FYI: If you buy something through a link on this site I may earn a commission - at NO extra cost to you.

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)

Comments for Canidae could make your dog sick...

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 05, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Canidae NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi, I found this site by looking up Canidae making my dog sick. I found posts from as far back as December. If so many dogs are getting sick, including mine. Why isn’t there a recall?
I’ve been buying this dog food for over a year.
Recently my Dane turned away twice. I opened can and it smelled like feces or something died in there. It was horrible. How can we warn people?

Thanks
Julie

Jul 31, 2020
Rating
star
Scared fur mom
by: LoriR

I have a senior teacup yorkie. She has always been extremely picky with her food. She also has food allergies, scratching so much she made sores. I thought I had researched extremely well when I found this dog food. Limited ingredients, small bites, freeze dried, etc. I bought the Canidae Pure Lamb freeze dried. I started her out with mixing in with her old food for a couple of days, Everytime she would pick out the Canidae food and eat it. I was happy because I finally found something she would eat. On the 3rd day she would smell it and walk away. I noticed she also had a lot of gas. Day 6, today, July 30, 2020, she now has black diarrhea, and just lays around. Will take her to the doctor tomorrow.
My daughter has a French Bulldog and she bought the same food and flavor and she ended up taking her boy to the emergency vet. (We didn’t know that each other bought the same food).
She switched his food, and continued with his meds and I’m happy to say he’s his old self now.
There is no doubt in my mind that it is the food!

Jul 22, 2020
Rating
star
Dogs very ill after eating this food NEW
by: Anonymous

Please folks don't forget to change the star rating from 5 to 1 when you comment. It is right after your name.

Jul 22, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Canidae making my dog sick
by: Desirey keeme

Canidae dog food is making both my dogs vomit these last two days, it is a brand new bag as well. I will be switching and I’m hoping they start feeling better.

Jul 11, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Canidae made my dog sick (I firmly believe) NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I had been feeding my dogs with Canidae over three four months now without problem. When I reordered and started the new bag. My dogs, two of them them started vomit and diarrhea immediately. It is logically highly probable that something is different in this new bag which is causing serious sickness to my dogs.

People from Canidae, don't hide behind "scientific evidence". You can buy time. Our dogs can't. I switch immediately.


Jul 03, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
OMG! I think NEW
by: Anonymous

Something has changed with the formulation of the food because my dog has explosive diarrhea now. He’s also hesitant about eating it. I purchased 2 large bags of the Ancestral Raw. Now my dog has really bad diarrhea. I’m so glad I found this site. I’m switching this food out now.

Jun 28, 2020
Rating
star
Hope my dog doesn’t die. NEW
by: Anonymous

For years I fed Canidae to my two German Shepherds with great results but my youngest shepherd died suddenly two years ago. He had same symptoms I’m seeing in my newest dog . I just adopted a 14 year old rescue dog that has spent her life chained inside a barn. She was on cheap food so she had no transition to the first bag of dog food which was natural balance. Surprisingly her stools stayed firm with no problems changing food abruptly . But about a week ago I bought Canidae and started the slow mixing to migrate her over to the Canidae. The first thing I noticed is my food hound suddenly didn’t want to eat. Then when she finally realized that was all there was she ate it. After a few days I noticed At night I could hear her stomach rumbling with gas then within another day or two she pooped on the floor for the very first time. Now she has continued down hill to horrid diahrea. At first I thought maybe she had eaten something that upset her tummy but the dog is by my side 24-7 and the diahrea is getting worse. I’m convinced now that it is the Canidae.

Jun 09, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
To our Canidae Consumers NEW
by: Consumer Care at Canidae

To our Canidae Consumers,

Above all, we are dedicated to your pet's health and very sorry to hear about some of your pet's recent health issues. We hope every pet is now in 100% health. We encourage all consumers to reach out to our Consumer Care with any issues. As a gentle reminder, we'd like to remind all consumers to ensure they are transitioning to new dog food in a way that is the most comfortable for our pets. Transitioning to any food too quickly can cause upset. For more information on transitioning your pet to a new food, please visit "Transitioning Your Pet to a New Pet Food" page, on our site at https://www.canidae.com/pet-health-center/transitioning-your-dog-to-a-new-pet-food/. We want to ensure we do all we can to support you and your pet. Please contact us at support@canidae.com or 800-398-1600.

Thank you,
Consumer Care at Canidae

May 26, 2020
Rating
star
HORRIBLE food NEW
by: Abby

I tried switching my two mixed breed dogs to this food a week ago. The oldest, 3 years old started having horrible explosive diarrhea the same evening we switched. It has gotten a little better but she is still having GI upset and horrible gas. Yesterday the youngest, 10 month old, started explosive diarrhea and a few hours later projectile vomiting. After a visit to the emergency vet last night they decided it was the food. So glad Petco is accepting returns- I’ll just go back to the more expensive food so my babies are comfy. This food company is TERRIBLE

May 15, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Canidae Changed NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been feeding my two labradors Canidae for 6 years and they have always had shiny, healthy coats and overall great health. I bought the 44lb pound bag of All Life Stages a week ago from Amazon. The kibble is larger, ligher in color, had less little grainy flakes in each piece. After using this "counterfit" or changed recipe, my larger lab has a hot spot now for the first time in years, which is why I started using Canidae in the first place beacuse my Vet said this food would help with it. My second dog has started having diarrhea and both dogs refuse to even touch this food unless I mix in chicken or some other meat that they love. What happened to this food???? It used to be amazing!

