by Amy Swartz


Seattle pet supplement company nominated for Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards


Epic Pet Health, a Seattle company started in 2012 that makes pet supplements, has been nominated for Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards for 2014.Seattle company Epic Pet Health has been nominated for Martha Stewart's American Made Awards. Image from Epic Pet Health.

Civil engineer and holistic chiropractor Amy Swartz started making pet supplements in 2011 for her 17-year-old dog named Lucas to help ease his arthritis pain and “old dog cough” because he wouldn’t take supplements with a smell.

Amy had to “improvise and dilute the vitamins” until they were like a homeopathic remedy with no smell, and after taking them Lucas’ health problems improved, so she started making more supplements for him. He ended up living until he was 19.

Amy started selling the supplements commercially in 2012 because she knew there were “other desperate pet owners” who needed help with their pet’s health.

She said the supplements were in the 2014 Oscar gift bag and have been mentioned on many websites, blogs, and TV shows including Ellen.

Image from Martha Stewart's American Made Awards.Amy didn’t know about the American Made Awards until she received an email telling her about the awards and asking her to to enter, and she recently found outEpic was nominated for an award.

When I contacted Amy about the award, she told me, “I am thrilled that the products were chosen by a such an American icon. It’s a big honor.”

Martha Stewart says the American Made Awards “spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.”

American Made will be taking nominations through August 29, and judges will be selecting nominees through September 8. Online voting will be from September 15 – October 13. Winners will be announced October 17, and there will be event in New York City November 8-9 honoring the winners and celebrating the awards.

Good luck, Epic Pet Health!

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