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"We just seldom see the so called inevitable diseases in our patients, when we can get the owners to raise their pets on their natural foods."

Marty Goldstein, DVM;
Robert Goldstein, VMD;
H. Robertson, DVM;
Richard J. Kearns, DVM

Located in Calgary, AB
Proudly Canadian

Calgary Based Locally Owned and Operated Pet Stores

Welcome to Optimal Pet Foods!

New Britannia Pet Shop & Dog Grooming Studio Spa Now Open! Thanks for Spreading the News :)

Britannia Shopping Plaza at Elbow Dr and 49th Ave (Directions)

815 - 49th Ave SW   Ph: 403-802-6738 (OPET)

Dog Food

Optimal Pet Foods
is Calgary's leading pet store for natural pet food & pet supplies, dry, grain-free, raw food and canned diets for dogs, cats and small animals.

Visit our Varsity, Britannia, and Signal Hill pet stores & new Dog Grooming Studio and Pet Spa to meet our knowledgable, friendly and helpful team!

Healthy Pets is Our Passion

Find the best selections of supplements, treats, raw bones, biscuits, fun toys, dog boots, and dog clothing of pet stores in Calgary. Experience our difference, we not only say it, we live it.

We Keep Your Pet's Health at Heart! Our Foods Do Not Contain:

  Corn, Wheat or Soy. Grain Free Alternatives Available!

  Fillers or By-Products

  Unnamed Rendered "Animal Fat", Refuse or "Meat and Bone Meal"

  Biologically Inappropriate, Starch Laden Food

  Chemical Preservatives, including BHA, BHT, propyl gallate, ethoxyquin; known carcinogens & toxins. Banned in human produce in many countries

It begs the question... is your pet food great food or just great marketing?

Unfortunately most pet foods on the market contain questionable ingredients and dangerous and hidden additives. By feeding species appropriate pet foods, and utilizing a common sense nutritional approach, you too can realize the optimal health that nature intended for your pets.

No more will there be the dry coat, the itching, hot spots, allergies, irritable bowel, sensitive stomachs, and lack of enthusiasm and health. Switch to a real healthy pet food and transform your pet's life today.

We're Here to Help!

Not sure if your pet's food is healthy? Questions or concerns? Simply drop into a store and we'd be happy to help review ingredients, discuss your concerns or help you find the best foods for your pet. Please take a moment to read your pet's food ingredients, you may be surprised at what you'll discover.

Our Resources page also contains helpful articles, links and book suggestions. We are the voice of reason. Browse, visit or call us to learn more about how we can help!

Franchise Opportunities Now Available!

Do you have a strong passion for pets and their health? Pet Store Franchise opportunities are available in Calgary, AB and nationwide across Canada! Please visit our Franchise page for more information. Change lives while living your dream!

What's New - Articles

We began this business to truly help pets, educate consumers and allow people to make informed decisions when it comes to their pet's health and longevity.

Many pet stores and suppliers claim to carry healthy products when this simply isn't the case, this is where we are different. We will help you find the best dog food, cat or small animal food, supplements and accessories for your furry pet's needs.

Check out the first of a series of need to know articles on pet food, the pet food industry and why variety and raw feeding is so important. Please do not be fooled, education is the key to your pet's health!

Be sure to check our previous articles below and the Optimal Blog for our most current educational articles, dedicated to your pet's health.

Optimal Pet Blog

Learn More on the official Optimal Pet Foods Blog


Is Your Yard Safe for Your Pets? Pesticide Season is in!

Unfortunately, often the most lush lawns and gardens in the neighborhood have been liberally treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and other chemicals that neither you nor your pet should be exposed to.

Can Human Food Be Good for Your Pets?

Dispelling the long-held myth that “table food” is bad for your pets.

Vaccinating Your Dog and Cat: Why Less is More A Must Read

Pet-friendly vaccine recommendations from Dr. Karen Becker. Why they may not be what you're used to.

Raw Food Diet for Dogs and Cats  Video

Dr. Becker on why your dogs and cats can (and should!) eat a raw diet for optimal health and long life.

Read This Before Trying a Dental Diet Popular

A pet's dental health can often be overlooked, unfortunately if left unchecked periodontal disease can cause pain, organ troubles and decreased life span. The seemingly simplest answer may not be the best one. Find out the best ways to take care of your pet's oral health.

