Pet Love to Pet Treats
In 2016, co-founder Nicole Trowe cared for her friend’s dog, Willie. Willie developed cancer and was visibly in a lot of pain. As each day passed, his energy and vibrant personality faded.
Nicole began adding a little hemp extract to Willie’s food each day. Soon after, he showed signs of relief and renewed energy, even in the face of his terminal illness.
A Family Business
Nicole teamed up with her sister and fellow animal-lover, Emily Trowe. The Trowe sisters got to work developing a formula for a pet treat worth drooling over. They brought their shared experiences in the food service and healthcare industries, and passion for sustainable living.
First, they sourced the highest quality ingredients they could find, carefully selected for optimal holistic benefits. Next, they baked the treats at low temperatures to preserve the integrity of the nutrients and the hemp oil extract they contained.
The small company started out as “CBDawgs,” with Emily and Nicole testing recipes in their kitchens. Then, the company changed its name to K9 Candy Kitchen (K9CK). As the K9CK grew, so did the Trowe sisters’ approach to formulating products with a responsible and transparent approach.
They started with the most crucial ingredient: hemp oil. The sisters wanted to assure their furry clients that health and safety was their number one priority. They knew that many other hemp products already made it into animal bowls everywhere. However, the other brands out there were not transparent about how they sourced their ingredients. In addition, brands weren’t completely transparent about which farms their hemp oil came from.
Transparency From Farm-to-Floor
Several years later, the Trowe sisters’ stay true to the foundation of their first kitchen-made treats. They work to find the right ingredients, with farms and suppliers they can trust. Their partners include Ventura Seed Company and the Rodale Institute, guaranteeing that every K9CK treat contains 100% organic full-spectrum hemp oil made through certified organic and regenerative farming processes. Alongside their Father, co-founder of Ventura Seed Company, they ensure their partner farms’ commitment to sustainable and responsible practices for both humans and planet.
K9CK thoroughly tests each product and publishes documentation regularly, staying transparent and keeping customers informed of dosages. All hemp oil is traceable back to the row of plants where it comes from.
In addition to the human-grade, full-spectrum hemp oil, each recipe prioritizes organic and all-natural ingredients based on the original recipes first tested in Emily’s home kitchen. Every recipe uses minimal ingredients, carefully selected for optimal health benefits. K9CK products empower customers to put their furry companion’s health first. They are made with love, from farm to floor.
Where Are We Now?
K9 Candy Kitchen is proud to be family-owned and operated. We are committed to our farming partners and their regenerative farming practices. We’re a close-knit team, passionate about the health and happiness of our furry friends and the planet that we inhabit together.
We’re a proud business member of 1% for the Planet, a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive.
Thank you for choosing K9 Candy Kitchen, and for trusting us to serve you and your animal companion.