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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Pure Ingredients, Real Nutrition

  • Fresh Chicken is the #1 ingredient
  • Whole foods including lentils and peas
  • Gentle digestion and sensitivity recipe
  • With healthy omegas 6 & 3 for skin and coat
  • Grain free and gluten free—without corn, wheat, soy, antibiotics, hormones, or fillers
  • Simple recipe with only 9 key ingredients; ideal for sensitive dogs
  • 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.
Health Plus

CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE Foundations is a super-premium puppy food featuring high quality Fresh Chicken.

Our CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE Foundations puppy food helps provide the optimum balance of nutrition to promote strong muscles, healthy skin and coat, healthy digestion, a strong immune system, good strong bones and teeth, and optimal DHA levels for proper cognitive development. All of our premium dog foods  use quality ingredients, this recipe has been perfected with a balanced combination of easy-to-digest fresh chicken, whole foods, omega fatty acids, plus vitamins and minerals.

Fresh Chicken & Optimum Levels of Animal Protein
All of our premium dog foods use quality ingredients, and our new CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE Foundations puppy food has delicious fresh chicken as the first ingredient. In fact, just one cup of CANIDAE®  Grain Free PURE Foundations provides your dog with 45 grams of protein—the same amount as a 7 ounce chicken breast with a side of peas and a whole egg.

Whole Foods for Naturally Great Nutrition
The fresh chicken in CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE Foundations is complemented with wholesome foods including peas and whole egg for naturally great—and great tasting—nutrition. And our gluten-free recipe never includes corn, wheat, soy, antibiotics, hormones, or fillers.

A Pure, Simple Recipe
An easy-to-understand list of 9 simple ingredients—straight from nature to your dog’s bowl. Pure and simple.

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.