Dog Food Reviews

We couldn’t be happier with your All Life Stages formula

2008-01-21We are proudly loved by a two year old Newfoundland and an eight month old Golden Retriever. Both of our dogs have been fed CANIDAE since we brought them home as pups. We couldn’t be happier with your All Life Stages formula for our boys! They are the picture of health with beautiful thick, shiny coats, bright eyes, clean teeth, fresh breath, normal stools, are of healthy weight and each have enough energy to keep us busy! We receive daily compliments everywhere we go. Neither have had any health issues so far and that makes us very, very happy! We are convinced that CANIDAE is the best kibble on the market for our large breed dogs and I continually recommend it to everyone I know. In fact, I’ve recently been able to get several friends and family members to switch over their dogs to CANIDAE as well! Our cats are fed FELIDAE and they are just as happy and healthy as their canine brothers. Thanks again.

Jessica C.

This is the first food I’ve found that both of my dogs thrive on

2008-01-21bIt’s not often I write a review about a product, but I had to write to you today to thank you for making such a great product – no complaints. I am the proud owner of two dogs, one of which is in training as a Search and Rescue dog. As a growing working dog, I need to know she is getting a good quality food that will help her stay fit and healthy for her job. However, her nutritional needs are complicated by food allergies, which stared me on my search to find a food that meets her needs without breaking my budget. Most of the foods I was coming across were prohibitively expensive. I came across your product one day at a local pet store, and after extensive research, decided to give it a try. Not only have her ear infections and irritated paws cleared up, but her coat is thick and shiny, and she has plenty of energy to meet the demands of a search and rescue dog. As an added bonus, this is the first food I’ve found that both of my dogs thrive on. My other dog has always grazed on her food (making it virtually impossible to keep weight on), and for the first time in 5 years, her bowl is emptied every meal and I’ve actually had to reduce the amount she gets fed as she was putting on too MUCH weight. I am now recommending this food to all of my friends and family with dogs. Thank you for making such a wonderful, affordable product!

You have a customer for life with our family!

I have three pugs: two fawn – one of which is 12.5 yrs old and blind, and a black male. I also have an 11 year old Pekingese. Three of the four are finicky eaters and have all had chronic yeast infections in the ears with lots of exudate and odor. The pugs have had yeast in the facial folds which has made it difficult for hair to grow in these areas and a lot of gnawing at their feet. In addition to this, Maggie, our female pug, has also had chronic skin disorders and just lacked the spunk and energy a pug would have. We couldn’t get any answers from the vet and pretty much blown off when we suggested allergy testing. We went through MANY top premium brands of dog food, including all the holistic foods and either the dogs wouldn’t eat them or there was no improvement in the symptoms seen. After eliminating other foods we decided to give CANIDAE a try. To find a food that all four would eat was quite an achievement! They have been on your food for approx one month and what a difference! Oreo (black pug) has hair in his facial wrinkles for the first time ever, and he’s 6 years old. No complaints. No more ear infections or gnawing at his feet and his coat is absolutely gorgeous! Maggie is like a pup again. Ear infections, yeast in wrinkles and skin disorders have cleared and her coat is thick and lustrous. It’s easy to see how much better she feels. Holly, the peke no longer has yeast in the ears either and her coat is silky soft! We finally found a quality natural food product that we can feel good about feeding our pets. Don’t ever change a thing!! You have a customer for life with our family!

Jennifer, Oreo, Maggie, Holly and Max

I am thrilled beyond thrilled with CANIDAE

2/17/2008 – 2008-02-17aMy story isn’t nearly as interesting as the others I have read on your site, but it’s still fantastic what CANIDAE and FELIDAE have done for my dog and cat.
I was just at the vet clinic not three days ago seeing one of the new vets. I had to write you and tell you how much your food has done because I have never seen a vet so shocked. She couldn’t believe how clean my dog’s and cat’s teeth and ears were. I DON’T clean them regularly. I only dry my dog’s ears out after a bath.
While my cat has been through no major health issues, we have had her on FELIDAE since we adopted her at 4-months-old. This is because of our dog, who HAS had MANY issues.
2008-02-17bOn top of the costly surgery for when Jackson chewed up a green bean can, he has been at the vet an average of twice a month (sometimes twice a week) over his first year and a half of life. Constant staph infections, scaly, horrible dandruff, hair loss (and when I say hair loss, I mean gobs of it – one woman walking by said she’d never seen a lab with such an interesting coat. I said it’s bald patches. She was embarrassed). He was on 40 mg of prednisone a day at one point. He weighed over 125 pounds because of the meds, and we had him on z/d, I believe, and I frankly couldn’t afford it anymore. There was no way I was giving him up or putting him down, but I was at my wits end.
The vet tech had told me to try the CANIDAE lamb and rice before we tried the z/d. We had no success after three months, so I thought CANIDAE was a bust. Then we went to z/d and I went broke – and it didn’t work, either. We did test after test after test, food trials, etc., etc. Jackson is allergic to dust believe it or not, and he is likely allergic or sensitive to some human foods like peanut butter and processed foods – but don’t know that for sure.
Anyway, I decided to give CANIDAE another try. Something told me it would work this time, so I tried the ALS instead, and lo and behold, Jackson has hair again and is on 5 mg of prednisone every THIRD or FOURTH day!!! He will likely always take some amount of prednisone, as a dust allergy is pretty hard to overcome, but I am thrilled beyond thrilled with CANIDAE.
This last vet visit was the first one after over SIX months, and it was for routine vaccinations!!!
Couldn’t be happier…


CANIDAE is definitely helping her live a long and healthier life!

