I had the privilege of participating in a live twitter chat last night with special guest @canidaepetfood. I was excited to learn that they would be joining #blogpawschat (usually every wednesday at 8pm) because, even before I began blogging, I was aware that Canidae was one of the best pet foods on the market today.
It is always interesting how participating in live chats with brands, inevitably, humanizes them in my eyes. Learning about how a company came about, their core values, and basic mission is illuminating!
One of the things that I did not know is that Canidae is a family owned and operated business and has been since they were founded in 1996. That is something that is near and dear to my heart, as I am a firm believer that large corporations are a bane to all but the filthy rich.
I asked one particular question of @canidaepetfood that was the catalyst for this article. I believe that the answer is indicative of the kind of company that deserves my business and support. The question was :
For those that are wondering, it’s been awhile since I shopped for pet food at Walmart, but I don’t remember there being any food that I would be willing to feed my furkids. The “big” companies in the pet food industry use so many fillers, by product meat sources, etc that there food is the dog equivalent of eating Mcdonalds for breakfast, Burger King for lunch, and Taco Bell for dinner every single day.
The answer to the question was:
Such a simple statement about the quality of their food! I don’t know many national human food companies that would be willing to give this answer!
There are many benefits that Canidae outlined in our chat last night as well, all of which I followed up and verified. It’s definitely worth a look at their website http://www.canidae.com/ to get an idea of what they have to offer and if it will be a good fit for your pet!