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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 farm to grow ingredients and 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!
When we got our Labradoodle, his breeder used Canidae and we decided we'd just continue it. His name is Toby and he is nine and a half years old now. Life Stages is the one we have always used. He eats them willingly so we continue to use it. Also, I like the fact that he stayed pretty slim at right around 60 pounds and it seems to meet his needs. He is also happy, healthy and always energetic. In addition, I appreciate the fact that every so often you can get a free one. It's part of their program and it takes a while to accumulate enough of them. While it's more expensive than some of the food in the market, we've stuck with Canidae because it has served Toby well. We've been perfectly happy with Canidae and we'd recommend it to anybody to try.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with CANIDAE. We are so happy that Toby has thrived on CANIDAE since he was weaned as a pup. We appreciate you and Toby and thank you for your many many years of support.
Canidae was recommended by a breeder and we've been using it since 1995. We currently have Bullmastiffs - a four year old and a puppy coming. We feed them primarily raw and we supplement with Canidae.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate you, your dogs and your many many years of support.
Diane, one of Canidae's reps, was also president of the Labrador Retriever Club at the local chapter. I had Labradors and she introduced Canidae to me. I run a breeding program and competition dog training center, and all of my dogs are in Canidae. I mainly use All Life Stages from when my puppies are being weaned all the way until they’re on their way out. I’ve seen great results with longevity on feeding that to my dogs. Plus, I’ve had a lot of really good results on my orthopedic x-rays for hips and elbow. So, the food completely helps my breeding program and feeding the Canidae helps with the environmental side of everything. I would recommend it to anybody.
My daughter works at Canidae's corporate office in Norco and I took her word for it when she told me that their Life Stages was what my Golden Retriever needed because he was older. He's old but he's still like a puppy. He still runs and jumps. And you can't even tell he's going to be 13 years old in September. People are shocked. He has been taking Canidae for about four years and he likes it. It made a difference for my dog and others should use it too. It's worth every penny.
We've been using Canidae Life Stages for four years now. We have two dogs and they're both service animals. And so, we want a high-quality food like Canidae. I'd tell my friends that it's critically important that they feed their dogs the high-quality product.
We appreciate the support of you and your dogs and thank you for taking the time to leave your rating and review. Thank you!
I started using Canidae pet food five years ago. I was actually using the Solid Gold which I used to buy from Petco and they have this buy 10 and get one after the 10th purchase. But they changed their manager and they were not lenient to me. I saw Canidae in a good market for organic and health food. I said that it could be a good brand and then I saw it at Pet Supply. I bought it and I was very satisfied with it. My dogs like it and they didn't have any diarrhea issue with it so I decided to shift to Canidae. I'm feeding Life Stages to my Anatolian Shepherds. They're big dogs and they're now 10 years old. It's their main food but I also buy chicken when it's on sale at a store near here. And sometimes, I really have a good deal, so I have a stock of chicken, I put it in my freezer and then I boil it every week. On top of that, I also buy carrots. I put carrots and chicken and then Canidae.
I have a good friend who works in that store and I told her to remove the chicken skin because I don't let them eat the skin. It's very important to feed dogs with natural ingredients and If I can only cook for them I will so that their food is fresh. But I'm working, so I can't. But if I couldn't cook and there's no sale and my stock is already gone, what I do is I buy the freeze-dried food and put it as a topper on top of the Canidae. When I got to my vet, they will sometimes recommend you Health Science but my dog doesn't really like it so I just stick to Canidae. I have 10 dogs and I wanted to give them the very best. I recommend Canidae. In fact, when I retire in five years, I wanted to be a franchisee of Canidae products.
We have been purchasing Canidae food ever since we got our little Onyx, a Lab Hound dog. Our daughter was working at Petco and she said it was the best brand for our dog. He'll be seven years old in May. He's all black and he's got this white spot right down the center like he's got a tuxedo on his chest. He drives me crazy but he's a good dog. All Life Stages Chicken Rice is the one that he didn't have any problems with. We were buying the lamb rice and the chicken rice but he seemed to have a little bit more problems with diarrhea with the lamb. So, we're just keeping him on straight chicken rice, the dry food with a little bit of the canned food mixed in with it.
When he goes for his yearly vet checks, everything's fine. So, we're just going to keep purchasing a Canidae. It satisfies him and I like their award system. I save all the coupon that UPC folks send and I send them in so I can get a case of canned food and a 15-pound bag of dry food. That works out really well. It is a little more expensive, so with those coupons, it helps. I have recommended it to other people especially if they get a new dog. I just tell them to start them with Canidae, work with the puppy food and work up. If he was on another type of food, I'd say to put a little bit Canidae in each day until you're putting more in so that the puppy's tummy doesn't get upset.
