ST. LOUIS — Whitebridge Pet Manufacturers, LLC introduced March 1 it has acquired its fifth pet meals and deal with trade firm, Grizzly Pet Merchandise. The corporate manufactures dietary supplements for canine, cats and horses that includes Wild Alaskan fish oils as major elements, with headquarters and operations in Washington and Denmark.

Monetary phrases of the transaction weren’t disclosed.

Grizzly Pet Merchandise was based in 2002 by Harald Fisker and sells its canine and cat complement merchandise within the pet specialty retail channels in North America and throughout Europe. All Grizzly dietary supplements have earned the Nationwide Animal Dietary supplements Council (NASC) High quality Seal.

“The Grizzly enterprise originated from the invention that parts of wild-caught Alaskan salmon — which comprise a really wealthy supply of omega-3 fatty acids — destined for human consumption had been routinely thrown away,” Fisker mentioned. “We had been one of many first firms to acknowledge that wild-caught fish contained larger ranges of important fatty acids than farmed fish and supplied higher diet for pets. In partnership with human-grade processing vegetation in Alaska, we had been in a position to extract this wholesome nutrient and develop merchandise for canine and cats, thereby utilizing your complete fish.”

Whitebridge Pet Manufacturers was based in January 2015 via the merger of Cloud Star, a pet deal with producer, and Petropics, the producer of Tiki Pets canine and cat meals and deal with merchandise. The corporate went on to accumulate Dogswell, a practical jerky and pet food model, in 2017, adopted by Cardinal Pet Care, the producer of Pet Botanics and Loopy Canine coaching treats, in 2020. Olivier Amice serves as chief government officer of Whitebridge Pet Manufacturers, which is backed by Frontenac, a personal fairness agency based mostly in Chicago.

“At Whitebridge, we wish to assist individuals deliver well being and happiness to pets via higher diet, which we consider is pure and minimally processed meals, enhances, treats and dietary supplements, formulated to the precise wants of canine and cats,” Amice mentioned. “We’re very excited the Grizzly model shall be becoming a member of the Whitebridge portfolio. Our Higher Collectively philosophy to our individuals, our companions and to our portfolio led us to Grizzly, permitting Whitebridge to enter the rising pet dietary supplements class. The mixed power of the 2 organizations will profit our clients and our whole enterprise.”

Whitebridge Pet Manufacturers famous there shall be minimal disruption for purchasers and shoppers as the 2 firms are built-in.

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