The Company

Angelo, Francesco and Nicola Russo
Angelo, Francesco and Nicola Russo

We are Italians. As Italians, everything we do centers on our love of family. In our family, food is crucial because it brings us together and keeps us healthy. Food is what describes us and is in our DNA. 

Pets are at the heart of our family. We love to see our pets happy and believe nutrition is key to improving their quality of life making them and ultimately their families happy.  This motivates us to develop the best food possible for our beloved four legged friends.

Nature is the most important source of ingredients in the food we produce. By serving the most nutritional food inspired by nature and science, we can support pets from their first days with their families until senior age. Nature is our inspiration, Science our method.

Our families goal is to make the life of pets and their families complete and satisfied to have a Happy Pet, Happy You.

Farmina Pet Food is Nature and Science in perfect harmony.


Family values permeate our work and history that began in Italy more than 50 years ago. In 1965, Mr. Francesco Russo founded the Russo Mangimi company which specialized in animal nutrition. During this time, Mr. Russo raised his children and passed on his values and passion for animal nutrition. Throughout these years, his family and company continued to grow.

In 1999, Dr. Angelo Russo the son of the owner Francesco, who is also driven by a passion for animals, shifted the companies focus to begin operating in the pet food industry with a new perspective. He set the ambitious goal of developing foods that are the result of scientific studies centered around pet well-being.

Dr. Russo began this arduous journey by collaborating with Farmina, an English company specializing in food research and formulation. With a positive customer response, the company began to invest more in technological research and development. It also provided the opportunity to set up partnerships with leading independent research institutes such as the chair of Nutrition and Animal Nutrition of the University of Naples Federico II.

Dr. Russo then established Farmina Vet Research; a team of veterinarians and nutritional formulation specialists that provide a constant and systematic study of the best foods for the nature of pets. Our research was possible with the feedback from dozens of veterinarians with whom Farmina developed long-term cooperative relationships.

Today we are united by the dream that lives in the heart of anyone who loves their pet. Make our pets happy because it makes us happy. Happy Pet, Happy You.