Dr. Pol & Mijten Partner to Launch New Pet & Animal Products in Europe

Dr. Pol & Mijten Partner to Launch New Pet & Animal Products in Europe

Dr. Jan Pol, the charismatic and celebrated veterinarian and star of National Geographic’s hit TV series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, is pleased to announce that he has entered into a new, long-term licensed collaboration with Mijten NV from Bekkevoort, Belgium. Terms of the deal include Mijten developing, distributing and selling The Dr. Pol brand in a wide range of pet foods, treats and farm feeds throughout the European Union, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Norway.

According to Ben Mijten, CEO of Mijten NV, “Dr. Pol’s branded products of healthy companion pet foods, treats and farm feeds have experienced significant growth in a variety of branded product categories throughout North America. Mijten will work closely with Dr. Pol and his team to design, develop, market and sell healthy animal foods utilizing Dr. Pol’s 50 plus years of veterinary experience to support overall health for animals, at affordable prices for consumers.”

Mijten and Dr. Pol are developing a comprehensive line of formulated and nutritional animal food products that include full ranges of Dog Foods (wet and dry), Dog Treats, Cat Foods (wet and dry), Cat Treats, Dog and Cat Functional Supplements, Wild Bird Feeds, Farm Animal Horse Feeds, Rabbit and Small Animal Foods, Cat Litters, Small Animal Bedding and Animal Roughage, and Horse and Farm Animal Supplements.

The Dr. Pol brand will be introduced in Europe in a limited scope Fall 2024 and will debut with a more comprehensive brand extension at ZOOMARK in Bologna, Italy, May 5-7, 2025. Dr. Pol brand North American dog and cat food product lines are pictured below:

Dr. Pol Dog and Cat Food

“I’m excited to incorporate the insights I’ve learned in my years of veterinary experience, collaborating with great companies to develop an affordable and practical line of animal wellness and pet care products that are unique in the marketplace,” states Dr. Pol. “I am a firm believer that the No. 1 factor impacting an animal’s health and lifespan is nutrition. Working with Mijten, we look to bring the years of science and learnings from our North American program in all foods to the EU market to complement the amazing products that Mijten has been manufacturing for over 75 years.”

States Tim Rothwell with All American Licensing & Management Group (www.AALMG.com), the agency that represents Dr. Pol in his branding efforts, “The partnership with Mijten in Europe is an exciting first step, and the strength of the Dr. Pol brand will open doors for new product categories.”

About Dr. Pol:

With over 50 years in veterinary medicine, Dr. Pol is a pioneer in treating animals. He is also the star of National Geographic’s hit television series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, which airs in 180 countries and streams worldwide on Disney+. The show follows the doctor on his routine 14-hour workdays treating both pets and livestock in rural Michigan. Viewers travel with Dr. Pol across rural Michigan as he tirelessly cares for family pets and livestock in need of his expertise and kindness. The series continues to break ratings records and surprise viewers with Dr. Pol’s witty and charming, no-nonsense approach to animal care.

The story of the Dr. Pol brand goes back much further than the product lines themselves. In fact, the brand story stems back to 1954 when 12-year-old Jan Pol helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family’s dairy farm in the Netherlands. From that day on, Jan’s singular focus and passion was to care for animals. After graduating as a veterinarian, Dr. Jan Pol immigrated to the United States in 1971, and after ten years of practice, he moved to Weidman, Michigan in 1981 and founded Pol Veterinary Services out of his garage with his wife, Diane. With a down-to-earth, practical approach to veterinary medicine, Dr. Pol grew his practice from a humble start to one with over 25,000 clients. He has devoted his life to caring for the pets, livestock, and animals of farmers and pet owners.

Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol treats horses, pigs, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens and even an occasional reindeer. A true friend of the farmer, he works tirelessly to ensure that the diminishing population of family farmers remains in business. He plays an integral role in keeping farmers’ livestock healthy and their businesses profitable. Dr. Pol works with many 4-H groups and feels every child should grow up with a furry friend. He is also an advocate for affordable pet care. His favorite animal is always a healthy animal.

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About Mijten:

Since 1938, Mijten has been committed to the principle of creating only nature-oriented products. In other words; quality in every product! In 1938, Louis Mijten purchased the local mill in Schoonderbuken, a small and very rural village near Scherpenheuvel. 

Today, Mijten NV, is headquartered in Bekkevoort, Belgium and is a leading manufacturer and distributor of pet food and animal feed (dog food and treats, cat food and treats, cattle, horse, chicken, small pet) and a distributor of animal supplies.

His vision at the founding was singular: to produce a quality and natural feed. Moreover, he supported his customers with advice and action. He wanted to be more than just a seller and would offer his knowledge and expertise for the benefit of his customers and their animals.

This objective remains central today. Three generations of Mijtens, drawing on nearly 80 years of experience, have developed an extensive range of feeds tailored for every animal using only quality and natural products. Throughout the entire production process, there is a special focus on product care. Thus, no artificial or chemical colorings, flavoring, or preservatives are added to their feeds. Pure vegetable raw materials are at the heart of a complete diet, resulting in healthy and strong animals.

You can count on Mijten for nutritional advice today.

Mijten NV Contact:
Dave van der Pasch, dave@mijten.be, +31 (0) 6 51691827


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