Dog Food Reviews

I see more shine to their coats, and their appetites are greatly enhanced by the CANIDAE

I have recently tried your CANIDAE dog food, after nearly 3 years of exclusive use of Innova. While the Innova has always been a favourite of my dogs, and they are in spectacular condition and have wonderful coats and skin, a recently born litter of puppies has not done well when weaned onto Innova. They experienced severe diarrhea and were not gaining weight as expected. Fecal exam showed no parasites, and my vet suggested I try a different food. After 4 days on CANIDAE, the puppies are having normal stool (both volume and consistency) and have started gaining weight. Already I see more shine to their coats, and their appetites are greatly enhanced by the CANIDAE. They can’t wait for their meals, and are starting to demand their 4 daily meals well in advance of their usual time schedule. At 8 weeks of age, these puppies are thriving on the CANIDAE. I am so pleased with the results with my puppies, I intend to try CANIDAE with my adults next, starting them today on a mixture of CANIDAE and Innova for a few days, gradually working them over to nothing but CANIDAE. If the dogs maintain their already great coat and skin condition, I will switch permanently to CANIDAE, since it is certainly a more economical product that Innova (in my area of Canada, 40 LB of CANIDAE is $46.49, while 33 1/2 pounds of Innova is $52.49)

My question is….do you have a Breeder Program which provides “Puppy Packs” with food samples and brochures, to go home with new puppies. I like to provide at least a few days worth of food to each new puppy purchaser that goes home with their puppy, along with information about the food the puppies are accustomed to. CANIDAE is relatively unknown to most pet owners, and is available in only a few select specialty dog food supply stores in this area. I want to be sure that the new owners will carry on with the CANIDAE and give them ample information and supply of food to get them started and encourage them to continue to use CANIDAE for their new puppy. If I can send each puppy home with a couple of “sample” bags and brochures on the product, that will be a good start. Please let me know if you have such a program in place, and how I may join it.

I purchase my dog food from Pet Fare, in Langley, B.C. They carry predominately natural foods like CANIDAE, Solid Gold, Innova and California Natural. The store has a very limited number of samples available for me to take for this litter of 6 puppies who will be going to their new homes in the next couple of weeks.

Thank you.
Cherri T.

Hey there, CANIDAE!!!

I am a graduate of Cornell University, and I currently teach dog training classes, and work PT as a veterinary assistant – yes, because of my love of dogs. I am also one of those people that care immensely about what my dogs eat.

I have always fed my dogs (currently 3 Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs and a Chihuahua named “Dot-Com”) Wysong for many years, but search for the dogfood that I might be happier with. I have been mixing the Wysong with Innova the past 6 months, and while I am happy with it, the Innova is just too costly for over 400 pounds worth of dogs in this house… and Dot-Com turns her nose up at it to boot…

I recently read the Top Ten (dogfood) Picks article from last year’s Whole Dog Journal, and was immediately drawn to the ingredients list of CANIDAE. The write up on the product seemed to support exactly what I was looking for
in a food – one that would optimize the sheen on my Swissys’ black coats…as well as provide the probiotics that has kept me with Wysong, the digestive enzymes that I was looking for, the flax, the herbs, good Omega balance, reasonable protein levels… Wow, it was all there. The frosting on the cake was the reasonable price that would allow me to feed all my dogs one
food economically!

Okay <sigh> for the first time in 20 years, I am switching the dogs in my home completely off Wysong, and over to CANIDAE! Not a step I would take lightly! In just a few weeks of mixing it with Wysong/Innova mix, I actually see a coat quality and shedding difference! Even though I was already feeding what my research led me to believe was the best dry foods available… Please, CANIDAE, don’t change a thing!!! I hope to switch to CANIDAE because of the tremendous quality…because of the tremendous price. Stay there, CANIDAE!!! I am impressed, and I don’t impress easily! REPEAT – DO NOT CHANGE A THING!

Gee, do you offer any sample, coupon, or informational programs? I see about 30-50 dogs per week in my obedience training classes…I’d like literature (and samples????) to pass along if this is something you offer. With your quality at that price, I bet I can do a good job promoting CANIDAE, and help out people that end up flooded by the number of foods out there right now.

Marlene W.
Poestenkill, NY


tessAlthough I am finding this hard to believe, my basset Tess’s coat has improved dramatically after switching to your food just two weeks ago. Seems too soon for results like this, but I can’t attribute it to anything else.When I adopted her two and half years ago her coat was dull and ropey. After feeding her Hund-n-Flocken and derm caps for two years her coat improved, but the improvement in the past two weeks has been astounding. When are you going to put a likeness of Casey on your packaging? Bassets make great marketing mascots if you ask me! Thanks for making such a great product. Tess loves it, by the way. Of course, she’d rather eat people food, but she seems to relish CANIDAE far more than the H-n-F. 

