Dog Food Reviews
But what surprised me most was that his coat…
8/5/2010 - As a first time dog owner I was surprised that one of the most confusing and difficult decisions I had to make about my dog was what to feed him! While I waited to hear from the shelter whether I would be approved to adopt the dog I applied for, I dove deeper into the research of everything involved in owning a dog. I read dozens of dog food labels, learned what to look for and what to avoid and compared prices. As a part-time employee at a movie theater I knew I couldn’t afford the best of the best but I was determined to do what I could. Eventually I settled on a popular brands “natural” formula, the price was a little high, but manageable and the ingredients were decent.
We brought Toby home and after a rough first couple weeks (bathroom issues with him, and an asthma flare up from my sister) we finally got settled in. He was doing well on the food I had chosen, but I was feeding him nearly double the recommended amount for his weight just to keep his hips from sticking out! He is very active, and part whippet so he is naturally thin but he was too thin. I eliminated any medical reason for his weight and determined it was his diet. I switched him to another brand with more meat but it made no difference. I asked around about dog foods and that’s when I heard about CANIDAE. I found the website, read up on it and it sounded great! I looked up stores in my area that sold it and went to check out the price. CANIDAE All Life Stages was significantly cheaper than what I was originally feeding him! I immediately made the switch.
The first thing I noticed was how much better the food smelled, which had to be a good sign! Soon after switching, Toby’s coat was even shinier than before, his breath was better and it wasn’t too long before his weight was under control and I was able to feed him less. But what surprised me most was that his coat, which I always thought was fine, was growing better. He has a long scar on his back, probably from getting stuck under a fence or something before he went to the shelter, and I have noticed that the fur around it is growing thicker and the scar is nearly covered, to really see it you have to part his fur.
I recommend CANIDAE to everyone! It is a great food, at a great price and I have never seen such great customer service from a company! I won’t be switching foods again! I also plan on opening a dog care business in the next few years and if I sell any dog food, it will be CANIDAE!
UPDATE 1/31/2001 - Since I wrote that review we have gotten a second dog. Normally, I wouldn’t write an update but this food worked wonders on his coat! When we took in this little chihuahua mix stray he had the roughest, most prickly coat I have ever felt on a chihuahua mix. We didn’t even want to pet him! After a couple weeks on CANIDAE you would have thought he was a different dog. Now he is soft and shiny! Not to mention he smells better and he eats enthusiastically!
They’ve been doing great on the food
8/9/2010 - I wanted you to know how much your help is appreciated by myself and the pups as well! Boston’s are awesome doggies – they are so entertaining!! They are big dogs trapped in a small body. My guy, Cash, after Johnny Cash (he is my ’man in black’) loves to do anything a larger dog would… but he even does it better. He fetches, swims, runs, hikes and play rough. Akayla, the chow-pit mix is a good little girl. She will be 9 this September. Both her knees have metal plates in ‘em because she tore her ACL on them both. The first surgery I had done at WSU (Washington State University) and wow, what an amazing veterinarian program they have. The second one was done about 3 years later at a vet in western Washington.
They’ve been doing great on the food for the past 3 years. Akayla, even with her 2 knee surgeries, continues to run, hike, swim and play. I know both my dogs’ healthy hair, skin, teeth and their ability to stay active in their older years is highly attributable to their CANIDAE meals.
I’ll never consider feeding anything else
8/10/2010 - We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the CANIDAE dog food line and the incredible support your company provides. We rescued Princess from a foster home three years ago. She was being fostered by a reputable Mastiff breeder who told us that he was feeding her CANIDAE All Life Stages formula and that it seemed to work well for her. When we got her home and fed her, it immediately became obvious how tasty it was to her!
Naturally, we bought a bag (even though neither of us had heard of your brand until then) and planned to do research to compare CANIDAE to other ‘high end’ dog food products we were more accustomed to buying. We knew that even if our research found a better product, we’d have to slowly introduce the new product to avoid stomach upset. Well, were we surprised to learn about the quality of the CANIDAE line! The impressive quality of the 100% natural ingredients IN the product (high-quality meat, coat conditioners, antioxidants, etc.) were strong enough to convince us, but the list of ingredients NOT in the product (corn, wheat , soy, grain fractions, or fillers) immediately put CANIDAE over the top!
We’ve told a lot of people about how pleased we are with your food, and Princess’ beautiful coat, lean torso, and energy prove that!
