Dog Food Reviews
I finally tried CANIDAE All Life Stages and the dogs dove right in!
5/5/2010 - I have an 8 year old Schnauzer mix, Scruffy, who has been on many different foods in his life. He was most recently on [a different brand] and had bumps with scabs all over his body. We also just adopted a Pit Bull mix puppy, Trina, from the pound who came to us on [a different brand]. Her stool was so stinky and she had so much gas. She also had missing patches of hair! I knew I needed a better food, so I got a few different brands to try. They either wouldn’t eat it or they would get loose stools with gas. I finally tried CANIDAE All Life Stages and the dogs dove right in! Their stool firmed right up and they have NO GAS! My Schnauzers’ skin also cleared up and both of their coats are nice and thick and shiny. I will never change foods again. I love that CANIDAE ALS is the best food for my senior and my puppy so I can feed the same food to both. Thank you CANIDAE!
I have been buying your food for my pets for years
5/26/2010 - I have been buying your food for my pets for years and trust it completely. We have four cats and a standard poodle named Reginald Jewel — RJ for short — named after my grandfather. The lady at the pet store said CANIDAE had incredible customer service. Thanks for your great service and support… RJ loves your food!
I no longer have to mix canned food in to get my dogs to eat kibble
6/1/2010 - We absolutely LOVE your food. After finding out that our 10 year old Staffordshire Terrier had severe grain allergies, we tried a few brands, some at the top of the price scale, some lower, you guys are right in the middle and are the best. I no longer have to mix canned food in to get my dogs to eat kibble.
They are looking awesome. Gizmo (Staff) lost her ear infections and skin issues after eating CANIDAE. We feed CANIDAE Grain Free All Life Stages, sometimes switching to CANIDAE Grain Free Salmon for a change. It also has been great for our 5-1/2 month old German Shepherd, Cullen. He is very active, working both in training for Schutzhund, and for conformation shows.
We will be acquiring a female GSD later down the line to participate in the same sports, and possibly breeding, and will still continue to use your products!!!! Thanks for everything, you guys are so great!!! I am sending you pictures of both of them taking a day off at the beach this week!!!! Gizmo likes rolling in the sand more than she likes the water, but at 10 years old, she still has the heart of a puppy!!!
Virginia Beach, VA
My 135 lb. Landseer Newfoundland, Shiloh, thanks you too
6/7/2010 - I looked up your website as I wanted to ask why you do not make the 44 lb. bags easier to open. But surprise, surprise, I find you have already done that. Way to go!
It is always a mystery to me that the smaller the bag is, the easier it is to open and reseal. Thanks for fixing this.
My 135 lb. Landseer Newfoundland, Shiloh, thanks you too. She loves your Grain Free All Life Stages food. We get it at Pet World in Lakewood, Co. — a nice store!!
Shiloh would say, “CANIDAE is the healthy choice in dog food for me. The grain free formula is very helpful with my allergies and is tasty and nutritious. CANIDAE Grain Free ALS twice a day really works for me.”
I want people to know how awesome your food is!!!
6/14/2010 - Hello! My name is Sarah and I have three fuzzy children who are my life. I just wanted to let you know that I am in awe over your dog food. I want people to know how awesome your food is!!! I put my three dogs on CANIDAE. They ALL have sensitive tummies.
My deaf and blind dog Keller has severe trust issues as he was abused when he was a baby. (He’s only two now!) He won’t eat treats, any table scraps, hates toys and it was a daily struggle for him to finish his dry dog food. I had him on a hypoallergenic prescription diet for a long time due to his sensitive tummy and he never really liked it but it was all I could feed him.
When I moved to California, the prices of the prescription dog food (which wasn’t the healthiest food out there, anyway) were asinine. I decided to switch their food. I tried a holistic diet by [another manufacturer] and all three rejected it. They all three hated the taste and their stomaches hated the digestion process.
Desperate, I emailed you. You gave me peace of mind that your food was natural and holistic and all animal protein sources were not from cruel places. The food has US ingredients and I had to give it a try.
