A Chat with Against the Grain Pet Food
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Against the Grain is a family-owned local Chicago business. The products are available at Barker & Meowsky Pet Store Boutique in Lincoln Park. This line of cat foods uses Unique Fruits & Vegetables from fresh markets, combined with hand-shredded meats, for the most palatable feline meals.
Of the products you sell, which are your favorites?
Our newest line of superfoods is our pride and joy, it’s “Totally Different” than any cat food on the market. The foods are grain-free and gluten-free, including fresh ocean-caught fish, and hand-selected up-and-coming superfood vegetables Cucurbita, Polyhauai’i Berry and Acacia Pennata.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Twin siblings, Brett and Chelsea, are very familiar with the pet industry, and grew tired of seeing the same things in the market. So they set out to create formulas that went Against the Grain, and using ingredients that were completely uncommon in the pet food world, while being green.
What do you love most about your job?
The phone calls from pet parents that call to thank us for helping their finicky pet finally find a good, healthy food that he/she loves! Knowing our products make a big impact in other people’s lives is the best reward.