Is Canidae the new Uber-Food?

Discussion in 'Dog Food and Recipes' started by SizzleDog, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. SizzleDog

    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    I've noticed - everywhere, not just here on Chaz - that a large number of people are either feeding Canidae or switching to it... I think it's interesting to see how trends change in dog food.

    I know I used to be a staunch supporter of Natura, and while I still think it's a great food, I don't feed it. My dogs do just as good on Canidae, for less money and greater availability.

    About a month ago, I convinced a friend who had fed another brand for YEARS to switch, and now she's recommending it to others! ( ;) )

    Is it just me, or is Canidae gaining popularity at a startling rate? Or, are Canidae feeders just coming out of the woodwork? OR, was Canidae not a "popular" fod to feed, and people are just now brave enough to tell others on internet forums what they've been feeding?
     
  2. Zoom

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    I'm thinking about switchign to Canidae, both for variety and because it's a little bit bigger bag for a little less money (like 3 bucks). It's harder to find though, only one store in 50 miles carries it. But it's only like 15 minutes away from me, just hard to get to.
     
  3. Renee750il

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    I think it probably meets a lot of peoples' criteria at an acceptable level of pain at the check out.

    I don't foresee changing mine from EVO to Canidae though - it just doesn't offer the same things, and mine are thriving. I wasn't all that impressed with it when I originally started researching before choosing a feed for these dogs after I compared it to the original Innova, and, for my dogs' needs, it pales further by comparison to the EVO. But not every dog has the same needs.
     
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    Once I get some steady training going, I'm going to try a bag or two of EVO...I just can't do it right now though.
     
  5. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I like Canidae, but my dogs don't. =/

    It is substantially cheaper than the Innova EVO I feed now, but Ripley just won't readily eat it and Dakota does poorly with a lot of grain in his diet. It would probably work for Eve, but once she starts serious stockwork I'm going to be taking her off kibble anyway. *shrug*
     
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    Canidae is actually one food I never tried with my dogs. I think that Canidae is one of those foods that definately gives "the best bang for your buck." It's one of the foods that I always recommend to people... for the ingredients, you can't beat the price. It is also a product that is pretty easy to find for most people. The thing is, my dog bakery offers a very wide variety of foods, and there are many more foods that appeal to me. Also, price isn't an issue, since my dogs are so small.

    However, I like to stick with grainfree foods, which Canidae doesn't offer.
     
  7. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    My dogs won't tolerate EVO- well two of them won't. They all like Canidae and it works well for them. All Life Stages is nice too since we have such a variety of ages in the house. It's not that expensive and it has nice ingredients.

    I keep trying to convince my parents to try to switch Beau back to raw since he did so well on it, but to no avail yet. We'll see, I'm still trying. ;)
     
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    Hasn't Canidae also started advertising though?
     
  9. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Yeah, Zoom, a friend said she saw a TV ad for it!
     
  10. SizzleDog

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    I fed EVO for awhile, but the cost just got too high - with one dog that eats 2 cups a day and another that eats 5-6... that's waaaaayyy too pricey for me.

    Besides, the level of protein makes me nervous, since dobes can have kidney problems. After awhile I started worrying and onsessing over the effects of EVO on my dogs' kidneys, so I switched to something else that would make me feel a bit more at ease. Probably nothing to worry about, but it made me feel better... ;)
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I think they were supposed to have a tv ad, but I've never seen it. They sell at shows some too- which I think has been a rather recent development. I'd never seen Canidae sold at shows until recently and the last two I've been to have had it there.

    Overall, I've been very impressed with it as a food. The dogs all like it and they look great. Like I said, Innova just didn't work for us. Dunno why.
     
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    I started feeding Canidae within the last year. My dog was eating Nature's Variety kibble and raw, and was doing very well on it. But we were having a hard time making ends meet, and we had to switch to something a little less pricey, and Canidae fit the bill as a bit easier on the pocketbook, but still a very good food.

    I'd like to think the number of Canidae feeders is increasing because people are becoming educated about lower-grade foods, and more are feeding the higher-quality stuff overall.
     
  13. RD

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    Meep, 5-6 cups a day?! No wonder.

    All of my animals combined (2 dogs and 2 cats) eat about 3 cups a day. The pup is eating something else entirely though.
     
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    Canidae was a consideration for us just now, but we went with Timberwolf instead for the simple reason that it's more readily available.
     
  15. Renee750il

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    5 - 6 cups per day? On EVO? My monsters only eat 3 3/4 to 4 cups per day each for the Grrrrls and Bimmer just under 3 cups, some days just over 2 1/2.
     
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    It's a "Dobie thing". My Dob puppy really burns the calories, as well. He's "on" all day long. He's on raw and Canidae. I find by 3 or 4 yrs of age their metabolism slows and you're able to feed less without noticable weight issues. Canidae seems to work for my puppy too.
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Thats what I was thinking :lol-sign: WOW 5-6 cups...Chloe is on EVO and she eats 3 cups a day although honestly she could probably eat more :eek:
     
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    I have been feeding Canidae for about a year now. the only place in this town to get it is my vet's office. I went in yesterday to get some & asked the girl at the desk if more people had started buying it and she said it was flying off of the shelves now....

    It is expensive and people used to joke with me for spending so much on my animals' food, but all of my animals are healthy & I dont have outrageous vet bills...
     
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    Max is a very picky eater and loves Canidae so the whole doggie family is on it and loving it.
     
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    I didn't switch to Canidae for cost, actually here it's only like 1.50 less than the Natural Balance I was feeding. But I wasn't pleased with the protein level in Natural Balance, so I gave it a shot. She loves it, works for her. The other thing that solidfies me is the response I got from Canidae on the Menu Foods issue, as opposed to the nasty gram, dodge and weave answer I got from Eagle Pack. I was always an Eagle Pack fan but not anymore. I switched my cats from it too.

    I saw at their website that they are going to advertise. They have a video there, or had one, showing their ad.

    I think canidae has been very smart. They produced a good food at a reasonable price and have been whittling their market share up ever since via word of mouth. They are a small company that, far as I know, only makes pet food. ..unlike Proctor and Gamble, who see pet food as a side business. I will stick with a company that sees pet food as their existence. They are always going to be more conscientious just out of sheer survival instinct.
     

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