WHAT SETS ANNAMAET APART?
Annamaet Petfoods, a truly family owned and operated company, has been providing optimum nutrition to dogs and cats for over 30 years. Our mission is to maximize the health and well-being of our beloved pets while preserving our environment and natural resources for future generations. Each formula is derived from four decades of research in nutrition and hands-on experience with canine athletes. Annamaet is manufactured in the United States and utilizes no ingredients from tainted sources. Our products are holistic and GMO free as Annamaet maintains strict standards of quality control. All meat and fish used in our formulas are passed fit for human consumption. All of our products are corn, wheat, and soy free. Annamaet uses an artisanal production, allowing for small batches and a slow cook.
There is an Annamaet formula for everyone.
Our ‘original’ canine formulas are made with low ash chicken, salmon, or lamb and healthy whole grains. These products contain chelated minerals and optimum levels of Omega-3 fatty acids to help support the immune system.
Annamaet’s line of grain free canine formulas have helped many dogs dealing with ear, skin and coat issues as well as chronic digestive problems. Our Annamaet Lean formula was designed to help with canine weight struggles. Annamaet also produces Canine Companion treats, a healthy grain-free treat, to accompany our grain free formulas.
Annamaet has three different feline formulas designed for all stages of your cat’s life. As with our canine formulas, we use chelated minerals to increase their utilization and support the immune system. Our feline formulas contain cranberries to support urinary tract health.
Annamaet also has a line of 3 supplements to address specific canine needs. All supplements are certified by the National Animal Supplement Council.
Annamaet cares about the environment.
Annamaet is dedicated to a more sustainable future and the wellbeing of our environment. Our commitment to sustainability includes not only our new packaging, but what’s inside the bag as well. Annamaet now uses sustainable packaging, made with Bio-Flex™ materials that are specifically engineered to biodegrade in landfills. During this process, green, renewable and sustainable energy is created. Annamaet is also a part of the Pet Sustainability Coalition.
Annamaet’s sustainable philosophy shows through our partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council, the Gold Standard for marine sustainability, to guarantee the use of certified sustainable fish sources in our formulas that are traceable back to the boat they were caught on. Annamaet utilizes other sustainable ingredients as well, including solver carp and line caught Alaskan cod.
These beliefs have led us to utilize marine microalgae in our formulas as a sustainable form of Omega Three Fatty Acids to offset the amount of fish oil necessary for canine and feline health.
THE HISTORY OF ANNAMAET PET FOODS
Rob Downey, President of Annamaet Petfoods Inc., brings to the Petfood Industry the unique combination of a broad scope of knowledge in the field of nutrition as well as a lifelong involvement with dogs. In addition, the tireless efforts of Rob’s wife and co-founder, Mary Jo, have brought Annamaet to the peak of pet nutrition! This legacy of care and commitment can now extend into the lives of your pets in the form of Annamaet products.
Annamaet is backed by real science.
Rob has dedicated many years studying nutrition to improve the healthand well being of your canine companions. Rob’s passion for working dogs led him to University of Pennsylvania where he worked as a field researcher and graduate student with the late David Kronfeld. During that time in the mid-1980’s, dog food was largely carbohydrate and grain driven due to human exercise metabolism and canine endurance activities were not particularly well studied. Rob and David worked together on seminal studies involving the endurance of beagles and sled dogs, and definitively showed that dogs performed longer and better when provided a high fat diet when compared to the industry standard of higher carbohydrate diets. This work forever changed the way moderate to endurance performance dogs were fed, and has been the foundation for canine athletes for the past 35 years.
In addition to Rob’s expertise, Annamaet Petfoods has a board certified Veterinary Nutritionist on staff as well. Having two nutritionists provides better checks and balances on creating great formulas; between the two, they have over 100 publications in peer reviewed Veterinary or Nutrition Journals.
What’s behind the name?
Annamaet was named after Rob’s mother, Anna Mae, who had a real soft spot in her heart for animals. After months of formulating and testing, the first bag was actually sold on her birthday in 1986. Annamaet is pronounced like the verb “an-i-mate”. Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary defines ‘animate’ as to give spirit; to give life to; to give vigor and zest to.