Dog Food Reviews

Our dogs are very healthy

2011-03-114/11/2011 - We run a small but very active dachshund rescue and we feed only this dog food. We have really soft coats on our rescue dogs. Our dogs are very healthy, even the strays. Best of all, less poop to pick up! We go thru 2 of the 44lb bags a month… now have 14 dachshunds in rescue. Thanks again.
Karen M.

I only wish we had known about CANIDAE sooner

2011-05-035/3/2011 - I have attached some pictures of our Great Dane, Dez, for you to use along with our testimonial. I truly cannot praise our experience with your products enough! We were so happy with how well she does on the food, we even switched our treats to CANIDAE as well. The small Snap-Bits treats have been perfect for training, and she loves them! The large Snap-Biscuit treats fit perfectly in her toy to keep her occupied. We would spend any amount necessary to ensure she is well. Having adopted her from poor living conditions, her well being means the world to us, she is just a sweetheart, and deserves it. Finding this food has made such a huge difference, I really wanted others to know, and maybe help someone else. I only wish we had known about CANIDAE sooner.

Thank you again.

Shannon B.
Spencerport, NY

They love your product

2011-05-185/18/2011 - Just a quick “atta-boy” for you! I have two little dogs, a Chihuahua and a Pug/Dachshund mix, and they love your product. I will go out of my way to go to the nearest store to purchase it for them. We’ve got the Chihuahua’s peritonitis in control, and the Pug/Doxie is full of energy. The Chihuahua is Jordan, and the Pug/Doxie is Charlie.

Joelle J.

It is so nice to have found a dog food I can trust

2011-05-195/19/2011 - I just wanted to thank you for making such a great product! I have my Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix puppy, Alexi, on your Lamb and Rice formula (I want to keep her away from wheat, soy, and corn), and I couldn’t be happier. She seemed to get ill frequently on [another brand of] puppy formula her breeder started her on, and now that she is completely transitioned, she couldn’t be happier! I even tried a 1 pound sample bag of [another brand of] Lamb and Rice formula, and Alexi threw it up. 

It is so nice to have found a dog food I can trust. I buy both the dry and the wet Lamb and Rice formulas, and I’m encouraging other dog owners to switch their foods. Even other holistic brands don’t necessarily keep their formulas free of wheat, and I so appreciate finding a great premium food that is within my budget.

My parent’s dogs are on a prescription formula, and I keep trying to get my Mom to switch her babies off of that expensive junk food and onto your senior brand. I guess you can’t convert everyone…. On the other hand, I recently got a friend with a cat to switch to FELIDAE, as her cat is on chemotherapy and needed a premium food, and they said they saw their cat perk up a bit after starting the food.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making a great product that isn’t making my baby sick!

Allison P.
Los Angeles, CA

Both dogs eat CANIDAE and look fantastic

5/26/2011 - Nacho (German Shepherd mix, about 3 years old) was abandoned and showed up at my husband’s business in Southern California. He was skin and bones, and had been on the streets for quite a while. He stayed in Southern California for a couple of months before we got him home to Northern California. He has been with us a year2011-05-27d and a half now. I also have Saffy, my beloved 11 year old Lab mix. Both dogs eat CANIDAE and look fantastic.

2011-05-27bI like that I can feed both dogs the same food and both are at a healthy weight. They also love the Snap Biscuit treats!

I also have two cats (Abby, older female from animal shelter, and Leroy, younger male that someone dumped off in the field near our home). They both eat FELIDAE.

2011-05-27aIn addition, I raise pure bred chickens and I supplement their feed with FELIDAE. Many people ask me what I feed my birds because they look so good. They are large breeds of chicken and benefit from the animal protein in FELIDAE.

Here are some of the chickens that get FELIDAE treats. These are called Buff Orpingtons.

Linda H.
Roseville, CA

He loves it and we love CANIDAE

2011-05-305/30/2011 - I have a 5 year old Golden Retriever who had chronic ear infections, dry flaky coat, and anal problems. After 6 months of vet visits, my doctor finally said to take him (Cashie) off of the food I was feeding him, all treats, grains, chicken and lamb kibble. So we started him on CANIDAE Grain Free Salmon [now named CANIDAE Grain Free pureSEA™], then every other month switched him to another flavor of your grain free formulas. After about another 6 months, I noticed his ears were clearing, his coat was shiny and flake free, and he stopped his “scooting.”

No more monthly visits to the vet.

We have had him on your grain free product for over two years now, and he is completely clear of all allergies, ear and anal problems. He is also far more fluent in his running. He was just about immobilized with arthritis in his back knees. He always smells like a fresh clean dog, even between quarterly trips to the groomer. I can’t help but feel this is due to the purity of your product. Yes, he gets some treats, but mostly apples and fresh carrots.

I recommend your product to anyone who wants to have a happy, healthy, active, clear eyed dog. And he just inhales the food! He loves it and we love CANIDAE. Thank you to you and your team of animal nutritionists who obviously care about the animals they are feeding across the world.

PS: I have attached my favorite photo of my handsome guy doing what he loves best… tunneling in freshly fallen snow!