3/1/2008 – I have a testimonial up for my miniature schnauzer Bonnie. She is the 9 year old black mini in the picture on the testimonial page. I wanted to update about her. The vet updated her age to 13-16. In April it will bump up 14-17. Her coat is still in great shape and she gobbles down her kibble still. She has been having trouble with her back end lately due to spinal problems. Other than that the vet said she can’t believe how healthy her blood tests are for a dog her age. She said the CANIDAE is definitely helping her live a long and healthier life.

I have a newer foster dog, also a mini schnauzer. He came into foster care eating 2 brands of horrible food. He had heartworms and was treated for that. He then had giardia run rampant in his system. He currently has malabsorption syndrome from his system shutting down due to the medical stress. He gobbles up the CANIDAE food. He LOVES the canned food and the kibble and I found him in the bag earlier tonight. I am hoping he will start gaining some weight soon. I have noticed a huge difference in his skin and coat. Even though he has lost weight with the mal. syn. he has picked up more energy, a wonderful coat and skin condition. He was so itchy and scaly when I got him. Now he rarely itches. His skin is clear.

I am so thankful that the pet store owner in RI showed us CANIDAE.

Her skin and fur had change remarkably

2008-04-074/7/2008 – This is my baby girl Choxie. She is 1 year old. Choxie was diagnose having allergies. The Vet recommended us to change her food, since medication was not work. We tried two premium foods. Unfortunately nothing seem to work. We tried every kind of ointment and shampoos. Nothing seem to help our little girl. We notice that Choxie wasn’t getting any better, her daily activities seem to stop, all she was doing was itching or constantly nipping at her skin. I decided to go on-line and do some research on dog foods, came across CANIDAE website. I was very interested in trying the Lamb and Rice formula dog food. At this point we were willing to try anything to help Choxie. However, nobody carried it around us. One day I stop by our friendly pet store Citrus Pet Resort, Homosassa, Florida and to my surprise they just started to carry CANIDAE brand food. I instantly purchase the Lamb and Rice formula. Within a few days Choxie was wanting to play again. In a week her skin and fur had change remarkably. My family and friends came over for Easter and could not believe their eyes. What a difference CANIDAE has made on my little girl. I would definitely recommend this product to everyone. It has brought back my once sick baby girl to a beautiful, playful, Choxie.

Thank you,

Your products are terrific

4/15/2008 – I work part time at the Pet Valu Moore Square Store # 3516 in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. I think your products are terrific and I am always encouraging my customers to switch to it. My own experience was with my Basset Hound, who was being fed a different premium brand and vomiting every day. I switched him to CANIDAE Lamb and Rice and no more vomiting. He also loves it. I recently added the Snap Biscuits and canned Lamb and Rice to his diet.

Our store sells a lot of CANIDAE and FELIDAE.


This is a great product

2008-04-21-cat4/21/2008 – Here is a picture of our Manx cat Sammy. He is laying on the dogs bed as he really loves the bed. We also have 3 German Shepherd Dogs and they love your CANIDAE Chicken and Rice formula. Since we have switched to your food, I have found that there is no more doggy odor from the dogs. Their coats are beautiful, and Sammy is very glossy. I highly recommend your products to anyone that asks me what we feed ours. This is a great product and also at a great price.


Back on CANIDAE and within three weeks the limp was gone

2008-04-284/28/2008 – I wanted to thank the CANIDAE people for making such a great dog food. We have a female American Bull dog, and as you know, these dogs are pretty big and stout. I first heard about CANIDAE from our breeder, that’s all he fed his dogs. So we continued feeding Dottie CANIDAE All Stages food. A week after we brought Dottie home we scheduled an appointment with the vet. We told her vet we were feeding CANIDAE All Stages, he suggested slowly switch to a puppy food. So we did. Approximately two months later Dottie started to limp, a week later it got worse. We took Dottie to the vet, and they took some x-rays, they found that the inner and outer bones of her left leg weren’t growing at the same rate causing her to limp. At that time I was told to put Dottie on adult food with less protein. I slowly put Dottie back on CANIDAE and within three weeks the limp was gone. Dottie has the best coat and is still growing like crazy. She’s 75 lbs. and 22 inches to the shoulders at 6 months old, wow. Thank You CANIDAE, I will not take her off this great food again.

Thanks again,
Blaine, Gail and Dottie

We have recommended CANIDAE to all our dog friends

2008-05-055/5/2008 – Molly and Polly wish to thank you for feeding them CANIDAE. Their best treat is in the morning each one has 1/2 of a snap biscuit. They are in and out within seconds sitting by the treat box waiting for them. Since we have been using CANIDAE they have maintained a perfect weight beautiful shiny coats no digestive problems and most of all they LOVE it and can’t wait for chow time. We have recommended CANIDAE to all our dog friends and they agree its a very wonderful product. Poodles are easily satisfied with the VERY BEST and that’s CANIDAE.

xoxoxo molly and polly

Sadie is my best friend and only gets the best

2008-05-195/19/2008 – My name is Cindy and I have a 4 year old Yellow Labrador, Sadie, who is the pickiest eater. A friend told me her dogs eat CANIDAE and said I should try it. Well to my surprise Sadie loves it.

She really loves the snap biscuits…. Thank you CANIDAE for providing us with a food we can be proud to say we can trust and a food that we know is safe. Sadie is very spoiled as she is a Certified Narcotics Detection Dog and a Certified Therapy Dog, doing visits at hospitals, assisted living facilities and reading programs at the libraries with the children.

Sadie also does competition in Dock Jumping. She loves to ride my jet ski and do agility. Sadie is my best friend and only gets the best, so that is why she eats CANIDAE….

Cindy and Sadie, California

They certainly love the taste!

6/12/2008 – Thank you CANIDAE for making yummy, healthy, natural dog food that is keeping all my dogs & pups so healthy! Here’s a link to a video of all my babies devouring their CANIDAE. They certainly love the taste!