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Canidae is all natural and I like that it seems to work and it's readily available to me. It is very valuable for me to be feeding my pets with natural ingredients, and Canidae works with their digestive system. I've been purchasing it for my Labs for 13 years. I have one that is four. My other one was 14 but I had to say goodbye a couple of years ago and I also had another one for 19 months. I purchased the Life Stages, but we purchase Under the Sun now. My four-year-old Lab had soft stools with the Life Stages and now, it's hard with the Under the Sun, so I switch to it.
Thank you for your many years of support and for your review and rating. We greatly appreciate you and your dogs and we are glad that our Potato Free Under The Sun is working well.
We have two Bouvier des Flandres. One is almost four, and the other one is eight. We purchased Canidae for them for three years. However, we are no longer using it due to their allergies. I would certainly recommend Canidae.
Thank you for your rating and review. We really appreciate it. We are sorry to hear you can no longer use due to an allergy. I have sent you a Private Message to go over some of our Limited Ingredient Grain Free formulas to see if on will work for your dogs. Thanks again!
Canidae is a really high-quality dog food. My son-in-law told me about it. He really liked it and he used it for his pets. I used to purchase it for my Pitbull-Boxer mix and he looked good with it. I was also purchasing Life Stages for my old dog, Lolly. She was an older dog when I adopted her. But I moved and I don’t really have an outlet for it now. It was a little more expensive than what I could really afford. But it was an absolutely great product for me.
Thank you for your support and leaving a wonderful review. We are sorry to hear that you do not have a location to purchase your CANIDAE at. I will email you with some options. I would also like to let you know about our more budget friendly line called Under The Sun. Under the Sun® food offers pet owners and their pets farm fresh ingredients and each recipe begins with a base of animal protein first, for example,
chicken meal & salmon meal. Then we add fresh meats, poultry or fish for great taste. Each recipe contains farm fresh ingredients. You can find
our Under The Sun® pet foods in Grain Free or Original recipes for dogs, and all Grain Free recipes for cats. We've included lots of good things grown under the sun in our dog and cat foods to provide your pet with all the great-tasting nutrition they deserve!
My vet recommended Canidae. And I've been purchasing it for four years now for my Smooth Collie. She can’t have grain-free, and she needs something with chicken and rice. She’s 11 and a half years old and has cancer. My vet said that she needs to be on the senior one, and I've been feeding her the Life Stages. Canidae is good and I’d recommend it. However, a couple of pet stores do not sell it anymore because they’ve had a couple of recalls. I also have a foster dog and I had to get his stuff at a special pet store. They used to carry Canidae but they don’t do it anymore because of too many recalls. But, I haven't had any issues with it since I’ve been on it.
We have two dogs, a small purebred pug and a Lab mix, and they are two and seven years old. We've been giving them Canidae Life Stages for two years now and we like its ingredients and the price. It's very important for us to feed our pets natural ingredients and since using Canidae, they don't get skin allergies and their overall health seems to be pretty good. It’s expensive, but it’s good quality. We’d recommend it. We also wish it was easier to get coupons from them. Maybe some kind of frequent buyer program would work.
There was a solo owner of a natural pet food store where I used to live, and he's been in business for 20 years and he knew about every single dog food on the market. We had a dog prior who was super sick and it was terribly heartbreaking. I wanted to do everything I could to try and avoid any disasters, and he told me to go with Canidae. I did, and I never switched. I've been purchasing it for five and a half years. Our dog is a golden retriever and he's five and a half years old. I don’t ever want to feed him human food, so he has to have really good dog food. He's been really healthy and he hasn't had any intestinal digestive issues.
Thank you for your wonderful review and rating. We are very happy you found CANIDAE and that it has been so good for your dogs. Thank you again!
Canidae is a better product. We have Labradors and Rottweilers where one just passed away, the other one's 13 and another is two. We grabbed one of the Life Stages to make it simple as it's for all stages of the life. Natural ingredients for our pets' food is important and the good ingredients make them probably live a lot longer and not get so fat. I've been purchasing Canidae for over 8 years now and I've recommended it to another friend. I told him that it's good stuff and has a higher calorie content. He was buying some really lower grade dog food but has to feed them twice as much to get the same amount of calories. So, for the price, one can feed the dogs less and be actually saving money.
We greatly appreciate you and your dogs and appreciate recommending it as well. Thanks again!
We have really big dogs, a Doberman and a Great Dane, so we go with the 44-pound bag Canidae. We've been purchasing Canidae for about 2 years now and the Life Stages seems a good product all around. Natural ingredients for our dogs is really important and a big value for me. Canidae has a great product, and I will continue to use it as long as they keep producing it. I'm very satisfied.