May 10, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Canidae for Small Breed NEW
by: Stephanie

My maltipoo is a picky eater. I switched to raw freeze dried kibbles last year and she loved it. But just starting this year around February I noticed the change in color of the kibble and my 2 dogs with changed appetite, just sniffing the food before eating. I thought they were just sick of the food until both of them started having GI symptoms, vomiting yellowish fluid, which I’m assuming bile, diarrhea and red eyes. We went to the vet, and results came with elevated liver enzymes. I stopped feeding them Canidae and monitoring them. Seeking advice from vet which food to feed them.

May 02, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Chihuahua Vomiting NEW
by: Anonymous

This food is the SINGULAR change in my dogs premium quality diet and she has been horribly ill for 2 days after eating about 10 tiny little biscuits from CANIDAE SMALL BREED. Vomiting white slimy froth. Vet says likely indigestion/food not agree. I know she did not eat anything on a walk because the day this started out was pouring rain all day and she did not leave the house. When I started offering her these biscuits she did not want to eat them and left in bowl but I kept insisting she try them. She knew. My mistake. Will NEVER buy this brand again. Research food brands before feeding. I should know better. As should Canidae. They are not 'pet people' - frauds!

Mar 25, 2020
Rating
starstarstar
Is there a new recipe? WHAT HAD CHANGED
by: Kimberly Montoya

This last month due to the COVID-19 scare I started ordering online through Petco. To get my dogs food shipped automatic. Once the first bag arrived I was nearly out so I ended up using that shipped bag the same night it arrived. First I opened it and it smelled different. Usually it smells fresh and pleasant (as pleasant as dog food can be) but this bag was stell and gross smelling. Almost instantly my dogs all had horrible gas and even seemed slightly uncomfortable. Then came the soft to diarrhea like stools after 3 days talked to vet she is certain it is the food. Told me to discontinue food right away. My question is what has changed?!?! This is my go to for my allergy dog and my work sales it. What has changed ?

Mar 09, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Candidae food making dog sick NEW
by: Anonymous

Our young dog has also been getting sick after eating Candidae multi-dog food which we have fed her for almost a year now. Up until the last couple of months, she would gobble it down unapologetically. Now she doesn’t want to go near it unless I hand-fed it to her. This led to an almost daily vomiting episode. Research led me to this site. After reading other’s similar issues, we are throwing this food away.

Feb 24, 2020
Rating
star
Our dog was sick. NEW
by: Anonymous

They are advertising this dog food very highly but it's false. Pur dogs became very I'll with diarreah. Within days of changing his dog food, he became got better. This dog food is bad for your dogs.

Feb 24, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Very soft stools! NEW
by: Anonymous

I had my 3 dogs on the Big Bag dry food, and almost immediately they all 3, different breeds, ages, and sizes, got very loose stools. Dogs that usually sleep through the night are suddenly waking me up every few hours to go outside, and have diarrhea. This is extremely unusual for them. Not even half way through the bag, and I'm throwing it away! Never again!

Feb 11, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Canidae causing illness NEW
by: Anonymous

I have only been buying Canidae for 2 months and its been great until this past months supply. Both dogs get nasty diarrhea right after eating. Im talking almost immediate... I purchased this bag in January and I'm seeing others have the same issue which makes me wonder... will there be another recall? I wouldnt recommend feeding this food to your doggos. Very disappointing.

Jan 29, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dog won’t eat NEW
by: Anonymous

I’ve been feeding my dog Canidae for 6 years and now he won’t eat it. Something is wrong!

Jan 24, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Canadae & diarrhea NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been using Canadae for 8 years and I just bought a new bag and its making my dogs sick. Food is causing them to have diarrhea. Going to talk to the store owner tomorrow.

Jan 15, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Sick dog NEW
by: Ydo

My 3 year old shepherd has been eating
Candidae chicken meal dog food for years and generally we've been happy with it. I got a new bag in late December/ early January and my dog has had really bad gas and
loose stools since then. I called the store and checked online but there are no recalls. So frustrating.

Jan 01, 2020
Rating
star
Gas Mask Needed NEW
by: Anonymous

This dog food, although highly recommended by Petco associate, made my standard poodle have horrible gas, vomiting, and really soft stool.

