Frequently Asked Questions
Who owns Caru Pet Food Company?
Caru Pet Food Company is a family - owned business operated by 2 Canadians who originally founded Karu’s Canine Cuisine in 2010. Adrian and Pamela Pettyan are medical professionals who care about the happiness and well - being of every pet.
Why did you rename your company Caru if your dog is named Karu?
When we adopted our little Golden Retriever puppy, we named him Caru after the Welsh word that means “to love.” We spelled his name with a “K” instead of a “C” just to be different. But when we had the opportunity to reorganize and rename our company, we thought it was important to go back to the true roots of Karu’s name. The real reason we started this company was out of love for our dog and all pets.
Are there any grain free products in the Caru line?
Actually, every stew and treat we offer is both grain free and gluten free! We also promise that our products don’t contain any corn, wheat or soy.
Do Caru products contain artificial flavors, preservatives or colors?
No. Our entire line of stews and treats is made with only natural ingredients (fortified with vitamins and minerals).
Do Caru products contain meat or poultry by - products?
No. Caru stews and treats do not contain animal by - products of any kind.
Where are your products manufactured?
In the United States. We create and develop our own recipes in collaboration with an accomplished Ph.D. animal nutritionist. We are proud to say that all of our products are manufactured in facilities that are USDA approved and inspected.Are your stews truly “human grade”?Yes! The FDA has confirmed that our stews are made with 100% human grade ingredients and they are processed and handled in accordance with FDA regulations for human food. Just remember, these stews are formulated to meet the nutritional needs of dogs, not people!
Where do you get your ingredients? Are any sourced from China?
All of our ingredients are obtained from the United States, except for a handful of vitamins and minerals which come from Europe and/or Japan and Tapioca Starch from Thailand. Caru products contain real meats and poultry plus vegetables and fruit. All meat proteins are government inspected before being used in any Caru recipe. For your further assurance, all of our food suppliers must conform to Caru’s stringent manufacturing standards for quality and safety. None of our ingredients are purchased from China as we select our ingredients to ensure a high quality, consistent supply.
How do you guarantee quality in the manufacturing of your pet foods?
We address this in a number of ways.* Caru products are manufactured with the utmost care at plants that are certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Food & Drug Administration, which means they must meet stringent standards for quality, cleanliness and food safety. In addition, we set exceptionally high standards for ourselves and all of our suppliers and partners.* Our exclusive recipes are made naturally with carefully selected ingredients. They are prepared in small “artisan” batches.* All our products are made with a limited number of natural, wholesome ingredients. Our stews are simply fortified with vitamins and minerals. That’s why they look, smell and taste like homemade food!* These are the most carefully prepared recipes you can serve your pet. As pet owners ourselves, we are committed to the health and safety of your pets and will continue to work actively to ensure the quality and safety of all our products.