sites and you will be able to purchase adorable fragrant charms, in variety of textile designs and several colorful styles. And be sure you get them made of 100% cotton! They look good and smell great! Or… you might prefer an exclusive collection of aromatic bandanas. This special accessory provides a unique healing essence while keeping your pet in style. They also come in a variety of colorful designs and should be made of high quality 100% cotton. The bandanas are stuffed with aromatic filling containing essential oil. Choose your favorite bandana style that fits your dog or cats aromatherapy needs.
Wouldn’t you like to keep your pet as healthy as stylish? I wouldn’t waste anymore time and I would check out the Internet!
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 31, 2013
True-Dose Pets is excited to announce success with its new trial boxes. The new trial offering is effective at point-of-sale locations and registers to drive consumer awareness and increase sales of full-size True-Dose products.
The trial boxes are available in Skin & Coat, Joint Care and Calming, three of True-Doses most popular all-natural pet supplements. Both the Joint Care and the Skin & Coat trial-size supplements come in a 7-day daily-dosing size. Pet parents should see the full effect of these supplements within several days. The Calming trial-size product is sold in a four-dose amount for administering to pets as needed to address pet anxiety. The effects of this product should be seen within 30 minutes of administration.
These trial boxes really help address a low price point as well as helping stores target impulse purchases at the register, said True-Dose Marketing Manager Amy Kohl. These will also make consumers aware that the store carries the full True-Dose line. It increases their interest in the products and encourages them to purchase the full-size bottles, helping retailers drive sales.
When we first debuted our Calming Sample Dispenser earlier this year, retailers saw great success with increasing sales and consumer awareness. We know this works for retailers, so we decided to provide more options for sample sizes, said True-Dose President Joe Wayman. These trial-size products allow us to earn the consumers trust when they see the amazing effects of True-Dose products before they commit to buying a bottle. Were confident that consumers will decide to purchase once theyve seen that True-Dose products really do work.
Priced between $ 1.99 and $ 2.49 per box, the True-Dose trial boxes are well-suited for a range of stores, from pharmacies and drug stores to deep discount stores and dollar stores.
True-Dose Calming is an all-natural calming supplement for dogs and cats. Calming can work as fast as 15 minutes after administration to help ease pets anxiety in their most stressful situations, including thunderstorms, training, socializing, separation, fireworks and kenneling. Pets are sensitive to their physical and emotional environment and may occasionally act out in response with excessive barking, inappropriate elimination or even destructive chewing, scratching, or aggression. True-Dose Calming addresses their anxiety, the root cause of this unwanted behavior. True-Dose Calming is made with chamomile, valerian extracts, ginger extracts and tryptophan. Find out more about Calming: http://true-dose.com/products/calming/
About Skin & Coat
Like their humans, a pets skin is one of the most important organs in their body. The health of this protective barrier is an outward reflection of overall health. True-Doses unique blend of fish oil, biotin, vitamins and minerals helps prevent and manage shedding, excessive scratching a dull coat, itchy spots, dermatitis and allergies. Skin & Coat has formulations for both cats and dogs. Find out more about Skin & Coat: http://true-dose.com/products/canine-skin-coat/
About Joint Care
True-Dose Joint Care has formulations for dogs and cats. Joint Care includes several supplements essential for maintaining healthy joints in pets, including Glucosamine Sulfate, MSM and Chondroitin. Joint Care is specially formulated to promote joint mobility and flexibility to help your pet maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. Find out more about Joint Care: http://true-dose.com/products/feline-joint-care/
About True-Dose Pets
True-Dose Pets, headquartered in St. Louis, MO, uses a patented system to produce high-quality natural supplements for canines and felines. Their product line addresses joint care, skin and coat care, calming, wellness and dental care. True-Dose supplements are manufactured in a human-grade pharmaceutical facility, following the same strict testing and quality standards mandated by the FDA for state-of-the-art pharmaceutical product manufacturing. Their raw ingredients are certified and tested to ensure they meet strict quality standards. The founders of True-Dose have long had the goal of providing human-quality, pharmaceutical-grade products to our four-legged friends.
All of our products are sourced and tested to human standards and manufactured in a pharmaceutical facility, said Joe Wayman, Founder and President of True-Dose. Our goal with responsible sourcing is to ensure the same quality for pets that we expect for humans. Pets have now established themselves as part of the family, often considered to be like one of the children. True-Dose has a mission of better companion animal health with the understanding that pets have a tremendous impact on both the mental and physical health of humans.
True-Dose ensures quality ingredients as well as accuracy and ease of dosage. True-Dose products have been clinically proven to have faster absorption rates and higher peak concentrations than tablets and chewables in a head-to-head crossover study conducted by the Oklahoma State University Veterinary Animal Science and Research Departments.
