Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are a very controversial topic today, with proponents of GMO foods promoting GMOs as a way to boost production, and opponents concerned about the safety of these products. Regardless of the arguments from both sides, Canine Caviar does not support Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) as ingredients in your pets’ food.
Although the USDA prohibits the use of genetically engineered ingredients in products labeled as Organic, that criteria is not the only reason that we avoid GMOs. We believe in responsible sourcing of the ingredients in our pet food and the use of humanely treated animals.
Canine Caviar uses antibiotic-free, pesticide-free and hormone free Chicken, Lamb, beaver, Duck, Venison and turkey that are raised in a free-range type of environment, and ‑fish that are caught in the wild. The fish include the salmon from our feline Canine Caviar varieties and the herring in our Wild Ocean kibble.
Lamb and venison come from New Zealand and are scrapie-free. According to the Cornell University Sheep Program, scrapie is an infectious disease of sheep that impacts their brain, similar to Mad Cow Disease.
Dogs can taste the difference in our ingredients; because our proteins come from the wild the food is closer to what their relatives would have consumed before dogs were domesticated. That is one of the Canine Caviar differences that sets us apart.