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Austin and Kat Partners with Independent Pet Supply as Regional Distributor on West Coast

The partnership will provide distribution in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California.




(PRESS RELEASE) SEATTLE, WA – Austin and Kat, the innovative brand of premium holistic pet remedies, and Independent Pet Supply (IPS), a family-run distributor known for supporting retailers with tried and true products, announced its partnership to provide regional distribution to the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. This partnership leverages Austin and Kat’s new Blend#4 formula, enriched with over 40% more cannabinoids and the prized CBDA molecule, to offer the most effective solutions for pet parents in these regions.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with IPS,” said Kat Donatello, founder of Austin and Kat. “Having IPS’s brilliant and knowledgeable retailers to expand our footprint in our own backyard means that we can meet the needs of a new customer base and continue our mission of improving pet wellness.”

Mike Rouhizad, CEO of Independent Pet Supply South added, “Partnering with Austin and Kat aligns perfectly with our dedication to quality and first-class service. Their commitment to handcrafted, scientifically-backed pet wellness products resonates with our promise to only deliver the best. We’re excited to work alongside the Austin and Kat team to grow the brand and continue serving the pet community with the same passion and discernment we’ve held for over 28 years.”

Austin and Kat’s in-house science team meticulously formulates all products by hand, in small batches, in their own facility, The Makery, located in South Seattle. Ethically-sourced ingredients and rigorous third-party testing ensure the highest consistency and purity that the company’s reputation is built on.

With 30 years of experience, Independent Pet Supply has recently opened a second distribution center in Southern California, aiming to empower retail partners with fresh ideas needed to thrive in the industry. Both founder-led and family-run, Austin and Kat and IPS are employee-owned companies, translating to a 100% commitment to all customers, furry or otherwise.

Austin and Kat’s expanding distribution network exemplifies the company’s growth and commitment to accessibility for pet owners nationwide. In addition to partnering with IPS, Austin and Kat are proud to work with three distributors: Independent Pet Supply (IPS), Pet Food Experts (PFX), and Southeast Pet (SEP). This collaboration with multiple distributors is essential for growth and complete coverage in the pet wellness market.


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About Austin and Kat Pet Supplements

Dedicated to helping our four-legged friends live longer and healthier lives, Austin and Kat is a 100% employee-owned company that has cultivated a loyal following of pet parents across the US. Utilizing science-backed ingredients, Kat and her team create inspired products reflecting the love and care for the pets in their own lives. Handmade in small batches at their “Seattle Makery,” Austin and Kat has been a pioneer in using hemp extracts to enhance pet health since its founding in 2014. With distribution nationwide, Austin and Kat partners with leading independent and specialty pet stores, and is proudly distributed by IPS, Pet Food Experts, and SouthEast Pet, to make a real difference in the lives of pets and their families.

About Independent Pet Supply

Independent Pet Supply, a family-operated pet food distributor based in Washington, brings over 30 years of experience to the industry. Committed to supporting retailers in the Pacific Northwest, IPS has broadened its influence with a recent second distribution center in Southern California. With a steadfast focus on offering innovative and trusted brands, IPS empowers retailers to remain competitive in the rapidly evolving pet industry. Their dedication to excellence, collaboration, and their hands-on approach make them a preferred partner for businesses aiming to provide the best for pet owners.



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