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Our History

James & Eddie outside pet shop

It all started at a small pet shop 30 years ago.

Back in the early 1990s the quality of pet foods in the UK was not good. Eddie saw that many of his customers’ dogs had the same ailments - loose poos and itchy skin. He was sure that these problems were caused by diet so he set out to find something better!

Airplane flying above clouds

A global mission to feed pets better.

Eddie travelled to the USA which at the time was the home of pet food innovation. He found foods there that could improve the lives of his customers’ dogs, through natural hypoallergenic nutrition.

For many years, business was booming importing food from the states.

Butcher processing whole meat

Local meat and natural ingredients prepared with respect.

After many years importing food from the states, considering the wealth of natural, wholesome ingredients right here on British soil, Eddie and his team started working on their own pet food.

They sourced the best quality fresh meat from ethical providors, nutritious vegetables and botanicals and started working on the recipes your pets know and love.

Canagan kibble

Canagan was born.

The culmination of over 30 years of expertise and the very latest research in ancestral diets, Canagan hit the shelves in 2013 and went on to become the recommended product at thousands of specialist pet stores around the world.

Queen's Award for Enterprise

Our proudest moment.

Canagan is now enjoyed in over 40 countries, and we love nourishing dogs across the world. In recognition of our global success we received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2017.

We are always innovating and improving our products and are very excited about the future.

We started our journey as an independent pet shop, and we believe there is no better place to get the nutritional expertise your pet needs.

This is why you will only find Canagan and Symply through selected independent pet stores.