Barkstrong Acquires Another Pet Food Co.
Barkstrong, LLC in Marina del Dey, Calif., has completed its acquisition of Pioneer Naturals dog food. Through a distribution partnership with several key regional pet specialty distributors, Barkstrong will widen the reach of the all-natural pet food.
The brand contains a kibble that is U.S. sourced and is cooked at the lowest possible "safe" temperature, the company stated. The objective is to effectively handle any raw material pathogens while striving to maintain the maximum amount of nutrients biologically available after the cooking process, according to company officials.
Pioneer Naturals’ potato free formulas boast a combination of probiotics, fruits, vegetables and flax, and fish-based oils such as salmon to provide for better omega-3 absorption rates than non-animal based oils, officials said.
Pioneer Naturals will be available for purchase online starting in early July 2018, with distribution through pet specialty following shortly in Washington, Oregon, Southern California, Illinois and Western Canada.
Pioneer Naturals’ current product line includes Grain Free Chicken, Grain Free Whitefish, and Regular Buffalo all available in 25-pound bags.