Vendor Profiles

by Mark Kalaygian on Oct 1, 2014
“Like so many pet owners, Matt Koss, founder and president of Primal Pet Foods, came around to the concept of raw pet nutrition while looking for ways to help his ailing canine companion in 2001. At the time, pet store shelves were not filled with the wide variety of raw food options that exist today, so Koss went about creating his own. He was well prepared for the challenge, having a background in human-food research…”

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“Pet Business: How did TropiClean get started? What was the impetus behind it, and how has it evolved since it was founded?Derrik Kassebaum: TropiClean is owned by Donald Kassebaum, Sr., and his four sons—Don, Darin, Derrik and Denver. It grew out of a small beauty supply business that Donald, Sr.,…”
“Pet Business: How is the market for natural health supplements for dogs? Is it growing? If so, what is driving this growth?Victoria Chuidian: The market for natural health supplements for dogs is solid and growing steadily each year. Whether consumers are realizing the cost-saving benefits in vet care or just…”
“Pet Business: This year, NUPRO Pet Supplements is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Can you tell us a little about the history of the company? Janis Gianforte: About 25 years ago, I was working the horse business, training a stable of standardbred racehorses, which are the trotters and pacers. One day,…”
“Pet Business: Tell us about Protégé Biomedical and its products. What distinguishes it amoung its competitors?Susie Wuollett: Protégé Biomedical is a company that was started by my husband and me when we were in business school. We were both pursuing our MBAs and developed an idea for a hemostatic powder…”