Canidae could make your dog sick...

Canidae made my dog very sick.

Trying to let pet owners know that if they are feeding their dog Canidae and their dog becomes ill, try feeding their dog any other food and see if their dog gets better.

Wish I had done this much sooner than I did. Go to ConsumerAffairs.com and look up Canidae.

That web site saved my dog's life.



Hi,
I'm sorry to hear that you believe your dog got sick from eating Canidae dog food. I hope that he/she is now 100% healthy.

The most recent recall on a Canidae food was back in Spring of 2012 and since then there have been no official recalls or reports of this brand being a health hazard.

However, it would seem that there may have been some recipe changes over the past few months and that these might be responsible for a number of complaints of vomiting, diarrhea and generally upset stomachs.

This is all conjecture because as far as I have been able to find out there are no formal tests that have been done or recalls made - and millions of dogs eat (and have eaten for a long time) Canidae foods without problems.

The quality, ingredients and formulation of this brand continues to appear to be superior and without scientific evidence it's impossible to be sure what is causing some dogs to fall ill. I certainly don't feel able to say that it's not still an excellent food.

BUT it is important to be aware that these incidents have occurred, so I'm going to add a warning to this effect on the body of this page. I definitely feel that dog owners should have this info. and I really appreciate you sharing your experience with us.

Thanks again, Sue (from fidosavvy.com)

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Jul 15, 2018
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Formula change? Sick dog NEW
by: Anonymous

9 yo Aussie has been eating Canidae for several months. New bag had dog vomiting daily. Stopped eating at all. Gave one 1/2 cup to younger Aussie, mixed with his regular food. Younger Aussie vomited within an hour. Throw out the Canidae.

Jun 08, 2018
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Stay AWAY NEW
by: Andrea

This dog food poisoned my dog. So much to the point where he had diarhea, vomiting, sluggishness, you name it. STAY AWAY from this brand

May 10, 2018
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Canidae made my dog extremely sick NEW
by: Anonymous

Purchased a bag of Canidae Platinum from Petco. Afer eating it for a about 2 weeks my dog has been extremely ill. He stopped eating. So I decided to try and add wet food to the dry mix. he ate a little. Then refused to eat for days. He looked like he was going to die and would only drink water. His stomach swelled up so much. He is 85 pounds normally, and my husband and I had to make a gurney and carry him outside. After laying there for several hours, he finally was able to get up and urinate.
We have been giving him boiled chicken and rice in small amounts for about a week now. He is beginning to look better. But he is 12 years old and this has definitely taken a toll on his life.

May 06, 2018
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Canidae made my dog very sick NEW
by: Anonymous

My Lab has been extremely sick... vomiting, diarrhea since eating Canidae dry dog food.

Feb 27, 2018
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My Poor Dachshund started throwing up. NEW
by: Donna May

My Dachshund started throwing up constantly. I had been feeding him Canidae since he was born. We inherited another Dog and of course started her on the same food. She started throwing up every day. I still didn't get it, bc Digby had been eating it for years. then.... I had to put my sweet Digby down. Don't know if it was the candidate or not, but now.... I'm seeing the bread crumbs. Both dogs were sick but I couldn't save Digby. I threw out the food and got fresh..... Seemed my new dog was not a food hound and rarely ate her bowl of food. The last couple days, she has been throwing up and will not eat the canidae. It's the only change in her life. So.... I will be changing her food. My vet gave me a trial size dog food and the other day, she ate the whole thing immediately. When we went back to candidate, she stopped eating and now.... she has been throwing up all day. I guess I will be changing my dog food. I am so sad. I think I might have poisoned my sweet Digby. I am feeling terribly guilty that I didn't catch this sooner. I might still have him. ;((

Feb 27, 2018
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My Dog too NEW
by: Anonymous

We couldn't figure it out. When we got her, the rescue place had her on Canidae so we got a new bag to switch her over. Within 24 hours she was throwing up. We took her to the ER vet and they didn't know what was causing it other than she had hookworms so maybe it was from them. Our vet prescribed a bland food the next day and afterwards we just switched her onto our other dogs food. Today our Chewy order showed up late, so we fed our dogs the leftover Canidae (it was 3 weeks old) for lunch. FedEx was on its way, but it was lunch time.4 hours later she throws up all her food. The only common factor is we fed her Canidae.

Jan 16, 2018
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My dogs got sick too! NEW
by: Anonymous

My two dogs have been eating Canidae happy for some time, then all of a sudden both began vomiting such that they couldn’t keep anything done. I spent way too much mo eye at the vet, only to find that they got better the moment I changed their food. Why is this not being reported? Why has there not been a recall?!

Nov 26, 2017
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My dog is sick too NEW
by: Robert parks

I usually fed canidae or merrick, on canidae my dog throws up food and lots of phlegm piles, on merrick he does not. I thought he was sick took him to the vet no signs of an illness, thought he had pneumonia, lungs are clear. Past few months I've been buying merrick no problems, the phlegm has gone away and no vomiting, just bought a bag of canidae and it started back up again.im sorry I think they have a good product but it doesn't agree with my pet and his health is more important than the brand of food I use.

Feb 19, 2017
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My dog was sick from Canidae too NEW
by: Karen

I bought Canidae Salmon for my dog today and within one hour, she had diarrhea and was vomiting. Both continued for about 3 hours and now we're just trying to get water into her.

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