Judy L.
Lake Tahoe, CA

Thank you for your wonderful product

2011-05-315/31/2011 - We have two beautiful Golden Retriever brothers, Chevy and Hemi, that are seven years old. They have been fed CANIDAE All Life Stages since we brought them home at 9 weeks old. They thrive and do not have issues that other owners have had. They love their food and usually try convice us we didn’t give them enough. We have a new Australian Shepherd, Cody, that is doing wonderfully on CANIDAE also. His coat just shines. He loves his CANIDAE food. Thank you for your wonderful product.
Laura K.
Palmyra, WI

CANIDAE saved my dog’s life

2011-06-216/20/2011 - I have a maltipoo named Princess. She is still new to the family (2 months since she was rescued from a kill shelter). I tried all different kinds of food and she would not eat anything, and got very sick.

Ever since I tried CANIDAE All Life Stages, she devours her food and is a healthy 12 lb dog. I feel that CANIDAE saved my dog’s life.

She gets along great with the family and loves to cuddle with her mommy (me). She also loves to watch other dogs on TV.


They love the food and scarf every last bite!

2011-07-057/5/2011 - We have 3 Yellow Labrador Retrievers: Rusty 9, Lola 7 and Casey 5. Although everyone mistakes them for triplets, they’ve all been adopted from different local shelters. We are celebrities in our neighborhood because of their looks, and we simply cannot go anywhere in public without getting attention (which they love!!).

We switched to CANIDAE All Life Stages a couple of years ago from another dog food and loved the change. We’ve done a ton of research on dog food and we love the healthy ingredients your food provides our dogs (without breaking the bank!). Our older lab Rusty gained a bit of weight over the last couple of years, so about 8 months ago we switched all 3 of our dogs over to the CANIDAE PLATINUM. Over the course of a few months he lost 15 pounds and has been maintaining a healthy weight ever since. They love the food and scarf every last bite!

Thanks for making such a healthy product that we feel good about feeding!

Jodi C.
Lake Tapps, WA

We get a lot of compliments on their shiny fur

2011-07-27a 2011-07-27b7/27/2011 - My two boys (Raven- 3 year old Lab, and Shadow- 1 year old rescue Lab mix) love your food. Raven is highly allergic to grains and poultry but does really well on your CANIDAE Grain Free pureSEA.

I’m attaching a picture of my two boys to say thank you for caring about the well being of our family members. We do get a lot of compliments on their shiny fur. People always ask me what I use to make their fur so shiny and I don’t use anything, just watch what they eat. Raven had a terrible time with his dog food at first until we figured out that chicken and grains triggered his allergies (ear infections, dandruff, itchy skin, diarrhea, vomiting, etc.).

I had him on several other holistic and grain free foods, but they also caused problems. Then I tried the CANIDAE and he has been doing wonderfully on that. When I took Shadow in last year, I started him on CANIDAE too. They are both very happy pups. Thank you for making a food that can be trusted.

Elke W.
Beloit, WI

You have a satisfied customer for life

2011-08-02a8/2/2011 - Thank you so much for producing such a great product for our beloved four-legged family members. My husband and I have four babies… actually quite the crowd. We own two Great Danes (Athena and Zeus) who are one year old and eight months old. As you can imagine, they can be quite entertaining. I want to tell you about our struggles with our female Great Dane. Athena can be considered the definition of a “finicky eater.” When she was a puppy, we tried at least 10 different brands of food, and could not find anything she would eat. She was underweight and had dry flaking skin due to poor nutrition.

2011-08-02bMy husband and I found CANIDAE All Life Stages Four Meat dog food at a local pet store, and tried it. We had tried everything else at this point; we were willing to do anything. Surprisingly enough, as soon as we poured the food in her bowl, she started eating and ate her ENTIRE bowl! This was a first for her! Not only do our dogs love this food, it is affordable and has great quality ingredients. You can only expect the best from CANIDAE. Our dogs love the taste of chicken, turkey, lamb, and fish; but they get the benefit of vitamins and minerals for superior health and coats. And better yet… NO FILLERS! It is hard to find an affordable dog food without corn being in the top ingredients!

Recently we found out that the pet store we purchase CANIDAE from is going to quit carrying your product because they are switching store names. All of their CANIDAE customers have already informed them they will be losing a lot of business. I know they will be losing my business, because I will do whatever it takes to make sure my babies only get the best! It may mean we will have to drive a little further, but that is okay by me. With two growing Great Danes, we go through 140 pounds of dog food in a month, so it is best we buy in bulk anyway!!

Again, thank you for such a great quality dog food! You have a satisfied customer for life. Our dogs are not just pets to us; they are loved members of our family. And for that reason, I am thankful to have found CANIDAE dog food!

Erin W.

Very impressed with the ingredients

2011-08-088/8/2011 - I feed my 2-year-old male German Shepherd CANIDAE dog food (All Life Stages). I love it, and he loves it. I have been very impressed with the ingredients in the dog food, and I did my research in deciding what to feed my dog. We get lots of comments about his coat, in particular, and I think his coat looks great in part because of the CANIDAE food that we feed him. I want to thank you for producing a great quality dog food at a reasonable price.

Gary R.