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How is dry kibble made? Iams & Eukanuba Behind the Paw

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Behind The Paw

After my mom returned from the Iams & Eukanuba Behind the Paw summit, I had a lot of questions about how dried kibble is made.  I told my mom that just because she has had the opportunity to visit and see behind the scenes at many food manufacturing facilities, doesn’t mean that the rest of us  know what an auger in an extruder is or how it works exactly.  Have you ever wondered how dry kibble is made?

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Behind the Paw Influencer Summit- Iams Plant Tour

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Behind The Paw
P&G Pet Care Leipsic Plant

P&G Leipsic Plant where Iams and Eukanuba Dry Kibble are made

When I sent my mom Behind the Paw, she had the opportunity to tour the P&G Pet Care Leipsic, Ohio Plant.  This is the plant that makes all the Iams and Eukanuba dry kibble for both cats and dogs.

My mom is a veteran of the food industry and she has toured and worked with many facilities that produce foods for human consumption, such as pasta, pizza, ice cream, cheese, bread, dinner entrees and even  chicken products that you might have eaten from a popular fast food restaurant.  This was her first tour of a facility that produced food for cats and dogs, and she told me that the Leipsic Plant was one of, if not the cleanest and most impressive facilities that she has seen.

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P&G’s Behind the Paw Pet Influencer Summit

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Behind The Paw

We have returned from the Iams & Eukanuba Behind The Paw Influencer Summit and it was super interesting.  In my post earlier this month Iams and Eukanuba: Behind The Paw, many of you posted questions both here on our Conservation Cub Club and also on our The Tiniest Tiger facebook page.

There were many great questions on different topics. One topic in particular that keeps surfacing and brings  the claws out in some people is the unsubstantiated rumor that Iams & Eukanuba participate in animal cruelty. The comments almost always refer to  the same old pieced together video that was released nearly ten years ago. I want to get this out of the way in this first post so that we can move on to talk about interesting and helpful topics like feline nutrition.

I took the opportunity to post photos taken at the P&G Pet Care Health & Nutrition Center on our facebook page but I didn’t say where the photos were taken.  Some of the comments were; Is it heaven?, a luxury day care facility? a golf course?  Many commented how happy and healthy the dogs and cats looked in the photos. That is what we saw too during our visit, happy, healthy pets!

So what is all the fuss about?  This is what is at the root of the rumor.

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Iams and Eukanuba: Behind The Paw

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Behind The Paw

Super exciting news!
I am sending my mom to Iams and Eukanuba’s Behind The Paw!

Our Friends at Iams have been super generous helping our cousins in need.  We participated in the Iams Home 4 the Holidays where just by leaving a comment, Iams donated 25 meals to a shelter in need!   We are now completing our  Iams Premium Protection Senior Cat for PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary drive. Again, our friends at Iams stepped up and are generously donating meals to our senior citizen cousins at PurrEver Ranch.  I know that Rita and the cats at PurrEver Ranch are  grateful to be receiving this high quality food created specifically for senior cats.

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