MEET DR. GREG
Dr. Greg has always had an interest in the health of animals. Growing up on a cattle farm in rural Minnesota, caring for animals has always come as second nature to him. Through watching the animals on the family farm, he noted many similarities and differences in their natural behaviors. He noticed that pets and farm animals alike benefitted from a highly nutritious diet that consisted of essential nutrients. He also noticed that the optimal type of diet varied based on not only species but also the life stage and challenges that the animal faced.
Inspired by his upbringing on the family farm, Dr. Greg attended Kansas State University where he began his Master’s research in the field of ruminant nutrition. Inspired by the cattle’s unique ability to convert grass (indigestible to humans) into a highly nutritious food product that humans could digest, Dr. Greg began his studies as a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois. During his Ph.D. program, he researched the use of fermentable fibers in the diets of both cats and dogs. This research
sparked his interest in the area that was later to be called the microbiome, an area that he specializes in today. Good gut health is foundational to nearly every life stage and condition an animal may experience. Due to their significant impact on gut health, microbiome technologies underpin the design of all products made by his company, SunGlacial Biotics.
In his nearly 30-year career as a pet food scientist, Dr. Greg has spent much of his time researching topics such as improving gut health, maintaining a healthy weight, and what contributes to healthy metabolism in pets. He has devoted his talents to developing diets and technologies to improve the lives of dogs with gastrointestinal upsets, obesity, diabetes, kidney failure, and other conditions. During this time of researching and innovating dog food, Dr. Greg has been named inventor on over 330 global patent publications in the area of pet nutrition and has authored and co-authored hundreds of scientific papers. Dr. Greg has been a guest speaker for scientific meetings such as Petfood Forum and Animal Microbiome. He is also a frequent contributor to the pet industry publication, Pets International.
He is the founder of Glacial Biotics and the driving force behind incorporating cutting edge science into the SunGlacial product line. His knowledge in microbiome innovations has led to the creation of a unique product line that has a positive impact on the gut, joints and mobility, mood/anxiety, skin/allergy, heart, lifestage (senior, puppy), and more in dogs. Dr. Greg is a strong believer in proactive health through good nutrition. All of SunGlacial’s products have been created to keep pets in a healthy, happy state and increase their wellbeing. Dr. Greg and his wife live on a small farm in the Midwest with their mini goldendoodle, Millie. Millie Is the first to review many of Dr. Greg’s innovations and is the happy, furry face of SunGlacial.