CANIDAE Life Stages Dry Dog Food for Puppies, Adults & Seniors

One Formula for All Ages, Breeds and Sizes From puppies, to adults, to senior dogs mealtimes in multiple dog households can be quite complicated. With CANIDAE Life Stages Chicken Meal and Rice Formula, mealtimes are made easy. It’s formulated with all the vitamins and minerals appropriate for every life stage, breed, and size. There’s no need to juggle different foods for all the dogs in your family. It’s also a great choice for single dog households because you’ll never have to transition from puppy to adult or adult to senior. You can simply keep feeding the same food for all life stages! Balanced Nutrition from Quality Ingredients Our CANIDAE Life Stages Chicken Meal and Rice Formula is packed with protein from high quality, natural chicken meal. Our other healthy ingredients include wholesome brown rice, peas, papaya, and sage to provide your dog with a great tasting, perfectly balanced meal. We never use ingredients like wheat, corn or soy. You won’t find fillers, antibiotics, hormones, preservatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, or artificial anything in any of our foods. All of our pet food formulas are made in the U. S.A. HealthPLUS Solutions In Every Bite Our unique HealthPLUS Solutions is a powerful trio of great nutrition. We apply this key trio to every kibble after the cooking process to ensure guaranteed levels of live probiotics for healthy digestion, powerful antioxidants for a healthy immune system, and omega 6 and 3 for beautiful skin and coat. CANIDAE Life Stages – All Life Stages Formula One Formula for All Ages, Breeds and Sizes Made with 4 high quality meat meals for great nutrition: chicken, turkey, lamb and fish. Great for dogs and puppies of all ages making mealtimes with multiple pets or transitioning life stages much less complicated. Provides balanced nutrition from quality ingredients including wholesome brown rice and peas. Guaranteed levels of live probiotics for healthy digestion, antioxidants for a healthy immune system, and omega 6 and 3 for beautiful skin and coat. Made in the U. S.A. CANIDAE Life Stages Lamb Meal and Rice Formula One Formula for All Ages, Breeds and Sizes Made with high quality lamb meal for great nutrition. Great for dogs and puppies of all ages—making mealtimes with multiple pets or transitioning life stages much less complicated. Provides balanced nutrition from quality ingredients including wholesome brown rice and peas. Guaranteed levels of live probiotics for healthy digestion, antioxidants for a healthy immune system, and omega 6 and 3 for beautiful skin and coat. Made in the U. S.A. CANIDAE Life Stages Duck Meal, Brown Rice and Lentils Formula for Large Breed Puppies Made with high quality duck meal with higher levels of omega 3 compared to chicken. Omega 3 fatty acids help reduce bone and joint inflammation. Lentils provide a grain and gluten free carbohydrate source to help sustain energy levels and satisfy growing appetites. Low protein and fat levels help large breed puppies with appropriate growth. Guaranteed levels of live probiotics for healthy digestion, antioxidants for a healthy immune system, and omega 6 and 3 for beautiful skin and coat. Made in the U. S.A. CANIDAE Life Stages Duck Meal, Brown Rice and Lentils Formula for Large Breed Adult Dogs Made with high quality duck meal with higher levels of omega 3 compared to chicken. Omega 3 fatty acids help reduce bone and joint inflammation. Lentils provide a grain and gluten free carbohydrate source to help sustain energy levels and satisfy big appetites. Low protein and fat levels help large breed dogs achieve and maintain optimal weight. Guaranteed levels of live probiotics for healthy digestion, antioxidants for a healthy immune system, and omega 6 and 3 for beautiful skin and coat. Made in the U. S.A. CANIDAE Life Stages Platinum Formula for Less Active, Overweight and Senior Dogs Made with 4 high quality meat meals for great nutrition: chicken, turkey, lamb and fish. Reduced fat and protein levels make it a great choice for less active, overweight, and senior dogs. Contains glucosamine and chondroitin to keep joints healthy and your dog mobile. Provides balanced nutrition from quality ingredients including wholesome brown rice and peas. Guaranteed levels of live probiotics for healthy digestion, antioxidants for a healthy immune system, and omega 6 and 3 for beautiful skin and coat. Made in the U. S.A. CANIDAE Life Stages – All Life Stages Formula One Formula for All Ages and Breeds Made with 4 high quality meat meals for great nutrition: chicken, turkey, lamb and fish. Great for cats and kittens of all ages making mealtimes with multiple pets or transitioning life stages much less complicated. Provides balanced nutrition from quality ingredients including wholesome brown rice and peas. Guaranteed levels of live probiotics for healthy digestion, antioxidants for a healthy immune system, and omega 6 and 3 for beautiful skin and coat. Made in the U. S.A.

