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Animal Health Company Expands With Acquisition

Manna Pro, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of animal nutrition and care products, has acquired Dallas-based VetScience and its Fruitables brand of natural dog treats and food supplements. The acquisition follows numerous other pet company acquisitions by Manna Pro that have expanded the company’s product lines into the wellness, grooming, oral care and flea and tick categories.

“Fruitables treats and supplements will be a strong addition to our portfolio of premium pet products,” said Manna Pro President and CEO John Howe. “Consumers are feeding their pets similarly to how they are eating, and Fruitables has been an early leader in offering healthy options. Working closely with independent pet retailers, Fruitables have helped pet owners address health conditions and provide preventive care. We remain committed to those retailers and Fruitables loyal followers.”

Missouri is home to dynamic animal health and plant science clusters. Statewide, pet food companies with their North American headquarters in Missouri generate almost $30 billion in revenue each year, and more than half of the world’s animal health industry is represented in the Kansas City region.

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