Petaluma introduces the “first” plant-based dog food designed for senior dogs
US dog nutrition brand Petaluma announces the launch of its first senior dog food formula. Designed specifically for the needs of senior dogs, Baked Pumpkin Peanut Butter flavor is formulated by veterinarians to provide “anti-aging” nutrients for senior dogs.
“Just as humans benefit from a diet optimized for their age and lifestyle, so do our pets”
According to Petaluma, its new formula is “the first” plant-based dog food specifically for senior dogs. Made with functional ingredients like peanut butter, applesauce, and odor-fighting herbs, the new Baked Pumpkin Peanut Butter flavor also includes DHA omega-3s from algae oil, curcumin extract from turmeric, dietary fiber from pumpkin and plant-based glucosamine.
Petaluma says its evidence-based formula provides complete nutrition while addressing common health issues such as inflammation, digestion, mobility, and healthy weight.
Optimized power supply
“As a veterinarian and pet food formulator, I know firsthand how critical nutrition is to a dog’s overall health and longevity,” said Dr. Blake Hawley, veterinarian and lead formulator for Petaluma. “A good diet can help prevent and treat chronic disease as well as support healthy weight, mobility and cognitive functioning.
“There are one-size-fits-all formulas on the market – usually marketed as ‘all-life-stage’ diets, but life-stage-specific diets provide optimized nutrition based on your dog’s changing metabolic needs that occur with age Petaluma’s senior formula is plant-based and has optimized levels of vitamins, minerals, protein, fat and fiber for senior dogs.
Founded by Garrett Wymore and Caroline Buck, Petaluma produces a range of “Durable, oven-baked dog food and treats. THE original company croquettes, available in a sweet potato and peanut butter flavor, has been formulated with veterinarians to provide a nutritionally complete alternative to conventional meat-based kibbles. To create its products, the company claims to source carefully selected ingredients from organic farms.
Earlier this year, Petaluma made its physical debut at Erewhon Markets in Southern California. The Petaluma Baked Pumpkin and Peanut Butter flavor for seniors will be available at feedpetaluma.com in five and 18 pound bags.
“Just as humans benefit from a diet that is optimized for their age and lifestyle, so do our pets. However, when our own dog entered his golden years, we noticed that the plant-based category lacked options for seniors,” said CEO and Co-Founder Garrett Wymore. “Our new Baked Pumpkin Peanut Butter flavor fills that gap as a premier formula. herbal products to specifically take into account the specific needs of older dogs.”