Dog Food Reviews

He showed improvement in only a couple of weeks

“He showed improvement in only a couple of weeks”

2009-05-285/28/2009 - 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

2009-06-046/4/2009 - 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
Kingman, AZ

I’ve learned another important thing from my baby Shadow

2009-01-166/10/2009 - 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.

Nancy N

She was the healthiest looking and the most social

2009-06-176/17/2009 - 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!”

Lois A.
New Jersey


Thank you for making such a wonderful food

2009-06-186/18/2009 - 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.

Marnie C.

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.

rocco2009-06-22CANIDAE 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!

rocco2009-06-29The 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.

Peggy M.
Norco, CArocco2009-07-13

You can almost watch him grow

2009-07-3037/30/2009 - 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!


John G
Temecula, CA

All my animals are thriving on it

2009-08-198/19/2009 - 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.

Teresa B
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!

Kathy H.
Evansville, MN

Couldn’t be more excited for the arrival of my CANIDAE Dog Food

2009-08-318/31/2009 - On August 22 I participated in the first annual Paw Walk and float parade and adoption event in Canton, Michigan.  Almost 200 people attended the walk and almost $6,000 was raised for the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV).  I entered my dog, Ohana, in the Best Costume contest with the prize being a one year supply of CANIDAE Dog Food.  We were lucky enough to be chosen as the winner of the contest and were awarded 12 months of food in any formula we wish. I chose CANIDAE All Life Stages. Ohana’s costume was inspired by the Caterpillar character in the movie Alice in Wonderland. It consisted of a mushroom float which I built along with a caterpillar costume that I made.  Ohana sat atop the mushroom float as he rolled down the Paw Walk trail. It was a great joy and honor to be selected as the winner for HSHV Valley Paw Walk Best Costume Contest and I couldn’t be more excited for the arrival of my CANIDAE Dog Food.  I am also very thankful for and proud of Ohana for being so patient and well-mannered while dressed in his Caterpillar attire.

Allison C.

The results after one month spoke for themselves

2009-10-25a10/25/2009 - Monte Carpo de Algonza breeds Afghan Hounds, German Shepherds, Yorkshire Terriers and St. Bernards. We have a good reputation for breeding high quality dogs in Costa Rica, but were struggling to find a high-quality nutritional pet food that satisfied all of our breeds. We tried all the different options on the market without success.

At one point, we were feeding almost each dog a different brand and type of food. When you have a lot of dogs, this solution becomes a difficult chore every day. CANIDAE came to the Costa Rican market and we decided after a lot of study to try it.

2009-10-25bThe results after one month spoke for themselves. The St. Bernards and German Shepherds gained weight and looked beautiful. The Afghan Hounds and Yorkshires now show a shiny healthy coat, and they loved the food. We now feed only two varieties - All Life Stages and Lamb and Rice for the puppies, adults and pregnant bitches. Also, our costs are lower compared to other brands.

Can’t get any better!

Juan C.
Costa Rica

Maverick’s Story: The Upset Tummy

2009-10-3010/30/2009 - My Golden Retriever, Maverick, has had a sensitive stomach since he turned 5. I have tried every kind of dog food on the market. He was on a weight loss formula for the past 2-1/2 years and Maverick was able to tolerate the brand with some supplements. Then the company discontinued the food. I had no idea what to do. My Papillon puppy, Annabelle, was also trying to eat the food, so feeding my two dogs became a hassle every night. Keeping Maverick out of Annabelle’s food was a battle and the nights were filled with chasing Maverick outside to go to the bathroom before it hit my carpet.

A friend who fosters dogs told me about CANIDAE dog food. I looked into it and was unsure if it could really help Maverick, but I gave it a try. I put Maverick on the Grain Free CANIDAE dog food and he gobbled it up! It has worked GREAT! He has been on it for about six months now, and I can now feed both of my dogs the same food.

Maverick has not had to run to the backdoor in the middle of the night and mommy can stay in bed. I appreciate your company for making the Grain Free CANIDAE dog food. I don’t know what I would have done if we hadn’t found your food.

Crystal E
Phoenix, AZ