The Creation of KnuBar™
In the late 1980’s, Dr. Baird became fascinated with the use of Omega 3 fatty acids during his time as president for a specialty pet food company that was using cutting edge ingredients in their products. Through his veterinary practice, Dr. Baird realized that his patients needed a significant source of Omega 3 FAs, without the potential negative impacts caused by Omega 6 that often accompanied them. Soon after, Dr. Baird decided to launch a company called, KnuGroup, as the producer of products that would benefit his canine patients like no other product on the market.
This vision led him to create his first product which would provide the benefits he was looking for, without the use of steroids or other methods. In order to achieve this, Dr. Baird called on his most trusted nutritionist during his time as president of the pet food company, Dr. Ray Heinicke. During this time the term “omega” was not widely used in the promotion of pet food products as it is today. Dr. Baird’s idea to use Omega 3 FAs in KnuBar would become a groundbreaking concept that would revolutionize the industry for specialty pet foods.
From KnuBar’s inception, Drs. Baird and Heinicke were focused on a “delivery system” for these Omega 3 FAs that didn’t involve pet food. They decided the only way to do this was through a healthy treat that pets would love, and with this, KnuBar was born. Originally seen as a way to help pets with seasonal allergies, KnuBar™’s evolution provided consistently improved clinical results for canines, but the benefits did not stop there.
As they continued to study the product, Drs. Baird and Heinicke noted other improvements that dogs on KnuBar were showing through clinical observations in a veterinarian environment. The canines being studied were showing greater mobility and less need for “pain management” over pets that did not take KnuBar. These observations grew stronger as KnuBar was continuously reformulated, and Dr. Baird began using the product to help his patients’ pain and mobility problems.
During the reformulation process of KnuBar™, it was found that glucosamine could help patients with increased joint flexibility, mobility, and reduced pain related to old age and degenerative pathologies. These findings led the Drs. to experiment with glucosamine in KnuBar, creating the KnuBoost Bar and finding extraordinary success from the patients using it. While KnuBar™ was already an excellent source of Omega 3 FAs, KnuBoost became the center of focus to provide patients with the additional benefits of added high-grade glucosamine. Today these products have been formulated to benefit both cats and dogs, and Dr. Baird continues to dispense these products through his veterinary practice with overwhelming success.
In their continued mission to protect pets against seasonal allergies, joint pain and decreased mobility, Dr. Baird and Dr. Heinicke have introduced their newest product, KnuLease. This revolutionary product is made from 100% hydrolyzed eggshell membrane, which naturally contains the necessary building blocks that your pets need for increased joint health. The eggshell membrane powder is produced using a proprietary mechanical process that is free of any chemicals, making it among the most natural pet supplements on the planet! Being one of the only supplement producers licensed to use this innovative material, Dr. Baird is excited to give his patents the benefits of faster recovery and reduced joint pain that only KnuLease can provide. The Drs. take pride in the fact their all-natural product is made right here in the USA, under their watchful eyes.