Founded by a veterinarian, Dr. Gary Cotton, DVM (“Dr. Gary”), Best Breed is a family-owned holistic pet food company.
The Best Breed story begins in 1994 at Dr. Gary’s clinic in Northwest Ohio. Early in his career, as a Veterinarian in private clinical practice, Dr. Gary began observing pet health conditions that he felt were either nutritionally-induced or could be helped through nutrition. Some of these conditions included digestive complications, mobility challenges, and skin issues. He knew that all of us, as pet lovers, could improve our best friend’s health and happiness by simply changing their diet.
To do this, Dr. Gary began recommending changes to his clients’ diets — oftentimes it would be as easy as adding fish oil, glucosamine, fresh meat, eggs, or vegetables to their current diets. After several years of observing the benefits of altering his clients’ diets by modifying pet foods that were available at the time, Dr. Gary came to the simple conclusion that surely a natural pet food formula could be developed to holistically address these issues.