Canidae Dog Food Reviews, Coupons and Recalls 2013



Brief Overview: Described as a premium holistic pet food brand, Canidae is a dog food brand owned by Diamond Pet Foods. Canidae dog food formulas contain no by-products, corn, or wheat. Canidae’s website proudly claims that all Canidae products are “made in the U.S. using the highest quality U.S. ingredients […] in a human-grade facility.”
Has this dog food brand been recalled?: Good news: Canidae has not been involved in any dog food recalls!
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Posted April 9, 2013 by

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Canidae offers a wide variety of dog food product lines. They all have one thing in common: they were made with healthy, natural, and holistic benefits in mind. As of now, their product lines include:

Canidae Life Stages (available as dry and canned dog food)

  1. All Life Stages
  2. Canidae Platinum
  3. Chicken Meal & Rice
  4. Lamb Meal & Rice
  5. Large Breed Adult
  6. Large Breed Puppy

Grain Free Pure (available as dry and canned dog food)

  1. Elements
  2. Land Dry
  3. Sea Dry
  4. Sky Dry

Biscuits & Treats

  1. Grain Free Pure Heaven Biscuits with Duck and Chickpeas
  2. Grain Free Pure Heaven Biscuits with Salmon and Sweet Potato
  3. Life Stages Bakery Snacks with Turkey, Quinoa & Butternut Squash
  4. Original Snap-Biscuit with Chicken Meal & Turkey Meal
  5. Original Snap-Bits with Chicken Meal & Turkey Meal
  6. Original Snap-Biscuit with Lamb Meal & Brown Rice
  7. Original Snap-Bits with Lamb Meal & Brown Rice
  8. Platinum Original Snap Bits with Chicken Meal & Turkey Meal Platinum Formula for Seniors & Weight Management
  9. Platinum Original Snap Biscuit with Chicken Meal & Turkey Meal Platinum Formula for Seniors & Weight Management
  10. Tidnips Chicken-Licious Soft & Tasty Chicken & Rice Treats
  11. Tidnips Lamb-Licious Soft & Tasty Lamb & Rice
  12. Tidnips Meaty-Licious Soft & Tasty Chicken, Turkey, Lamb & Salmon Treats


canidae reviewIt is important to analyze all ingredients of dog food that you plan to purchase to make sure that it does not contain controversial or low quality ingredients.

The following sample analysis looks at Canidae’s Life Stages All Life Stages dry dog food Formula.

Note that other products may vary in regards to their ingredients.

We suggest you check out our list of controversial ingredients that you find up top. You can print it out and take it with you locally, or directly if you shop online.

Top 15 ingredients

  1. Chicken meal
  2. Turkey meal
  3. Lamb meal
  4. Brown rice
  5. White rice
  6. Rice bran
  7. Peas
  8. Potatoes
  9. Oatmeal
  10. Cracked Pearled Barley
  11. Chicken fat
  12. Millet
  13. Tomato Pomace
  14. Natural Flavor
  15. Flaxseed meal

Controversial Ingredients

  1. Brown Rice, White Rice and Rice Bran are all high up the list. Rice is only of modest nutritional value to dogs. You are probably also wondering why three different types of rice have been added to the product. A possible explanation is ingredient splitting. If you would only use one type of rice, it would probably be up higher in that list. By splitting rice you make sure that it does not.
  2. Tomato Pomace is another controversial item. Some say it is rich in fiber and nutrient contents, while others see it as an inexpensive filler item with no nutritional value whatsoever. since it is listed on position 13, it is likely that it won’t make much difference either way in the product.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein (min): 24%
  • Crude Fat (min): 14.50%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 4%
  • Moisture (max): 10%
  • Omega 6 (min): 3.7%
  • Omega 3 (min): 0.5%
  • Vitamin E (min): 200 IU/kg
  • Vitamin C (min): 50 mg/kg

Ingredient quality is just one of the things that you need to look at. When you look at the protein, fat and carb distribution you will notice that it contains less than average protein and fat, and above average carbohydrates.

The amount of meat is below average to average at best.

Canidae Reviews

Judging by its ingredients alone, Canidae appears to be an above-average dry dog food.

– Mike Sagman @ Dog Food Advisor

Canidae offers dog food with many different concentrated protein sources, some of which include beef, bison, chicken, duck, turkey meal, lamb meat, salmon, and fish meal. Not only that, but Canidae dog food is also loaded with good-quality carbohydrates – in the form of brown rice, oatmeal, and barley – and fiber in the form of rice bran and tomato pomace. The top three ingredients in Canidae dog food are either meat or poultry (some in the form of meals), and the next three ingredients are usually rice or rice bran.

Pet Food Talk rates Canidae dog food as “good” instead of “excellent” because of its unusually high rice content. However, they pointed out that the low amount of vegetable proteins (and the high amount of meat proteins) found in Canidae dog food allows older or more food-sensitive dogs to digest the food better.

Canidae User reviews

If you’ve ever had your dog try Canidae dog food, how did it go? Rate the product and leave a review below!

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Rating: 8.7/10 (6 votes cast)

Canidae Resources

  1. Canidae Coupons: http://petmoz.com/dogfoodcoupons/canidae/
  2. Manufacturer Homepage: http://www.canidae.com/
  3. Pet Food Recalls FDA List: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/newpetfoodrecalls/#Dog


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