A blog for pets and their people

Our company was founded out of a desire to do better for the pets that enrich our lives in so many ways. Our blog is a place to honor those pets and the people who love them, with articles that cover topics including nutrition, mental and physical wellness, animal care, and more.

Summer Safety: How to Keep Your Pet Safe As The Weather Gets Warmer

Summer Safety: How to Keep Your Pet Safe As The Weather Gets Warmer

Summertime means sun, beach, and lots of outdoor play with your dog. But higher temperatures also mean higher risks for our furry companions. Dr. Laura Robinson, one of Canidae’s consulting veter …
How To Calm a Dog During Fireworks

How To Calm a Dog During Fireworks

The 4th of July for dogs isn’t all fun and games: Around 45% of dogs suffer from a phobia of fireworks.As long as fireworks displays are a big part of the celebrations on days like the 4th of July and …
Why Does My Cat Have Dandruff?

Why Does My Cat Have Dandruff?

If you’re wondering “can cats get dandruff?” the answer is yes, and the truth is, almost any creature with hair, fur or feathers can get it, so it’s not uncommon to spot white flakes in your cat …
Limited Diet? Grain-Free? All Life Stages Dog Food? We Discuss the Best Food to Feed Your Dog

Limited Diet? Grain-Free? All Life Stages Dog Food? We Discuss the Best Food to Feed Your Dog

Here at Canidae®, we’re often asked “what’s the best food to feed my dog?” and if there was a simple answer we’d serve it up to you straight away! The fact remains that every dog is different, so the …
Why Are There So Many Poodle Mixes?

Why Are There So Many Poodle Mixes?

Poodle mixes are becoming increasingly popular. Poodles are fun loving, family dogs that have many great qualities. Energetic, smart and less allergenic than most breeds, what isn’t there to love abou …
New Puppy Check-list With Dr. Laura

New Puppy Check-list With Dr. Laura

Just expanded your family to include a new four-legged member? Congrats!  It is important to get your puppy started off on the right foot soon after you get him/her.  Dr. Laura Robinson, one …
5 Incredible Therapy Dog Stories

5 Incredible Therapy Dog Stories

Here at Canidae®, we firmly believe that mental health should not be ignored. To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month (plus National Therapy Animal Day on April 30th) we’re revisiting our col …
What Are Dewclaws and Why Do Dogs Have Them?

What Are Dewclaws and Why Do Dogs Have Them?

You’re probably pretty familiar with your dog’s claws by now, whether it’s the clickety-clack sound they make as she trots across the kitchen floor or the reassuring touch as she gives you her paw. On …
The Great Sustain Expansion: More Choice, More Sustainability

The Great Sustain Expansion: More Choice, More Sustainability

We believe that a pet food brand can be good for pets and the planet, which is why we’re always exploring new ways to make our food, packaging and operations more planet-friendly. (You can read m …
Top Tips for Introducing a Cat to a New Home

Top Tips for Introducing a Cat to a New Home

Moving to a new home can be scary, whether you’re human or feline. Fortunately for your cat, their moving day should be relatively easy — at least once their new environment is prepared.  …
Sustainability and Pet Food: Why We Must Reduce Our Pawprint

Sustainability and Pet Food: Why We Must Reduce Our Pawprint

Unprecedented heatwaves, terrifying storms, widespread water shortages and the extinction of a million species of plants and animals: The world is on a “fast track” to disaster as a new flagship UN re …
Can Dogs Eat Sweet Potatoes?

Can Dogs Eat Sweet Potatoes?

You’ve probably seen your dog slurp up a loose sweet potato fry at breakneck speeds. Or maybe they sit by the oven, hypnotized, as a sweet potato casserole heats up inside. What you may wonder is if s …