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 more about our commitment to making the pet food industry a more sustainable place, here.)
As part of this drive, we’re excited to announce the expansion of our Sustain line.
While the importance of protecting the environment can’t be overstated, we also believe our dogs have a right to eat tasty and nutritious food. Let us tell you a little bit about the environmentally-friendly foods and treats you can offer your four-legged friend today, that nurture both their health, and the health of our planet.
The Original Trio
In 2021 we kicked things off with three delicious formulas that have already gone down as all-time doggy favorites. These nutritionally dense foods all use responsibly sourced proteins to minimize the impact on the environment. To add to that, the packaging is 40% post-consumer recycled, which is the highest of any pet food brand!
Premium Recipe with Cage-Free Chicken
For the poultry-loving pets, this one contains real GAP-certified (level 2) chicken as the first ingredient. This means chicken that is raised humanely: antibiotic-free, stress-free, cage-free, protected from the elements, and in an enriched environment with natural light and proper rest.
Like the rest of our Sustain recipes, Premium Recipe with Cage-Free Chicken is formulated with antioxidants and probiotics to support a healthy immune system.
Premium Plant-Based Protein Recipe
Cutting out meat can be a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, or even your carbon pawprint! We worked closely with a vet nutritionist to formulate this one and make sure it contains all the essential amino acids your dog needs. We use upcycled brewer’s yeast as an excellent sustainable source of protein — which means Premium Plant-Based Protein Recipe releases fewer carbon emissions than meat-based recipes.
As with the rest of the Sustain line, we partner with US Farmers who adopt regenerative agriculture practices to bring sustainable practices to our farmlands.
Premium Recipe with Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon
For dogs with a taste for fish, this one is a winner. Our wild-caught Alaskan salmon is sourced from fisheries that maintain sustainable salmon populations and minimize the impact to their habitats. Premium Recipe with Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon makes being sustainable taste better than ever before.
We couldn’t leave the little ones hanging, which is why Premium Recipe with Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon is now also available as a Puppy recipe. You might ask, why this one? Well, salmon is a highly digestible protein source and is rich in ARA and DHA omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that support a puppy's cognitive development. It’s important to give young pups the right start in life, which is why we continue to provide options that are specially formulated just for puppies.
You may be thinking that the Sustain expansion is starting small, but premium puppy food is just a nibble of what we’ve got up our sustainable sleeves.
The Great Wet Expansion
Different dogs like different foods. Some are content with delicious kibble, while others prefer their food wet. Some lucky ones even get a combination of the two! If you’re unsure about what to feed your dog or are thinking about changing their diet, remember to speak to your veterinarian first.
Sustain Bone Broth Toppers
If your dog wants something special on top of their kibble, treat them to some environmentally friendly tastiness and our new bone broth toppers. These are all slow-cooked with premium, responsibly sourced proteins to nourish dogs of all ages.
Delicious taste doesn’t have to come at the expense of sustainability: The Tetra Pak packaging we use is 100% recyclable and made from FSC-certified paperboard.
These bone broth toppers come in three great varieties.
Premium Recipe with Cage-Free Chicken
Using chicken that is responsibly sourced and 100% Animal Welfare Certified Level 2, this recipe provides energy and amino acids that support a healthy balance for your pet. To add a bit of variety to this highly digestible protein source, Premium Recipe with Cage-Free Chicken comes with delectable bites of rice and carrots.
Premium Recipe with Cage-Free Turkey
Just as with our chicken recipe, this cage-free turkey is responsibly sourced and 100% Animal Welfare Certified Level 2. As a white meat, turkey is more easily digestible than red meats such as beef and pork. Premium Recipe with Cage-Free Turkey comes with delectable bites of rice and carrots, along with the turkey which provides energy and amino acids that give your dog a healthy balance.
Premium Recipe with Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon
Now let’s talk about salmon. This wild thing that will make your dog’s heart sing is sourced from fisheries that maintain sustainable salmon populations and minimize the impact on their habitats. Salmon is another highly digestible protein source, rich in omega-3 fatty acids to support healthy skin and coat.
Sustain Wholesome Pâté
We took this French specialty and gave it the Sustain treatment. Packed with premium, responsibly sourced proteins and nutrient-rich vegetables to support your dog’s health — no matter his or her age — this one also comes in 3 delicious varieties. Using oats, which provide “slow-release” energy, Sustain Wholesome Pâté can fuel your dog all day and provide the dietary fiber that is important for their digestive system to be in full working order.
What’s more, this goodness comes in Tetra Pak packaging which is made from FSC certified paperboard, reduces environmental impact and is 100% recyclable.
These wholesome pâtés come in three delicious flavors.
Premium Recipe With Cage-Free Chicken & Oats
Just like with our bone broth toppers, we only use responsibly sourced and 100% Animal Welfare Certified Level 2 poultry here. Give your pooch the energy and amino acids it needs with this delicious recipe.
Premium Recipe With Cage-Free Turkey & Oats
Another poultry pâté, this time with tasty, responsibly sourced turkey. This highly digestible recipe supports a healthy balance in your pet and only uses 100% Animal Welfare Certified Level 2 turkey.
Premium Recipe With Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon & Oats
Everyone knows how tasty salmon is, but we often ignore the unsavory practices at salmon farms, which can result in among other downsides, lower quality fish. There’s no need to worry about that here, all of our salmon is wild-caught and sourced from fisheries that maintain sustainable salmon populations and minimize the impact to their habitats. As well as having mouth-watering flavor, salmon is also highly digestible and rich in omega-3 fatty acids which support healthy skin and coat.
Sustain Jerky Treats
These delicious treats are made with premium, responsibly-sourced proteins and superfoods that fuel your dog with every bite.
Depending on which delicious recipe you go for, our protein-packed jerky treats are made of more than 75% free-range chicken, cage-free duck, wild-caught salmon and wild venison.
These are suitable for dogs of all ages, and even those with sensitive stomachs or allergies thanks to simple recipes including six or fewer ingredients.
To keep our environmental pawprint down, all proteins and ingredients are made in the USA, except for responsibly sourced Venison that comes from Europe. And to add to that, the packaging for these Jerky Treats uses 33% post-consumer recycled packaging made from plastic bottles, which is the most you’ll see from any pet food brand.
Free-Range Chicken Recipe With Sweet Potato
This tasty chew’s main ingredient is chicken, but not just any type of chicken. We use gap-certified real meat (level 3) that is raised without antibiotics to ensure what’s best for your dog is also best for our planet. Try it, here.
Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe With Sweet Potato
Our wild-caught salmon is sourced from fisheries that maintain sustainable salmon populations, minimize the impact to their habitats, and support the livelihood of fisherfolk and fishing communities. Give your pup a taste, here.
Wild Venison Recipe With Cranberry
Responsibly sourced wild venison is a lean source of protein and is packed full of nutrients. This is one treat your dog will be missing dearly the second they finish. Check it out, here.
Cage-Free Duck Recipe With Carrot
You are what you eat, which is why this recipe only uses duck raised on a vegetarian diet, free of any other animal products, and of course, without antibiotics. You can find it, here.
From macro to micro we need to start taking action and preventing what many believe is an impending climate disaster for our planet. Here at CANIDAE®, we don’t want you to panic but do want to give you and your dog a hand in being as sustainable as possible. That’s why we’ve expanded our Sustain line with more tasty recipes than ever before.
There’s no better time than now to transition your dog to one of our delicious Sustain recipes.