Canine Caviar Information
Canine Caviar is a small dog food brand that was founded in 1996 by Jeff Baker and has slowly grown in popularity over the last two decades.
Canine Caviar’s unique selling point is the pH values of their recipes. Their recipes are alkaline, which they claim has many benefits to a dog’s health. However, this claim is far from conclusive.
In a relief to many, all of Canine Caviar’s recipes are produced in the United States in a manufacturing facility in Dublin, Georgia. This manufacturing facility is not dedicated to Canine Caviar’s products and is instead operated by Hi-Tek Rations.
Hi-Tek rations also produce their own line of dog food and act as a third-party manufacturer for several more.
If you would like a closer look at this Hi-Tek Rations production facility, you can watch a detailed Mill Tour video below.
Canine Caviar is available from select retail stores across the United States but is not widely available. In addition, Canine Caviar is not sold by many of the large online pet food websites like Chewy. However, they are available for purchase from alternatives like Petflow.
Canine Caviar Product Range
Canine Caviar has a modest product range, which is split between dry dog food and wet/canned dog food.
All of their recipes are classed as limited ingredient formulas, which are usually aimed at dogs with dietary allergies or sensitivities.
You can learn more about Limited Ingredient Diets in our article Best Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Guide.
At this time, Canine Caviar does not produce any cat food products. However, they do have a sister brand called Feline Caviar.
Canine Caviar Nutrition
The nutrition provided by Canine Caviar recipes varies but is generally above-average to significantly above-average.
This includes above-average proportions of both protein and fat and a below-average proportion of carbohydrates.
Below you can see an example of the nutrition provided by a Canine Caviar dry dog food recipe.
Canine Caviar Ingredients
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
- Herring Meal
- Venison Meal
- Buffalo Meal
Canine Caviar uses a large range of meat and fish ingredients in comparison to its overall product range size. This includes the use of some common ingredients such as Chicken and Turkey.
These ingredients are regulars in pet food recipes as they are affordable and easy to source while still providing excellent nutrition.
However, Canine Caviar also includes quite a few uncommon meat and fish ingredients such as Venison, Buffalo, and Goat. These ingredients are most regularly found in recipes designed for dogs with allergies and sensitivities.
You can learn more about these meat ingredients in the below articles.
Other Notable Ingredients
Canine Caviar makes use of two of the most common legume ingredients used in dog food – Peas and Chickpeas.
These two are favorites of dog food manufacturers thanks to their relatively low cost yet high protein value.
However, there is controversy around the use of legumes in dog food, which you can learn about in our article Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour, and Pea Fiber in Dog Food.
Canine Caviar doesn’t just use legumes and also makes use of some grain ingredients such as Millet and Brown Rice.
These are considered to be some of the better grains found in dog food, thanks to the additional micronutrients and fiber they can provide.
Learn more about these ingredients in our article Millet In Dog Food.
Chicken Fat features in some Canine Caviar recipes and is added to dog food to improve its flavor and boost the levels of animal-based fats. Chicken Fat is chosen over other animal fats as it is very cost-effective.
Learn more about Chicken Fat in our article, Chicken Fat In Dog Food.
Alfalfa is added in small quantities to some dog food recipes in order to provide some minor health benefits.
Some of these benefits are drawn from the vitamins and minerals that Alfalfa can provide, such as the B vitamins.
Learn more about Alfalfa and its supposed benefits in our article Alfalfa In Dog Food.
Flaxseed is one of the most regular and justified additions to dog food recipes. It is an excellent plant-based source of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
These fatty acids are believed by many to provide a range of health benefits to dogs of all ages, such as an improvement in the condition of a dog’s skin and coat.
Learn more about the benefits and flaxseed in our article Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Canine Caviar Animal Testing
At this time, we have no information on what type of testing Canine Caviar participates in.
We strongly believe that invasive or laboratory testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will be eliminated.
Canine Caviar Recalls
Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), Canine Caviar is not a recall-free brand and has had two recalls in its past.
These recalls were during 2007 and were related to melamine. Issues with Melamine levels were a widespread problem in 2007 and affected many dog food brands.
However, since 2007, Canine Caviar has been recall-free, which shows they take the safety and quality of their manufacturing process seriously.
Despite this decade of being recall-free, we encourage all pet owners to be vigilant of any future recalls of Canine Caviar or any other pet food brand.
Canine Caviar Featured Articles
At this time, Canine Caviar has not been featured in any of our articles.
Best of Canine Caviar
Wild Ocean Review
The above recipe has an ocean theme and uses a fish ingredient as its primary ingredient. Many brands tend to choose Salmon or Whitefish as their core fish ingredient, but Canine Caviar has chosen Herring.
Herring is an oily fish, which means that it is an excellent source of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Many believe these fatty acids can provide dogs with several health benefits.
In addition to this, Herring is an excellent source of protein, and this is reflected in the recipe, which has a minimum of 31% protein.
Outside Herring, the recipe uses Peas as its other major ingredient. This legume ingredient provides a mix of carbohydrates, fiber, and plant-based protein.
Lastly, there is a mix of minor ingredients, including Salmon Oil, Coconut, Alfalfa, and Kelp, which provide a mix of beneficial micronutrients.
Synthetic Free Lamb Review
Canine Caviar’s wet dog food recipes are extremely simple and contain a very limited number of ingredients.
The above Lamb recipe makes use of a mix of four ingredients, including Lamb, Lamb Liver, Vegetable Broth, and Fenugreek Seeds.
This combination of Lamb and Lamb Liver provides an ample portion of high-quality protein and fat, which is crucial to a dog’s diet.
Also, the Lamb Liver can provide beneficial vitamins and minerals that traditional meat cuts lack, along with a boost to the overall flavor of the recipe.
Canine Caviar Full Product Range
Dry Dog Food
Grain Free Puppy
Wet/Canned Dog Food
Synthetic Free Duck
Synthetic Free Turkey
Synthetic Free Salmon
Synthetic Free Goat
Synthetic Free Lamb