Canidae Pet Food

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Canidae was formed in 1993 and provides pet food for both dogs and cats. These were formerly split up under the brand names Canidae (for dogs) and Felidae (for cats), but both have since been combined under the Canidae name. The company produces human-grade, fresh, and natural ingredients and offers allergy-specific foods.


Canidae Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Canidae PURE Elements with Fresh Lamb, Canidae PURE Sea with Fresh Salmon, Canidae PURE Land with Fresh Bison, Canidae PURE Sky with Fresh Duck, Canidae PURE Elements with Fresh Chicken, Canidae PURE Sea with Fresh Salmon, Canidae PURE Ocean with Fresh Tuna
Cost: $$$
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Company: Canidae Corporation
Headquarters: Canidae Natural Pet Foods, P.O. Box 3610, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403 / 1975 Tandem, Norco, CA 93403
Contact info: 1-800-398-1600 or 909-599-5190, email via website

Has Canidae Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. Canidae dog food products were included in a voluntary recall initiated in spring 2012 by Diamond Pet Foods for suspected salmonella contamination. We have not turned up any recalls of cat food produced by Canidae.

List of Canidae Recalls

May 2012

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated May 5, 2012What was recalled: Canidae Dry Dog Food All Life Stages, Dry Dog Food Chicken Meal & Rice, Dry Dog Food Lamb Meal & Rice, and Dry Dog Food Platinum (all sizes) meeting all of the following specifications:

  • Production code with the number “3” in the 9th digit AND the letter “X” in the 10th or 11th digit; AND a “Best Before” date of between Dec. 9, 2012 and Jan. 31, 2013

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