That's so great to hear that your Doberman, Great Dane as well as You all like the food ! Thanks for the 2 years of support and positive feedback its very meaningful to us !
Canidae was recommended by the vet. My Golden Retriever was getting old, so the senior blend was recommended. Now I've gone through the Grain Free for my German Shepherd. He's now 5, and he likes the bison flavor. He's a real fussy eater, so I stuck with that. My newest dog is less than a year old. He's a large Poodle Sheepdog mix and Canidae didn't have a grain-free large breed dog food, so he will be changing over soon to the Grain Free Pure. The Grain Free seems to be the best one around, however there seems to be some inconsistency as far as the dark color of the food, though. Some of the kibbles were light. But I'd tell friends that Canidae is a good product. I always use them.
We have been using Canidae Pet Foods from the very beginning and it has been 15 years since. We believe it is the best food out there. Their reps are also wonderful and we appreciate the good work.
Thank you for your support and for taking the time to give your review and rating. We greatly appreciate the many many years of support from you and your dogs. Thanks again!
My daughter was a Canidae representative and she turned us on to the brand. We have Pembroke Welsh Corgis that we raise for shows. We have them at all ages, everywhere from nine months up to 13. My daughter's been feeding them Canidae for several years on and off. We use the Life Stages since it's a good all-around food for everybody and I don't have to feed a lot of different food.
I've been purchasing Canidae for three years and it seems to keep my dogs in a decent condition. Certain dogs can't handle the grains but mine are not that way. My dogs are very tough and they digest everything well so I don't have any trouble with anything. Canidae is a good food to feed and I would highly recommend it. It's of a decent price too. It could be cheaper but that's dog food nowadays. I'm happy with it.
I've been buying Canidae for my dogs for 10 years. It's the only one that didn't make my dogs sick. I got a Golden Retriever that's going to be 14 and I got a German Shepherd that's going to be 10 and so far so good. They seem to do well with it. But if Canidae was less expensive that would be great. It seems that they are taking the way of a lot of other manufacturers. They really don't change the price but they change the size of the bag and the quantity in the bag. So in effect they are raising prices but I guess that's the way of the world these days. But so far the Canidae product has been what works. My older dog likes it. I have recommended it to other pet owners that have dogs that might have some issues.
Thank you so much for the years of support it means a lot to us! Glad to hear your dogs have been living long and healthy lives! Thanks for your feedback—we like to hear from our dedicated customers. While we do understand it is frustrating to see a price increase, it's important to us not to compromise the quality of our ingredients. You may have noticed while shopping at your grocery store that prices of the foods you love have increased in the last few years. The ingredients that go into CANIDAE® food are no different. We use many of the same ingredients to make our pet foods that you use to make your family meals. Unfortunately, we can't keep our prices the same over time while remaining committed to using high quality ingredients. When compared to other brands, CANIDAE® Pet Foods continues to offer the finest in premium nutrition at an affordable price to consumers.
We have two Dobermanns, Luca and Lea, who are 80 plus pounds, and they are five and six years old. We have a Cocker Spaniel, too. We feed them food with natural ingredients and it has helped with their health and well-being. They don't get treats and it's all they eat. Our female Dobermann has a sensitive stomach so if we don't have her on a high-quality food, then we deal with really bad flatulence and puking. With Canidae, we don't have any of those kinds of issues. Their coats are nice, they've got high energy, and our female Dobermann is not sick. We had to switch to Canidae's Under the Sun since we've been through a lot and the Life Stages was pricey for us. So far, we have been feeding our dogs Under the Sun for a few months now and we've been so happy with it. And I'll check if Canidae offers a rebate as an incentive.
Thank you for your support and for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We are very happy to hear how well your dogs are doing with CANIDAE and Under The Sun, especially for your sensitive girl. We thank you and your dogs for your support and greatly appreciate you. Thanks again!
We've been feeding our dogs Canidae for 2 years now and it’s grain-free. Natural pet food is important and I’ve had many, many dogs that have allergens and problems when there are grains in their food. We have a dog that's mastiff and husky and another medium size dog and we use the Life Stages as we wanted something all around and we wanted to be able to feed them about the same food. I wish the dog food would cost a little less but that’s the way it is. Other than that, we’ve been very happy with it.
Wow that's so great to hear that this food has been able to work well with your Mastiff and Husky ! Glad to hear that you're very happy with it as well! Thanks for the positive review and great feedback.