Quick facts

  • Optimum protein for nutritionally dense formulas
  • Premium ingredients: no corn, wheat, or soy
  • Vet formulated for all ages, breeds & sizes
  • Probiotics to help support healthy digestion
  • Omega 6&3 to help support beautiful skin & coat

Top reviews

Beware new formula!

Canidae has changed the formula of their ALS recipes. Many, many dogs have become ill after eating the new formula. The web is full of complaints from dog owners whose dogs are experiencing the same awful symptoms (Diarrhea, vomiting, itching, hot spots and even seizures). Do your homework before buying this product. The company changed the formula without notifying the public. Would give zero stars if possible.
LukeMallard, IA

Problem Dog Food

I purchased Canidae Dry Dog Food, Chicken Meal and Rice Formula for my two Cocker Spaniels (Cavalier King Charles and American breed). After about two weeks, the problems began. Diarrhea, some vomiting and general malaise. Further feeding resulted in more problems. We had fed them Blue Buffalo and Eukanuba in the past but had never experienced these kind of problems. We returned to Eukahuba and both pets have returned to normal. I’m unsure what ingredients caused the problem but I will never use this product again and recommend caution before feeding your dog this food!Canidae Dry Dog Food, Chicken Meal and Rice Formula, 30-Pound Bag
MegMc Clure, OH

Switched Formula

Take care if choosing this food as they recently released a new formula that has more grains and has resulted in the superpoops for my dog that I have been feeding canidae for 2 years.
AndreaSt Columbans, NE

Look at the ingredients after chicken meal!

I’ve heard this is a good food, but was shocked to see after chicken meal so many grains. I did not feed this to my dog. I’d rather pay more money for better quality food. All those fillers are unneeded. I expect such a highly regarded company to have better ingredients. I always look for by products but didn’t think to even bother to check the next 4 ingredients. Highly disappointed.
MorganWoodman, WI

My dog lost too much weight on this food.

I have a two and a half year old female Boxer that has allergies to most commercial dog foods, so I keep her on a diet free of wheat, soy, and animal by-products. Canidae seemed to fit the criteria and was available at my local pet store (whereas, the brand I was feeding, Evo, had to be ordered), so I wanted to try it. I’ve been feeding my dog three and a half cups of Canidae dry dog food daily (divided between two feedings) for about five weeks, and she has lost a significant amount of weight on this diet. She is a very active dog that has always been lean, but she is now too skinny. I will be switching back to Evo and would not recommend Canidae.
DariaMcville, ND

Dog developed GI problems

Our 6-year old Vizsla has been eating Canidae for 3 years. A month ago we switched flavors from Bison to Sea Salmon. We gradually transitioned the change even though it was the same company. Within four weeks on the new flavor he developed a set of distressing systems including soft, mucus covered stools, horrible gas,low energy, staggering walk, excessive drooling, licking and constant neck extending (difficulty swallowing). A vet visit confirmed these as diet related. We put him on a chicken/rice diet and his symptoms stopped after just two days. Doing research to decide whether to switch back to bison or go with another company, I found a great deal of information about other pet owners having issues with all flavors of food from Canidae. Consumer Affairs reports a pending class action suit. We have decided to switch to another company.
RickiBotkins, OH

New formula (Aug, 2008) is no good

This has given my young dog persistent loose stools. My older dog also had problems with loose stools on the adult formula, which was immediately rectified by a change to Innova. See the large number of serious complaints on the web about the new formulation before buying.
CristobalSummersville, WV

