At Dandy, We do things a little differently.

  • We take Vet expertise, science-backed ingredients and years of research to bring the best products possible to the table for your dog. Here’s how we do it:
DR. LAURIE JOHNSON, CVA, CVHM - Chief Veterinary Officer, Dandy
Dr. Laurie Johnson grew up in the pine forests of rural Mississippi where she developed a love of exploration and the natural world. A desire to know more about the medicine behind the rehab and to help more animals, she pursued her passion in veterinary medicine and focused her study on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) which includes acupuncture, herbal and integrative medicine. She is certified in Acupuncture from the Chi Institute and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.
Dr Loftus was raised in Massachusetts and attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he earned a BS in Animal Science and his PhD in Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Science with a focus in immunology. He moved to Ithaca in 2008 to attend Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with his DVM degree in 2012. He completed a small animal rotating internship, residency in clinical nutrition and residency in small animal internal medicine at Cornell University Hospital for Animals. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Dr. Tim Julien is currently serving as the chief medical officer at PAZ Veterinary in Austin, Texas, where he has helped cultivate and enhance a conscious culture of compassion. PAZ is a rapidly growing and purposefully progressive practice, encouraging pet parents to be comfortable and confident in seeking answers about the best care for their furry companions. Dr. Julien completed his undergraduate studies in biology at Washington University in St. Louis and his doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
Our process
We consult with our team of Vets, pet experts, dog moms & dads and pups themselves: Where do they need support? Where can we improve their quality of life?
Ingredient Deep Dive
We pour through peer-reviewed research and work with our best-in-class team of vets and pet nutritionists to identify natural ingredients that are safe, effective and sustainable.
We find the best source for each ingredient - no compromises. We then put each ingredient under the microscope (literally) so you don't have to.
The magic is in how these ingredients are brought together. Our team of Vets and formulators work together to ensure optimal dosing, palatability and safety to craft the perfect treat that is filled with both flavor and function.
Each batch of Dandy goes through both raw material and post-production testing. All of our products are certified non-gmo and produced in an NASC certified facility.
Post development, all treats get sent to the most important folks - Our pups! We taste test with a group of doggos to make sure texture and palatability are in perfect order.
Once a proprietary formulation has been signed off by our Vets and our pups, they are manufactured in a NASC certified facility.
Custom Curation
You fill out a brief questionnaire telling us about your pup and your pup’s wellness goals. We run this information through our proprietary database, factoring in breed, age, location, specific health concerns, to curate a customized set of 4 treat supplements for your 4 legged BFF which are then sent directly to your door on the schedule that works best for you.
Dandy Grows with Your Pup
The Dandy platform will adjust the recommendations as your pup grows or takes on new adventures in new locations to make sure he / she is getting the treat supplements he / she needs. We’ll also ask for feedback on how your pup is doing along the way so that we can make any adjustments to make sure Dandy is working for our furry customers. All the new information we collect is to allow us to create better variations, new products and better serve pups & their parents.
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