INSTANTLY, Keller is OBSESSED with the wet CANIDAE formula. He cries and jumps on the counter when I prepare it with the CANIDAE Beef and Fish Meal dry formula. His food is literally gone in 1 minute and 43 seconds! (I timed it today, ha ha ha.)
Everyone looks forward to meal time and they all have solid BMs.
I want to thank you for your your comfort, your prompt response to my email, and most of all for the amazing dog food that I will never take my boys off of. Your company is amazing. You’ve all made my life so much easier and three tummies a whole lot less grumbly.
Sarah M., Buttons, Einstein and Keller
I could not take care of them without CANIDAE
6/17/2010 - I think CANIDAE should sell tee-shirts to its customers. I have been feeding CANIDAE for 4 years now, my dogs love it and I recommend it to everyone. I’m a dog trainer and I love to wear tee-shirts featuring responsible pet ownership to my classes. I think CANIDAE is responsible pet ownership and I would love to wear it proudly.
I started to feed CANIDAE dog food after a bad experience with another brand of dog food. I was so freaked out because I was told by vets and fellow dog trainers that what I had been feeding was the best. So I did my own research and decided to try CANIDAE ALS. Best choice I have ever made. My two Pembroke Welsh Corgis loved it. Spike, who has allergies, has done very well on it, and Annie will actually eat it. I recommend it to everyone I meet including all of my training classes. Thank you to everyone at CANIDAE.
I purchase CANIDAE and FELIDAE from Joe’s Pet Depot in Rock Springs. It’s a bit of a drive but I love my pets more than anything and I could not take care of them without CANIDAE. Thank you again for being exactly what the canine members of my family need.
I know this is the best food I can give her
6/21/2010 - In my search for the best food I could possibly feed my new service dog puppy, Maggie, a Standard Poodle, I found Dan Enlow at Pet Pros in Renton, Washington.
I called, asking about the best quality food he had, what made it so good and what else he could tell me. Not really expecting too much information or much of his time on the phone, Dan was so wonderful and helpful. He took all the time I needed and let me ask all the questions I could. He offered to take time with me in the store as well, showing me the dog foods, comparing labels and ingredients and explaining what makes which better and so on. He was so kind as well as amazingly knowledgeable!
We discussed CANIDAE, and decided it was the best food I could possibly feed my Maggie. I decided on the Grain Free Salmon, because of known wheat and chicken allergies. I picked up a small bag, to have ready at home for her when we picked her up from the breeder. She loves, loves her dog food! She also loves the Snap-Bits treats! She is only 9 weeks old, and her little digestive system is handling this food beautifully! She will be my service dog, and as hard as she will work to learn all she has to, I know this is the best food I can give her to help her be as strong and healthy as she can be. Thank you CANIDAE for providing such healthy, wonderful pet foods. The quality of the ingredients, how they are made and the safety of it all really matters to me, and after Dan explained so much to me and helped me to understand what really matters in feeding dogs, I am so grateful that CANIDAE provides all that and more.
I have never had a salesperson, at any store, much less a pet product store, be so kind, helpful, knowledgeable and sweet as Dan. Pet Pros and CANIDAE have a real gem in Dan!
Maggie is not just my service dog in training, she is my baby, and I love her with all my heart and she deserves the best. CANIDAE is the best and I know there is no other food I will feed her. Thanks to Dan and CANIDAE!
It is amazing how long he has lived and I cherish every memory
7/9/2010 - Scout is a 15 year old Chocolate Lab who started feeding CANIDAE All Life Stages dog food when we introduced it over 14 years ago. Debbie, a good friend of ours for many years, bought Scout for her son from one of our first employees back when we were getting started in the mid 1990s. We believe he started on his all CANIDAE diet at about 6 months of age making him one of the very first CANIDAE customers!
Debbie’s son Duncan is Scout’s owner and told us Scout was his 8th grade graduation present. “My parents saw a “Labrador Puppies Available” ad with a photo of the litter on the bulletin board at San Dimas Grain Company in San Dimas, California and decided it was time for me to have a dog of my own. When it was time for me to choose, there were so many cute puppies that I had the hardest time picking one. I remember looking over the group of puppies and seeing a small shy puppy among all the other strong energetic puppies. He was getting pushed around and most people would have looked over this shy puppy. I fell in love with him. I don’t know what it was, I just could not leave without him. We named him Windy River Scout after his mother, Marilyn’s Windy City, and his father, Mad River Burt.”