Dec 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
100% convinced this is terrible for dogs NEW
by: Todd Jones

This food is the only common denominator as to wjy my 18 month pup gets diarrhea. Not even the cheap dog food from the store causes him to have diarrhea such as when he eats Canidae. I will never feed him this garbage again! Something is clearly wrong with thia food when you see thinhs from the company of them changing ingredients. They would only change the ingredients to either 1 increase their revenue or 2 because dogs are getting sick. Im throwing out the rest of this dog food! A whole $39 bag going in the trash

Dec 14, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Our pup sick from Canidae
by: Roxana

We started our pup on Canidae Dec. 1, 2019 and noalmost immediately soft stool for about 2 weeks on Then became very sick with projectile diarreah then blood dripping down his leg when pooped. We saw our happy go lucky 9 month old pup became lethargic and very ill looking. After a $300 Vet visit with antibiotics and antiinflamatory, we were hopeful he would get better. After a week of meds he didn't get better. We researched the internet and finally came upon this site. We rushed to store to purhase another brand. After first day we saw improvement. It's been over 2 weeks and his diarreah is gone doing and he is happy happy again.

Nov 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Everything on here is accurate! NEW
by: Anonymous

My dog since eating Canidae lamb and rice kibble and wet food has had bloody diarrhea and vomitting and extreme flatulence. I am going to switch his food starting tomorrow!! His poop is always soft on this food which is another bad sign. Perhaps they put too much peas in there? He didn’t have these issues prior to Canidae.

Sep 11, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Don't buy Canidae NEW
by: Anonymous

Canidae made all of my dogs very sick. We did the whole gradual transition thing and it seemed to be off and on that they would get sick so I didn't think it was the food at first but it just kept getting worse over the couple months we tried it.

Apr 27, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Vibrant Healthy Puppy Violently Vomiting after eating
by: Dj

My pup is 11 months old . She has been happy , playful and exuberant. The breeder had her on Canidae and I saw no need in switching to a different brand. Everything was fine until she suddenly starting eating a lot of grass , and experienced vomiting. After a trip to the Vet ,she was given a clean bill of health. I was advised it seemed to be dietary indiscretion. (She ate something that didn’t agree with her) She began to refuse her food all together. I got online and discovered there was a "change" to the formula. I immediately sent an email to Canidae and in response I received samples of other Canidae dog foods. The cycle continued she would eat and within an hour or so violently throw up. I would switch to boiled beef and rice she was fine. Give her the food she would get sick again. I have decided to stop feeding my dog this food it doesn’t take a genius to figure out there is something wrong. Her formula contained turkey . With so many turkey recalls maybe the food is tainted. Please Canidae look into this. Seems like a lot of dogs are suffering the same or similar side effects from the food.

Apr 25, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
canned Canidae
by: Sandi

10 year old was fine with 5 cans over 5 weeks mixed with dry. Then Uncontrollable diarrhea. Chicken and rice diet doing fine. Tried it again and got diarrhea again. Change in formula? Not sure. Something else going on? Going to check it out. May not be related to the brand, but sharing info just in case

Apr 19, 2019
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
2 bouts of diarrhea - unable to hold it NEW
by: Anonymous

Just opened a new bag. Pup was doing fine for quite a few years. This new bag appeared a little different in color and a little more crumbly. Pup has always been a champ at eating, but now, the diarrhea.(TMI but yellow water) Only change was this new bag. If she gets one more bout of diarrhea, i'm not taking any chances and will be forced to take her off this. Saw her eating grass this morning. Please Canidae, if you made changes, let us know. Our pets mean the world to us.

Mar 20, 2019
Rating
star
extremely soft poo and vomiting NEW
by: Whippet

Background
Dogs: four Whippets
Dog Food: Canidae - All Life Stages formula
Purchased: 11/03/2019
Symptom:
We started this new dog food from early last week and two of our dogs vomit middle of night. And they do not have much stomach problem or diarrhea but their poo is becoming very soft just before diarrhea stage.
Major problem is they can not hold poo over night so they need to woke up to go to toilet middle of night. The situation getting worth so we stopped yesterday morning 20th March. Now their poo is on the way back to normal and they do not need to wake up middle of night.
I believe some ingredients may be creating reaction. It seems a lot of talk about this products on the net.

Aug 21, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
CANIDAE Pet Foods NEW
by: Beth from CANIDAE

We saw the posts about CANIDAE and We are sorry to hear that. If you have any issues or concerns with your pet and feeding CANIDAE please contact us directly so we can review and assist you further. We can be reached at 800-398-1600 ext 0 or support@canidae.com

Aug 16, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
My puppies too NEW
by: Anonymous

My 4 month old French Bulldog and my 9 week old Pitbull got so sick. Vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy. I feel horrible. I am switching today. I slowly brought them over to Canidae from Blue Buffalo bc it gave my frenchie horrible gas and soft stools. I would rather smell him than have him sick. We received a refund for the food. Ot even going to donate it.

Jul 15, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to 10 Best Dog Food Choices Customer Comments.


Back To Top Of Page