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Rescue Kitty in Kuwait Thrives on CANIDAE

By Julia Williams

Nowadays, online shopping has made it possible for people in nearly any country to feed their pets premium quality food like CANIDAE. We recently received a delightful story from Walter, an American who is currently living in Kuwait.

Walter has a pretty kitty named Pilly, who was just an itty bitty stray when she was rescued from the streets of Kuwait. Now she lives a great life, eating nutritious food and being spoiled by a man who clearly adores her. Wouldn’t it be great if every kitty in every city worldwide had such a wonderful life?

We loved Walter’s story about Pilly, and thought you might enjoy it also.

From Walter: “I have been living and working in Kuwait at an American military base since August of 2005. I got the cat when my coworker had to leave Kuwait. He found her when she was 2 weeks old and crossing a busy street by herself, and it was 110 degrees. She is about 2 1/2 yrs old now, and she is my boss. I am the pet in this household!

My cat’s name is Pilly. Let me explain. I have maids from India; the company pays for them, so I say OK. Anyway, I showed the maids a tiger on the TV when I was watching NatGeo. I told them that in English, it’s called a tiger. They told me that in their language, Telegu, it’s poolly.
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Months later, I had the cat given to me and when the maids came into my place in the morning, I said ‘Look, a poolly!’ My cat was about 6 weeks old at the time. She was still very tiny, and I fed her with a baby bottle. The maids laughed and said ‘No, poolly means big cat and pilly means small cat.’ So I decided to call my cat Pilly, and my maids do, too.

I was feeding her another brand, but she got fat and wasn’t very healthy. I bought a bag of the CANIDAE Grain Free PURE Sea with Fresh Salmon food for Pilly. She loves it! Plus, she has lost some weight and she acts differently – she acts HEALTHY! She also looks very healthy! Now she is beautiful. Thank you, and my cat thanks you.

Pilly loves to sit and watch the happenings down below from the balcony, where she has a prime viewing spot next to her feeder filled with CANIDAE.”

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Thank you, Walter, for sending us such a cute story about your beloved cat. Pilly is adorable, and we’re so glad you rescued her — and that she rescued you right back!

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Does Your Pet Have Spring Spirit? Enter our Photo Contest!

Spring is upon us, and CANIDAE is celebrating the season with a photo contest!

What better way to kick off the warmer months than with free CANIDAE pet food?

How to Enter

Snap a photo of your cat or dog in the spirit of spring, and you’ll be ready to enter.

Just visit the CANIDAE contest page on Facebook, upload your photo, and submit your entry.

Then, you’ll want to get your friends in on the fun, since one of the prizes goes to the photo with the most online votes.

However, the other two winners will be chosen by a panel of pet-loving judges from the CANIDAE team, so even if you don’t receive the most online votes, you still have a chance to win.

All it takes is a great photo of your pet showing his or her spring spirit!

CANIDAE Prizes to Be Awarded

6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the photo with the most online votes

6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the spring themed dog chosen by our pet-loving panel

6 FREE months of CANIDAE dry food to the spring themed cat chosen by our pet-loving panel

Hurry! The contest ends at midnight on April 1, so keep your camera at the ready, and don’t forget to share your entry with your friends!

How to Establish an Eating Schedule for Your Puppy

By Laurie Darroch

Puppies grow at a fast rate. The quick and ever changing development and growth they go through to reach their full adult size requires special nutrients, different feeding times and more attention than an adult dog needs. Feeding a puppy is much more manageable if you set up an eating schedule from the very beginning.

Puppies seem to be hungry all the time, but they can get used to eating at specific times during the day. The key is consistency. They are capable of learning and living with your routines. They will get used to a routine of their own as well.

Feeding a high quality, healthy dog food to a puppy helps keep them full. CANIDAE Life Stages dog food is formulated for the energy needs of all ages, with choices in wet or dry food.

