About Us

“Do it Better!”

This straightforward philosophy has been at the heart of everything we’ve done since Jack Behnken founded American Nutrition in 1972. He applied his expertise honed in the human foods consumer cereal and baked goods industry and guided American Nutrition from a small kibble manufacturing plant into a nationwide network of pet food manufacturing plants.

Today, American Nutrition, in collaboration with our customers, still develops every recipe based on the highest quality ingredients and AAFCO guidelines. This attention to detail continues through the production and packaging process. By following the strictest standards of safety and quality, American Nutrition continues to earn the trust of some of the largest brands in the pet food industry.

"Our excellent reputation is built on the focus we place on quality in everything we do."

Bill Behnken, President & CEO