Natural Pet Products Virtual Pitch Event

November 19, 2020, 1:00 pm EST


The demand for natural, quality products for our four-legged friends continues to grow. Join us for a virtual pitch event – in collaboration with Pet Wellness Partners – dedicated to early stage Canadian companies developing innovative natural food, treats and other pet products.

Investors and strategic corporations will hear from five innovative Canadian companies developing natural solutions for pets including:

  • Ethically & environmentally sustainable pet food using cultured meat
  • Hypoallergenic food & treats with sustainable proteins
  • Species-specific probiotics used in pet food, supplements, and treats
  • Humanely raised meats & organic vegetables with no grains or fillers
  • Hypoallergenic and antioxidant rich pet treats derived from superfood

Attendees will receive the pitch decks prior to the event, and have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the companies after they pitch. Attendees can also contact NPC about the companies before or after the event.



Paul Dick & Associates Ltd. (PDA), is a Canadian based global animal health consulting company servicing a number of sectors including the natural product and supplement space. With customers currently in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe, PDA is currently expanding operations into Asia Pacific and Latin America. PDA offers a wide array of services including product development, regulatory affairs, sourcing investors, partnering with large and medium strategic animal health corporations and preparation for the entry into the commercial marketplace.  

Paul Dick, DVM, MSc, is President of PDA and has over 30 years of experience in the animal health industry with responsibilities ranging from product development, regulatory affairs, business development, product commercialization and general management. Roles in this sector have involved both large and medium multi-nationals, and small start-up companies in various capacities including COO and CEO level positions. Dr. Dick worked for Elanco Animal Health for 20 years in a variety of management roles including R & D, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Control and Corporate Affairs. He became the Chief Operating Officer of Naturagen: a global Elanco Apollo team that was charged with the acquisition, development and commercialization of natural health products for food animals.

Dr Dick has worked extensively with Health Canada’s Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on numerous regulatory submissions and on departmental committees, including Health Canada’s Animal Antimicrobial Resistance Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2002. He also served on the Expert Advisory Committee for Veterinary Natural Health Products, which provided the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada with recommendations regarding policies related to the development of a suitable regulatory approach for veterinary natural health products. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Veterinary Drugs Directorate’s Low Risk Veterinary Health Products Interim Notification Program (now the Veterinary Health Products Notification Program).

He has served a number of organizations including Director of the Canadian Animal Health Institute, President of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, and peer reviewer of NSERC strategic grants. Paul has authored / co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, literature reviews and scientific reports for regulatory agencies, veterinary organizations, and small and large animal health companies.

ENTREPRENEURS: The deadline to apply for this event has passed. But we’re always happy to hear from Canadian companies who are seeking guidance and capital for their naturally-derived products and solutions. Complete this short form to tell us about your company, and we’ll get back to you right away. APPLY NOW>>

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