Our Story

Pawlavie was born from the love of our furry family members. Our very name, Pawlavie, comes from the French term “pour la vie” which translates to “for life”. After all, we are pet owners ourselves and know that our lives revolve around theirs.

With our knowledge of science and our understanding of the benefits of naturally-derived ingredients and products, we create customised and evidence-based formulations for cats and dogs of specific ages and coat types.

We strive to care for animals with the same level of dedication and respect that we insist on for ourselves. Our stringent standards of quality and safety, and track record in human health provides the “paw-fect” formula to achieving this goal.

Our Vision

We are an Australian company that insists upon putting our pets’ interests first. This means that we test our products appropriately while also avoiding safety testing on animals. We aspire to be a trusted partner for pet owners, by elevating pet lives through our naturally-derived pet products.

Our Mission

We want the best for our pets in happiness, quality of life and most importantly, in health. Based on our healthcare and scientific expertise, and our intimate experience with our own pets, our mission is to empower pet owners with premium and sustainable products for a healthier and happier life together.
The goal of individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self-awareness and self-exploration.
Richard CorwinLicenced Pcyhologist

Our Team

Creating the highest quality, safe, effective and natural products for your furry family members.

George Thouas

BSc, MRepSc, PhD

George is a biomedical scientist who worked for nearly 20 years in university-based medical and biological research groups as a senior scientist, researcher, lecturer, inventor and published author. One of his specializations during this time was investigating problems related to reproduction and early development in mammals. Today, George actively applies his scientific skills toward developing Pawlavie’s nutritional and topical products.

Christopher Halkias

BSc (Hons), PhD

Christopher is a biomedical scientist who has worked as a researcher and lecturer at RMIT University since 2018. He has interests in a variety of health and medical sciences, including the translation of natural ingredients into new healthcare products. From Christopher’s experience, he supervises Max Biocare’s Research Park operations in developing our new plant-based ingredients. As a side note, Christopher has also published multiple peer-reviewed research studies and is an award-winning academic teacher. He is also a regular contributor to the Nurture Central website.

Julian Hill

BSc, PhD

Julian has been involved in livestock and companion animal nutrition  for more than 30 years. He graduated in agricultural botany and livestock nutrition. He led broad based research and training programs in animal nutrition at major Universities in Europe and Australia. He has been involved in commercial formulation and manufacturing of animal feeds through his independent consulting company. He has been involved with pet nutrition for the last 15 years, and in particular the management of obesity in dogs.

To find out more about Julian’s research projects, please visit Research Gate


Benjamin Parmenter

BNutrDiet (Hons), PhD

Benjamin is a qualified nutritionist and researcher in the field of natural products. His PhD project at the University of Western Australia investigated the roles of the bioactive components in plants on human health. Additionally, he is involved in ongoing research projects in association with Max Biocare group. Benjamin is enthusiastic about all aspects of nutrition science and has played an active role as a nutrition researcher at Pawlavie.