Nutrigenomics is an exciting new area in the field of nutrition. Basically, it looks at the relationship between diet and an individual’s genetic makeup, and how that relationship contributes to either health or disease.

Hemopet recently secured its fourth patent in the field of nutrigenomics, establishing it as the gatekeeper for nutrigenomic pet food technology in North America. The organization is planning to launch nutrigenomic pet food supplements this year – the formulas are currently being tested in Europe. They’ll complement Hemopet’s NutriScan saliva food sensitivity testing, which allows animals to be diagnosed and tested for food sensitivities on an individual basis.

“Not all dogs are metabolically and genetically alike and our technology provides for individualized care,” says veterinarian and Hemopet president Dr. Jean Dodds.