Dog Food Reviews

I wanted to feed her the best food possible

7/23/2008 - I would like to share my own testimonial about CANIDAE dog food. Last year, I adopted my dog Sophie from Homeward Bound after she was abandoned by her previous owners. Sophie is a high energy black lab mix who LOVES to run, often times more than 10 miles in a single trip! I wanted to feed her the best food possible, and some friends recommended CANIDAE. Every meal, she eats her CANIDAE in less than a minute and looks up hoping for more. I knew she loved it, but was astounded when she picked finishing her CANIDAE over a bone filled with peanut butter!

Thank you, thank you for making such a wonderful product. Sophie couldn’t be healthier, has a beautiful shiny coat, and loves eating it!

CH
Minneapolis, MN

Gordon is doing so much better

2008-08-11b8/11/2008 - I wanna thank CANIDAE so much, thanks to their great food Gordon ( The lighter Golden Ret.) is doing so much better. Shortly after I got him his hair was falling out he was constantly licking, we took him to the vet and ruled out everything from mange to parasites. After doing research I thought I would try better food. I heard about CANIDAE from a Golden Retriever website I joined, and I decided to give it a try after 3 weeks the licking and itching stopped and his hair started to grow back in. When I got Bella my 4 month old GR, I decided there’s no other food she will be eating than CANIDAE.

Thanks for making such a good quality food for our pets!
Love,
Nicole K.
Gordon and Bella

Thanks for giving Matt back some quality of life

2008-08-188/18/2008 - I am writing to tell you what a difference you’ve made in “Matt’s” life… I found him on the floor of another rescue operation in a room with a bunch of other dogs. He was completely unable to walk with severe contractures in all four legs. He was skeletal and half starved, and barely responsive. His eyes were caked with “sleep” and he had fecal matter on his rump. I ask ed if I could take him on as a “project dog” since he obviously needed more attention than what he was getting. Matt was originally caught as a feral dog and has never enjoyed human interaction. Two years ago severe arthritis set in and he deteriorated into his current condition. He was completely unable to move other than a slight scoot here and there…never more than a few feet at a time. The gal that had him said often you could hear him howling in pain in the middle of the night, but they didn’t have the meds he would need. He was very near being put to sleep. When I picked him up he felt like a brittle branch…nary a muscle moved on him. His eyes “clicked” when he blinked because they were so sunken into his skull that they created air pockets around each eyeball. I’d never seen a dog this bad still alive. When I put him out in the grass the first time I was shocked because he looked like a long forgotten corpse of a dog… not the living, breathing, suffering dog he was. When he relieved himself, it was always a mess and he needed bathing several times a day. I immediately got him on CANIDAE All Life Stages canned and dry food mixed in equal amounts with a little warm water to soften the whole meal. He was weak, but the boy could eat!!!

After three weeks… he still cannot walk… but he is definitely more limber, more responsive, wags his tail, and his coat color has returned to a brilliant copper I never knew he had. The midnight howls of pain… they’re gone… and while Matt cannot take himself out, he IS completely housetrained. He will whine and wiggle until you pick him up in order to be put outside as he absolutely hates to soil himself. His stool is solid and normal now thanks to a healthy diet and plenty of it. He now takes pride in his appearance and can’t stand to be dirty or wet! He’s earned a place in my bed, and spends his days either on a cushy loveseat, or often times being toted around in a sling backpack to town for a ride. CANIDAE has helped him gain some much needed weight, brightened his lonely eyes, and released some of the tension in his long neglected joints. Thanks for giving Matt back some quality of life… on his behalf… he appreciates every bite!

Sincerely,
Dani

The change is amazing

8/21/2008 - I would like to take this opportunity to let you know what a difference your food had made to my dog’s life. We have two Irish Water Spaniels, one almost six years and one sixteen months old. The eldest one was a rescue and while she has been healthy she did not play or get involved with anything. She has been on your food for about three weeks now and the change is amazing. She is more alert, playful and her coat is much shinier.

