Minnesota couple’s plant-based dog treat a hit, available in U.S. and Canada

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Monday is National Pet Day, and one Minnesota couple is making their mark in the pet food industry.

Last year Katherine and David Ellison decided to develop a unique plant-based dog treat at their Bloomington home that tasted like meat.

Bright Planet treats have become a big hit selling at stores around the U.S. and Canada.

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“It’s really been a very crazy, wild ride for us,” Katherine Ellison said. “Pretty amazing that we’re in Petco and Hy-Vee, that we’re in so many stores all across the country. It’s honestly a dream come true, [and] it’s wonderful.”

The couple just received a $10,000 pet care innovation prize from the pet care company Purina.