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Canidae Pet Foods

Canidae Pet Foods
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Overall Satisfaction Rating 4.48/5
  • 5 stars
    1038
  • 4 stars
    120
  • 3 stars
    35
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    31
  • 1 stars
    101
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CANIDAE is pet food made by pet people. We use the same ingredients we want for our own pets to make our foods. From working hard to form relationships with the farmers and ranchers that supply ingredients, to opening our own facility to cook the food—we’re dedicated to providing the best nutrition possible for the beloved dogs and cats that enrich our lives in so many ways. Sensitivities, picky dogs, multi-pet households, or healthy food on a budget, CANIDAE has your solution!

BOTTOM LINE

Candidae pet foods feature hearty animal protein for dogs and cats. Products are easy to find, and some retailers offer frequent-buyer rewards programs.

PROS

  • High-protein formulas
  • Grain-free options
  • Meat or fish as first ingredients

CONS

  • Pricey
  • Few sensitive diet options

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Rated with 5 stars
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… I highly recommend Canidae to anyone searching for that "perfect" food that promotes a healthy, trim, and youthful dog. If you would like a video of what he looks like, I would be happy to share.

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Rated with 4 stars
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About 2 months ago I switched my dogs… They both were having some GI issues and I read that Canidae Single Protein is easier on their systems. Both dogs LOVE the food. My elder dog eats her half cup in the morning…

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: Feb. 4, 2020

I recommend this dog food to anyone wanting to find a high quality food that includes healthy and wholesome grains. My Labrador started out on Iams and was miserably gassy all day long unable to digest the corn they use. I did a lot of research and decided to try Canidae multi protein formula. I was impressed with all of the ingredients that includes heart healthy oatmeal instead of corn and the best part is my dog loves it! After eliminating the corn his gassy misery disappeared. I also recommend Canidae's treats as well. He loves them all! Thank you Canidae for a quality wholesome product!

14 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 4, 2019

We have been feeding our almost 11 year old German Shepherd Canidae dog food since he was a puppy. People can't believe that he is almost 11 years old because he looks amazing and has energy of a puppy, STILL. Malachi's coat has always been beautiful and we feel like his dog food has helped tremendously in keeping him youthful. We have started using Canidae wet dog food mixed in with his kibbles and he LOVES being fed all of the different varieties he is given. If there was ever a dog that would promote Canidae's line of foods, Malachi should would be that dog. I highly recommend Canidae to anyone searching for that "perfect" food that promotes a healthy, trim, and youthful dog. If you would like a video of what he looks like, I would be happy to share.

Matthew and Jessica

10 people found this review helpful

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    Rated with 4 stars
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    Original review: Oct. 16, 2019

    About 2 months ago I switched my dogs (11 years and 4.5 months) from Taste of the Wild to the Canidae All Life Stages Singe Protein food to help both of them digest and process food easier. They both we’re having some GI issues and I read that Canidae Single Protein is easier on their systems. Both dogs LOVE the food. My elder dog eats her half cup in the morning but paws her food bowl the entire day acting like she’s starving. She has now started sleeping by her food bowl in hopes for more food. She has always been fed a 1/2 cup for her size/weight with no issues. Actually, I had to do 1/4 food 1/4 green beans at one point to help her lose weight. The food seems great but I’m not sure why my elder dog is SO hungry after eating her normal amount.

    14 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 25, 2020

    I have used this brand for a solid year and then in April, I noticed the first changes. Specifically, the quality of the milled food pellets. There was a ton of "dust" or meal that was in the food that was not formed into a pellet. This would become mush in the bowls and is indicative of poor quality production--this was not the case before. I let it slide thinking it was an oops. Next shipment, same problem and then my dogs started turning up their noses, but would eat in the p.m. as they were hungry. They started having loose bowels and discoloration. However, this continued and investigated in the dog show community and found out that this was not isolated to me and that some dogs were even experiencing vomiting. Scrolling down this thread, you will see the same and I don't know these poeple. Don't know if it is a formula or source change, but it is not the original from a year ago.

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 31, 2020

    I recently purchased a bag of this Grain Free dog food from a Petco. I typically feed my 8 yr old Australian Shepard Taste of the Wild, but I had heard good things about Canidae dog food over the years, and as this bag was on sale I decided to try it (I mixed it with some TotW she was finishing). Selkie turned up her nose at it for 24 hours before she tried it. Within 12 hours she was vomiting. I thought it might have been the heat (it was during a hot spell in July), so I continued with the Canidae/TotW. The next day, same thing. Gave it one more day, but by then her bile was bright yellow with red flecks. Fasted her for a day, gave her Dr Marty's raw food to allow her stomach to heal, and she's well again; no vomiting for the last 48 hours. After reading some reviews here where other pet owners have reported similar issues, I see why Petco had the food clearanced! Guess I'll be sticking with Taste of the Wild!

