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Hallelujah, I found the holy grail for this picky eater!
March 27, 2016
We adopted our cockapoo, Lou, almost 2 months. He was an underweight fluffy hairball that was found wandering the streets and rescued by a wonderful local organization. We received a free bag of small breed dog food (not Canidae brand) and also bought a few cans of wet food. At first he only wanted to eat wet food and snickered his nose at the dry dog food. Eventually, by mixing some wet food in with the dry food he got accustomed to it but would only eat it with some wet food. After a few days, we realized that the dry dog food was for small breed overweight or less active dogs which was not a good fit for little active boy. So after some research, I decided to switch him over to a reputable dog food that contained white fish (not Canidae brand again) that I thought would be wonderful for his tummy, coat and skin. Unfortunately, he didn’t enjoy eating it. It was like pulling teeth to get him to eat it. We tried everything for him to like it. We added water to it, we crushed down the kibble in the blender, then we did both, then we started adding low sodium chicken broth to it, then hide treats it (he just picked them out) or adding wet dog food (which our vet informed us that wet dog food is junk food to dogs and is bad for their teeth so we knew we couldn’t just give him that). Really, he only ate it when he absolutely was hungry or there was a “prize” aka wet food or treat involved.
After 2 weeks we started to notice blood in his stool and took him to the vet for a check up and costly EPI test (it came out negative). Not to mention a 7-10 day prescription to ease his tummy and a white rice and shredded chicken diet (which he loved but we needed a nutritional and permanent fix). I believe that whitefish dog food triggered this upsetting and worrisome situation and I totally trashed that dog food.
So the search continued… and I found the Canidae Small Breed Grain-free dog food and it changed everything! He enjoys eating this food!!! Hallelujah, I found the holy grail for this picky eater! I add a little bit of low sodium chicken broth to it and Lou eats it! In fact, he’s even gained some weight! We absolutely love this dog food and wish we found it sooner, like the night we brought him home. I totally recommend this particular one (Canidae Pure Fields Grain Free Chicken Small Breed dog food) to anyone who has a picky small breed dog. I will never buy or switch him to another brand for the rest of his life. This is only dog food brand I will ever buy. My only two issues/complaints that I have (not related to the food itself) is that it doesn’t come in a bigger size bag and it isn’t resealable. For the money I spend on this food (totally worth it though) I would think it would at least be resealable. Nonetheless, I love Canidae and Lou and I will be a loyal customer forever.
We started feeding Canidae and everything changed.
March 23, 2016
I have a Jack Russell Pit Bull mix, a Maine Coone, and a Domestic Short Hair, all of which have allergies to a lot of foods. I started buying them the Canidae Pure Salmon, and the difference was outstanding. My DSH who was always very shy, and often threw up everything he ate came out of his shell and started begging for more food. My Maine Coone who had been losing hair started growing it again, he now has such a full shiny and soft coat. My pit mix had been allergic to every food we tried, even orijen and that’s supposed to be a great food, we started feeding her the Canidae and everything changed. My vet is astonished at how healthy my pets and their coats are. The difference is truly amazing. I love canidae for both my dog and my two cats, it has been a serious blessing.
THIS dog has a beautiful and correct coat!
March 22, 2016
Bigsby, our 3 year old Golden, was suffering from horrible allergies. Our vet determined he needed a grain free diet with zero poultry products. He had been out of the show ring for a year, because I knew he was dealing with too many things to show his best. 5 months ago we switched him to Pure Land. His energy was restored, and his coat came back. He is happy and doing so well, last weekend he took a 3 point major win! Right before he won his major. And what did the judge say? “THIS dog has a beautiful and correct coat!” I cannot thank you enough for what Pure Land has done for my itchy, sneezy, bald boy. We are indebted to you.
In the past 60 days, our older dog has completely changed.
March 21, 2016
Our 10 year old Akita, Bentley, was suffering a thinning coat, losing weight and scratching constantly. We had him checked for fleas, tried steroid shots and even vitamin shots. We had no luck. It looked as if our beloved Akita was going to leave us and leave a huge hole in our family after being part of it for so long.
In an effort to look for a new pup to replace Bentley, we adopted a little Akita named Bandit. He was a little teddy bear of energy and couldn’t wait to play with our older dog, Bentley. We could see Bentley was wanting to play with the pup but simply felt too bad to get up and go. On our regular Saturday “outings” we took both dogs with us to our local retailer to inquire about a new dog food for the pup. We usually use a puppy chow, but after consideration, thought it might be good to use a better food that both dogs could enjoy.
