Dog Food Reviews
Its protein level and calories are ideal
4/14/2009 - Jiggs is a three month old French Bulldog. At three months, his breeder recommended that he be taken off puppy food and put on an adult or all life stage dry food to slow the growth of his skeletal structure to prevent some of the orthopedic problems sometimes occurring in bulldogs, such as hip dysplasia. After a considerable amount of research I decided that the new formula CANIDAE ALS Chicken, Turkey, Lamb and Fish meal was my hands down choice. The first three ingredients are meat meal and it is relatively low in carbohydrates, most of which are the “good” carbs. Its protein level and calories are ideal in that they were not too high and not too low for a puppy. I was also impressed by the fact that the food was blended and manufactured by Diamond a company with an outstanding reputation for quality control. My only concern was if it was palatable and I found that mixing the dry with a tablespoon of canned was well received by Jiggs. He seems very happy and so am I since his stools are solid and easy to pick up.
Dr. Robert S.
Professor, UCLA School of Medicine
They continue to be amazed at how healthy he is
5/4/2009 - On early Monday morning, July 7, 2008 one of my colleagues found a dog lying along the side of a dirt road. He was badly injured around his head. “Tyler” was brought to a veterinary clinic here in Bixby. The vet was given money to cover the cost of putting him down in case she was unable to save him.
The vet determined through examination and x-rays that Tyler had suffered a severe injury to the right side of his mouth. The injuries included the loss of three upper teeth and a fractured lower jaw. The x-rays showed many bone and teeth fragments that had been “blown” into the flesh in his neck area. None of the fragments were close to the spinal column, thereby not requiring risky surgery. The vet and her staff nursed Tyler back to health and after two months of having his jaw wired and gaining strength, we adopted Tyler and brought him home on September 11th.
When Tyler was brought to the clinic he weighed 21 pounds and in her estimation, was one day from death. As of this date, May 1, 2009 Tyler weighs 46 pounds and as seen in the photo has a very shiny thick coat. Since we brought Tyler home he has been on a steady diet of CANIDAE All Life Stages food. Each month we take Tyler back to the clinic to have his nails trimmed and they continue to be amazed at how healthy he is and how good his coat continues to look. The veterinarian has said that his nails grow very fast and it must be the food we are feeding him. We are convinced that the CANIDAE products we have fed Tyler since we brought him home have allowed him to totally recover and to continue to be healthy. Tyler is a wonderful dog and is extremely intelligent and LOVES everyone, both people and dogs.
Frank & Stephanie K.
After the switch we noticed healthier coats
5/26/2009 - We used to feed our two Golden’s (Dakota and Grizz) a food often recommended by veterinarians before the big dog food scandal a couple of years ago. When that occurred my wife did a lot of research and found out that we were not feeding our dogs healthy food as we thought we were. So after some research, we came across CANIDAE dog food that was sold locally and had all the nutritional benefits that our two active dogs need. After the switch we noticed healthier coats in both, and in our 10 year old Dakota, she was doing much better with her joints. Thanks CANIDAE for an excellent product for Dakota and Grizz!
Mike & Jenn
Traverse City, MI
He showed improvement in only a couple of weeks
“He showed improvement in only a couple of weeks”
5/28/2009 - Gunner, a 3 year old Chocolate Lab, came to us because the previous owners could not keep him for unknown reasons. Gunner was only 3 months old at that time. We started him in obedience training and he quickly showed us he had potential.
In 2007, we attended a sport, vacation & boat show and part of the show was a dock diving event. We really enjoyed watching the dogs fly through the air and land in the water. In 2008, we decided to give it a try to see how Gunner would react to jumping in the water. Gunner’s first event was in Ft. Wayne, IN. It took some effort to get Gunner to jump, but he finally did with hesitation. His very first jump was one foot, ten inches. After competing in dock diving events we became hooked on the sport and Team Air Gunner was formed. Myself and our daughter Krista handle Gunner. Now a year later and with several events under his paws, Gunner enjoys the events and speeds down the dock to leap into the water. As of May 2009 Gunner’s personal best is 19′ 2″.
Read more about Team Air Gunner in our CANIDAE Special Achievers section…
Thank you for caring about all of us four footed creatures
6/4/2009 - We’d like to introduce ourselves. We are Havanese brother and sister, Desi and Lucy and have enclosed a picture of us. Desi is the larger one and Lucy his sister a little bit smaller than him. We will be two years old in August of this year.
We would like to let you know how much we really, really like your Grain Free All Life Stages (Chicken, Turkey, Lamb and Fish) Dry Formula dog food. Our Mom bought it for us and we have cleaned our plates at each meal. She says that maybe it’s too healthy for us as we run and play continuously, sometimes we get to rough housing in the house and that will make her kind of mad at us. We really are quite adorable (we’ve been told so by many people) and love the energy we have. I Desi, have malformed hips and when I get older I will no doubt switch to your Platinum formula but for now not much slows me down. Thank you for caring about all of us four footed creatures and giving us such a good product.
