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CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

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CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food
 
4.5

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Quality seems to have gone down

When Canidae Chicken Meal and Rice dog food first became available in my area, I bought a bag because I had fed Canidae in the past with good results.

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When Canidae Chicken Meal and Rice dog food first became available in my area, I bought a bag because I had fed Canidae in the past with good results.

The first thing I noticed was how greasy the food was. It left an oily sheen on my hands and in the dogs' bowls. One of my dogs has very bad skin, though, so I thought the extra oil could benefit his dry coat. I was willing to give it a try.

It was a rough transitional period, leaving the dogs very gassy and with loose, foul smelling bowel movements. I decided to try sticking it out until the transition period passed, though, since I knew it was a different food than they were used to and I needed to give them time for their systems to acclimate.

After a couple weeks though, they never adjusted. The second bag I bought was even greasier, and had a pungent odor to it. This was nothing like the Canidae I remembered feeding before.

After a month, I decided to give up on the food because the dogs were not acclimating, the food was just too greasy, and they continued to have horrible gas. Their coats became dull and brittle, even with the extra fat. The ingredients list is okay, but it didn't seem to translate into performing well for any of my dogs.

When I managed a kennel, we fed this to all of the boarding dogs and I experienced no problems like I experienced with my own, which makes me leery of the quality of the product in the present time.

If you decide to feed it, go slow with the changeover from their old food to the new. I did, and it still didn't work for mine. Maybe I have odd dogs, but I have tried them on many foods and never had this level of problems.

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OK but there are better dog foods out there

I first bought Canidae Chicken & Rice Dog Food because I wanted to give my dog a quality food but didn't want to spend a ton. Canidae came highliy recommended from review sights like...Read complete review

I first bought Canidae Chicken & Rice Dog Food because I wanted to give my dog a quality food but didn't want to spend a ton. Canidae came highliy recommended from review sights like this one so it seemed like a good choice. And overall it was. But here's the thing: I fed my dog this food for almost a year and during that time she often suffered from irritable bowels. I had only had the dog a short time at that point so I assumed that was just the way she was.

But, as you might imagine, after a year of having a dog with bowel problems I started doing research on my dog's condition. One thing that came up again and again was that a dog's food can have a major effect on their digestive health. So I switched to Taste of the Wild. The difference in my dog's health was incredible and almost instantaneous. I've since read that Canidae uses fillers like grain and corn which can be rough on a dogs stomach.

Long story short, although Canidae is a decent quality food I recommend going for something that's %100 protein.

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4.0

Quality seems to have gone down

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from Concord, NC

Comments about CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food:

When Canidae Chicken Meal and Rice dog food first became available in my area, I bought a bag because I had fed Canidae in the past with good results.

The first thing I noticed was how greasy the food was. It left an oily sheen on my hands and in the dogs' bowls. One of my dogs has very bad skin, though, so I thought the extra oil could benefit his dry coat. I was willing to give it a try.

It was a rough transitional period, leaving the dogs very gassy and with loose, foul smelling bowel movements. I decided to try sticking it out until the transition period passed, though, since I knew it was a different food than they were used to and I needed to give them time for their systems to acclimate.

After a couple weeks though, they never adjusted. The second bag I bought was even greasier, and had a pungent odor to it. This was nothing like the Canidae I remembered feeding before.

After a month, I decided to give up on the food because the dogs were not acclimating, the food was just too greasy, and they continued to have horrible gas. Their coats became dull and brittle, even with the extra fat. The ingredients list is okay, but it didn't seem to translate into performing well for any of my dogs.

When I managed a kennel, we fed this to all of the boarding dogs and I experienced no problems like I experienced with my own, which makes me leery of the quality of the product in the present time.

If you decide to feed it, go slow with the changeover from their old food to the new. I did, and it still didn't work for mine. Maybe I have odd dogs, but I have tried them on many foods and never had this level of problems.

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5.0

This is a great dog food for puppies and adults.

Comments about CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food:

Dogs seem to love the taste, and if you have a pet with any kind of allergy or skin condition, this food really helps. We have a pet with pemphigus, which is an auto-immune disorder, and the week we started feeding this food, things got better. My brother switched his dog to this food, and is really pleased with how it's helped with his pet's skin condition.

Quality of Ingredients
Made in factories here in America. I would never buy any dog or cat food that has ingredients which came out of China. I buy this food from chewy.com at a good price. Also, our farm store has a promotion from the company - every time you buy 10 bags of food - you get one free. Be sure to ask your retailer about this program!

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Not a lot of different choices in flavors, but our dog loves the food. Sometimes I think all the flavors that some companies offer are more for the humans than the pets, themselves. My dog has been eating this food for years, and doesn't get tired of the flavor.

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5.0

Great food for your dog!