Don’t leave food out all the time if you want your puppy on an eating schedule. It might seem like it would be easier, so they can eat whenever they feel like it, but they may eat too much at one time. If you’ve ever seen a ravenous puppy at feeding time, they often eat the food so quickly that it makes you wonder if they even bothered to chew it. They almost inhale their meals.

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Happy-Go-Lucky Pets Photo Contest – Win Free Pet Food!

Is your dog or cat happy? Well, of course they are…they have a great life with you!

It’s pretty easy to tell when our pets are happy, because their bliss is written all over their face. But have you been able to capture their contentment in a photograph?

If the answer is yes, then you’re all set to enter the latest CANIDAE Photo Contest on Facebook for a chance to score some free CANIDAE pet food. If you haven’t gotten a good shot of your gleeful pet yet, not to worry – you have until October 13th to enter, so get snapping!

WIN 6 MONTHS OF FREE CANIDAE!

We’re happy that CANIDAE pet food is now available at Petco stores nationwide — and we think your pets will be happy too! We’re celebrating with a Happy-Go-Lucky Pet Photo Contest where 3 lucky winners will receive 6 months of FREE dry pet food from CANIDAE.

Visit the CANIDAE Photo Contest on Facebook by October 13, 2013 to upload a picture of your happy pet. Then get your friends to vote for your submission, because the photo with the most votes will win free pet food! Two more winners (Happiest Cat and Happiest Dog) will be chosen by a panel of pet loving judges from the CANIDAE team.

PRIZES:

6 FREE bags: Most Online Votes
6 FREE bags: Happiest Cat Chosen by Panel
6 FREE bags: Happiest Dog Chosen by Panel

Canidae Large Breed Dog Food – It’s a Big Deal!

The sponsor of this blog, Canidae Natural Pet Foods, announced its new Large Breed formulas for adults and puppies just last month. They report that the response from both large breed pet owners and retailers across the country has been tremendous. In fact, Frank Hon, the company’s Vice President of Global Sales (and large breed dog owner) said, “It may be the most successful new formula we have ever launched!”

What is all the fuss about? Well, there are several things that make Canidae’s new large breed formulas different from anything else out there – features that really hit home for large breed dog owners. Let’s take a look.

First, the Canidae Large Breed dry formula for adults and Large Breed dry formula for puppies both feature delicious duck meal. What’s so special about that? Duck has higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids compared to chicken alone. (Chicken is the primary protein in most other large breed formulas on the market.) These high levels of Omega 3 play an important role in reducing inflammation within the body, including within the joints. Good joint health is very important when it comes to these large breeds.

These formulas also contain yummy lentils! Lentils are a great non-grain source of carbs which help satisfy the big appetites of large breeds who sometimes want to eat too much. Lentils are so satisfying because they are low-glycemic, releasing energy into your dog’s body more slowly than some other ingredients. This “slower release” helps to satiate big appetites and provide healthy all-day energy.

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The Pongo Fund Saves Lives and Keeps Families Together

CANIDAE partnered with The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank 3½ years ago to help feed the hungry pets in Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. They helped its founder, Larry Chusid, stock the shelves by donating a massive amount of their premium quality dog food and cat food.

Although that initial shipment of pet food is long gone, CANIDAE continues to support this worthwhile charity because they know it is saving many animals’ lives. Since opening their doors in November 2009, The Pongo Fund has served millions of quality meals and more importantly, has enabled countless dogs and cats to remain in their home with the people they love.

We wanted to share this touching note from The Pongo Fund with our readers. It’s just one example of many, of how this pet food bank is making a difference in the lives of animals and families, but it’s a beautiful thing.

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A 14 year-old Boston Terrier. A 12 year-old Lab. A 7 year-old Pit Bull. And two kitties. What do they all have in common? They all belong to a family that has endured a run of incredibly bad luck. Desperate and heartbroken, they called the shelter to find out about giving their animals up. What did the shelter say?

Call The Pongo Fund.

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