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Reanna Sokolovic wants pets to reduce their pawprints while eating healthy. The self-proclaimed crazy dog lady created a line of single ingredient dehydrated dog treats that come in biodegradable bags after getting her second dog — a boxer named Bruno.
While researching active dog diets for the playful puppy, she discovered how much filler and byproducts were used in most dog food brands. Wanting something better for her four-legged friends, Sokolovic began cooking her own fresh, healthy food, which she eventually started selling to other conscientious pet owners.
Sokolovic hopes to build on the success of her dog treats — expanding her product line to include other environmentally-friendly products for canines.
“So many brands use plastic bags with fancy advertising," says Sokolovic. "Dogs don’t care about the bag, just the treat inside.”