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Penny Pet giving customers a healthy option for pets

With the challenges owners face in caring for their pets, a local business is doing its part to giving customers a healthy and safe option for their four-legged family members.

Bob Vella and Jennifer Carroll operate Penny Pet Products, based at the Minter Field complex. Vella said that the company has been operating for over a year and the business is doing very well, with customers enjoying having a healthy option for their pets locally. Penny Pet produces a wide variety of pet food, toys, treats, chews, pet waste management supplies and supplements.

Vella, who has over 30 years experience in the pet business, previously operated a Pet Stop in Bakersfield. Today, Vella, with Carroll, who was a former employee of his, have created a shop that produces healthy products for pets. "Everything we make is healthy for the pet, as well as safe for the environment," Vella said.

They also have seasoning for pets, made from beef, broth and sweet potatoes. You sprinkle the seasoning on your pet's food, and it gives them an extra flavor boost and helps the dog's appetite. They also make dog treats, including one of their best sellers, their homemade 100% collagen bones, a great alternative to rawhide. They also make their own homemade beef liver, which dogs enjoy. They are high in iron, help with tear stains, and are tasty for dogs and cats alike.

You can buy the products on site, as well as online. They also sell their products at several retail stores throughout the area.

"With the price of pet food and supplies going up, we are offering a great alternative for pet owners who want a good price and at the same time, get great quality," Vella said .

They also carry bandanas, collars, leashes, beds, and grooming supplies. You can visit their website at, or call them at 661-388-2698.


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