Vets and Pet Food: Why and What Do They Recommend? Industry Influence?

Veterinary care is critical for the well being of your pets. Learn what Dr. Shawn discusses about the influence of big business on the pet food industry.

Keeping Your Pets Safe During The Holiday Season

Learn about what dangers to avoid for your pets during the holiday season!

The Myth of High Protein and Kidney Disease in Dogs

What everyone needs to know about high protein diets and kidney disease in dogs.

Itchy, Fussy, Tooty or Dopey... Pets?

Allergies, irritable bowel, fussiness, dental and weight control issues all come down to one issue...

The Best and Worst Pet Foods: Ranked From Best to Disastrous Popular

Dr. Karen Baker, DVM discusses the top best and worst foods you could feed your pet. Where on the list is yours?

The Truth About Raw Pet Food

There is a lot of misinformation out there about raw food. Find out what raw food is and why it is so important.

Myth: Is the Dog a Carnivore or Omnivore?
  Must Read

Is the dog an omnivore or carnivore? It's time the truth put this myth to rest. The abuse of this myth may be the cause of countless problems for our furry family members..

What's Really in Your Pet Food? The Top 12 Ingredients to Avoid

Uncovers what really lies in your pet food. You will be surprised at what unsavoury ingredients can be found in your pet's dish!

How to Figure Out Pet Food Labels

Something so simple has become overtly misleading. Get the facts on how to decipher the true ordering and content of your pet food.

Raw Bones Promote Dental Health

Discussing raw bones and chews for dental health.

More information and pet food reviews to come soon! See all articles and resources in Education & Resources

New Products

Natural Balance
Natural Balance dog food is now available! Great for allergies and those with sensitive stomachs.

Natural Balance L.I.D - Limited Ingredient Diets cans and dry food for dogs come in various proteins including Lamb, Venison, Fish, Rabbit and Bison.

Complete and balanced nutrition for all breeds and life stages from puppies to adults..

Blue Buffalo
Blue Buffalo dog food is now in stock! These holistic and healthy dry, canned foods and treats will have your pup asking for more.

Available for all stages of life, from puppy and adult to senior and small and large breed with no artificial preservatives, colors, corn, by-products or poultry by-products.

Compare your brand to Blue Buffalo using Blue's online comparison tool.


Canidae dog food is now available in dry food and cans!

Canidae Grain Free formulas include:

PureLand with Fresh Bison and Lamb
PureSky with Fresh Duck and Turkey
PureSea with Salmo

These limited ingredient diets make great allergy foods for sensitive dogs while maximizing nutrition. Canidae natural pet food is the modern answer to primal nutrition since 1996.

Deli Fresh Dog Food refrigerated meals are now in!

Deli Fresh Vital Dog Food

As a great alternative to home cooking, these prepared meals come in chunks and chubs in various recipes, including the new Vital grain-free varieties! Happy, healthy dogs eat fresh dog food! Picky dog? Look no further. More at

We're excited to announce that Acana Ranchlands has arrived! Acana Ranchlands is the new grain free formula featuring Alberta free range beef, bison and lamb.

Acana Ranchlands

Muttluks Dog Boots are in! Winter is cold, quench those cold, burning dog paws with a set of booties for your dog! Muttluks boots are made in Canada and are available in various sizes.

Dog Booties

  • Acana Dog Food
  • Raw Food
  • Orijen Dog Cat Food
  • Pet Supplies
  • Dog Toys
  • Dog Collars
  • Dog Beds

Featured Products

Orijen and Acana Dog Food

Makers of Orijen and ACANA dog food and cat food, Champion Pet Foods is Canada's award-winning, family-owned and operated pet food maker with a tradition of innovation and quality spanning over a quarter century. Acana & Orijen use fresh regional ingredients to produce Biologically Appropriate foods that promote the peak health of dogs & cats.

Orijen is GRI Pet Food of the Year, multiple years in a row plus the recipient of several Distinction, Agriculture and Innovation awards!

GRI awarded Orijen Pet Food of the Year for 2009-2010, 2010-2011, & 2011-2012 including additional prominent awards up to 2014 and current dates. Read More

Learn more about Canada's top pet food maker: Read More