Rob Downey, founder and President of Annamaet Petfoods Inc., has dedicated his life to working with dogs. Naming the company after his mother, Anna Mae, the first bag of Annamaet was sold on her birthday in 1986. Rob possesses a unique combination of a broad scope of knowledge in the field of nutrition as well as a lifelong involvement with dogs to bring a special contribution to today’s petfood industry. With Rob’s wife, Mary Jo as co-founder and Vice President, Annamaet prides itself on being a family-owned company. We are not only responsible for feeding your pets but our very own and for that reason, Annamaet continues to ensure the peak of pet nutrition!
The mission of Annamaet Petfoods is to provide optimum nutrition to maximize the health and well-being of dogs and cats worldwide while maintaining a responsibility to the environment and our natural resources. As a family owned and locally operated company, our formulas are derived from over 30 years of research in nutrition and canine exercise physiology. Owner and CEO Rob Downey is a noted author, with many nutritional studies published in peer-reviewed journals. A Board- Certified Veterinary Nutritionist is also on staff.
Rob Downey, the owner and formulator of Annamaet Petfoods, has dedicated his life to performance dogs. From competing in field trials as a kid in Northeastern Ohio with German Shorthair Pointers to winning the 2008 Limited North American Championship Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska, Rob has spent his life working with canine athletes and working dogs. Annamaet is named after Rob’s mother Anna Mae and is pronounced like the verb “and-I-mate”.
Annamaet products have been used by some of the world’s top canine athletes and working dogs for the last 30 years. Rob’s postgraduate work in canine nutrition and exercise physiology has been published in peer-reviewed journals for the last 30 years. One study, in particular, validates the capability to increase stamina in running dogs by 30% through altering proteins, fats, and carbohydrates*.
Annamaet uses only meat and fish fit for human consumption. Many people focus solely on these front end ingredients, however, we feel it is just as important to consider those at the back end of the ingredient list. The optimal amounts and quality of Vitamins and Minerals we use in our products will maximize the health and performance of your canine athlete or working dog. Annamaet produces holistic products with strict standards of quality control.