    2 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 2 stars
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    Original review: July 8, 2020

    Six months ago my 13 year old Shih Tzu experienced severe diarrhea and vomiting for about a month before I realized she must have developed a sensitivity to the food she had been eating for years! Her blood and stool samples came back normal so I switched her to Canidae Pure Senior Recipe Limited Ingredient Grain Free dog food. She was fine, doing really well with no further episodes until now, 6 months after eating only Canidae and nothing else. I don't know what happened?? She is now experiencing the exact same symptoms as last time. She is fine when I feed her brown rice, cottage cheese and chicken broth, but I'm scared to try putting her back on Canidae for fear of the cycle happening all over again. Each bag I've bought has been on Amazon and not until now has there been an issue. Nothing has changed unless the formula of the food has changed?? I'm so disappointed, I thought I found a solution.

    3 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 3, 2020

    After doing a great deal of research, I decided to feed my puppy Canidae Ancestral Raw food. The results were fantastic. His coat was like glistening black velvet. His energy levels were off the charts. Everything about him was excellent. People would literally stop us when walking down the street to inquire about his breed, if I was planning on breeding him, what am I feeding him etc. My baby is just a a beautiful specimen to behold, and full of life, energy, and personality. I attribute this all to Canidae’s Ancestral Raw dog food.

    Unfortunately, something has drastically changed with either their formulation, or there’s been some tampering with their supplier, because the food is now causing my dog to be sick. He’s lethargic. He’s experiencing hot spots, explosive diarrhea, excessive itching, and seems very reluctant to eat the food. It literally takes him all day to eat his serving from breakfast. I purchase Farmhouse dog food from Dollar Tree because the morsels are large enough for his large Starmark dispensing ball, and he prefers to eat this instead of the Ancestral Raw, which has never happened before. At first I thought perhaps he’d acquired a taste for the cheap food instead or maybe he preferred eating food from the treat ball, so I put the Ancestral Raw in the treat ball. He didn’t touch the ball. He wanted nothing to do with the ball or the food inside. It’s definitely the food.

    I’m not sure what Canidae has done. But it’s altered the food to the point where I’m hesitant to feed him any of their other brands. If I can’t trust the quality of the ingredients of an $85 bag of food, why would I trust the cheaper brands from the company. I’ve purchased a small bag of Orijean, Taste of the Wild, and Wellness Core Rawrev to see which he prefers. I’m done with Canidae.

    2 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 2 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 11, 2020

    I’ve been feeding this product of dog food for the last couple years now and I’ve had great results. Coats gleaming, better health, even more energy in my dogs. To me the expensive cost of this food was worth what I got in return. But recently in the last 15 days, this last bag of dog food I bought, things have been different for my dogs. Not only is one throwing up nonstop but the others have started and there’s a total of four dogs. They have even rejected eating the food, staring at it, moving it with their nose then walking away from bowls.

    Even my 4 pound Pomeranian who Gobbles everything in front of her is refusing to eat. Normally my dogs cannot sit still to get their face and their bowls when it’s feeding time. But now they’ll finally eat after half a day goes by as if because it’s all that they have and theyre hungry. But as of the last few weeks there’s nonstop throwing up, Hesitant and refusing to eat their food and even excess urine visits.

    Does anybody know of a recall Or does anybody know of attorney that is on this to figure out what is going on because I still have half a bag batch that can be tested? I would normally talk highly of this food but right now I’m not so sure anymore, people are saying in other reviews the formula has changed and if so somethings going on that’s making the dog food no longer worth buying and is killing our dogs or making them Sick.

    11 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 5, 2020

    We loved this food for many years and loved it. Recent bag was delivered from Petco with maggots. We didn’t notice at first and gave our dog food from the top of the bag - she is now on her way to the vet tomorrow. Disturbed by the lack of quality control.

    10 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: May 3, 2020

    This food is the SINGULAR change in my dogs premium quality diet and she has been horribly ill for 2 days after eating about 10 tiny little biscuits from CANIDAE PURE SMALL BREED. She ate at least 6 biscuits at dinner (and a few at lunch) and within the hour after dinner she was vomiting white slimy froth. Vet says likely cause is indigestion/food not agree, so who knows what awful things are in it?! I am 100% certain this food is the cause as I know she did not eat anything on a walk - the day in question was pouring rain all day and she did not leave the house. Also my husband and I (no kids) are very strict about the manner in which we keep the house so as to prevent any consumption of foreign/contraband matter.

    Furthermore, when I started offering her these biscuits a few days earlier, she did not want to eat them and left them in bowl each time but I kept insisting she try them as sometimes she just doesn't like something straight away. She knew though, they were a bad apple. My mistake. We will NEVER buy this brand again. ADVICE: Research food brands before feeding. I should know better. As should Canidae know better. They are not 'pet people' - frauds! Maybe once they were a small caring company but as a new customer who has now done their research, I think that Canidae is a terrible brand that people should stay away from! We cannot put our loved ones health in their hands as our loved ones put their trust in us.

    -heavily disgruntled 1 time customer/lifetime sharer of bad experience

    9 people found this review helpful
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    Canidae Pet Foods Company Information

    Company Name:
    Canidae Pet Foods
    Year Founded:
    1996
    Address:
    1975 Tandem Way
    City:
    Norco
    State/Province:
    CA
    Postal Code:
    92860
    Country:
    United States
    Phone:
    800-398-1600
    Fax:
    951-738-9210
    Website:
    www.canidae.com