Iams & Eukanuba’s Pet Care & Nutrition Center

Proctor and Gamble, Iams & Eukanubas parent company, operate an amazing Pet Care & Nutrition Center near Dayton.

*All images were provided to us from Proctor and Gamble.  We bloggers understood the need to protect their processes and inventions, but allowing a few picture with some of the puppies, etc., would allow for a little more transparency.  This was some of the feeback we gave to the heads of the brands when we spoke to them.

The Pet Care & Nutrition Center, and in fact the whole Behind The Paw event was about transparency and I was very impressed with how much they shared.  Walking through the facility it seemed that nothing was off limits for us to see or ask about.

Here is just some of what P&G has to say:
“P&G Pet Care is proud to have the Pet Health & Nutrition Center (PH&NC) at the Lewisburg Innovation Center in Ohio as the base of its animal feeding studies. We have gone to great lengths to create a pet-friendly environment that includes pair-housed dogs and group-housed cats. This is the only facility where P&G Pet Care feeding studies take place other than the in-home studies with volunteer pet–owning families and studies that occur in places where populations of dogs or cats already exist, such as a group that raises puppies for assistance dog training.”

One thing that impressed me most was the fact that each dog that is bought by P&G, from reputable breeders, has a life plan mapped out for it from day one.  The goal for each dog (& cat, which they breed themsleves) is to be a healthy, happy, well-trained member of a household when their time at the PC&NC is done.  There is a waiting list to adopt these pets and all applicants are vigorously screened by the people who have known and loved the animals all of their lives.

The other thing that really blew me away was that every pet gets one on one play time every day with people in stimulating play areas.  Look at some of the amazing cat areas:

That last picture shows that cats heading out to one of the amazing fenced in catios built for maximum stimulation & fun!

We saw labs in their beautiful kennels, long and short haired doxies playing with people in a huge play area and more dogs & cats being played with everywhere we looked.

We met black labs & some puppies that were either yellow labs or goldens with 2 baby black poodle poofballs thrown in for fun.  More than one blogger had to resist the urge to stuff a wiggling bundle into their purse!

They also have a room that simulates “home” with carpet steps & couches, babies toys, microwaves popping popcorn, a tv showing movies (Babe was playing while we were there).  This is so no dog goes into a home unfamiliar with the sights, sounds, smell and feel of what a home is really like.

Proctor & Gamble really make sure that their pets are ready to be great community members one they leave the center.

I also wanted to share with you the other bloggers that were on this tour with me so you could check out their opinions of things.

Jennifer Costello – My Brown Newfies
John Bigley & Paris Permenter – Dogtipper and Cattipper
Susi Szeremy – KnobNotes
Jacque Newman – Dogs, Dogs, Dogs
Lynette Robinson – My Wee View
Dr. Jessica Vogelsang – Pawcurious
Amy Urquhart – Hearts Into Home
Jaime Lynn Smith – Thoughts Fur Paws
Joanne McGonagle – The Tiniest Tiger
Rachel Phelps – Preston Speaks

I met some great people while I was there and look forward to seeing them again at events like BlogPaws & hopefully BarkWorld!

Photobucket and his mom person, Pam


18 Responses »

  1. Thank you for posting these photo's, I feel much happier knowing these dogs do get plenty of interaction with other dogs and humans as well as a 'normal' life when their working life is over.

  2. DANG the cats' place is like a paradise! The animals looked well cared & happy. Great pictures! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Wow! That looks like Kitty (and doggie) Heaven!
    Me is haoppy yous saw such cool stuff! And it was great to hear about your take.

  4. Hi Y'all,

    Those dogs and cats could be very disappointed when they finally go to a forever home. Looks to me like they've got it all!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  5. The question is….

    did your Mom bring back one of those cute puppies in her purse? BOL

    It sounds like your Mom had a great time even though you weren't allowed to go. Although you could have stayed in the P&G house and had popcorn!

    woo woos, Tessa

  6. Wow that is so good to know that they really do take good care of the dogs and cats there, and the fact that they are all adopted out eventually is a wonderful thing too.

  7. Thanks for sharing such interesting information. Looks like the cats have a pretty snazzy area! And the dogs look like they have a very fun play area. It is very good to know that as a corporation, P&G puts such care into their pets and are very concerned about making their pets as adoptable as possible.

    Good write-up! Thank you!

    K and Suka

  8. Thank you for all the interesting information!

    O my goondess those cats have the fanciest area we have ever seen! We'd love dog version!

    All the animals there look and sound like they are well looked after 🙂 And they put a lot of effort into making htem re-homeable 🙂

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  9. Great post; great information; great pictures; great explanations; GREAT EVERYTHING!

    It was SO nice to learn and otherwise mingle with you while in Dayton and I hope you are going to BlogPaws so we can hang out again.


  10. Hey Oskar!
    Wow, what a pawesome place! Any place that's dedicated to doggy yummers is a-okay in my book!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  11. That looked nice. I liked the tub and I'm thinking of getting one to wash my dogs in now that the warm days have arrived!

  12. Whoa!!!!! What great facilities! The dogs and cats look really well cared for and happy! Thanks for the pictures!

  13. It's always nice to make your pets happy. Start by giving them the right kind of nutrition. You have sites such as PetAg for this. The point here is that you show them the love and care they deserve.

  14. Miss Pam, how nice that you got to see all those doggies and kitties there! They all look happy and don't look like they have to work hard at all! Thanks for letting us know about it!

    Barks & Wiggles,


  15. Hey my mom person, is posting for me. My name is Abigail Joy Flower Rhodes < don't ask it is a long story > humans geez! Anyway I'm a six year old Mini Schnauzer and my mom person loves me to pieces. She spoils me rotten….I have learned that if I go outside and fake a "pee": when I come back in I get a treat….humans geez!
    I enjoyed your posting and just wanted to give you a Bark Shout..if I lived close enough I would be friendly enough to wag my "not tail self" and sniff your butt….humans geez! BTW the mom person and her realtives all call me Abby Girl! Have fun sniffing out all those wonderful untouched spot that only a Schnauzer can find.

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