Scout, who is now fed our Platinum formula for seniors, is still doing well in his senior years and is an energetic, happy boy, still loving life. He earned his American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen certification many years ago, and attained his Rally Novice title at 11 years of age. “It is amazing how long he has lived and I cherish every memory,” said Duncan.
Deb and Duncan
San Dimas, CA
I wouldn’t choose anything but the best for them
7/13/2010 - CANIDAE keeps my dogs going, from the ball to the pool. They live a healthy life, full of playing and love. I wouldn’t choose anything but the best for them to eat.
I have a pack of four dogs, all labs. We have Mom, Dad (a rescue), Son and Daughter. Mom and Son absolutely LOVE the camera while Daughter tends to be a little more on the camera-shy side, but I’ve captured some good shots of her.
Cali’s skin disorder has disappeared
7/19/2010 - While doing some research online for the best puppy food, I read some pleasant reviews about CANIDAE All Life Stages. I have a 15 week old male Pitbull named “Blue,” and a 17 week old female Pitbull named “Cali.” I have had them on CANIDAE All Life Stages for the past 6 weeks and the results are amazing! Blue weighed in at a solid 35 lbs at 15 weeks, gaining 14 lbs in 30 days.
Cali had many scaly bumps on her head that looked like pimples when I brought her in.
The previous owner had her on some cheap puppy food you can find at the local grocery store. After being on CANIDAE All Life Stages for the past 6 weeks, Cali’s skin disorder has disappeared, and her skin looks incredible! Everywhere I go, people compliment me on how beautiful their coats are. I’m pleasantly impressed with the quality of CANIDAE All Life Stages for my high energy puppies! My puppies only get the best!
Laguna Niguel, CA
CANIDAE eliminated EVERY skin problem he ever had
7/31/2010 - Just wanted to let you know that we have been serving our dogs CANIDAE dry food for almost two years now. We adopted a second shelter dog and the rescuer (who owns a pet store) said the new dog ate CANIDAE. So, we served it to the new dog, and to our other dog too. They both love it.
Our older dog had chronic skin problems. We’d taken him to the vet who did expensive skin tests and told us the dog was allergic to just about everything that you can find in most dog foods, so we were feeding him a prescription food (at very high expense).
CANIDAE eliminated EVERY skin problem he ever had. Both of their coats are beautiful, no itching or anything. Wonderful stuff. Kiwi is the reddish dog, Kobe the white/gray one. Kobe is the one whose skin condition improved 1000% because of your food.
Los Angeles, CA
Healthy today… because of CANIDAE
8/2/2010 - I’d like to share with your company my experience and feelings providing my dogs with CANIDAE. They are sitting on a very special metal bench that surprisingly appeared last year in a beautiful nature park a block from my home. I recognized it as the unique bench my late wife Maggie and I donated to her church 6 years ago but understand it was removed because it got too hot in the sun.
Bobbie, 12, Milten, 13, and Abigale, 11 were weened on CANIDAE. They do not know of any other dog food. They have had no notable health issues, are very happy, and seem to be aging well. I cannot say the same thing regarding my past dogs fed other well known brands prior my introduction to CANIDAE. I’m very grateful to have had CANIDAE shared with me while attending a dog show near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena near where I live.
I believe so strongly in CANIDAE, I started to promote it whenever I saw a dog being walked etc. Then one day, after my reading an article in Whole Dog Journal listing CANIDAE as one of the top 10 recommended dog foods, and seeing my dog’s excellent results, I felt an obligation to ‘pay it forward’ to other dog owners. I committed to help the Pasadena Humane Society get past their revolving objections (other pet food manufactures and shelf space issues etc.) to stock it. It’s a joy hearing it has become a big seller and helps raise money for the PH Society. It’s calming to see my dogs so healthy and happy.
“Healthy today… because of CANIDAE” Thank you CANIDAE for being more than a commercial pet food manufacturer. Yours is a true example of a well-balanced company and its fine stewardship.