In this episode, Dr. Megan Sprinkle and Dr. Mary Cope talk with Angie Hohensee, founder and CEO of Pet Pasta, a unique, tasty, and nutritious pet topper. They discuss the idea that inspired Pet Pasta, the ups and downs of pet entrepreneurship, and advice for female entrepreneurs wanting to enter the pet space.
Also in the conversation is nutritionist and BSM Partners formulator, Dr. Stephanie Clark, PhD, CVT, PAS, CFS, Dpl. ACAS. Co-Founder of BSM Partners, Nate Thomas is also mentioned in the episode.
Pet Pasta Website: https://petpasta.com/
About the Founder
Angie Hohensee created the first nutrient-rich pasta made just for dogs. When used as a base, the Pet Pastaâs Boboghetti is a great addition to help balance a homemade diet. It can also be used as a topper or a nutritious treat.
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(01:19) How a random thought turned into a great idea for a business
(02:28) What do you feed dogs that are allergic to everything
(04:42) How Google helped Angie kickstart her business
(05:26) The Cold Call that Changed the Game
(06:12) From Humble Beginnings, a Business is Born
(07:43) What Makes Pet Pasta Different
(09:14) The Struggles of a Small Business in a Huge Pond
(10:08) Growing Pains: Finding the Right Kitchen
(11:23) Pet Pasta Finds a Great Ally
(12:29) How Pet Pasta Works With Your Dogâs Diet
(13:09) Advice for Entrepreneurs Wanting to Enter the Pet Space
(18:07) What does the Market Think of Pet Pasta?
(19:44) Common Questions to the Net Pet Pasta
(21:23) Practical Advice for Dog Parents
(23:09) What do Angieâs Dogs think about Pet Pasta?