Great Food with Grrrrrrreat Taste

Canidae Grain Free ALS Salmon formula is one of the foods I rotate for my two keeshonden girls. They love the taste and they have no digestive problems with it at all. Canidae grain free food is rated very highly by all the dog food rating sources I have found. Do your dogs a favor and try some.
WernerPocono Summit, PA

I should’ve done more research before buying this

I should’ve done more research before buying this product. My dog seemed to have very little appetite when she was on this food. She had skin problems. She had loose stools. Unfortunately I didn’t want to believe that it had anything to do with the food. I finally decided to look into it after months of trying to get her to eat it more regularly and found that my problems weren’t uncommon with this food. I’ve since switched her to Blue Buffalo food and her skin problems have gotten better, she has become more energetic, her stools are no longer loose and she happily eats.
LouieCowiche, WA

canidae dry dog food

My dog got horrible diarrhea from it.
We mixed it with her old food for about a week and after that gave her just the Canidea food.
Too bad, it seemed like a good brand though.
CharlotteManilla, IN

I ordered this for the benefit of my allergy dog.

It just came in, and to my disappointment, it contains barley…which she is allergic to. That is NOT on the ingredient list, so beware. Fortunately my other dog can eat this.

Amazon, please keep the ingredients up to date!

TedNewcastle, UT

Canidae rocks

My Weimeraner loves Canidae dry food. It’s healthy for her and leaves her always wanting more. Highly recommend it and it’s worth the cost.
GeorgannBieber, CA

My bassett hound LOVES his food now…

Canidae has definetly proven to be a tasty, balanced source of food for my dog.

Initially i had started my new pup on IAMS because of its popularity – but after reading the ingredient list and hearing the the IAMS corporation had just been sold (therefore not keeping the quality of their product) I decided I needed to provide my hound with a heathier source of nutrition.

I volunteer at the local Human Society Shelter and a friend of mine there suggested that I try “Canidae”. At first I was hesitant because of the cost – but when i read the nutrition facts and saw REAL, all natural ingredients, i felt confident enough that the price was worth it.

Before i started feeding my bassett Canidae he would only eat once a day (placing a full bowl of food down for him in the early morning on my way to work…he would wait until late at night to eat AFTER I had my dinner and slowly munch on a couple bits here and there). The first morning i put Canidae in his dish (at 5:30am) he scarfed the entire bowl down in a matter of minutes!!!!! It was such a relief to know that my dog was actually enjoying his food.

Now i feed him once in the morning and once at night and he eats every bit as soon as I put it down everytime. Occasionally I will cook up some frozen vegetables with an egg and mix it in his food for a little variety, but I havent had to do that in a while.

If you love your dog and care about his/her nutrition, I suggest giving Canidae a try.

HobertSeaford, NY

Good price for a highly rated dog food

I feed three large dogs and one small dog with this dog food. I’ve used it about three months. Formerly I used a well-known brand that I assumed was good since it was well-known and readily available at stores everywhere. I decided to change when I did some internet research showing my old brand was considered to have inferior ingredients. I have to say that I have seen good reviews on the ingredients of this dog food, but I cannot say I notice anything in particular about my dogs since changing other than they seem to enjoy it more and seem to be satisfied with less of it. Perhaps one dog who has skin problems is better, but I can’t swear the dog food is the cause. So, relying almost entirely on internet proclamation of quality, I give this a hearty recommendation. And, the price is competitive to lesser rated dog foods. And it comes directly to your door.
LynnWashburn, ME

Great food!

Both of my large breed dogs love Canidae. I actually have to limit how much they can eat or they will make themselves sick by eating so much! The ingredients are wonderful and actually contains stuff I would eat myself. I would recommend this food for any animal lover.
JasminPalouse, WA

great dog food at the lowest cost

I bought the chicken meal and rice formula because I suspected my 8 year old Lab mix might have a food allergy related to corn or soy. Well, she does not. However I did learn a lot about dog food in the process. According to […] Canidae rates four stars whereas as everything on the shelf at my local Wal-Mart rates only one star. I was considering Blue Buffalo and other brands but they were $15 or higher in cost.
I saved money buying Canidae and received dog food with the highest quality ingredients! I highly recommend it.
One thing I must note. Some dog owners have reported reactions to changing to this brand. Although Canidae gives detailed instructions on their website on how to transition your dog to new dog food, they do not give these instructions on the bag. I strongly advise you to visit their website.
ThomasinaMartinsburg, OH

Great choice for the active young dog!