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6 Weeks On CANIDAE and Her Coat Is Beautiful!!!

My Golden Retriever Roxy, was having a terrible time fighting Giarrardia and not in good condition. I couldn’t get her to gain weight even after treatment. 6 weeks on CANIDAE and her coat is beautiful and her body condition great! she will go back in the ring in two weeks and I hope for the win. Here is her picture.

Thank you for a wonderful product.
Beth T.


I have a Chow/Golden Retriever dog that has been bothered by skin allergies since I received her at 6 weeks of age. In the past year, after several dog foods and lots of vet visits, your brand of dog food was recommended. I bought a 20# bag a week ago and can already see an improvement. She is no longer scratching and chewing on herself. I will continue to use your product for her and thanks for producing a dog food that she had tolerate.


100% Satisfied

We were introduced to your dog food in January 2000 when we purchased our Great Dane. With this particular breed you must be careful what you feed them. We have had several breeds of dogs over the years (we usually have no less than 2 – 3 in the house at once) and we have tried a multitude of dog food diets. Well….we are sticking with CANIDAE! In all our years of owning, breeding and showing dogs, not once were we 100% satisfied with a dog food – UNTIL NOW. I will never use anything else but CANIDAE for our dogs and I recommend it to every dog owner I know. In fact, I have given several large “ziplock” bags away to family and friends who have dogs (I even sent some by mail). They have all switched! The coat problems that they were encountering have disappeared, the dogs produce much less stool (a bonus come clean up hour) and the dogs love the taste. Our dogs have their dishes cleaned up within 2 minutes! Thank you for developing such a superior product.

Sandy C.

The difference in his coat is so drastic

I first found out about CANIDAE a few months ago from your web site. When I seen the list holistic ingredients and all the additional supplements for skin and coat and digestive enzymes, I immediately emailed you to find out when and if this food will ever be available in my area. After a few months, I got the email informing me that it is now available in my area (Eastern Ontario – Canada). So with out hesitation I switched my dog (a purebred German Shepherd male) to CANIDAE from another super premium food. My dog has been on CANIDAE for three weeks and even in that short of a time, the difference in his coat is so drastic that unless I seen it with my own eyes, I would not believe it was possible to have that kind of improvement in a short time. I can hardly wait to see the difference in a couple of months. Its not just his coat. His overall appearance and energy level has improved and he loves the taste.

Thanks for a truly remarkable dog food and for offering it at a reasonable price compared to some other holistic type dog foods. I will be recommending CANIDAE to as many people as I can. That should not be hard to do. I have already had people ask me what I feed him after they have remarked on the excellent condition of his coat.

Thank You

Thank you for a great product

I just had to comment on your excellent food.

My shetland sheepdog puppy, Sparky, was getting flaky skin and a dry coat. I’m familiar with the effects of diet on outside health, and knew I had to change something. I was also tired of mixing in an extra supplement, that cost a bundle.

Then, CANIDAE was recommended, and I checked out your web site. Your food has EVERYTHING I’ve wanted in a dog food, plus I simply adore the fact that all the ingredients are human-grade. I didn’t like the idea of feeding my dogs sub-quality meats, or food made water “sufficient for processing”. These animals are my friends, why would I want to feed them something I wouldn’t even dream of eating myself?

Well, within two weeks of starting my pup on CANIDAE, I’m sold. His coat simply glistens, and his skin is wonderfully pink and healthy. His coat has grown in more thick, and much softer. His stools are regular, small, and firm. He’s just the picture of health. I was so impressed, that I decided to switch my other two dogs, a miniature and a toy poodle, to CANIDAE. Paco, our miniature, especially could benefit. He has suffered from hot spots and skin problems for years. His coat around his stomach, and on his rump, is permanently (until fresh coat grows in, without the licking) dyed a reddish brown, from the saliva and constant licking. He seems better, and he’s only really been on it for a few weeks. He munches the kibble right up (previously he was fed only canned food his whole life) and this is the only kibble that our toy poodle will even start to eat. I’m just totally impressed, and recommend your food to anyone who asks.

It’s so hard to find decent food for my dogs nowadays; Don’t change a thing! And thank you for a great product.

Kallie T.

