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PLANT PROFILE

" The fact that we
make everything
we sell just opens
the door to so
many possibilities
for the future. "
Johnni Rodgers, Wet Noses

All under one roof

Currently, 85% of Wet Noses' production is focused on manufacturing
treats and approximately 15% is pet
food. The production is split between non-branded and co-manufactured products.
The company has six processing
lines and seven packaging lines.
The largest lines are two baking ovens that mix, bake and pack in one
continuous process. Raw ingredients
can be transformed into finished, packaged product within 45 minutes.
Adjacent to the baking lines is the company's
enrobing line, where baked treats are coated or enrobed,
decorated and individually packaged.
Separate from the baking lines is the company's food
production area where fresh ingredients are prepped
and cooked. Then formulas are either jarred or further
processed into formed, dehydrated foods. Wet Noses'
jarred products include Clearly Good food for dogs
and Wag Soup dog food toppers in 15-oz jars and Wet
Whiskers food for cats in 4-oz jars.
Another unique product is the dehydrated dog food
formulas. Wet Noses cooks the protein for these formulas, then blends the shredded protein with fruits, vegetables and other healthy ingredients before shaping the
products with an automated patty former. After the patties are formed, they are dehydrated. This unique product offering rehydrates in two minutes and grew out of
the need for Galligan to feed her dogs as she traveled
promoting Wet Noses. When not on the road, she still
made frozen food for her dogs but that proved too difficult while traveling.
Wet Noses frozen dog food stayed near and dear to
Galligan's heart and the company added a frozen food
line back into the mix in 2021. Similar to the dehydrated
foods, ingredients for frozen dog foods and meal toppers
are cooked, blended and then formed. Next, these products are frozen and packaged.

Human quality

Choosing to maintain a human-grade facility to produce pet food means meeting human food processing
standards as well as animal food processing standards.
Between the US Food and Drug Administration, the
US Department of Agriculture and SQF requirements,
Wet Noses is typically audited four or five times per
Innovation is a unique strategic advantage for Wet Noses. The
company has the ability in-house to be fast, flexible and launch
new products quickly.

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