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K9 Candy Kitchen Wins University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research Product Development Opportunity

K9 Candy Kitchen was selected among dozens of competitors as a product worthy of the university’s resources.




(PRESS RELEASE)GARDENA, CA — K9 Candy Kitchen (, the makers of both branded and private label Made in the USA Himalayan-Style Chew sticks, announced its winning of a University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research competition. K9 Candy Kitchen was selected among dozens of competitors as a product worthy of the University’s resources. The Center for Dairy Research’s work will focus on a detailed sensory evaluation of K9 Candy Kitchen’s Himalayan-Style Chew sticks. It will also develop a state-of-the-art GMO manufacturing line capable of producing up to 10 million units per year.

“We are delighted to have been selected by the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Research! It’s a testament to the uniqueness and quality of the product we developed to date,” said Riki Trowe, K9 Candy Kitchen’s president. “This collaboration will allow us to produce the very best product possible while significantly increasing production capacity.”

Based on the Center for Dairy Research’s findings and development work, K9 Candy Kitchen is planning on opening a new production facility in Green Bay, WI in the next six months. The new facility will focus on new product research & development and increasing capacity to meet the demand for its Made in the USA cheese products.

“K9 Candy Kitchen has developed an amazing, innovative product,” said Mike Brennenstuhl, senior cheese product consultant. “Our own dogs love the product, and our testing shows that many other dogs do too!”

To learn more about K9 Candy Kitchen, visit here. To inquire about Private Label opportunities for your business please reach out to John Cullen of Bulldog Marketing & Sales ( who is handling both branded and private label marketing & sales for the company.

To learn more about the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Research, visit here.


About K9 Candy Kitchen
K9 Candy Kitchen is owned and operated by the Trowe family and headquartered in Gardena, CA. The company’s mission is to create unique pet products sourced with the finest sustainable and organic ingredients. The company’s manufacturing facility is in Gardena, CA. The current product lineup includes Himalayan Hemp Stix, Turkey Bacon and Beef Jerky chews. All products are made in the USA with locally sourced ingredients. The company also has a private label division serving customers of all sizes. For more information visit

About the University of Wisconsin Research Center
CDR is dedicated to supporting the US dairy industry through innovative research, technical support, training and education. A full-service dairy research center, CDR offers solution-based research backed by experience, passion and tradition. Located within a licensed dairy plant on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, CDR provides product development to continuing education and technical support to safety/quality support. Learn more by visiting



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