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Beyond that, Raised Right was selected to participate
in Babson's Summer Venture Program (SVP), a 10-week
intensive experience that builds entrepreneurial skills and
accelerates the development of student ventures. Participants receive free housing, workspace and access to dedicated advisors that help the students turn their fledgling
ventures into promising new businesses.
"The learnings gained during the SVP were critical in
building our beachhead strategy and increasing our efficiencies through the tools, systems and processes we use to
operate our business today," says Ruud. "The experiences
at Babson provided validation for our concept and gave us
the confidence to pursue Raised Right as a viable business
endeavor. It's still surreal to think that Raised Right went
from a home-cooked food made on our ranch to a class
project that has developed into a national company."

Human grade and stringent safety
testing
Since Raised Right's products are produced fresh, food
safety is of the utmost importance to the company.
"We are a true human-grade pet food company," says
Ruud. "All our food is lightly cooked in a USDA (U.S.
Department of Agriculture)-inspected human-grade facility
and every ingredient has passed the same standards necessary for human consumption. Every single batch we cook is
lab safety tested for E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella through a
third-party lab. We have a hold/release program where we
don't ever ship our food unless it passes the lab safety test.
The lab results are posted on our website for everyone to see,
along with a map tracing all our ingredients to their source
and a video showing how our food gets made."
Those ingredients are simple, according to Ruud,

Raised Right Pets is a true family
operation based in their love for pets
and the desire to produce the best
possible food for dogs and cats.
Courtesy Raised Right Pets

FAST FACTS

NOTABLE: Co-founder Braeden Rudd has
competed against over 25 dogs and cats in
food races to see who can finish their bowl of
Raised Right first. Every "Food Race Friday"
is posted on the company's Facebook and
Instagram pages.

Headquarters:
Rye, New York
USA

Officers: Braeden Ruud,
co-founder/CEO; Mary
Ann Ruud, co-founder/
chief nutrition officer;
Larry Ruud, co-founder/
CFO; Adam Jacobson,
executive vice president

Brands: Raised Right

Website/Social Media:
RaisedRightPets.com, @raisedrightpets on
Facebook and Instagram

and each one is a deliberate choice made with the help of
Becker and pet food formulation expert Steve Brown.
"Every ingredient in our recipes has a purpose," says
Ruud. "We offer stage-of-life-specific recipes where each
recipe has a single source of animal protein. We were
able to formulate our adult dog recipes to meet AAFCO
(Association of American Feed Control Officials)'s
requirements for a complete and balanced diet using only
whole foods. There are only nine ingredients in our pork
recipe, 10 ingredients in both our chicken and turkey
recipes, and 11 ingredients in our beef recipe."
The company's position is paying off: In the most
recent quarter, Raised Right has seen its store count
increase threefold and its revenues increase fivefold.

Omnichannel nationwide market
expansion
In 2019 Raised Right has expanded nationwide and

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Petfood Industry - October 2019
Contents
Grain-free pet food backlash: the influences and irony
Speaking of…
News and Calendar
Raised Right Pets: Human-grade pet food with a purpose
Functional pet food ingredients evolve with market demands
Singapore’s cat ban, one-dog policy bite pet food market
Emerging breakthroughs in pet microbiome research
AAFCO holds annual meeting, Part 1: Pet Food Committee
Coconut meal for dog and cat diets: Is this a good option?
Puppy and kitten formula pet foods deserve a revival
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - Petfood Industry - October 2019
Petfood Industry - October 2019 - Cover2
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - Contents
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - Grain-free pet food backlash: the influences and irony
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - Speaking of…
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - News and Calendar
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - Raised Right Pets: Human-grade pet food with a purpose
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - Singapore’s cat ban, one-dog policy bite pet food market
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - Emerging breakthroughs in pet microbiome research
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - AAFCO holds annual meeting, Part 1: Pet Food Committee
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - Coconut meal for dog and cat diets: Is this a good option?
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Petfood Industry - October 2019 - Puppy and kitten formula pet foods deserve a revival
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