Solid Gold (pet food)
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|Founded||El Cajon, California (1970s)|
|Headquarters||El Cajon, California United States|
|Key people||Sissy Harrington-McGill|
|Products||Dog food, dog health products|
|Owner(s)||Solid Gold Health Products For Pets, Inc.|
|Website||Solid Gold Health Products For Pets, Inc.|
Solid Gold Health Products For Pets, Inc. is a manufacturer and a world-wide supplier of holistic pet foods based in El Cajon, California. They also maintain distribution centers in Leipzig, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Atsugi, Japan, and Espoo, Finland.
The founder and owner of Solid Gold, Sissy Harrington-McGill, raised great danes. In the early 1970s she travelled to Germany to acquire championship bloodline dogs, and while there learned that great danes bred and kept in that country were living significantly longer than those being bred and kept in the United States. She surmised that the reason for their longevity was the German practice of using more naturalistic dog foods. Upon returning home, she immediately began to do research into dog food nutrition, and in 1974 developed her own formula out of natural ingredients which she named Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken and began marketing it.
Today the company specializes in the development of foods which contain no preservatives or saturated fats, and are made of USDA Choice meats, and grains like rice, barley, oats and millet, instead of wheat, soy, or corn like most other manufacturers. They also have a line of skin treatments and shampoos. Solid Gold Dry dog foods are made at the Diamond Pet Foods processing plant.
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