Fresh Regional Ingredients

UNMATCHED BY ANY PET FOOD MAKER ANYWHERE

Our Biologically Appropriate™ DogStar® dog and cat foods will feature an unmatched diversity of authentically fresh and regional ingredients sourced from local regional farms.

Kentucky’s local food culture is a perfect fit for our DogStar® kitchens which are located in the center of a dynamic agricultural community, providing access to a myriad of specialty farmers with whom we partner for our supply of fresh regional ingredients.

We equipped our DogStar® kitchens with food processing technologies that are unlike any other pet food maker anywhere, enabling the highest possible fresh meat inclusions from our selection of over 50 fresh and regional ingredients.

A REFRIGERATOR 1/2 THE SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD

DogStar® features 25,000 square feet of cooler space capable of holding 600,000 lbs of ingredients from over 50 fresh regional meat, fish and poultry ingredients, plus dozens of fresh whole fruits, vegetables and locally grown botanicals.

SEASONAL INGREDIENTS AT THEIR PEAK

Not all ingredients are available fresh year round; wild-caught fish, for example, are only available in certain seasons. That’s why we equipped DogStar® with nitrogen freezers capable of flash-freezing seasonal foods from whole wild-caught fish to local fruits and vegetables, preserving their goodness for future use.

SUPER-SIZED FRESH MEAT BLENDERS

To reflect the dramatic increase of fresh meat inclusions in our foods, each ACANA and ORIJEN DogStar® cooking line is paired with custom-built high-capacity fresh ingredient mixers, capable of blending any number and combination of fresh meats, fruits and vegetables.