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16 Dec 2022
At Butternut Box, our motivation is simple and heartfelt: everything we do is #ForTheLoveOfDogs, guided by our purpose of helping them to live happier and healthier lives through the power of feeding fresh.
Rather than simply focusing on the quality of our ingredients or cooking processes, or depending solely on Trustpilot customer reviews and surveys, we aim to substantiate our claims through observational and non-invasive clinical projects. This approach means we can contribute meaningfully to the science of fresh food nutrition for dogs.
In our commitment to ethical research, we have chosen to conduct feeding or supplement validation trials using family-owned dogs instead of test kennelled dogs.
This decision aligns with our company values for several reasons:
In every step of our research, we closely follow animal welfare guidelines and the 3Rs (Refinement, Reduction, Replacement). We are constantly looking for ways to refine our methods, reduce animal numbers, and replace them with lab-based methods where possible.
At the helm of our research efforts is Dr. Ciara Clarke, a vet with 14 years of experience and a background in clinical, educational, and scientific research. She is supported by a team of four highly qualified registered veterinary nurses and an internal animal ethics review panel. Together, they ensure that our research always stays true to our core values.
Choosing Butternut Box means more than just serving up fresh meals for your dog. You're also backing a company that's passionate about bettering pet health research. We're all about one shared goal: making your dog as healthy and happy as can be. So, by picking us, you're joining a community that's all in for creating a better future for dogs everywhere.