CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods to Award $10,000 in Veterinary Medicine Scholarships in 2010

In an effort to assist veterinary students from the United States and Canada with the increasing cost of a degree in veterinary medicine, CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods will offer four scholarships in 2010 to first and second year graduate students.

San Luis Obispo, CA, January 11, 2010 --( CANIDAE Pet Foods, Inc. (, a manufacturer of all natural holistic pet foods that are fed and recommended by thousands of certified breeders and rescue organizations throughout North America, is eager to support those who have chosen to pursue a career path and life dedicated to the health and welfare of our beloved companion animals. In accordance with its commitment to promote Responsible Pet Ownership, CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods will award four individual $2,500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Scholarships in 2010.

“One of our most important goals at CANIDAE is to raise awareness of the responsibilities of pet ownership which includes making sure that pets receive proper veterinary care,” said Jason Castillo, Controller for CANIDAE. “To compliment this effort we established veterinary scholarships in 2008 and offered them again in 2009. Going into our third year of doing so, we are excited to help another group of four deserving students follow their dream of helping animals."

A strong history of academic achievement and dedication to the well-being of animals are among the criteria that will determine which four applicants receive the CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods Scholarship. Applicants' essays on Responsible Pet Ownership will also be a deciding factor. Students will be asked to write about the same issues that are a concern to CANIDAE, including the core components of the CANIDAE "RPO" Mission:

Training and exercise
Planned breeding
Spaying and neutering
Supporting reputable breeders and rescue groups
Proper veterinarian care
Healthy nutrition

The CANIDAE Veterinary Scholarships are open to full-time first and second year graduate students who are currently enrolled in a doctorate of veterinary medicine program at an approved college of veterinary medicine within the United States or Canada.

To maintain impartiality and confidentiality, a selection committee comprised of educators chosen by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee, will evaluate the applications and select the winners.

For detailed application criteria and requirements, please visit The application period is January 15 through April 15, 2010. Winners of the scholarships will be announced on the CANIDAE website approximately 60 days after the close of the application period. Applicants will be notified on or about June 16, 2009.

About CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods

Founded out of love for pets and animals, CANIDAE Pet Food, Inc. manufactures and distributes a complete line of healthy meat-based, holistic, all natural dog food, cat food, and gourmet pet treats sold worldwide through independent pet food retailers including over 7,000 locations throughout the United States and Canada. For the most recent information about CANIDAE and its line of healthy pet products, visit

About Responsible Pet Ownership

In accordance with its philosophy of promoting Responsible Pet Ownership through proper nutrition and care, CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods is the title sponsor of the Responsible Pet Ownership blog which provides helpful tips and advice for caring pet owners. This daily RPO blog exists as a free service to all pet owners, offering articles from a range of professional pet authors on topics such as natural nutrition, training and exercise, veterinarian care, planned breeding, spaying and neutering, and supporting reputable breeders and rescue groups. Pet owners can subscribe to these informative daily articles at

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Jim Mantych