Unlike many brands of pet food, Canidae dog food and Felidae cat food products, manufactured by the Canidae Corporation, generally are unavailable in many of the larger pet food chain stores. No need to worry, though -- Canidae pet foods are distributed throughout North America, and are relatively easy to find and order.
Canidae Pet Foods
Access the Canidae website, canidae.com. It provides great information about how to obtain Canidae pet food throughout the U.S. and internationally. According to the company website and Facebook page, Canidae, based in Norco, CA, has been in the pet food business since 1996. Currently, Canidae offers more than 35 pet food products for dogs and cats, but unless you are a retailer, you are not able to purchase these products directly from Canidae. However, canidae.com will provide guidance!
Go directly to the "Links" section, canidae.com/company/links.html. There, you will find location and contact information for online and storefront retailers that sell Canidae products. Please note that, because of what Canidae refers to as its "philosophy and commitment to support Independent Pet Stores," Canidae does not permit large pet food chain stores to sell its products.
Contact Canidae's Customer Services department by email, telephone or fax if you still have questions. To contact them by email, you must go to the Canidae website and use the online Customer Support Form. For phone communications, you may call toll free at 800-398-1600. The office is open M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST. The Canidae fax number is 951-738-9210.
Try the search engine of your choice to do a bit of general online searching if you wish to explore prices and policies of online Canidae retailers. Simply enter "Canidae dog food" or "Canidae pet food" in the search box of your search engine and see what kind of results you get.
Read more about Canidae's new, state-of-the-art pet food manufacturing facility by using the following link: canidae.com/canidae-news/2012-05-01-ethos.htm. The new facility, to be located in Brownwood, TX, was announced in a company news release on May 1, 2012. Canidae named the facility Ethos Pet Nutrition and, according to the news release, the new plant, once opened, "will feature an onsite quality and safety laboratory and an advanced automated extrusion system designed to produce the most nutritious natural pet foods possible."
- Canidae boasts that its ingredients are "all-natural" and offers many positive testimonies on its Facebook page. Still, if you are planning to introduce any new food product to your pet's diet, it is always important to check with your veterinarian first and read ingredient labels carefully.
Jeff Katz has been a professional librarian, educator, historian, writer and editor for almost 20 years. He holds a Master of Library Science degree from the University of British Columbia and a BA degree in Classical Studies from Hunter College of the City University of New York.