Dog Food Reviews
Couldn’t be more excited for the arrival of my CANIDAE Dog Food
8/31/2009 – 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.
The results after one month spoke for themselves
10/25/2009 – 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.
The 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!
Maverick’s Story: The Upset Tummy
10/30/2009 – 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.
He Was Offered CANIDAE and Has Done Wonderful Ever Since
11/30/2009 – Stewart was rescued from horrible conditions when he was 8 weeks old. He was living in filthy conditions and not being taken care of. He was found almost lifeless, his gums and tongue were white, he was covered in fleas. When I picked him up cockroaches scattered (they had been eating his hair). I took him straight to my wonderful vet, who removed most of the fleas, instructed me on how to care for him to help build him back-up and wished me luck, advising the next 48 hours would be crucial to his survival. That was 5 years ago!
Once he could eat dog food, he was offered CANIDAE and has done wonderful ever since. He still has some health issues, but nothing that slows him down. We were unable to get CANIDAE temporarily and had to rely on a popular brand of dog food the vet carried. Every one of our 7 dogs ended up with skin and hair issues. Within 2 weeks of being back on CANIDAE they cleared up.
Thank You CANIDAE!
It’s Given Us a Second Chance With Our Beloved Hines
12/7/2009 – This is Hines. He is a 6-year-old Rottweiler. Hines was diagnosed with Diabetes on November 8th, 2008. At that time, he was eating a so called “premium” dog food. He weighed 126 pounds and his blood sugar was 493. Since he also has a sensitive stomach, our vet told us not to change his dog food, we would adjust his insulin accordingly. After several months of blood sugars in the 400 to 500 range and getting 38 units of NPH insulin twice a day, which we were still increasing, I decided I needed to make a change. I needed to get his diabetes under control, not only for his health but for his eyesight. Cataracts are a major complication of Diabetes. It’s not a matter of if they get them, but when. The longer their numbers are over 200, the sooner they will develop cataracts. I spent countless hours researching Canine Diabetes and dog food. I settled on CANIDAE Lamb & Rice, for 2 reasons. The first one was the quality, the second was the price. It’s extremely expensive taking care of a diabetic pet. I’m happy to report that Hines has been on CANIDAE Lamb & Rice since February 21, 2009. His blood sugars are staying steady in the mid 100 range, his weight is great and his coat is beautiful. He used to vomit at least twice a week. Now he very rarely does, and that’s only when he’s bad and gets in the mulch. Unfortunately, his eyes are getting a little cloudy, but I know that we are doing everything that we can to take the best care of him. With the high quality of CANIDAE, I’m able to feed him less than the other foods, and I’ve been able to decrease his insulin to 24 units twice a day, which saves us a lot of money. At his last check up his vet was extremely pleased. I make sure I tell everybody about CANIDAE food, and how it’s given us a second chance with our beloved Hines.
She is growing her hair faster and looks much better
12/14/2009 – I’m sending this picture of Ruby, me and my husband rescued her 5 months ago from a horrible situation. She had been abandoned in a barn somewhere in Colorado. She was pregnant, emaciated, with worms and no hair at all. She was basically a wild dog. She was living with another one that we supposed was her mom. She is a Australian Cattle dog, or Red Heeler. She has came a long way now, she is better with people and loves to play with other dogs. I just started her on CANIDAE Grain Free Salmon a month ago and I’m so happy because she has really bad food allergies and her hair grew super slow. So now thanks to the 40% protein in CANIDAE Grain Free Salmon she is growing her hair faster and looks much better! I bought this bag of food today and she was ready to eat (that’s why she is taring at it). She has a coat, not because I like fashion but because we live in Fraser, Colorado 1-1/2 hours from Denver in the valley at more than 8000 feet, so it gets super cold. It’s been snowing really hard! So since she has no hair on her belly she needs protection!!! I hope you enjoy this picture, and thanks more making such a good food!!!
I have tried others, but nothing beats CANIDAE
1/4/2010 – This is Pooka our Rottweiler/Mastiff mix. She is three years old now and has been on CANIDAE since I got her at 3 months old. She never lets me forget it’s time for “supper”.
