At Purina, we believe in creating food that nourishes the whole pet, from giving them energy to chase a ball or conquer a feather to providing them with cutting edge nutrition that gives them more healthy, happy years with you. The bonds we have with our pets nourish their lives as well as yours - that's why we're always working hard to push pet nutrition forward.
Our team of over 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to make discoveries that better the lives of pets everywhere, and conduct extensive, non-invasive studies to see how our formulas affect pets not just in the present, but for years to come. Pet lovers themselves, they know how it feels to want the very best for your pet.
Results-driven nutrition means we study outcomes in real pets, not just how a formulation looks on the label.
Between our Research and Development Center in Northwest Missouri and our headquarters in St. Louis, hundreds of our researchers are working around the clock to make discoveries that will better pets' lives, from finding the drivers of pet obesity to understanding how nutrition affects aging. Beyond our home base, we also have researchers in France, China and Australia working to make new discoveries.
We publish our results in top-tier academic journals and present at major veterinary conferences.
In addition to our own research, we fund work by veterinary universities around the world as well as organizations that share our high standards of care and compassion for pets.
Learn about one of our research partners, The Canine Health Foundation, and their discovery that makes it possible for blind dogs to get a second chance at sight.
Here are Just Some of Our Research Partners:
We're not following the trend of swapping grains and corn for other ingredients that haven’t been subjected to decades of extensive research in pet food.
Corn provides protein, energy and linoleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid for dogs
Ounce for ounce, corn has twice the level of antioxidants of an apple
We know high-quality protein is an important element of a complete and balanced diet for dogs and cats.
We've done the research and found that grain is an effective complement to protein for dogs.