We are Italian. As Italians, everything we do revolves around family. In our family, food is crucial because it brings us together and keeps us healthy. Food defines us; it’s in our DNA.
Pets hold a very special place in our family. We love to see our pets happy, and we believe nutrition is pivotal to improving their quality of life. This motivates us to develop the best food possible for our beloved four-legged friends.
Nature is the greatest source of ingredients in the food we produce. By serving the most nutritious food, we can effectively nourish pets from their first days with their families through senior age. Nature is our inspiration. Science is our method.
A HISTORY OF INNOVATION.
Family values permeate our history which began in Italy over 50 years ago. In 1965, Mr. Francesco Russo founded the Russo Mangimi company which specialized in animal nutrition. During this time, Mr. Russo raised his children and passed on his values and passion for animal nutrition. Over the years, his family and company continued to grow.
In 1999, Dr. Angelo Russo, son of the owner Francesco, shifted the company’s focus to operate in the pet food industry with a new perspective. He aspired to develop foods based on scientific studies focused on the well-being of pets.
Dr. Russo began this arduous journey by collaborating with Farmina, an English company specializing in food research and formulation. With a positive customer response, the company began investing more in technological research and development. It also provided the opportunity to partner with leading independent research institutes, such as the chair of Nutrition and Animal Nutrition of the University of Naples Federico II.
Dr. Russo then established Farmina Vet Research, a team of veterinarians and nutritional formulation specialists. The team has developed long-term relationships with dozens of independent veterinarians in order to provide a constant systematic study of the best foods for the physiological nature of pets.
Today we are united by the same dream: to give our pets long, happy lives.
Farmina is nature and science in perfect harmony. Our mission is to develop the best all-natural, nutritious, and scientifically validated food that both cats and dogs will love. That’s why in our kitchen, we mix and cook only the finest raw ingredients following strict guidelines set by nutritional experts. With their expertise, we have designed a scientifically validated diet specific to a carnivores nutritional needs.
Dogs and cats are our four-legged family members that emanate the emotions found at home. With nutrition as the basis of their wellbeing, a balanced meal can leave them feeling happy and joyful which they can then pass onto you. That’s why our motto is: Happy Pet, Happy You.
NATURE IS OUR INSPIRATION.
Nature is our biggest source of wealth which is why we preserve our food’s characteristics using tools and methods Mother Nature gave. We use only natural antioxidants and no genetically modified organisms.
SCIENCE IS OUR METHOD.
Science guides our actions, which is why we established a working relationship with the Chair of Animal Nutrition at the University of Naples Federico II. Clinical findings are developed and led by public entities to ensure scientific validity and are the basis for our food formulation. During our collaboration, many of our lines of research were published in high bibliometric scientific journals. The cooperation between Farmina and the University of Naples Federico II gave life to Farmina Vet Research whose purpose is to research and formulate new food based on the latest scientific findings.
FARMINA: NATURE AND SCIENCE IN PERFECT HARMONY
The perfect union between nature and science led to our revolutionary line of clinical Veterinarian Food, Farmina Vet Life and our Natural & Delicious Grain-Free (without cereals) and Low Ancestral Grain (with only ancestral grains- spelt and oats) food lines designed for a carnivores nutritional needs.
A NUTRITIONAL SYSTEM FOR CARNIVORES THAT'S SCIENTIFICALLY DESIGNED ACCORDING TO NATURE.
The carnivore nature of our four-legged family members is our guide in developing our all-natural scientifically researched food.
Dogs and Cats, by nature, are almost exclusively meat eaters and don't require a diet high in carbohydrates. Pursuing this philosophy we developed the line N&D Pumpkin, a full range of food made without cereals, with 96% of proteins from animal origin and pumpkin, with great nutritional properties.
N&D Lamb, pumpkin and blueberry is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.
lamb, dehydrated lamb, pea starch, chicken fat, dried pumpkin, dried whole eggs, herring, dehydrated herring, herring oil, pea fiber, dried carrot, suncured alfalfa meal, inulin, fructooligosaccharide, yeast extract, dried blueberry, dried apple, dried pomegranate, dried sweet orange, dried spinach, psyllium seed husk, salt, brewers dried yeast, turmeric, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, choline chloride, beta-carotene, zinc methionine hydroxy analogue chelate, manganese methionine hydroxy analogue chelate, ferrous glycine, copper methionine hydroxy analogue chelate, selenium yeast, DL-Methionine, taurine, L-Carnitine, aloe vera gel concentrate, green tea extract, rosemary extract, mixed tocopherols (a preservative).
Crude Protein (min): 28.00%
Crude Fat (min): 18.00%
Crude Fiber (max): 2.90%
Moisture (max): 9.00%
Ash (max): 8.60%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min): 0.50%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min): 0.30%
Calcium (min): 1.10%
Phosphorus (min): 0.80%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min): 3.30%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min): 0.90%
Glucosamine hydrochloride* (min): 1000mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* (min): 700mg/kg.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Calorie Content: 393 Kcal/cup
We have been mixing this with Fromms for a couple years now and my boy has great digestion and loves his food. He even complements the chef, typically, after meals with a little burp.