Online pet supply retailer Drs. Foster and Smith began shipments to Canada on select pet products via ground service earlier this week, the Rhinelander, Wis.-based company reported today.
Drs. Foster and Smith started taking orders from Canada for pet supplies on Monday and partnered with a shipping carrier to deliver products north of the border.
The company is shipping only non-prescription pet products to Canada and has no plans to sell prescription medications abroad at this time, said Gordon Magee, Internet Marketing and Media Manager with Drs. Foster and Smith.
Pet supplies available for shipment to Canada are marked with a Maple Leaf on their product pages on the Drs. Foster and Smith website.
The company is marketing the new service via online ads and paid search results on Canadian search engines, but has no plans to market outside of the online arena. Canadian consumers have already started placing orders at a higher than expected rate, Magee said.