Research and development manager
Vivae-Diana Pet Food
How to successfully handle pets’ aging process – The aging process induces numerous metabolic and physiological changes such as oxidative stress and inflammation, which have various harmful effects on pets including joint health issues, cognitive decline and immune function alterations. Most of the existing solutions to reduce the consequences of pet aging treat the problems once they are established – for example, specific diets targeted to old pets to help decrease pain and maintain mobility. Another approach involves early intervention to limit the development of age-related disorders. Lepoudère presents a study demonstrating how a combination of natural plant-based ingredients can help manage oxidative stress and inflammatory consequences in dogs.
Graduated as an agricultural engineer, Lepoudère started her career in the feed industry as a swine nutritionist. She then joined Mars Petcare to lead several projects on pet feeding behavior. After nearly three years, she moved to a dairy company where she was in charge of developing dairy proteins and functional blends for the food market. Lepoudère joined Diana Pet food in 2013 and leads the health and nutrition research platform that supports the development of Vivae’s natural nutrition solutions improving pet health and wellness.