Meet Dr. Susan Lauten

"Nutrition plays a significant role in learning, immune function, aging, and disease management. Research shows that proper nutrition can increase the average lifespan of a dog by up to two years."

Dr. Susan Lauten, PhD, is an animal nutritionist with over 15 years of experience in formulating healthy, balanced, evidence-based diets for pets of all ages and health conditions.

Dr. Lauten obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Auburn University, where she also received a Masters in Animal Nutrition. She has authored a number of peer-reviewed research papers and chapters in professional guidebooks, and she was a co-founder of the clinical nutrition consultancy at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


Milk worked with Dr. Lauten to design recipes that are nutritionally balanced for dogs and cats. Our recipes conform to the nutritional guidelines published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, so you can be sure that our freshly made meals will be a complete source of everything your pet needs to thrive.

To learn more about the AAFCO nutritional guidelines, visit

Transitioning to a new diet

Introducing new food into your pet’s diet should be done gradually. We recommend the following 7-day transition plan for switching your pet to fresh made Milk pet food.