Thank you, too, for the support provided by your website. We realized that Princess is now between 7 and 8 years old and thought it was time to switch her over to the Platinum Senior/Overweight Formula. While we’ve had experience with switching brands with other dogs, we weren’t sure if the slow introduction of a new food within the same product line would have to be done. We went on canidae.com, clicked on “Ask A Veterinarian” under “Support” and posed the question. Within a few hours, we had a very friendly, helpful e-mail response! This type of support behind a product is hard to come by, but is most appreciated. We wish others could back up their products as well.
Thank YOU at CANIDAE for providing such a wholesome dog food line! I’ll never consider feeding anything else. We are very happy customers and will stick with CANIDAE! Keep up the good work and THANKS AGAIN!
Rick and Roberta W
Both started on CANIDAE 8 years ago
8/31/2010 - I have been feeding my greyhounds CANIDAE for 8 years now and they are doing well. My oldest dog, Carol [the brindle pictured upper right], is 15 years and 7 months old. I believe their longevity is due to the good food I feed them.
Josey [pictured left] is 13 years old and Bosque [pictured right bottom] is a baby at 4. Both Carol and Josey raced until 5 years of age. Both started on CANIDAE 8 years ago. I adopted Carol right off the track. Josey was in a foster home before I adopted her.
At their elderly age both still enjoy short walks and playing with toys. They both enjoy eating any treats I give to them.
Bosque only ran 8 races then was taken off the track. He was very scared at the beginning, but after a foster home and then my home he has calmed down. He will eat anything he can get, enjoys his toys and loves to walk. Bosque is a blood donor with Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank in Maryland.
Thanks for such a great dog food!
She acts like a puppy again!
9/9/2010 - I have three large breed dogs, a bullmastiff, chocolate lab and a bulldog mix. As an animal control officer, we talk about our pets, what we feed them and which products we use. One of our officers told me about CANIDAE, and how much healthier his allergy-prone pitbull was since being on your All Life Stages formula. I was having issues with my lab being overweight and having itchy, smelly, scaly skin problems. She weighted in at 98 pounds, which was not good for her joints or heart health.
In the winter of 2008 I decided to give CANIDAE a try and noticed right away all my dogs loved it, and it was easy to have them all on the same food from puppy to senior. Within a month my lab had dropped weight and her coat and skin looked great. After 3 months she was down to a healthy 75 pounds, and still maintains that girlish figure at 8 years old. She acts like a puppy again! Thanks for providing such a great product I can feel proud to feed my dogs. I suggest it every opportunity I get!
All of our 4 legged “kids” thrive on CANIDAE
9/15/10 - Our 4 dogs and 1 foster poochie are just like our children to us. Our dogs bring so much unconditional love and amusement into our lives, that of course we only want the very best for them. I discovered CANIDAE All Natural dog food about 3 years ago at Southern Agriculture here in Oklahoma. I read up about CANIDAE on the internet and found out it was a top rated dog food, so we made the change to CANIDAE. So for the last 3 years, the “kids” have been on the CANIDAE Chicken and Rice formula and they love it. My dogs love the taste, they have plenty of energy and their coats just shine.
We were buying a nationally advertised brand in the past at the grocery store, that I though was a good food, but CANIDAE just blew that brand out of the water. I will never go back, my dogs just thrive on the CANIDAE. The most obvious proof of this was with my little Bichon mix. Boomer had a typical problem that many white furred dogs have, which was unsightly red tear stains. I tried all kinds of products, including lotions, creams, powdered food additives and special shampoos to no avail. Nothing was working, so we just gave up.
Well after purchasing the CANIDAE for the nutrition and after all the dogs being on the CANIDAE for like 2 months, we discovered that the red stained fur we had trimmed off around Boomer’s eye and beard area, was now growing back stain free. We were amazed and so surprised by this. Needless to say Boomer and the rest of the gang will be staying with the CANIDAE. Thank you for a wonderful product and for being such a caring company. Boomer the Bichon mix, Itsy & Little Bit the Chihuahuas, Mikey the Pit Bull mix & Indy my foster Miniature Pincher all give CANIDAE 2 paws up and a bunch of wagging tails to boot.
Jeannie U. and “kids”
Broken Arrow, OK
We constantly get compliments on how shiny her coat is
9/17/10 - I am writing to let you know that we really enjoy using CANIDAE. Our two year old lab mix has thrived since we started it on her first birthday, and we constantly get compliments on how shiny her coat is and how “healthy” she looks. Thank you for such a wonderful product!
