CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE Foundations Dry Puppy Formula Dog Food

PURE Foundations for Puppies

Available in 4, 12 & 24 pound bags 
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Fresh Meat. Whole Foods. Simple Recipes.

  • Made with Fresh Chicken for naturally great taste
  • Whole foods including lentils and peas for gentle digestion
  • Simple recipes with only 9 key ingredients for fewer food sensitivities
  • NO fillers, corn, wheat, soy, or by-product meals
  • Specifically crafted for puppies
  • Made in the U.S.A.

kibble Kibble size, color and appearance may vary due to the fact that our foods are natural, made in small batches and do not contain artificial colors.
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CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE Foundations Made With Fresh Chicken

Our CANIDAE Grain Free PURE Foundations formula is made with just 9 ingredients—along with natural flavors, vitamins, minerals, and live probiotics for digestive health. Fresh chicken is the first ingredient, complemented with menhaden fish meal for an extra protein punch. We also use whole foods like lentils, peas and dried whole egg for naturally great nutrition. Fewer ingredients can be an ideal solution for puppies with food sensitivities—and fewer ingredients can even help sensitivities from developing. CANIDAE Grain Free PURE Foundations has all the great taste puppies crave and all the nutrition they need. Every cup of CANIDAE Grain Free PURE Foundations contains 45 grams of protein—as much as a 7 ounce chicken breast with a side of peas and whole egg! Our premium dog foods are made with quality ingredients and are cooked in small batches at our own plant in Brownwood, Texas.

Chicken, menhaden fish meal, lentils, peas, potatoes, dried whole egg, chicken fat, suncured alfalfa, flaxseed, natural flavor, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), salt, choline chloride, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, mixed tocopherols (a natural source of vitamin E)

CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE  Foundations® formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and gestation/lactation.

Dog Weight

(Up to 4 months)

(4-10 months)

(10 months to maturity)

5—10 lbs.
2.2—4.5 kg

3/4—1-1/4 cups
111—187 grams

1/2—7/8 cup
74—125 grams

3/8—5/8 cup
60—100 grams

10—25 lbs.
4.5—11.3 kg

1-1/4—2-1/2 cups
187—371 grams

7/8—1-5/8 cups
125—247 grams

5/8—1-3/8 cups
100—198 grams

25—50 lbs.
11.3—22.6 kg

2-1/2—4-1/8 cups
   371—624 grams

1-5/8—2-3/4 cups
247—416 grams

1-3/8—2-1/4 cups
198—333 grams

50—75 lbs.
22.6—34 kg

4-1/8—5-5/8 cups
624—846 grams

2-3/4—3-3/4 cups
416—564 grams

2-1/4—3 cups
333-451 grams

75—100 lbs.
34—45.3 kg

5-5/8—7 cups
846—1050 grams

3-3/4—4-5/8 cups
564—700 grams

3—3-3/4 cups
451—564 grams

For pregnant or nursing females, we recommend free choice feeding.

The above Daily Feeding Guidelines are a good starting point on the amount of food suggested to be fed on a daily basis. If you feed more than once per day, simply divide the Daily Feeding Guidelines by the amount of times fed per day.

Always provide plenty of fresh water.

When changing to CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE  Foundations, some puppies may do better by making a gradual transition over 7-10 days. Start with 25% of the new food mixed with 75% of the previous diet and gradually increase the new while decreasing the previous until the transition is complete.


Calorie Content:

ME (kcal/kg) 3,470
ME (kcal/g) 3.47
ME (kcal/lb) 1,573 
ME (kcal/cup) 520

Crude Protein (min.)
Crude Fat (min.)
Crude Fiber (max.)
Moisture (max.)
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) (min.)
Vitamin E (min.)
Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)** (min.)
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)** (min.)
Lactobacillus acidophilus** (min.)
100 million
Cellulase** (a) (min.)
**Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
(a) One Carboxymethyl Cellulose Unit (CMCU) liberates one micromole of reducing sugar (expressed as glucose equivalents) in one minute under the conditions of the assay.