How Dog Child is helping serve up healthy options for picky pets
Sure we all have friends who are picky eaters: But what about our pets?
Nicole Marchand, CEO and founder of Dog Child, has always loved animals, and she started to wonder why she was always feeding them the same thing.
"You can't just feed them the same thing every day," she said. "You think about the way we don't want to be eating the same thing every day, you're eventually going to get bored."
Enter Dog Child, a new DTC company that makes it easy for dog parents to cook nutritious, diverse meals for their dog kids.
"We make cooking for your dog simple, nutritious and delicious," the company's website states. "In just 15 minutes a week, you can cook tasty meals with our meal mixes by adding ground protein, water and oil."
Dog Child also advises pet parents on how to upcycle vegetables and other ingredients in the house and incorporate them into the meals.
"We're really encouraging parents to upcycle what's in their fridge. So using items such as the kale stem that you might be throwing away, that brown banana no one wants to eat, and mixing that up into your pet's food, reducing food waste at home and giving your pet that extra boost of vitamins."
Marchand says the results speak for themselves, and quickly, with dogs enjoying what they're eating and seeing improved health.
But Dog Child isn't about just the food, it's about the community Marchand has built around people who love their pets.
"Yeah, so I really wanted a destination where if you were thinking about cooking for your dog, anything from a birthday cake to ice cream, to a meatloaf, that you could go online and find these recipes, and know that they've been tested on dogs and that they've been backed by nutritionists, and vets," said Marchand. "And so that's where the whole recipe community comes online. And the way we're growing that community is we're collaborating with other people who are cooking. They're submitting their recipes! We're doing online cooking reels tutorials. We're just about to launch our YouTube channel where we're going to be showing how to cook for your dog in 15 minutes."
Learn more about Dog Child at dogchild.co