|No ordinary bus, the MegaBus became our home away from home for the next two days!|
... and spending a full day visiting the P&G Pet Health & Nutrition Center (PH&NC) and the Leipsic Manufacturing Plant. First stop, the PH&NC.
|Staff at the PH&NC spend plenty of time playing with the dogs|
Another interesting innovation we learned about was the change from traditional dog doors to a saloon style, above. It turns out the doors with a split in the middle help reduce neck strain and eliminate symptoms of arthritis that can be caused from the repetitive motion of pushing open traditional style pet doors.
The cat areas were equally impressive ...
Since I spent more time running with the Greyhounds at the PH&NC and soaking up the ambiance than taking detailed notes, you might want to check out a great post written by Dr. Lorie Huston on Pet Health Care Gazette for even more details about the PH&NC.
It truly is an impressive facility with employees who are passionate about the welfare of the animals, and dogs and cats who are well cared for and prepared for life in their future adopted homes.
Next we boarded the MegaBus again for the two-hour drive to a little town in Ohio known as Leipsic, home of P&G Pet Care's Manufacturing Plant.
The plant was equally impressive, with all sorts of quality control and safety measures, nifty electronics and machinery, and employees who were super proud of the work they do.
The plant runs 24/7, producing 24,000 tons of food per month and can run four different kinds of food at the same time. Here's a look at the plant and some of the terrific folks we met with during our behind the scenes tour.
It was a super opportunity to be able to go behind the scenes at the Manufacturing Plant as well as the Pet Health and Nutrition Center and we'd like to thank Iams and Eukanuba for opening their doors and arms to us!
Next up, a day in the life of a VP of Canine Communications and visit to P&G Pet Care headquarters!
Disclosure: Our trip to Behind the Paw Influencer Summit was fully paid for by P&G. Our opinions expressed herein are entirely our own.