Desi and Lucy
I’ve learned another important thing from my baby Shadow
6/10/2009 - I am still feeding CANIDAE dog food, both dry and canned, to Coco and Shadow. A friend of mine gave me a coupon from a different premium brand for a free bag of dry dog food. I redeemed it at the store and tried to feed it to my dogs. Coco, my “bottomless pit” of course ate it. On the other hand, Shadow turned his nose up at it and simply refused. After several futile attempts to feed him the other premium brand, I simply dumped the bag of food outside at a local forest preserve for the outside critters and promptly bought another large bag of the CANIDAE ALS dry dog food. Shadow reminded me how difficult it was for him to digest various dry dog foods prior to finding CANIDAE. If he could talk, he’d be shouting, “Mom, What are you doing to me!?” Once again, I’ve learned another important thing from my baby Shadow.
She was the healthiest looking and the most social
6/17/2009 - I’m so satisfied with CANIDAE dog food and so is “Tiara” my four pound Maltese puppy! Went to a Maltese puppy party with 21 dogs and I thought she was the healthiest looking and the most social — that all attributes to her being satisfied with her daily food!
Her pictures says it all, “I’m sitting on top of the world — wuf wuf!”
Thank you for making such a wonderful food
6/18/2009 - I have 3 very different dogs, Happy a 5 year old Beagle Cross, Tanao an 8 year old Black Lab/Shepard Cross & Irish a 2 year old pure breed Chinese SharPei. Tanao has a lot of food allergies. Happy would often go on hunger strikes. Irish, due to breed, is prone to allergies and different skin infections. When we got Irish we put all of our dogs on CANIDAE All Life Stages and switched to CANIDAE Snap-Biscuits dog treats. Since that day Happy has never gone on a hunger strike, Tanao’s allergic symptoms have lessened and all three dogs are regularly complimented on their beautiful, shiny coats. Their poos are also much easier to deal with – less smelly and more firm. We enjoy not having to buy 3 different dog foods to cater to each dog and the CANIDAE system has certainly benefited our dogs. Tanao, at 8 years old, romps around like a puppy – lots of energy and no joint problems. Thank you for making such a wonderful food that we trust and recommend to all pet owners.
I knew it was going to work wonders for poor Rocco
7/16/2009 - In late June, my neighbor found a small dog hiding behind a dumpster and barely alive. The first picture shows how malnourished he was. My neighbor rescued this little guy and took him to the vet. He had a very high fever, was far too thin, and was infested with ants. It didn’t look good.
I told my neighbor I would foster him until a home could be found. With two other big dogs that are a huge part of my life, and because I had just started a new business, I didn’t think I needed another dog. Shortly after bringing him home though I knew the fostering idea had gone out the window. By his second day with me I had already named him “Rocco.”
A few days after bringing him home, Rocco and I were lucky enough to have a CANIDAE employee come into my place of work. As soon as I found out she worked for CANIDAE, I told her Rocco’s story and the condition he was in. After hearing our story, she told me CANIDAE would give me free food to help bring him back to health and that they had the perfect formula to feed him.
CANIDAE sent me some of their new Grain Free Salmon formula and told me about its benefits. After hearing about all of the healthy ingredients I gladly accepted their offer. I knew it was going to work wonders for poor Rocco.
About a week later I could tell Rocco was looking and feeling better. The second picture shows how he had already started to gain some weight back!
The people at CANIDAE were a huge part of nurturing Rocco back to being the playful lovable dog he was meant to be. I’ve been feeding him the Grain Free Salmon formula, which he can’t get enough of, for almost a month now. In the first week and a half he went from 9 to 14 pounds and he is just about back to the weight the vet says he should be. I am so happy!
The third picture was taken a few days ago. See how great he looks! His energy level has increased, making him the perfect playmate for my Retriever and other Boxer. Rocco and I want to thank the people at CANIDAE for all they have done. They truly care about the well being of your animal and I can’t thank them enough for helping to save my Rocco.
You can almost watch him grow
7/30/2009 - Here is the newest addition to our Great Dane family. He was born Thursday July 2nd via C-section. His pedigree name is “Ink Spots, in solitary confinement” and his call name will be Warden. Get it? Solitary Confinement? He was the only one in the litter. He was 1 pound 1 oz at birth and this morning he weighed 2 pounds 3 ounces. In one year he will weigh in at 175 to 190 pounds. You can almost watch him grow. Just imaging how much CANIDAE dog food he is going to eat!
All my animals are thriving on it
8/19/2009 - I went camping and forgot to grab my canned CANIDAE and purchased a grocery store brand to make do and my puppy refused it, my senior threw up every time she ate it. I feel that’s testimony enough of how great your food really is. All my animals are thriving on it and it’s really helped my senior’s skin and coat. The red one is Princess and she is 13. The black one is Moose and he is four months old.
Bluff City, TN
I can feed all my dogs the same food!
8/28/2009 - I wanted to tell you about my little Yorkie Bandit. He was very sick as a baby and had surgery to save his life. The vet had to remove a portion of his intestine. He was put on a special vet formula food as he has a touchy stomach and had bouts of vomiting and diarrhea.
After years of being on vet formulas, I decided to transition him over to another food. I chose CANIDAE as my other dogs were already on it and doing great. Well, Bandit has been on CANIDAE three years now with no problems.
I’m so grateful I can feed all my dogs the same food!