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Fresh salmon is always first for great taste
Made with whole foods for gentle digestion
Simple recipe with 8 key ingredients for sensitive dogs
CANIDAE Grain Free PURE formulas use simple recipes for sensitive dogs. Each limited ingredient diet is made with 7–10 key ingredients that are easily recognizable. And even if your dog isn’t sensitive to ingredients, they’ll still love the great taste. Choose from a variety of formulas made with fresh meat or ﬁsh ﬁrst, paired with whole ingredients like sweet potatoes, peas, lentils, or chickpeas—never corn, wheat or soy. Feed your dog all the great taste they crave and all the nutrition they need.
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I have fed Natural Balance for 7 years and when they raised their prices and lowered the bags from 15 pounds to 12 pounds I started looking for an alternative. Plus my border collie mix seemed to not want to eat it as easily. Maybe she was tired of it after 7 years. My mom fed Solid Gold and I tried switching over to that but my poor girl developed hot spots and lost a lot of hair. So back to Natural Balance I went while I looked for another alternative.
I decided to go ahead and try this. My dogs love it. I love the quality ingredients. The reason for the four star rating is even though their stool looks great (solid) it has greatly increased in volume. I am not talking a small amount. My puggle has so much I wonder where he puts it all before he goes. My border mix girl used to go twice a day in normal amounts but now goes at least four times a day. My puggle goes a lot more than that.
UPDATE: The people at Canidae were awesome they emailed me...
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***NOTE: Be Sure to Check the Expiration, as foods containing live probiotic cultures and no preservatives can spoil***
***Precautionary note*** While E. faecium is harmless and a beneficial probiotic for most people, those such as myself (I have an immune deficiency where I don't make my own antibodies) have the potential of developing an opportunistic infection from it (it is E. faecalis, not E. faecium that is regarded as the true Enterobacter pathogen). It is easy to nearly eliminate risk through safe handling practices, i.e. using a scoop, washing hands after. I have contacted Canidae and they have replied that they are forwarding my suggestion that they add the caution to the dog food packaging to those responsible for designing the packaging.
Most dog foods sold in the box stores score 1 or 2 stars out of 5 or 6 on independent websites. After reading how bad the other food were I put my dog on a 6 star food that he ate for 4 1/2 years of his life. I recently switched to this food because his food was recalled and taken off the shelves for salmonella. Salmonella is harmful to humans when handling and not harmful to the actual dog eating it so it was not a big deal.
I particularly like Canidae foods because they are USA made from a family owned company. This food achieves top ratings on 2 different sites I read along with only about 20 other foods. My Labrador does very well on this food where it's grain free and seems to be nice on his sensitive stomach. I have tried more expansive foods and he did not seem to do any better on them.
I don't just select foods based on ratings I make sure my dog likes to eat what I give him. My dog actually likes to have a different variety every 6 months or so and I can...
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