Our local dog trainer, Brian, suggested that we use Canidae as a great food for our puppy and also try our adult dog on it. He didn’t directly comment that our current food could be the problem, but he did say that Canidae was a superior food to most foods on the market. Canidae is more expensive than the brand we were using, but we thought that our new dog was definitely worth it, and we would love for our older dog, Bentley, to have a better chance at a little bit of a longer life.
In the past 60 days, our older dog has completely changed. His coat is thicker, fuller and shiny! It’s never been this full. He’s no longer shedding constantly. He’s put on weight for the first time. He’s always been thin, no matter how much food we put down or how many treats and supplements we try to feed him. He simply wasn’t interested. He vet visit on Friday, 3/21/2016 showed him up 8 pounds. 8 POUNDS! for the first time in 10 years, our dog has bright eyes, shiny fur and is bouncy and full of energy! He’s as energetic as a dog half his age!
We took both dogs into the Vet for their rabies shot, and the vet could not believe the difference in Bentley. The aids who work with him couldn’t believe his ability to get up on the table, jump down, focus and how great his coat looked. In the fall, we were all stressed he might not make it through the winter. Now, the vet thinks he might go another 2 years. The dog is simply doing amazing. He actually looks forward to feeding time. Our pup is filling out nicely, and his coat is fluffy and beautiful as well. We told the vet about the change of food and he suggested we write you.
We cannot thank you enough. Our precious dog, Bentley has got a little more time to spend with us and to enjoy his quality of life. It’s a wonderful blessing. Our new pup, Bandit, will never know the trouble of a constant shed, the trouble gaining weight and the lack of energy.
Our cats and dog love your food
March 19, 2016
Our cats and dog love your food and we feel safe and comfortable buying it for them. After trying multiple different brands that either caused problems after some time or went bad, we finally found a trustworthy, minimal ingredient food for our pets.
Only brand that his sensitive tummy can tolerate
March 18, 2016
I am writing to let you know how much I love your product. My lab (Keisel) has a very weak tummy, we have tried so many different brands of dog food and Canidae is the only brand that his sensitive tummy can tolerate. I purchase the largest bags of dog food you offer at our local Pet Club and it lasts us about a month because we do not have to feed him as much to satisfy his hunger.
Thanks for making clean, few ingredients quality dog food!
I see the value of a quality product.
March 17, 2016
My lab was switched over to the Canidae All Life Stages dog food. We had to adjust down the amount he was eating but already we see his beautiful shiny coat! I see the value of a quality product.
The vet has remarked on their great health
March 15, 2016
I bought my first border collie 11 years ago and the breeder said to use Canidae. Now I am on my 2 and 3 collie and they have the most beautiful coats imaginable. My cat also gets Canidae and her coat is just as shiny as theirs. The vet has remarked on their great health. When I see a dog at the dog park with a shiny coat., I often ask the owners if they use Canidae and often they say yes!
This is just a small thank you!
About a year ago my husband and I rescued a little, under weight, very sick, doberman puppy. We knew we would have a pile of medical bills, but we couldn’t leave her where she was. During all of her treatment to get her better, it was discovered that she had allergies. Not just sensitivity to certain foods, but made her sick, break out in bumps and gastrointestinal issues too.
We are fortunate enough to have a vet that truly cares for her as much as we do. At one point she had a big allergy bump on the side of her face. It itched and of course, she scratched it. Later when it healed, it began to grow. To be sure that it wasn’t anything terrible it was decided to have it remove and tested. It was fine, no bad news. After this procedure our vet suggested a costly allergy test. Without any hesitation we jumped at the chance to find out what was making our girl so miserable. After the results came back we of course eliminated anything in her diet that would cause problems.
Unfortunately, there was still something causing her problems and the only thing we could do was change her diet again. We have always had her on a quality food, but I was sure there was something in the food that was bothering her. The allergy test was great for some basic info, but somewhat limited on foods.
After many hours researching foods trying to find a limited ingredient list that didn’t contain things like milk, eggs, and carrots, some of her worst allergies, I came across your Pure line.
I called you and asked some tough questions. The wonderful lady I spoke with, I wish I could remember her name, answered all my questions. She could even tell me where your protein and fish oil were sourced from. She suggested we try the Pure Land food because of so few ingredients.
We made the switch, and I’m happy to say my girl, Roca is doing better! She feels better, has a few bumps, and the back end is working better too.
So again, I thank you. As a dog owner and professional dog trainer, and seeing the results in my own dog, I have no hesitation recommending your food to my clients and the rescue I work with.
He devours Canidae and even begs for more.
After trying various foods and picking up an uncountable amount of runny yucky poops, I have finally found the food that my dog LOVES. He is very picky and usually leaves half of his meal in the bowl. Well, not with Canidae– he devours it and even begs for more. His stools are now normal and vet visits are no longer warranted. As if that weren’t enough, they have fantastic customer service. Thanks Canidae!