Dixie is a beautiful and sweet girl, and a good spokesdog for CANIDAE and rescues! We buy CANIDAE from a great local store here in Raleigh called Unleashed.
She just can’t wait for it to be opened
9/20/10 - Sirah is a 2 1/2 year old Golden Retriever. Her breeder recommended CANIDAE and every time we purchase a new bag this is what happens.
She is a sweetheart but you would almost think she was starving to death. It has become a big joke in our family when we purchase a new bag of food. She just can’t wait for it to be opened.
He loves it and his problems are now gone
9/21/10 - I’m sending you pics of Harley… He’s a race dog!
Harley is a Weimaraner and is 7 years old. We have wanted to try CANIDAE for some time now, but I could never find a store that stocked your product in Utah…. I finally found a pet store 30 miles from our home that sells CANIDAE. Harley has had a fidgety digestive system. I’ve tried 4 times changing his dog food throughout his years to find a food that suits him – all top quality foods bought through vets. When I put him on CANIDAE I could tell I wouldn’t have to change ever again. He loves it and his problems are now gone.
Thanks for your great dog food!
We’ve had much success and health
9/27/10 - Jake, my Norwegian Elk Hound mix, I call my rescue dog. He is now 14 years old and doing very well for his age. I’ve known him since birth, and he was my friend’s keeper from the litter.
But sadly, at 2-1/2 years old, they were moving and had given him away. I discovered this at their house one day when the new owner showed up complaining about getting along with him, and described his new life in a garage, alone. Jake came out of his vehicle, and had very little hair, and was stressed. Who says dogs don’t understand? I told Jake to get in my open car door if he wanted to go home with me. The new owner wasn’t happy, but Jake and I were.
I went to the local feed store and met a knowledgeable food rep who said ‘Holistic’, and suggested CANIDAE. We’ve had much success and health, so much so that I will not change brands. I use CANIDAE treats too. Jake adjusted quickly, with his sister that we already had. I believe my vet when they tell me Jake may live to be 17 to 19. And they don’t try to take me away from CANIDAE. There are several good pet foods out there, but CANIDAE has made Jake and Samantha healthy happy dogs.
I would have not written if I didn’t believe Jake and Samantha might not be in such great health for old dogs, if not for their 12 years eating CANIDAE. Constant questions from people on what I do for the dog to have such a great, full coat. Remember he was almost hairless at 2 1/2. Nothing special, just good food, and happy health, I answer. You can’t question success. Not one, two dogs.
Danish Dogs Discover CANIDAE at the World Dog Show in Herning, Denmark
10/13/10 - Luna and Dina, owned by Pia and Sofia stopped by the booth of Sø-Pet Dyrehandel, the CANIDAE distributor in Denmark, during the World Dog Show in Herning, Denmark.
Since then, Pia and Sofia have been feeding their dogs CANIDAE, who love the new food and have a beautiful coat.
Pia and Sofia sent in these great pictures to share. Pictured left is Luna, giving CANIDAE All Life Stages her enthusiastic approval, and pictured right is both Dina and Luna with owner Sofia.
Pia and Sofia
Exactly what Belle needed to help her on the road to recovery
10/15/10 - We have 3 dogs, Maddie, Bonnie [pictured left] and Belle. The first two are Boston Terriers and the last one is a mutt. For Bonnie, our smallest Boston, she used to throw up rather often. What prompted our switch, because the two Bostons were really doing quite fine on the other food, aside from the throwing up, was the fact that we acquired Belle, our token mutt
When my son brought her home she was a mess… flea and tick infested, pot belly (worms) and sparse hair. [Pictured right, before CANIDAE] Upon a trip to the vet, we found out she had mange, the noncontagious type. Thank God!!! We started her on treatments and I am very thankful we did.
I started reading up at this time about dog foods and how they are not all created equal. We were on a good dog food but not one that contained what we needed for a dog with a compromised immune system. I learned for a dog with strikes against them, as Belle had, that a quality dog food with a higher percentage of protein, among many other important ingredients, was exactly what Belle needed to help her on the road to recovery.
We started on CANIDAE immediately and this has probably been 3 years now, and all are thriving. Belle’s fur is completely in and beautiful [Belle pictured again above left with Maddie who is pictured alone on final picture on right]. Belle is shedding, which I laugh at, especially because we tried so hard to get hair to grow. They are active and happy and love their food. Also, another thing was Bonnie used to leave food… never leaves any now
I am so thankful I found this website and read up on CANIDAE and decided to give it a try. We use the CANIDAE ALS, as well as cans and Snap-Biscuits too!