I’m the owner of a year and a half old beagle boy. He’s the love of my life and when I got him from our local rescue they emphasized how important a proper diet of a premium dog food is. I’m not one to be sucked into the belief that if it costs more, it’s better. That said, in terms of dog food, it’s important to find a food made of fresh ingredients with no corn byproducts.

My little guy eats a bowl of this per day and he has cured the constipation problem he was having before we switched foods. He seems to really like the taste and to make it a little easier on his teeth, I add water to it to soften it. That seems to do the trick since the kibbles are decent sized and might be a bit much for a smaller dog to take on.

What’s also nice about this is ordering through Amazon Prime and getting the heavy bag shipped for free to my door with two-day shipping. This is by far the most reasonable price I’ve come across for a top-brand dog food. Try a smaller bag to see if your pup takes to it and go from there.

TondaNarrowsburg, NY

Aboslutely wonderful for my pitbull

I ordered this after reading a ton of awesome reviews and in hopes that it may hope with my dog, Kitty, a 65 pound, 2 year-old pit bull’s recent issues with her skin. It turns out that her problem was in fact due to corn and other fillers used in lesser quality dog foods (in this case, Purina One). Overall, this product alone made it completely worth the cost to subscribe to Amazon Prime for the extremely fast and cheap shipping, so for less money (as Kitty now requires less food, since she’s more full from eating less of the higher quality food and we make sure to only feed her what the vet recommends,) I no longer have to drive to the store and pick up a 40 pound bag of dog food and load it into the back of one of my GTIs. So far, Kitty’s been gaining weight and muscle at a pretty decent rate, in my opinion. (Over the past 2 months, she’s gone from approximately 59 pounds to 67.5 pounds currently, and is quite fit and happy.) All this, is of course in addition to daily exercise, walks, et cetera, but her temperament lately has also been much better. On the lesser quality dog chow, she used to mope around the house every few days, but lately, she’s been very happy, energetic and outgoing. She seems to be much less easily stressed out, which is great for her, as she tend to be a bit anxious, although an absolute sweetheart.

Bottom Line: I could not recommend this or any other Canidae Dog Food product highly enough. By word of mouth at work alone, I’ve converted over ten people since switching at the beginning of the year (2011).

AlbertDarling, MS

Excellent Dog Food: Excellent Price (AVP)

I would have spent the big bucks to order top-rated Blue Buffalo, but was shocked to learn that there was a recent wholesale recall of Blue Buffalo products. Canadae is much more inexpensive and just as nutritious. My dogs love it! They seem much healthier since I’ve switched to this brand. The folks that sell this are wonderful. Canadae was shipped to me free of charge (Amazon Prime.) It was carefully packaged: no rips, tears, or leaks. I highly recommend.
JessieRed Creek, WV

I am not a dog, but….

I am not a dog, but my pug seems to like the food. I decided to choose this food because of the quality of the manufacturer. So far the dog loves the food, and the transition from the old to the new has not caused any problems. I also like the price of the food, and will continue to use this product.
EricaCameron, AZ

Canidae Dog Food

We have two dogs a standard poodle and a miniature poodle mix; both dogs are doing great on the Canidae dog food. Both dogs readily eat the dog food. Our miniature poodle mix tends to be fussy about food, but we have not had this problem with him eating the Canidae. We haven’t had any issues with shipping or packaging. The orders are here within a week to 10 days of ordering.
LinnPort Royal, PA

