Of course we make good food: We make it for our own pets, and are proud to have fed 3 generations of dogs from pups to seniors with high nutritional density and our proprietary blend of HealthPlus Solutions®. Yet, goodness goes way beyond the bowl for us. From the first truckload of food we delivered in 1996 to the latest batch cooked in our pet nutrition plant in the heart of Texas, Canidae has been committed to the idea that a pet food company should deliver goodness to all: Pets. People. Planet.
What’s best for our pets
is best for us all.
Our vet-reviewed products are packed full of goodness to bring out the best in your pets, with recipes made from wholesome, high-quality ingredients, balanced for whole body health. We’ve invested in our own pet nutrition plant in Brownwood, TX that puts safety and integrity first, where we continue to research and develop our pet food recipes. Our facility allows us to have control over the formulas, quality and nutrition of our food, ensuring you and your pet get the best from us.
Our nutritionally dense food nourishes dogs in every bite, with more calories and protein per cup than most leading brands.
We use wholesome ingredients like farm grown veggies (sweet potatoes, carrots, peas) hearty grains (barley, brown rice, oatmeal) and premium proteins (beef, lamb, salmon, chicken).
Our recipes are formulated in partnership with a vet nutritionist to exceed AAFCO standards.
Canidae recipes include no corn, no wheat, no soy and no animal byproduct meals.
Our thoughtfully curated recipes are perfectly balanced with whole body health in mind, with every recipe including probiotics, omega 3/6 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Pets and people are their best when they have a healthy planet to play on. Canidae is committed to making food that is not only good for pets, but good for the planet.
Canidae SustainTM is our first step to introduce a pet food product that brings an affordable yet sustainable product for all featuring both premium recipes made with responsibly sourced proteins and the highest PCR% packaging available in pet food. We invite you to support our initiatives as now you can nurture your pet and the planet with our new line of environmentally conscious dog food.
Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon as the 1st Ingredient: Our wild-caught Alaskan salmon is sourced from fisheries that maintain sustainable salmon populations and minimize the impact to their habitats.
Cage-Free Chicken as the 1st Ingredient: Our chickens are raised humanely and stress-free — without cages, protected from the elements, and in an enriched environment with natural light and proper rest.
Brewer’s Yeast: This plant-based formula releases fewer carbon emissions, compared to meat-based recipes, and includes brewer’s yeast which is upcycled from the brewing industry while providing critical non-animal derived nutrients.
We partner with US farmers that are introducing regenerative agriculture which leverages cutting edge technology in robotics, water usage, weed management, and pesticide usage to reduce the negative impact on our precious farmlands. Where available, and whenever possible, we actively seek and purchase ingredients sourced utilizing regenerative farming practices for our pet food recipes. While we are just getting started, we have set an ambitious goal of sourcing over 80% of all our ingredients from regenerative agriculture within 10 years (by 2030).
Canidae is committed to supporting US farmers who believe as we do that our top priority is to leave American soil to future generations in a better state than we found it. While only a small group today, we hope to expand their cause by helping to bring regenerative farming techniques that can be both sustainable and economically viable.
By seeking out like-minded farmers directly, we are actively demonstrating how we can support them in introducing regenerative agriculture while securing a sustainable yet economically viable agricultural model.
We believe regenerative agriculture is the future of farming, as it aspires to protect the soil, reduce pesticide usage, increase carbon capture, reduce water runoff and improve the nutritional density of the food we grow.
Today’s robotic advances present a unique opportunity for humanity: Re-introduce pre-industrial revolution farming practices that protected our soil and natural resources, while scaling production and yields to modern day levels. We can feed the world and protect our soil. Canidae is actively supporting R&D efforts in these robotic advances and partnering with farmers to implement and learn, bring the future closer to today.
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we are changing the ways we make, package and transport our high quality pet food.
Our new Sustain line is packaged in bags made from 40% post consumer recycled material — the most in the industry. In fact, each of our 18 pound bags re-uses material from 4 plastic bottles.
Sending our ingredients direct from farmers via rail cuts down on our dependence on truck delivery, thereby reducing our carbon output.
Because the majority of the food we make made right in our own plant in Brownwood, TX, we cut down on unneeded transport. Another way in which we reduce our carbon output.
We know we are just getting started and are excited to keep bringing new ways to actively reduce our footprint.
Canidae is on a mission to create a more balanced, healthier world for all. We believe that the connection with the animals in our lives helps us to feel more grounded, mindful and happy. We are committed to nurturing this connection, in an attempt to better the lives of both pets and people.
Canidae proudly donated almost half a million pounds of pet food to the San Antonio Food Bank in the last year, supporting pets and their parents in the local community near our plant in Texas.
Canidae is thrilled to be embarking on a new partnership with The Alliance of Therapy Dogs to support the great work they are doing to certify therapy dog teams, and share the healing nature of the human/pet connection.
Canidae goodness comes through not just in the quality of our ingredients and formulas, but also in the dedicated employees we hire. The talented teams at our plant in Brownwood, Texas, our headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, and our national sales force across the country work together every day to bring health, happiness and connection to pets and their people. Joining Canidae means joining a team on a mission to bring out the best in pets, people and our planet every day.
We are a team-focused, performance driven organization composed of diverse, passionate and committed people. We don’t just call ourselves The Canidae Crew because alliteration is catchy. The crew boat inspires the way we do business, together. On a crew boat, there’s no motor or sail to propel you forward — it all comes down to the team. Everyone on the boat plays a unique and pivotal role. And it only works when we’re working together, in sync. While we all pride ourselves on being passionate, self-driven achievers, we value collaboration, teamwork and mutual respect above all. We know we’re better together.