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Canine Caviar and Feline Caviar’s International Appeal

By Lynn Stacy-Smith

Have you ever wondered why the Canine Caviar and Feline Caviar bags are printed in so many languages all on the same bag? The answer to this is because Canine Caviar holistic pet foods are helping dogs and cats live healthy and holistic lifestyles in 32 countries throughout the world. The bags contain so many languages because the same bags are sent all over the world; all customers get the same high standards, same ingredients, same attention to quality and the same food in every country that Canine Caviar serves.

When Jeff Baker created a special dog food for his allergy plagued Great Dane Moguls he never imagined that he was creating a product that would help dogs with allergies throughout the world. Nor did he imagine having worldwide partners when he and brother-in-law Gary Ward turned Mogul’s diet into a pet food company. Eighteen years later, though, Canine Caviar is indeed worldwide.

Just like pet owners in the United States, pet owners in other countries seek out pet products that are made in the United States. They like USA made products. In fact the USA is the strictest country in terms of regulations regarding the safety of pet foods. According to Jeff Baker, “We are the only country in the world with a recall system and the only place where standards for pets are more strict than human food.”

An event for Canine Caviar in Poland - International Appeal

An event for Canine Caviar in Poland

Jeff has been able to share the benefits of Canine Caviar by traveling to other countries, finding the best distribution and retail partners in that country, doing seminars and training on the benefits of Canine Caviar and Feline Caviar natural pet food. In fact Jeff travels internationally for about 90% of the year lately, going everywhere that Canine Caviar has distribution partners and retail stores that carry the holistic pet food. “Sometimes I may be in one country for one or two days,” he said, “Sometimes I’m the only owner of a pet food company who’s ever gone into their shop, they want to take photos. The biggest thing is that it shows that we are dedicated to them and they are dedicated to us.”

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Canine Caviar booth at Interzoo

For the first 10-12 years of Canine Caviar’s operation Jeff focused on visiting stores in the United States, working with distributors, retail stores and the consumers to foster an understanding of the Canine Caviar brand and to let them know that we are dedicated to the market that Canine Caviar serves. According to Jeff it is important to visit stores and speak to consumers to show them “that we’re more than just there to sell a bag of dog food, we’re there to explain and educate them about our philosophy.”

Jeff’s extensive international travel began as he realized that overseas customers had a lot of questions and welcomed pet nutrition education. Jeff attends overseas retail expos like Interzoo in Germany, which is the largest pet industry trade show in the world, as well as CIPS, China International Pet Show and Interpets in Japan. He also speaks at a steady stream of educational seminars with veterinarians, store owners, breeders and customers.

Jeff speaks frequently at veterinary conferences overseas, much more than he does here in the United States. “Overseas a lot of food is sold only through veterinarians” he said, explaining that he speaks about the benefits of an alkaline diet for dogs and the adverse side effects of a diet that is too acidic.

Outside of the United States it is Canada who sells the most Canine Caviar and Feline Caviar pet foods. Feline Caviar is growing in popularity outside the United States as it is here. Pet owners around the world have an interest and a passion for a holistic lifestyle for pets and organic products just as we do here in the United States, and in some parts of Europe and Asia Jeff sees pets being taken everywhere, from stores to restaurants and out in public. He’s even noticed that they have doggie menus in a lot of the Japanese restaurants. Who knows, maybe someday they’ll be serving up Canine Caviar in the actual restaurants, too.

Here are some of the countries besides the United States and Canada where Canine Caviar and Feline Caviar are sold as well as some interesting facts about each country and pet ownership.

Barbados: Click here to read an extremely interesting study from The International Journal of Bahamian Studies on changing patterns in many Caribbean countries in terms to dog food options and mindsets.

China: Dog breeds from China include the Chinese Crested Dog, the Chow Chow, Pekingese, Pug, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, and the Tibetan Mastiff.

Czech Republic:In 2012 41% of households in the Czech Republic owned dogs compared to 22% who owned cats, according to a report by FEDIAF, The European Pet Food Industry.

Slovakia: Dog breeds from Slovakia include the Slovak Cuvac, Slovak Rough-haired Pointer and the Slovakian Hound.

Finland: Founded in 1889, the Finnish Kennel Club is the oldest kennel club in Scandinavia.

The Canine Caviar logo in Finland - International Appeal

The Canine Caviar logo in Finland

 

Sweden: The Swedish Lapphund is a rare breed that began as a hunting dog but evolved to helping the Sami people of Lappland herd their reindeer.

France: The Chartreux is a rare breed of domestic cat from France.

Germany: The Animal Welfare Act in Germany is based on the belief that it is the responsibility of human beings to protect the lives and well being of their fellow creatures.

German promotion for Canine Caviar - International Appeal

German promotion for Canine Caviar

 

Greece: Dogs must be microchipped as soon as possible after being born according to a law passed in 2004.

Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Paws Foundation helps animals that are abused and abandoned and seeks to raise awareness of animal welfare issues.

Hungary: Hungarian dog breeds include the Komondor, Kuvasz, Puli and the Vizsla.

Canine Caviar in Hungary - International Appeal

Canine Caviar in Hungary

 

Indonesia: According to the Euromonitor International, pets in Indonesia are increasingly being viewed as companions and friends.

Israel: Israel is full of dog lovers and there is even an Israeli cable TV channel for dogs called DogTV. Your dog can also watch it online at http://dogtv.com.

Japan: Cat lovers abound in Japan and Cat Cafes are on the rise. Cat Cafes allow cat lovers to grab a cup of tea and relax with often rescued kitties as company.

South Korea: The Sapsai dog of Korean origin was believed to dispel ghost and evil spirits.

Latvia: In 1909 a Latvian merchant, upset with a group called the Riga Tradesman Guild for not welcoming him into their group, placed two black cats in an aggressive and angry stance on the top of his house. The house is now a common tourist stop in the Latvian capital of Riga.

Estonia: The Estonian Hound is the only purebred breed of dog native to Estonia.

Malaysia: The Malaysian National Animal Welfare Foundation works to create awareness of animal welfare for the well being of animals and mankind.

New Zealand: The Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed in New Zealand, with Border Collies, Jack Russell Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers and German Shepherds also very popular.

Russia: The Russian Blue and the Siberian Forest cat are two breeds of cats originating in Russia. Dog breeds from Russia include the Borzoi, the Samoyed and the Siberian Husky.

Singapore: Singaporeans are tremendous dog and cat lovers with a variety of pet cafes and events, according to the website Contact Singapore.