BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Wild Earth, Inc., a startup reinventing pet food with biotech, today announced its Good Protein Dog Snacks with Koji are now available at select brick-and-mortar retail stores, and pet food retailers can now place wholesale orders for Wild Earth treats.
More than 20 stores now sell Wild Earth treats, and PupJoy, an award-winning personalized e-commerce brand for dog parents, is the first subscription service to offer Wild Earth treats in its curated boxes of dog goods from independent vendors.
Successful early testing in Bay Area pet boutiques, independent pet food stores, and grooming salons showed enthusiasm for Wild Earth's high-protein treats, a veterinarian-developed formula offering omega fatty acids, digestion-boosting enzymes, and prebiotics to support gastrointestinal microbiomes. Good Protein Dog Snacks are are free of animal ingredients, antibiotics, growth hormones, artificial preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, additives, fillers, and mystery ingredients.
"Animal-friendly retailers and PupJoy share our mission to bring more sustainable, more nutritious products to market, and each new retail partner helps us make an impact," said Wild Earth CEO Ryan Bethencourt. "As the first commercially available pet product made via cellular agriculture, our Koji treats break entirely new ground for our dogs, our planet, and our industry."
"Wild Earth snacks are earning a great buzz and our customers can now be among the first to get them delivered straight to their doors," said Dustin McAdams, CEO of PupJoy. "With our personalized ordering model that allows dog parents to customize the products in their boxes, we know what our customers prefer. There is high-demand for functional treats with transparent, healthy ingredients from companies with a social conscience. Wild Earth checks off all of those boxes, and they are doing it in a very innovative way."
"We didn't know quite what to expect when we brought in Wild Earth treats, since Koji is a brand-new ingredient for us, but dogs, almost without exception, love these treats," said Dianne Krenzer, sales manager/buyer at Berkeley-based Holistic Hound. "I've never seen a new treat go so fast with such unanimous approval. Our customers have been very interested to learn about Koji as a sustainable and humane protein source."
Wild Earth's Good Protein Dog Snacks are made from eco-friendly and renewably sourced Koji (Aspergillus oryzae). Koji is a complete protein containing all ten essential amino acids dogs need, and requires dramatically fewer resources than farming animals to produce the same nutritional value. With 25-30 percent of meat's environmental impact in the U.S. attributed to pet food, Wild Earth is developing alternatives to ensure we can sustainably nourish more than a billion pets by 2050.
Those interested in stocking Wild Earth treats may visit http://wholesale.wildearth.com for more information. SRP is $14.99 per bag.
About Wild Earth
Like food innovators creating cultured meats for human consumption, biotech startup Wild Earth is developing clean high-protein pet foods that are healthier, better for the environment, and more humane than conventional products. Wild Earth is built by pioneers in cellular agriculture led by chief science officer Ron Shigeta, Ph.D., an experienced business team led by chief executive officer Ryan Bethencourt, and Dr. Ernie Ward, known as "America's Pet Advocate." Investors include Felicis Ventures, Mars Petcare, VegInvest, Stray Dog Capital, Founders Fund, and Thiel Capital. The company is headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. For more information visit www.wildearth.com.
SOURCE Wild Earth, Inc.