Hi all. We're getting a dog in a few weeks and we're pretty set on feeding Canidae. My only question is, is it ok that they don't have a "puppy" option? I believe they only have "all life stages". Does that have the right nutrients for a growing baby?
it will be perfectly fine and kudos on choosing a great food. Most companies create "puppy food" as a money maker and in all honesty it's not necessary. All-Life Stages just means that it meets the requirements for puppies, adults, and seniors.
Personally I'm not into Canidae's whole 'life stages' thing. I'm not saying it's not a good food, it does have good ingredients. But certain dog breeds have different protein requirements for puppies. For example, feeding a dog food that has high amounts of protein to a great dane puppy can cause bone problems later on due to rapid growth, where as a chihuahua puppy likely would be completely unaffected.
Also, their claim that if you need more of a particular nutrient (like say protein) you just feed more of the food, to me is just weird. Why? Well let's say that chocolate bars have a small amount of protein in them. By the Canidae's reasoning, I should just increase the amount of chocolate I eat to get my required daily amount of protein. How is it healthier for me to eat 10x the normal amount of chocolate bars to get the amount of protein that I need, as opposed to eating a different food like say some chicken or fish, I could eat far less of, and still get the required amount of protein?
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minniyar makes a good point, I do reccomend innova, thats what i will feed to my puppy for her entire life. I think it is evo innova puppy food, plus the evo treats, and greenies. Maybe feed both dry and moist. I want to do everthing to make sure my puppy lives a long healthy life. Getting a good food also helps their teeth stay white. Good luck!
Isn't Canidae ALS only 24% or 26% protein? I don't think that is too high. I think it's the calcium and its ratio to phosphorus that you want to watch with larger breeds. Eagle Pack Holistic Selects, Chicken Meal and Rice is for all life stages as well. I fed innova too but it can be too rich for some dogs. I noticed a huge difference in my dog's vitality and behaviour when I gave her Innova - she was calmer and her eyes were brighter.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
I've been using the Canidae - All life stages for my 6 month old, 3 year old, 5 year old and 11 year old dogs. They all do very well on it and I've seen alot of improvement in activeness, coat and general wellbeing. I am so pleased with the Canidae, I could be a spokesperson
I tried Canidae for the girls in January (when Bailey came home)and they were fine on it. Pebbles' stool actually seemed more solid. I really have no complaints. I ended up going back to California Natural...it's just a personal preference (lol@personal...as if I'm eating it)