The original HOKAMIX recipe has been on the market since the 1980s. The concept of this herbal compound is the brain child of Dutch nutritionist / herbalist Mr. Cor Kroeske. Mr. Kroeske, an animal lover, could not accept the fact that nothing could be done about Hip Dysplasia, in dogs. Mr. Kroeske started investigating in herbs and phytotherapy.
Phytotherapy is a science-based medical practice and thus is distinguished from other, more traditional approaches, such as medical herbalism, which relies on an empirical appreciation of medicinal herbs and which is often linked to traditional knowledge.
Extensive research and tests eventually lead to HOKAMIX. This remarkable discovery and the enthusiasm about HOKAMIX resulted in a line of products used worldwide. Kroeske Senior could not have predicted this, but he surely would have loved it.
In 1997 Jan and Gonneke Kroeske took over the company with the same passion as father (-in law) Cor Kroeske, and continued his lifework. Due to growth and expansion the company moved from Bennekom (NL) to Dinxperlo (NL) in 2000.