Company History

The family of Bernhard Wigger, the founder of BEWITAL petfood GmbH & Co. KG, [limited partnership with a limited liability company as general partner] has been active in agriculture for generations. Growing up with this knowledge and the experience of life that he accumulated, he founded the firm BEWITAL in 1963. What began first as a small agricultural company developed over the decades into a famous manufacturer of special animal food.

At the beginning of the 1980s, we developed the first dog food recipes with nutritionists. Our food became particularly popular with professional dog trainers and breeders – and success in important competitions and championships in very different breed associations was not long in coming.

We are proud of the fact that national and world champions rely on BEWITAL products. And also in global disaster management or in the toughest dog sled races, dog handlers rely on BEWITAL dog food.


Since the beginning of the 1990s there has been a cautious generational change within the Wigger family. Dr. Jürgen Wigger and his sister Ulrike Petershagen took over the management. From then on, the product range was regularly expanded. Under the brands BELCANDO, BEWI DOG, Dogland and aniVital, BEWITAL today sells dog food and dietary supplements for every need and can supply all price segments. Cat food is also an integral part of the firm. The brands LEONARDO and BEWI CAT are particularly popular because of the high level of good ingredients and high acceptability.

BEWITAL sees the future, first and foremost, in a sustainable and resource-conserving method of production. In this, the search for natural and easily digestible ingredients is one of the most important tasks.

Company Milestones

1963 - company foundation

Bewital Werk 2
1971 - BEWITAL, milk substitute

Produktion damals
1985 - BEWITAL, pet food production

2006 - WESTRANS, truckage company