I like feeding my dogs as many natural ingredients as I can. I've been buying Canidae for 10 years, and I started feeding the Life Stages to my dogs when they were puppies and stayed with it. It's for all stages, so I don't rethink it every few months. I used to have two Catahoulas until one of them died in February. She got stomach cancer, which made me wonder about Canidae. But my Catahoula that's left is healthy and she seems to be fine, so I'm sticking with Canidae. She likes it and it keeps her from getting hungry and that's a good thing. And as long as she eats it and there are no side effects, then it must be all right. I'd recommend Canidae. It's expensive but as far as the quality of the product goes, all I can go by is what's on the bag and it seems to be a good thing.
We greatly appreciate you and your dogs. Please be sure to let us know if you ever want to try any other formulas. Thanks again!
Canidae was recommended by a friend who owned a feed store and carried it. I wouldn't feed my dogs anything other than natural products and that was why my Australian Shepherd lived to be 17. I liked Canidae really well. I had five dogs at one time and they all ate it. I got down to two dogs but both of them stopped eating it. And the same thing with my cat, she wouldn't eat it anymore either that was why I called Canidae several times to ask them if there had been a formula change because we got a 30-pound bag of it but we only used a little, then the store would not take it back. So, you're going to get stuck or give it to somebody else. But for years, I had a good experience with Canidae. The frequent buyer program is always a plus especially if you're on a budget.
Thanks for the positive review and great support ! Glad to hear that your Australian Shepherd lived to be 17! Glad to hear that those 5 dogs were liking the product. I do want to reassure you that we have not had a formula change in that product. We would love if you gave us a call and see if we can resolve any situation that you encountered. Look forward to hearing from you and again thank you for your support and feedback !
My dog's name is Mandy and she's guess-timated to be five years and two months. During the three days she had spent at the place I adopted her from, she was being given Canidae. Ultimately, she had hookworm even though she was dewormed in Tennessee where she came from. But I didn't want to rock the boat and the place where I adopted her thought that Canidae could be a little bit more beneficial. They didn't give it to me as a sensitive diet but they indicated something about dogs with different types of bellies. There's also the fact that it was Life Stages and I wouldn't have to change. So, I just followed their lead 'cause they were the experts and I had just lost my dog a few months prior. Everything worked and I continue to buy it. It helped her improve faster and she's never rejected it. It's nice to able to spend that price point and get natural dog food.
That's so great to hear that you were able to adopt Mandy ! I'm glad the product is able to help her improve her health and has always liked it ! Thank you for the positive review and great feedback !
We have three dogs and we have been feeding them Canidae for quite a few years. I have Pitbulls and they are 8 years old so they're all big puppies. The Life Stages fits all ages so I don't have to worry about it. My dogs seemed to be fine with Canidae and they don't have allergies with it so there's no reason to change. I wouldn't feed my children something that isn't natural since that's bad for them so why would I feed something that wasn't natural to my dogs? My dogs are part of my family.
That's so great to hear that your Pitbulls like the product we love the continuous support that you give us and glad Canidae can be apart of your wonderful family as well ! :)
The daycare that we took our pet to use only Canidae products. The daycare person was a retired RN and she told me that she researched. I also tried a couple of issues of Your Dog. They researched too and Canidae also came up top. Casey, our a male Miniature Schnauzer turning eight on the 22nd of this month, is the reason we're living and we want the best for him. Canidae is what we came up with. His weight is pretty much controlled with it.
He doesn't love Canidae, though. We first got him Ultra. It had the picture of all the vegetables and fruits on the front. He ate that until I bought the 2nd bag and he quit eating it. I've been feeding the canned and the dry. I'd take a couple of tablespoons of the canned and mixed it in with the dry. He'll eat it that way. I called the company and I asked, “Did you change it?" They had taken out a couple of ingredients and changed it for something else. I've tried a number of others. He'll eat the very first time I put it down and then that's it, he won't eat it again.
But Canidae is made in America and I like that. Canada would be okay, but we don't give him anything that's made anywhere else. Also, when I had a complaint about the dry food, the first bag we bought had so much product dust in the bottom of it and then we complained about it. They were so generous with their coupons, things off, and free bags.
Thank you for your support and for taking the time to leave a nice review. We take pride in our products and what we put out there for everyone's pets. If you ever have any other questions, comments or concerns don't hesitate to contact us! Thanks for your support!
Initially, we had a Boxer-Poodle mix puppy, Clementine and Chloe was an older Boxer dog and being able to feed them the same food with Canidae Life Stages was very beneficial. I just had to change how much each dog was eating. A bag lasts quite a while too because you don't have to feed them two or three scoops like you do with the cheap food to get the same nutrition for them. Feeding my dogs in a healthy way was a lot easier on Canidae and there was less mess in the yard when they were done. Feeding pets natural ingredients is very valuable and I have recommended Canidae to several friends. I've been purchasing Canidae for about five years now and the quality is very consistent.