Great food for a great price

We could not be happier with this food, we have two labs who had problems with their old food Nutra. Male would have diarrhea at least once a month and the female would have to be watched to make sure she would eat her food. We switched to this after a vet recommended a grain free formula to one of our friends labs who was having problems with his coat. After researching different food brands we decided to not purchase the science diet brand the vet recommend and we went ahead and ordered canidae salmon and potatoes. All the problems stopped as soon as we switched. Our male has no more accidents in the house and the female runs to her food when it is time to eat. They both have more energy and their coats look amazing. Great food and we recommend it to all of our friends and family for their pets. Our dogs health is worth the extra 20 dollars over the pet store brands of dog food.
GilBird City, KS

best food out there

Hands down, this brand, or Blue Buffalo, are the best dog food out there, providing your pet doesn’t need a special hypoallergenic brand of food because of illness or allergies. Canidae use all natural, human grade ingredients in their foods. My 3 pit bulls smash a bowl of this stuff and love it. I recently switched my Blue pittie to the single grain formula however, because of persistent rashes she has been having lately (haven’t been able to determine if it’s all outdoor environmental and/or caused by a food allergy?) She seems to do better on the single grain. Nevertheless, I’ve been feeding my dogs this brand for over 4 years and am a very happy and loyal customer. Even with the skyrocketing prices of grains and other foods, the price hasn’t wavered in 4 years. Not bad. If you’re feeding your dog trash like Science Diet or Eukanuba, switch over to this and you won’t be disappointed. Worth every penny.
MikaelaDeep River, CT

My dog loves it

My dog has a very sensitive digestive tract. She’s been in the hospital for severe diarrhea and vomiting. We switched her to this Canidae food (as well as putting her on some meds and making sure she doesn’t get outside food/treats) and she’s done great since. And she loves it. We haven’t had any issues with it what so ever.
AbramWoodstock Valley, CT

Cost effective & so far a good alternative

We have a 52lb Basset/Beagle/who knows. For the past few years Boing has eaten a grain free + low gluten dehydrated food. Honest Kitchen Force, Grain-Free Dehydrated Raw Dog Food w/ Chicken, 10 Pound BoxHonest Kitchen Keen, Low-Gluten Dehydrated Raw Dog Food w/ Turkey, 10 Pound Box But with finances compromised had to find a cheaper option & having completed extensive research decided to give Canidae a try. So far it’s 50% HK & 50% Canidae while transitioning to the new food & in the next two weeks he will be entirely on Canidae. I will update this review after a month to see if his wonderfully shiny coat remains like that & if he remains “gas” free. If so it will be a great find & tremendous saving. Unlike other dogs Boing did not experience the change of formula & so has not had the unfortunate stomach upsets. Another real plus was getting free shipping which helped with the overall cost. Due to health issues I have to be extremely careful of what he eats & as yet I have not seen any ill effects. Have given him the chicken grain free, this flavor & have 2 more to try. He isn’t a finicky eater which helps. More in a month or so – hope this helps anyone looking for a decent alternative to the usual big name dog foods.
GlennVan Voorhis, PA

Dog loves the Canidae

My dog has had diarhea problems with all sorts of dog foods in the past. We switched him to this a couple months ago and he is doing great. This food was recommended by our pet store and I agree that it is not only healthy, but gentle on my dogs touchy stomach.
StarMcdonough, GA

Healthy Choice

My dogs have been on this food for three years and are doing very well.
PilarCasscoe, AR

dog food

This brand of dog food was recommended to us for our Black Lab, Sadie, as it is very healthy. She absolutely loves it, and her coat is very shiny. We can tell that this is good food, as she is very satisfied. Will definitely order this and possibly other flavors again.
TerinaBoise, ID

Great dog food… A little expensive

Ingredient wise…. one of the best dog foods in the market. Of course, a bit on the expensive side. Our 3 dogs love this food.
FreddyWhitesville, WV

really great product, dogs doing well on

I looked at.several diets for skin sensitive dogs. Am already feeding a salmon diet and salmon oil bit wanted to mix. The canidae has a good name, top ingredients and at time great price
Went to order another bag 1 mo later and price had changed by $6-$7 per bag. Am now looking again.
AustinHyannis Port, MA