by Amy Swartz
Nominee for Martha Stewart Best Made Product in America
We are really excited to be considered for one of the Best Made Products in America by the Martha Stewart group.
EPIC PET HEALTH
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS.
I started making supplements to help my 17 year old dog, Lucas, with his arthritis pain. Lucas wouldn’t take regular vitamins because of their smell, so I had to be creative and make them odorless and tasteless. The day after giving Lucas his first supplement, he was walking around the house for 45 minutes like he hadn’t felt that good in years. Then I made a supplement to help his “old dog cough”. This also worked very quickly and was effective. I knew there were other desperate pet owners like me, who needed a safe, natural, ODORLESS, option for their pets, so I started making supplements for other pets too. Eventually I started Epic Pet Health. There are 27 different formulas, all created either for my dog Lucas, or by request from another pet owner. We wish good health to all.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORKSPACE, SHOP, OR STUDIO.
It’s full of things I love. A bookcase my grandpa gave my grandma, photos of people and pets who have gone to heaven, and sketches of Irish bridges I drew after the trip. It overlooks a garden where people happily walk by. It’s a great place.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, horses, cows, fish, and animals in general. How can I make their lives better? That always inspires me.
WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS STAND OUT?
Odorless pet supplements are hard to find. I think my customers know that I am very interested in keeping their pets healthy and happy. Hopefully my supplements improve their quality of life.
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF BUSINESS ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED?
Slow and steady wins the race
HOW HAVE YOU USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO START AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS?
Bloggers have been very beneficial to me. Facebook and Twitter are also helpful when the owner posts on their own Facebook or Twitter page.
WHAT DOES AMERICAN MADE MEAN TO YOU?
I make everything from the heart. My intension and passion is to help pets which shines through. The formula is the love I put into my work. I’m American Made, just like my products and my pets.