I have her on life stages as she needs to be on a weight reduction program, and the younger one, who is much more active as he is a member of Ontario Dock Dogs and the main Dock Dogs association, needs to be on a normal formula, and I find that this way I do not have to buy two different types of food. I find that feeding CANIDAE, which is the highest form of kibble that I have tried, that has lived up to its advertising. I am quick to write a letter when a product does not live up to its promise so to be fair, I also try to be appreciative when I am completely satisfied with a product, with which I am with CANIDAE.

Wendy O.
Ontario, Canada

You have really improved an already perfect food

2008-08-238/23/2008 - CANIDAE has Improved perfection! I have fed CANIDAE for years to all my dogs with really great results. This June I found the new improved CANIDAE at my local pet store, wow talk about improved food, smaller poo than before, their shiny coats feel softer and shinier that before and stand back when I put dinner down, it’s gone in seconds! You have really improved an already perfect food in my book! Keep up the good work!

C. M.
San Luis Obispo, CA.

She dove right into her new kibble

2008-08-23b8/23/2008 - I just switched Jennie, my beautiful 8 year old Australian shepherd, over to your new Platinum formula about 2 weeks ago. She was not picky at all when I made the switch and she dove right into her new kibble. I was actually quite surprised how well and how fast she took to it. She has already lost a little weight, she’s looking more and more beautiful every day, and I just wanted to share with you how happy I am with her new diet.

Thank you again for a great food!

Diane S.
Fort Collins, CO

 

The transition from the old formula to the new was seamless

2008-09-039/3/2008 - Thanks so much for your time on the phone. I appreciate you answering my questions. I wanted to let you know that the new CANIDAE ALS formula is working very well for my mastiffs. The transition from the old formula to the new was seamless. I have seven mastiffs ranging in age from 6 months to 4 years old. They each did very well with the switch and they clearly love the taste of the new formula. I will proudly continue to use CANIDAE ALS here at Crossroads Mastiffs.

You can see from the pictures that we have some nicely muscled, active mastiffs with beautiful, healthy, shiny coats. My recent litter of 12 puppies was weaned to CANIDAE ALS. You can see the picture of the whole litter taking their meal very seriously. The four puppies I kept have been fed the ALS formula exclusively since that time. I couldn’t be happier with the way they are maturing. Thanks for a great product!!

Jennifer P.
Fayetteville, NC

We are so happy with CANIDAE ALS!

2008-09-089/7/2008 - I recently purchased a Shih Tzu puppy from a reputable breeder. When we brought him home we noticed that his bowel movements were quite soft and runny. We were reluctant to change dog food from what the breeder had started feeding him. On the many recommendations from friends who feed CANIDAE we switched him to CANIDAE ALS, and we almost immediately saw a firmer stool. His coat is beautiful. We are so happy with CANIDAE ALS! This is the dog food we will be sticking with. Also the new CANIDAE Snap-Bits are a great training aide. Our puppy loves them! It is so good to be able to reinforce his positive behavior knowing that we are rewarding him with such a nutritional treat, and they are the perfect size.

Sherry
Covina, CA

I just wanted to tell you what an exemplary product you have

2008-09-08b9/8/2008 - I just wanted to tell you about my success story with CANIDAE All Life Stages. In April 2008 we adopted our second dog, a 9 month old Boxer. At the time we adopted him he was fed a diet of Ol’ Roy, pork and beans and various unhealthy table scraps. When we brought him home his coat was dull and his shedding was out of control. I immediately switched him over to CANIDAE and cut out all table scraps and his transformation over the next 12 weeks was amazing. His coat is shiny and I no longer have to brush him 4x and vacuum twice weekly just to keep up with him. Friends and family comment on how good he is looking and I couldn’t be happier. His energy level has increased, although in a 1 year old boxer I didn’t think that was possible.

This is my first experience with CANIDAE products as my first boxer has food allergies and only succeeds on a prescription diet. I just wanted to tell you what an exemplary product you have.

Would it be possible to receive some coupons that I can pass around? I am a die hard believer in CANIDAE and wish all of my friends and family to experience your product as well.

Kind regards,
Emily H.
Nashville, TN

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