Find out more about True-Dose Pets by visiting their website: http://true-dose.com/.
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The High Hopes for Pets Company, LLC, is doing more than offering tasty, all-natural dog treats and cupcakes this holiday season: it is doubling its donation to help homeless pets. During November and December, High Hopes? is donating 7% from every sale, every day to The High Hopes for Pets Foundation(SM) a separate, not-for-profit organization that in turn donates to animal shelters and pet rescue groups across the country.
These days, Fido is not just a pet, he is part of the family, said Paula Etchison, High Hopes? founder and CEO, and Fido is always on the gift list when it comes to the holiday season. This year, pet lovers can make sure their faithful pooch enjoys his favorite tasty pet treats while doing something to help homeless pets at the same time.
Doubling its donation to 7% is just icing on the cake or cupcake as the case may be for a company that already donates 3.5% (up to 15% of the companys profits) from every sale every day. By taking advantage of the heightened gift giving season, the Foundation can provide an even greater amount of funding to shelter and rescue groups whose programs range from providing food and housing, to more elaborate programs like training to make animals more adoptable, said Etchison.
High Hopes? dog treats are known for their whimsical nature and high nutritional value. All the treats (Birthday and Celebration Cupcakes, Mity Meaty Bites; and Peanut Butter Cookies) contain very high quality protein sources, are all-natural, oven-baked, made in small batches, and contain the same superior quality of ingredients as used in human food. Additionally, High Hopes? dog treats are researched and developed in conjunction with a renowned pet nutritionist to ensure exceptional nourishment. Our Dr. Tom Willard gets a four-paw stamp of approval for making High Hopes? treats as nutritious as they are delicious, said Etchison.
According to the Humane Society, each year animal shelters care for an estimated 6-8 million dogs and cats in the US, of which 3-4 million are euthanized. Through the establishment of the independent and not-for-profit The High Hopes for Pets Foundation(SM), Etchison discovered a way to directly link purchases of its all-natural dog treats to the help and support of pets less fortunate, year-round. The contributions to the Foundation are regular and documented people can see where the donations are going. We are a small company of pet lovers who care about doing the right thing and doing good for the community, too, said Etchison. Since September 2011, 12 grants have been awarded to deserving organizations.
High Hopes? offers grain-free Mity Meaty Bites bite-sized training treats which contain 35% fresh meat and are available in Beef, Organic Chicken, Organic Turkey, Lamb, and Salmon; Peanut Butter Cookies heart-shaped dog biscuits combined with real Pumpkin, Apple, or Banana, and the newest addition: Peanut Butter, Bacon and Cheddar the doggie trifecta of flavors!; and Birthday and Celebration Cupcake Kits easy and entertaining homemade dog cupcake mix and bake in 10 minutes kits, complete with frosting, decorating ideas and party tips. Were serious about our products and the Foundation, but like most pet owners, we like to have a little fun, too, said Etchison. The cupcakes are very popular for dog birthday parties, and other celebrations.
About The High Hopes for Pets Company, LLC
The High Hopes for Pets Company, LLC, is a privately held distributor of the all-natural dog Birthday and Celebration Cupcakes, Mity Meaty Bites, and Peanut Butter Cookies. The products are all-natural, tasty, healthy, high in protein, oven-baked, contain fresh organic meat, come in a variety of flavors, and are developed in conjunction with a renowned pet nutritionist, Dr. Tom Willard (PhD in Animal Nutrition, and degrees in Biochemistry, Animal Science and Agriculture Technical Engineering). To consistently help the homeless pet population, High Hopes? donates an unprecedented 3.5% of every sale (up to 15% of profits) annually to the independent, not-for-profit The High Hopes for Pets Foundation(SM). High Hopes? products can be purchased in pet supply stores and boutiques, and grocery stores in the Midwest, as well as on-line at http://www.highhopesforpets.com. Distribution continues to expand at a rapid pace. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, High Hopes? has been in business since 2010. For more information, contact Paula Etchison (773.251.5638), or email paula(at)highhopesforpets(dot)com.
About The High Hopes for Pets Foundation(SM)
The High Hopes for Pets Foundation(SM) is an independent, not-for-profit entity. The Foundation seeks to provide support for individuals and groups who are dedicated to the prevention of homelessness for pets through its partnerships with animal shelters and rescue groups across the country. Supported programs include urgent and immediate needs such as housing and food, and also more extensive programs such as training to make animals more adoptable, and education about the responsibility of owning pets. The Foundation has awarded 12 grants since September 2011. Organizations can apply for a grant at http://www.highhopesforpets.com/foundation. The next round of grants will be dispersed in January 2013, and the deadline for application is December 28, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.highhopesforpets.com/foundation.