On December 28, 2021, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued to Guardian Pet Food Company US Patent Number 11,206,852, entitled “Compact Nutrient Dense Freeze-Dried Pet Food Product”.
The claimed invention recited in the patent is a shelf-stable, freeze-dried, food for dogs with a caloric density of at least 5,000 kcal/kg of metabolized energy (ME), contains no artificial ingredients, supplies vitamins or minerals via fruits and vegetables, is not heat-extruded, and is 100% nutritionally complete & balanced. The patent covers the NOBL Canine Food Bar Beef & Chicken and NOBL Canine Food Bar Turkey & Duck products.
“By granting this patent, the USPTO has recognized years of hard work and innovation embodied in our NOBL Canine Food Bars,” said Jim Galovski, Guardian’s founder/CEO. “This granted patent should provide pet consumers with confidence that our products are truly innovative, are based in recognized scientific knowledge and will consistently deliver quality nutrition. We believe in using real ingredients, simple feeding, and honest presentation to our customers and their pets.”