Our Biologically Appropriate DogStar dog and cat foods feature an unmatched diversity of authentic, quality ingredients sourced from regional farms.
Kentucky’s food culture is a perfect fit for our DogStar Kitchen, which is 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 Kitchen 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.
DogStar features 25,000 square feet of cooler space capable of holding 600,000 lbs of ingredients from over 50 regional meat, fish, and poultry ingredients, plus dozens of farm-fresh, whole vegetables, fruits, and botanicals.
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 vegetables and fruit, preserving their nutrients and taste for future use.
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 meat, vegetables, and fruit.