Thanks for the positive review ! It's great to hear that Clementine and Chloe love the food and we appreciate the years of support. If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to reach out to us and we will be more than happy to help !
We’ve been purchasing Canidae for about five years and had done numerous research before we decided that it would be the route to go. We acquired a lab after we lost our last lab and now, we have three labs and several litters later, we love it. We also have two labs in another home with my son and we got a Yorkie. I put my cat on it too. They like the food so much. It’s 100% a factor that they are healthy as they are. It’s important that they get fed with natural ingredients. And then we also deviate and give them a little bit of table scrap here and there. They’re even a hair overweight because I don’t get out and walking as much as they should of my back issue. But my vet is completely happy with them.
Canidae also has a great breeding program. If we buy extra amount of bag as a breeder, they make it worthwhile to obtain another bag. And then they have a Frequent Buyer Program. So, if we buy extra amount of bags on a public site, they will give us another bag. There are a few dog food companies that do that but not that many. And we’ve actually been to Canidae’s plant in Norco. I recommend them to everybody that I come in contact with a dog. People would tell us what great good-looking dogs we have and I’d say, “Yeah. It should be a lot of it just Canidae.”
First and foremost I want to thank you for your support and great review! That so great to hear that you got all of your pets on our products and they all like it and everyone's happy. That's also great to hear you are apart of our breeder program as well as our Frequent buyer program. I hope you liked the visit to our plant! :) Glad to hear the support you give us and again we thank you for the great review!
I breed Doberman Pinschers and I am extremely happy with Canidae. It has done a really good job for me for many years. I've always looked for all natural good food since it contributes to the dogs' longevity and health. I don't have very many vet pills and I attribute that to good healthy food. I use Life Stages since it comes in a 44-pound bag, which makes it more economical as I use a lot of dog food. On occasion, I use their puppy food and the chicken and rice canned food. I've been very pleased with how my dogs liked Canidae and how their coats are with it. I recommend Canidae to my customers.
That's so great to hear that you're very pleased with our product ! Glad that our food has been able to be apart of your life in such a helpful and positive way ! By chance are you apart of our breeders program? It offers a buy 5 get one free and also you get puppy packs when you send out those beautiful Doberman Pinscher babies !
Canidae was a very good product, but I don't use it anymore. I used it for approximately eight years, but our dog got older, sick, and had to put him down. At that time, a lot of other places did not have the grain-free, and our dog had allergies to other food. I believe the natural ingredients used in the product saved on his longevity and kept him out of the vet's office. He stayed pretty healthy and active throughout his life. I would recommend trying it if dogs ever had problems with any other food.
Thanks for the great review and years of support it means a lot to us! Sorry to hear that you had to put your dog down we here at Canidae send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Glad to hear that it was able to save his longevity of his life and i'm positive he loved every second of it with you!
My dog has had GI issues for a long time, and I had been struggling to find a food he enjoyed that would be kind to his system. I had given him Pedigree chicken & rice and he stopped eating, and then went to Caesar because it was one of the few things he ate while I found another food. So finally I found Canidae (Adult Life Stages Chicken & Rice Wet Food) and switched him, and he loved it. He ate enthusiastically again and his stool regulated back to normal, which hadn't been normal since his bout of Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis three months earlier. So if I have any way to thank the makers of this dog food, I will because my dog's life is so much better because of this food.
Milynda, that is so wonderful for your dog! We are so happy you found CANIDAE Adult Life Stages Chicken & Rice Wet Food for him. Thank you for your support and for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate you and your dogs support.
I've been using Canidae for at least two years now. I used to use a brand of baked kibble but it went out of business so I went looking for another one. I like the ingredients in this Canidae kibble. I have Cairn Terriers and they'd eat anything. They're aged from 12 down to 10 months and they all eat the chicken and rice, the adult formula. I'm in the breeder program and I enjoy that. Hopefully, they continue the program because after you buy five bags, you send it in, and you get your sixth bag for free. And for every case of dog food, I get one free. That goes as long as you keep feeding and when you feed multiple dogs, it's a great help. I also tell my puppy buyers to use Canidae. I give them a puppy pack that Canidae supplies which has coupons, so that they can go to the store and get a bag with a couple dollars off to start them off.
That's so great to hear ! That's awesome that you're in the breeder program. We do not have any intention on getting rid of it what so ever ! Thanks for the positive review and support and be sure to give your dog kisses from us here at Canidae :)