Dog Food Reviews

After a few weeks had gone by we noticed a sudden burst of hair growth

2008-09-159/15/2008 - I have been feeding CANIDAE to all my dogs since 1999. I have been very pleased with how much they loved the taste and how shiny their coats always were. As our dogs got older we opted to switch them to CANIDAE Platinum which we fed for years. In Nov. 2006 Baby our chow of 10 years developed a very serious hot spot that the vet said was probably from a external allergen. The vet shaved her up to her mane (see picture), boy did she get small all of a sudden. Six months later I mentioned to the vet that her hair still had not grown back and he suggested we draw some blood to check her levels which all came back fine. I even tried supplements but nothing seem to bring back the hair. Not to long ago I picked up another bag of CANIDAE Platinum and noticed it was the new formulation. After a few weeks had gone by we noticed a sudden burst of hair growth. Not just patches but all over. A year and a half had gone by with no hair growth at all, and now 2 1/2 months later on the new formula I again have a full time job brushing her out (see 2nd pic). Proof to me is in the outcome and my now 12 year old chow looks & acts better than ever. The moral of this story I feel is that obviously the change is good, very good. I never doubted your old formulation but am even more convinced that CANIDAE strives to produce a quality food leading to better pet nutrition & health.

Thank you CANIDAE,
Mindi & Baby B.

Happy and healthy poodles and I think the CANIDAE has helped with that

2008-09-189/18/2008 - Hi – I received the coupon in the mail today, thank you as it will come in handy to feed these poodles of mine.

They do so well on the ALS CANIDAE, their coat is shiny, their eyes are clear and bright, they are very happy and healthy poodles and I think the CANIDAE has helped with that!

They eat it up like candy. Here is a pictures of my furbabies… Peter Pan and Paris

Thanks so much,

Lisa H.
Redmond, OR

Her symptoms totally disappeared

2008-10-0610/6/2008 - I am thrilled with your product. Shelby, my boxer/lab cross, had terrible food allergies. She constantly licked and chewed at her paws. A month after I started feeding Shelby your Lamb and Rice formula, her symptoms totally disappeared. Her coat is shiny and soft and thanks to your dog food she is happy, healthy and content. Thank you for making an affordable yet high premium dog food.

A.K. 
Minnesota

I’ve never seen a dog lay down to eat his food like this

2008-10-14b10/14/2008 - Just wanted to send you a follow-up email and express my appreciation for your help regarding the Lamb & Rice dog food. No complaints! I recently received the coupons you sent. Tango clearly enjoys the Chicken recipe much more and I decided to share a photo with you :) Honestly, I’ve never seen a dog lay down to eat his food like this LOL. Anyway, hope you have a great weekend and thanks again for a speedy response!

Sincerely,
Phillip & Tango K.

Loves it!

2008-10-2110/21/2008 - Our 8yo Golden Retriever, Keely, has been on CANIDAE for the last 6 years and loves it, as you can see from the photos! Keely is my work Cadaver Dog and has excelled in everything we have done with her. We now have one of her pups, a 2yo, on CANIDAE and he loves it as well.

Thank you!

Lori H.
Sullivan, WI

I would not feed anything else

2008-10-27a10/27/2008 - I just wanted to say how awesome this food is, I feed the chicken & rice dry food, love it, love it, I have a Wire Fox Terrier and I show him when I took him into the ring at 6 months old people could not believe the coat this dog had for only being 6 months old. I would not feed anything else after seeing the results first hand.

Thank You!!!
Michelle

We put our trust in you

2008-10-2810/28/2008 - Thank you for emailing me the stores in my area that carry your dog food. I wanted to let you know that my husband and I liked the ingredients and decided to give it a try.

Oz is 8 weeks and 2 days old now but almost died at two days old and the breeders son brought him back to life.

As soon as we opened the bag of CANIDAE the little guy stuck his head right in the little sample bag and started eating it.

My puppy’s stool is lighter and maybe a bit fluffier but that is the only change except for his appetite. The Vet says the change in stool’s appearance is probably due to it being easy for him to digest, which is certainly not a bad thing.

Oz was bottle fed since he was two days old and I was trying to wean him from the bottle without too much shock to the system but couldn’t because he wouldn’t eat.

Thanks to CANIDAE he is doing very well. This puppy has been through a lot in his little life and we put our trust in you.

Oz was only 6.14 lbs. at 7 weeks old. He is a Rottweiler so that is very small. In just 2 weeks he has doubled his weight!

Kim B.
London, ON, Canada

Wish we had known about your product sooner

2008-11-0311/2/2008 - I just wanted to tell you how great we think CANIDAE is. Our adult male Boxer dog is over 10 years old and only eats CANIDAE Platinum. As any owner of a Boxer can tell you, they are prone to TERRIBLE gas. Since we switched to CANIDAE about two years ago, his gas has been practically non-existent. It has also helped control his shedding.

I only wish we had known about your product sooner! We just got a Standard Poodle this summer, and he is very happy with his CANIDAE All Life Stages.

You have a great product — I have had several friends switch based on my recommendation, and they all agree it was a good move. 

