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Problems with Canidae Dog Food

I was casually googling some different dog food brands because I want to get Biscuit and Heath on the same formula, and I found this really alarming website regarding the problems apparently caused in dogs by feeding them Canidae, especially the new formulation. I have no way of verifying any of this, but it is certainly really alarming. I was considering this food but now , of course, will not.

Be sure to scroll down past the manufacturer's statement to read of all these distressing accounts by dog owners who fed their dogs Canidae.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/canidae.html



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Thanks again Amy for letting me know about this. I am throwing my Canidae away. It is so hard since it is rated well in the food ratings, it is hard to figure out what is best for them. I talked to my vet today and I am going to take his advice on food into consideration.


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I used to feed Canidae to my shepherds...when the formula changed, my female got really sick...I had no clue it was the food because I didn't know it changed!
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Dilly has always been fed Canidae with no problems, but I don't think we have had any of the new formula, I never noticed any change in the kibble from one bag to the next.

Now after reading this I really want to switch her to a new kibble. Any suggestions on where to start?

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Dilly has always been fed Canidae with no problems, but I don't think we have had any of the new formula, I never noticed any change in the kibble from one bag to the next.

Now after reading this I really want to switch her to a new kibble. Any suggestions on where to start?

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Thanks Leslie! I will check it out.
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Amy, those comments were terrible. I think you've problem saved a lot of dogs from getting sick. I can't believe so many dogs got sick, and the nail???? Where's their quality control and testing?
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I had major problems a couple years ago when Canidae was just changing their formula.
Three of my dogs got crystals in their urine within 2 months of starting Canidae. Two of those dogs ended up getting Bladder stones and required very expensive surgery. I was in contact with Canidae at this time, and they basicly told me "we are so sorry this happened to your dogs". GRRRRRRR
I would NEVER recommend Canidae to anyone.


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Thank you all for your responses and sharing your experiences. I just found this completely by accident. And that nail, Gina, unbelievable. I think there just must not be much quality control happening with dog food. Frightening. And perhaps some of these boutique high-end dog foods are even MORE risky that the ones we would think of as not being good enough for our Havs (eg a Purina.) Thank you, Katie, for sharing with us that terrible experience with your dogs. Unbelievable their response!!



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I just came from a trip to a specialty pet store, and the gal there agreed with the caution about Canidae. She said she shouldn't say anything about it, but since I brought it up, they had customers who had trouble after the change, and she herself would never use it.

Thanks for posting this.

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