Canidae problems... switching foods... AGAIN

Discussion in 'Dog Food and Recipes' started by Brattina88, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    I had to get it off my mind and wrote an email to Canidae. I told them about stopping use of their food and how they may be saving money making inferior food but are losing money due loss of sales. It probably won't make a difference, but I just wanted to tell them exactly how I felt.
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Seriously? Wellness? Dropping weight? Most of the pets on wellness kibble I have seen gain weight. Lots. The canne dis another matter, though, and I completely agree that it is overpriced. :(
     
  3. Brattina88

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    I got an e-mail from Canidae today... here's what it said:

    :rolleyes:
     
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    What I love about the email is the tone that their PRODUCT isn't the problem, it's you or your dog. You didn't transition correctly, not all dogs are the same, etc etc.

    Why do these companies keep going mainstream?? Whatever happened to companies with a great PRODUCT with loyal customers?? Is it just the need for profit nowadays?

    Sigh.
     
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    THANK YOU.

    I'm annoyed... I DID transition, but just for the record - I could switch Maddie to anything (even garbage lol) cold turkey and she would be fine.

    It'd be different if it was just Missy. She has a sensitive stomach sometimes. But its not just my dogs, its them, my parents 3 dogs, and my friends dogs. Dogs that don't live with me, and aren't eating out of the same bag. Sorry, no thanks! Not impressed :popcorn:

    And I disagree with "dogs due best when the diet is consistent". but that's JMHO
     
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    I don't know about anyone else, but I think Julie needs to go back to school for some language arts skills. I can't believe a company would send out a letter with so many grammar and spelling errors. The funny thing is, I think Julie DID use spell check. The "spelling errors" are words that are just spelled incorrectly for the meaning.

    So there is my pitch as the grammar police. lol.
     
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    Jazz and Emma are doing well on Solid Gold Barking At The Moon. No grains and no poultry.

    I sugest Timber Wolf Organics, Innova, Solid Gold BATM, or Kirkland
     
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    This food looks pretty good, unfortunately it is not sold near me. :( I am feeding Annamaet right now. www.annamaet.com I had them all on Eagle Pack Holistic but it was getting to pricey so I switched to Eagle Pack Super Premium Food, which is easily digested and recommended for German Shepherds. Then I heard about this Annamaet so have had them on this, but think I'm going back to the Eagle Pack. They seem to like it better and something is giving my Standard Poodle horrific gas which puts us right out of the room.:yikes:
    Anyone else have gas problems with their dogs?
     
  9. Barb04

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    I got 2 email responses from Canidae this morning. The 1st email was identical to the one above which they seem to be sending to everyone who inquires.

    The 2nd email I got was this which basically says good luck with whatever you change to:

    Dear Barbara,
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our products
    with us. We realize that not all pet foods are for all pets and we are very
    sorry to hear that our product did not work out for you. We will seriously
    consider your comments and concerns on future changes.
    Sincerely,
    Team Canidae
     
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    On Taste of the Wild's FAQ page, they claim that the only preservatives they use are Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and rosemary extract.

     
  11. Gerald

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    Why not just feed them Kirkland? It is a good food, very reasonably priced and the formula never changes.
    Good luck.
     

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