Truly,
Becky H.

She can’t get enough

2008-11-03b11/3/2008 - Hello Becki (CANIDAE Area Sales Manager). While we were talking at the Petapalooza, my husband was talking to the Greyhound Rescue people regarding a Borzoi that had been in rescue for a year. Since we are totally gaga over our other Borzoi, we inquired about this girl and, last Friday, she arrived at our home. She is incredibly skinny and we were told that she is a very picky eater. Well, you will be pleased to know that she may have been a picky eater but, not anymore. We started her on CANIDAE Lamb and Rice (that’s what the other dogs are eating) and she can’t get enough. We cook stew to mix in with the kibble but, she picks through it to get the kibble. We are feeding her lunch to try to beef her up and she even wakes up from her nap for that! So, even though we’re aware of the changes CANIDAE has made of late, thanks for making a product that is good tasting as well as good for them.

Dr. Dave and Janice G. (DVM)

We are going for the Guinness record for the oldest bulldog

2008-11-0511/5/2008 - I wanted to write to you to tell you how appreciative I am that you have continued to provide an excellent product that I feed my dogs. I have been feeding CANIDAE to my 13 year old bulldog for 11 years now and have never had a complaint or issue! Even though he is on the Platinum, he still acts like a 2 year old puppy every day. I have had 3 bullys and this one has outlived the others by 3 years and with 1/100 of the veterinary costs throughout his life! He continues to thrive on the new formula and the snap biscuits. I think we are going for the Guinness record for the oldest bulldog! If only I knew his birthday.

On another note I used to be a small business owner and I think that it is wonderful that you are protecting your retailers and keeping the customers like me coming back month after month. I hope they appreciate it as much as I would have! I cant wait to try the new grain free on my younger ones… seems like another ace in the hole you have created!!!! Thank you again for the excellent product you have!

Mimi C.
Temecula, CA

The Finest Pet Food Out There

2008-11-1411/14/2008 - I just wanted to let you know that I have been feeding my 4 year old Sheltie, Nitro, your wonderful food since he came home at ten weeks old. I’d like to describe some amazing story about his health or such, but I cannot. It is not amazing to me that my puppy is the happiest, healthiest, and most beautiful Sheltie in the world. His coat is silky, his eyes are bright and shiny. It’s because I’ve always fed him CANIDAE. Not amazing. It’s the finest pet food out there in my opinion! Nitro chows! He self-feeds and empties his bowl every couple of days (down to the last morsel if Mom hasn’t been attentive enough to top it off). He loves the stuff and it shows. He is a very solid and active dog. Crazy dog with a happy personality. He is just SO healthy! Thank you for a great product, and I can’t wait to try your new formula! Kudos to Angels With Tails, where I shop!

Patti B.
Fox Lake, IL

Your product has changed the lives of two dogs

2008-11-17a11/17/2008 - My name is MaryBeth and I recently adopted two Labs from Safe Harbor Lab rescue here in Colorado. Their nutritional needs were abundant and CANIDAE was my choice to get them healthy. They both have incredible stories of their life challenges before I adopted them. Cady, my 6 year old female Chocolate Lab, came from a Puppy Mill. She survived living in a crate for 6 years having numerous litters of puppies while being abused by a male handler. Safe Harbor performed a full examination on her with surgery for spaying and multiple tumors removals in her abdomen from being spayed at such an older age. She was also chipped for identification if ever lost. When she entered my life, she didn’t know what grass, birds, water play, balls, toys or all the things a normal dog should know. She was weak with very little muscle tone, which lead to her legs giving out when she tried to walk or run, and a belly that drooped from all her litters. Her hair was falling out and her nails were overgrown with the start of arthritis. Instantly, I fed her CANIDAE and added additional supplements and yogurt to her diet and it wasn’t long before she looked healthier and had a skip in her step. She has a Spirit in her that is just Beautiful.

2008-11-17bAustin, my 5 year old Vanilla Lab, also came from Safe harbor Lab rescue, was abandoned and left to die in a back yard. He had eye problems and was malnourished and also had hair and skin problems. He had sores on his face where a gentle lead had grown into his beautiful face. Safe Harbor Lab rescue had their doctors perform a $3000.00 eye surgery on him as well as neuter him and implant a chip as well. He is the happiest dog I have ever known, despite what he has been through. He is just full of life and loves everyone, especially those who will play ball with him. He is teaching Cady all that a Lab should know but doesn’t because of her unfortunate history. As I did with Cady, I immediately began to give Austin CANIDAE as well and his transformation was a miracle to me.

Your product has changed the lives of two dogs that were desperate for good food in their bodies. I have shared my stories with many others at work, where there are many therapy dogs due to the patients I work with, dog parks and general web sites where I chat with other dog owners. Many people have made the transition to CANIDAE with their pets and are ever so thankful as I am. 

I neglected to mention that I also have two cats that I will be transitioning to FELIDAE Cat food as soon as the store gets it in. So we will a Happy, Healthy CANIDAE family all around. Thank you kindly for what you have done for us.

Sincerely,
MaryBeth P.
Colorado