Our mission and promise:

We will give your pet a happier, healthier, and longer life. We are dedicating ourselves to creating the best canine health products you can buy.
Dr. Michael Colgan, PhD

Dr. Michael Colgan, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Michael Colgan PhD is an internationally renowned research scientist and prolific author of many bestselling books related to optimal health, advanced athletic nutrition, cognitive function, and life extension.  He is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts in nutrition, exercise and the inhibition of aging.  He is educated at the Universities of Wellington and Auckland in New Zealand, as well as Rockefeller University in New York City. He is a fellow member of American College of Nutrition. He holds consulting positions for many government regulatory agencies.With over many decades of expertise, he is a living example of the power of nutritional sciences. Dr. Michael Colgan and his wife Lesley Colgan have bred, trained and loved dogs their entire adult lives. They have dedicated the last 40 years of their lives to the research and improvement of canine health, nutrition and longevity.

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Tamara Colgan

Tamara Colgan


Tamara Colgan is currently the CEO and director of CI Nutrition Sciences Ltd. Upon receiving her BCom in 2012 from McGill University in Montreal, she took her current position in 2014. The company specializes in anti-aging, performance and nutrition the  retail e-commerce space with physical and information-based products. In 2017, Tamara became CEO for Alpha Dog Technologies, a canine nutrition start-up with cutting edge formulations. She is actively involved in the financial sector and loves investing in innovative projects.

Tamara has a passion for performance, Longevity, and nutrition, In 2016, she completed her personal training and health coach certificates from the American Council on Exercise and has competed and coached others for competitive bodybuilding.

Tamara has a passion for local philanthropy and community improvement projects and is an organizer for several women’s groups in Vancouver. She worked with two local charities, A Better Life Foundation and for the 2017-2018 year sat on the advisory board of Healthy Heroes, a charity that addresses food insecurity in our community.

Pete Nikolarakos

Pete Nikolarakos


Pete is a strength and conditioning expert with vast knowledge in kinesiology, rehabilitation, advanced sport supplementation and nutrition. Pete has over twenty years experience in the fitness industry and is recognized as a national authority on sports nutrition and athletic performance. After losing his beloved Boxer Flexi to a common degenerative disease, he was heartbroken and became motivated to find solutions. Years of research, it was apparent that this and many other “common” canine diseases are, in fact, preventable through proper nutrition and supplementation (just like humans). This realization fueled his desire to team up with other industry experts to change the game in pet nutrition

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Our Team

We are based in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada. And all our products are designed, developed, and tested in Canada where we adhere to the most stringent pet food quality controls in the world. At AlphaDog, we all come to work every day because we want to solve some of the biggest problems in pet care. Pet owners don’t know what supplements to buy for their dog, how to train them properly, or even what to feed them. There tends to be a lot of confusion in the market due to the lack of transparency by most of the “top brands”. Pet owners aren’t sure what is science and what is marketing. Our mission and promise to you: we will give your pet a happier, healthier, and longer life. We have dedicated ourselves to creating the best canine health products on the market. Today we provide the most scientifically validated products for your pet. Science. Not marketing.

We specialize in optimizing your dog’s pet-tential by making paw-some products that you and your dogs are going to love. And ya, we have some of the Top Dogs in the nutrition industry who have extensive expertise in nutritional sciences, advanced supplementation, cognitive enhancement and the inhibition of aging. We’re kind of a big deal. We believe owning a dog is a lifestyle and helping your dogs live happier and more fulfilling lives is our commitment to you and your furry friends.

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