Your food has turned out to be cost effective and nutritious, as well as satisfying.

rikiJust wanted to let you know how pleased I am with CANIDAE. I feed raw food in the evening and kibble in the morning. Riki is 1-1/2 yr old German Shepherd I am training in Search and Rescue. She LOVES her raw food meal, and on her previous high quality natural commercial food I was previously feeding would often fail to eat her morning meal. Not a good thing in a dog that may have to go out and perform some arduous work before the evening meal. We actually had an instance of exercise induced hypoglycemia which my vet said skipping meals may have contributed too. I need to feed a kibble because I can’t carry a refrigerator out on a mission with me now can I?

When I leave for work in the morning Riki often gets a meaty bone, or a Kong stuffed with peanut butter. She likes your food so much she will lick the Kong or bone a couple of times and then gobble up her kibble before returning to her bone! Her weight has improved and we have even managed to get a little body fat on her!!!! Her coat and muscle are fabulous. Of course her eyes sparkle with mischief, and she is FULL of energy for play and training.

Your food has turned out to be cost effective and nutritious, as well as satisfying. Thanks for a GREAT product and the answer to my problems.

Patricia R. and Riki


I have owned and bred Bernese Mountain Dogs for years. Two months ago, a fellow breeder recently introduced me to CANIDAE. She knew I had been cooking for my dogs because I didn’t think they were getting the proper nutrients from their commercial food. With CANIDAE, I don’t need to add anything. One of my dogs is a six-year-old spayed Berner who has always had a rather dry coat. With CANIDAE, her coat has now developed a lustrous sheen. When I walk my dogs, neighbors stop me and ask what I feed them.

Thanks so much
Jean S.
Centennial, Colorado

I know my dogs will live a lot healthier life on CANIDAE

The Jasper family wants to thank you very much for having available the most natural foods in CANIDAE, we take along with our daily foods, great vitamins and when I noticed that the ingredients in our dogs menu, I was surprised to see they are taking as much vitamins as we do and even more. This is great I said to my husband, no more over the counter vitamins for Duke & Dharma, they have everything they need plus a great deal more. Our dogs are very healthy and have always been groomed as well as we are, now that they are eating CANIDAE which I want to say they just love it, (seconds please). They are even more vibrant, thanks to your table of contents, they just received their first gourmet Snap-Biscuits, what a treat, I have to hide the bag, when they hear me open it they come running, this is my way of saying again, thank you so very much, I know my dogs will live a lot healthier life on CANIDAE.

Ps. Duke & Dharma says bowl lick-in good!!
Steven & Glenda J.

My dogs have had amazing results from eating CANIDAE Dog Food.

xury2.1About a year ago, I noticed that my two GSDs (Sarah and Beatrice) were itchy, and that Sarah’s coat was not what I thought it should be… rough, brittle and dry. I decided to change our dog food. I saw an article in the Whole Dog Journal that listed what they thought were the top 10 dog foods, and called the top five or six companies on the list, asking for samples. I received three or four samples, and I put them down in front of my dogs. Both immediately went for the CANIDAE, so I figured it was a good bet. We switched.

This winter, Sarah has the most MAGNIFICENT coat you could want for a girl. Beatrice has never been a slouch in the coat department, and she looks as wonderful as she ever has, but without any itchiness. Neither girl scratches any more.

For the past six months, I have been fostering dogs for San Francisco Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue ( In late December, I was asked to foster Xury, an 18-24 month old female who had been hit by a car a couple of weeks earlier. She was malnourished, mangy, and in pain from a broken femur, but with the most beautiful personality you would want in a dog. I said absolutely yes. She was pulled from the shelter by a couple who kept her for a few days until the vet could take care of her leg (this of course happened over the New Year.) When they bathed her, her fur broke off due to its horrible condition. She was in a very sorry state.

The vet operated on her leg, and set the femur, and she came home with me. The couple who had her between the shelter and the vet told me she was a picky eater, and all they could find that she would eat was Pedigree canned food on Waverly Wafers. I was prepared to cook for this dog, because I figured that chicken and rice was infinitely better than Pedigree and crackers. I tried the CANIDAE first (hoping for the easy way out, not having to cook) and she LOVES it. She eats willingly and with gusto. I am feeding her the kibble only, since it has more calories per ounce than the kibble/canned mixture I feed my other dogs. Xury needs all the help she can get, calorie-wise.

sarah1.1Xury has been here for about a month now. Her fur is no longer breaking off, and it has a sheen to it (even the vet noticed the change on a return visit). She has gained 4 pounds, and her backbone and ribs are slowly receding. They had sharp edges on them when she came here. She is spunky, and active and full of mischief, and she still eats her CANIDAE willingly and with gusto. Her transformation to date has been amazing.

I was telling my trainer that I thought the CANIDAE had made this transformation possible, and she asked if I had told you yet. I hadn’t, but I HAVE told everybody that will listen.

Thank you,
Elaine S.