CANIDAE is the BEST dog food! I have tried others, but nothing beats CANIDAE. I also have a 3 year old Great Dane/Mastiff mix and a 10 year old SharPei mix; they are also from rescues. (I am now banned from Petfinder! LOL!) They also eat CANIDAE and thrive on it.
I always get compliments on how great their coats look. They are all sooooo healthy! Also another HUGE plus is the clean-up! With three BIG dogs… the less pooty the better!!
I also buy the canned CANIDAE. I take small scoops of it and freeze it. They make great dog treats! I tell everyone I know about CANIDAE! Thanks for making such a great dog food!!
CANIDAE allowed a little lost soul to regain her physical strength
1/11/2010 – Thank you CANIDAE from the bottom of my heart. Mae: Advanced Obedience, 90 per cent Agility and 18 months of abuse! It is my great delight to offer a new life to Mae, the abused Border Collie, who I adopted in 2006. I cannot take all the credit. I did extensive research of all pet foods available to me and was proud of myself for knowing enough about nutrition to choose CANIDAE. CANIDAE allowed a little lost soul to regain her physical strength and now she shows a renewed confidence in her appearance. In so doing her mind grew! With your help I will continually strive to motivate Mae, and in reality, she will motivate me to be the best that I can be.
Thank you again,
Ryan spoke so highly of your dog food I decided to try it
I have been working and training my new German Shorthaired Pointer puppy with Ryan Byler. Ryan introduced me to your dog food and I have been feeding it to my puppy Gunner and he loves it! I’m new to California and it was nice to find out about your product. I was feeding him [another brand] because it was what I could find and I trusted the name. Ryan spoke so highly of your dog food I decided to try it. My dog Gunner really likes it and the quality seems great! I attached a recent picture of Gunner on point. He is now 13 weeks old and showing signs of great hunting instincts.
[Please see Ryan Byler’s story in our Special Achievers section.]
Duke is fit and trim and full of energy!
Duke has been with us since he was 9 weeks old. Today is his 16 month birthday. We received him from a breeder in Clinton, NY called Eli-Brook Breeders. Duke is as playful as he is good looking. I really am sincere when I say he does not have a mean bone in his 80 lb. body. Duke’s favorite games are retrieving softballs, Frisbees and various hunting toys. Although I do not hunt, I’ve been told his large paws, strong shoulders and soft mouth would make him an ideal hunting partner. Our 14 year old son and 13 year old daughter really enjoy him and are developing life long memories with him each and every day! Between your healthy food and the lake, Duke is fit and trim and full of energy!
Mark W., Auburn, NY
Myloh is now a happy healthy dog
1/25/2010 – After a stay with a local animal rescue organization, Myloh joined our family in February of last year. The first few months, she continued to eat the store brand dog food that the rescue had been feeding her. Her shedding and digestive problems, however, were very unpleasant and very uncomfortable for her. After doing research on dog food brands, we switched to CANIDAE and the result has been amazing! Myloh is now a happy healthy dog with little shedding and no traces of her previous digestive problems.
Today he is doing very well, and loves his CANIDAE dog food
This is a picture of Neko, our CANIDAE dog. He is going to be 12 years old in August and in response to food allergies has been on CANIDAE Lamb and Rice for four years. Last Spring he came down with leg cancer and, as you can see, had his right front leg removed. Today he is doing very well, and loves his CANIDAE dog food.
Neko was adopted as a puppy from the Animal Shelter in Jackson, Michigan in October of 1998. He is officially listed on his dog license application as “Rottweiler Mix.” (I would surmise Rottweiler, Doberman, and Lab.). He weighs 80 pounds. He is always on a line. He does not roam free. He liked to go for walks, (primarily before he lost his leg), but still loves to go for rides in the conversion van, and as the picture depicts, loves to go rafting in the Summer. He is in remarkably good shape and continues to be, even though the average dog now has a leg up on him. It was because he was in such good shape that the veterinarian felt he was a candidate for the surgery last Spring that saved his life.