Comments about CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food:

This food is a great quality and was very satisfying to my pet. It has a terrific blend of all the right things to make sure that your pet is getting proper nutrition. The only down side is the price but benefits outweigh that. All other Canidae products are top notch as well. Check with your supplier for possible frequent buyer options to offset the cost.

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5.0

Best dog food on the market

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from Lees Summit, MO

Comments about CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food:

This dog food was recommended by my local pet shop owner. My Weimaraner has terrible skin allergies. He's been allergy tested and all of his "official" allergies were environmental. However, I had been feeding him allergen safe foods to be on the safe side. The pet shop owner recommended switching to Canidae because she had seen good results with her dogs at home. It was less expensive than the other brand, so I switched. I noticed a result in my dog's coat within a week. He now seems less itchy and sheds less too.

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5.0

extremely high quality food, less chance of an allergic reaction

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from Cumming, GA

Comments about CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food:

Canidae is a high quality food, good value for the money. The flavor must be good, my dogs (all 10 of them!) love it.  The single source of protein helps if you have any allergy-prone dogs too. And they have other varieties like Lamb and Rice.  I highly recommend it.

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4.0

Canidae dog food

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from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food:

I have always liked Canidae dog food for my dogs. It is reasonably priced and my dogs like it too. I was so glad when they finally came out with the grain free formulas. The ingredients are high quality and from what I have read on the dog food review website having just chicken as opposed to chicken meal actually means you get less chicken than it seems even if listed as the first ingredient. Since when they write chicken it means that 80% of that is water content whereas chicken meal actually has more protein content. So to me those companies that claim that they are better because they use real chicken and not chicken meal are tricking us. I never had a problem with Canidae dog foods and you can easily get coupons for their products too.

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3.0

OK but there are better dog foods out there

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from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food:

I first bought Canidae Chicken & Rice Dog Food because I wanted to give my dog a quality food but didn't want to spend a ton. Canidae came highliy recommended from review sights like this one so it seemed like a good choice. And overall it was. But here's the thing: I fed my dog this food for almost a year and during that time she often suffered from irritable bowels. I had only had the dog a short time at that point so I assumed that was just the way she was.

But, as you might imagine, after a year of having a dog with bowel problems I started doing research on my dog's condition. One thing that came up again and again was that a dog's food can have a major effect on their digestive health. So I switched to Taste of the Wild. The difference in my dog's health was incredible and almost instantaneous. I've since read that Canidae uses fillers like grain and corn which can be rough on a dogs stomach.

Long story short, although Canidae is a decent quality food I recommend going for something that's %100 protein.

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5.0

Clearly made my dog healthier and happier

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from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food:

When I was growing up, we always fed our family dog grocery store brand dog food. As an adult, when I adopted my first dog, I continued this tradition. I purchased Kibbles 'n Bits for my dog, and quickly saw the gastronomical stress it caused her. She would go number two three to four times a day, and it was not healthy looking. I spoke to a friend of mine who trains service dogs and she recommended a few different brands to me. I tried Canidae and quickly saw a difference in my dog. She now onlys goes number two one or two times a day, and it is healthy looking. Also, within a month or two, her coat became incredibly shiny and lustrous. Her higher level of health from this better quality dog food was undisputeable. I was hesitant to make the change because I thought it would cost more, but it really doesn't. She eats half of what we used to feed her (2 cups per day for a 70 lb dog) and our local store has a program that I believe is sponsored by Canidae, where if we buy 12 bags we get one free. Highly recommend!

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4.0

canidae chicken & rice dry is all natural holistic dog food

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from Strongsville, OH

Comments about CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food:

I have a 3 year old female toy poodle, who is very, very picky about her foods. I've been feeding her Canidae Chicken & Rice Dry formula for about 2 monthes now. At first she seemed liked she liked it, but after a few days she stop eating it. Problem was that the kibbles are a bit too big for her mouth (she only weights 3.5pounds), so I start crushing the kibbles and fed it to her, and she was fine after that but stopped eating agian after a few days. So now I mix crushed kibbles and a spoonful of Canidae chicken & rice canned food together and She seems to really really like it. And so far I have noticed that her coat seems healthier, she doesn't scratch her skin as much anymore. (but this might be due to the change of her shampoo&conditioner). I only gave this product 4 stars because my dogs poop stinks ever since I start feeding her this.

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5.0

Canadae is excellent for any size or breed of dogs.

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from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about CANIDAE Chicken Meal & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food:

I have been using Canadae dog food for several years for my two dalmatians (one is a champion show and the other a pet).  THree years ago a purchased a dachund for show.  Just because he is a different size I could still feed him the same food at the other dogs.  Their stools are firm and compack.  This make it easy for clean up in yard.  Using the same dog food makes feeding a lot easier and it is good for them because it is a blend of rice, chicken and lamb.

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