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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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Oct 23, 2021
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Product Change and sick dog NEW
by: Kelsey

About 2 months ago I noticed the Canidae large breed lamb and rice dog food changed. It was smaller pieces and looked darker, more oily, and smelled different. Every bag since has been like this. About the same time my Great Pyrenese started getting diarrhea. I had thought about switching food but it would seem to get better for a couple days just to have diarrhea again. I'm throwing it away and switching brands, my poor baby.

Sep 26, 2021
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Canidae Dog food also made our dog sick NEW
by: Anonymous

We switched to Canidae Dog Food after Royal Canin stopped making our dog's food. Our dog as well has experienced massive Diarrhea since starting the dog food. She is a lab/pit mix.

Sep 20, 2021
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Very Sick German Shepherd
by: Anonymous

We’ve fed our dogs Canidae for years. It was recommended to us by a K9 handler for our retired K9 years ago. A couple of weeks ago my husband bought a new bag. I noticed right away that our dog had diarrhea but I thought it was because someone was sneaking him people food. The problem Has just gotten worse and worse and it’s so bad today that my poor boy wants out every 5-10 minutes. I’m withholding food today and will start him on a bland diet starting with scrambled eggs tomorrow but can anyone recommend a replacement for the old Canidae for large breeds? This is so aggravating, we are leaving on a two day driving trip to California in two days for my daughter’s wedding and we have a sick dog. Why did they have to mess with their formulas? Why? Well it’s all about money. Per their own website the new formula is cheaper to make.

Sep 20, 2021
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Canidae Made My Dog SOOO SICK! NEW
by: Anonymous

Just like all of the other loving pet owners, I turned to research to find out what was wrong with my sweet mut. She has been throwing up for three days and the only change in anything is the new bag of Canidae Pure Goodness Real Salmon and Sweet Potato dog food. I can't believe this company has not pulled the product with all of these customer testimonials! PetSmart, PetCo, Chewy and all pet stores need to pull this product before it harms more dogs!

Sep 09, 2021
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Vomiting & Diarrhea with Blood in Stool NEW
by: Anonymous

I have just switched my dogs to Lamb All Life Stages only 2 weeks ago and they have been switched on dog food before (properly switching them too).... Never issues... This brand has made my dogs so ill that they have had to be seen by the vet. The food only took 3 feedings to cause my dogs to vomit all day- diarrhea with blood in stool. This food is not food... It's poison. I would not recommend this dog food what so ever. After what it has done to my dogs- I know if I keep feeding them this food it will kill them. They have never had a reaction to a food like this before and it's very very alarming. Canidae is having me send dog food into them to have tested because it is clearly not safe for them to consume.

Aug 26, 2021
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Diarrhea!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

Bought this food and immediately gave my dog stomach problems, she’s had diarrhea for almost a month now. I’ve been trying to see if maybe it was just a one time thing but no, the more she eats this brand of food the sicker she gets. I’m going for a different brand today. Please don’t give your dog Canidae!!!

Aug 24, 2021
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Diahhrea and vomiting NEW
by: Anonymous

My dog started to vomit and have diahhrea on this past bag of Canidae that we purchased. Put her on a bland diet and she gets better. Introduce only a quarter of cup for the day to her (normally 3 cups) and within two days started to get sick again. Have used Canidae for over 10 years but it appears that I need to switch.

Aug 21, 2021
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New purchase NEW
by: JR

I just purchased the first bag of Canidae for my two goldendoodles. They smelled it and refuse to eat it. I tried for three days and even mixed in some canned food and cut chicken. They eat everything except the dry dog food. Not what I was expecting after reading reviews. Changed.back to their old food and they emptied their bowls. Wasted a bag of dog food.

Jul 22, 2021
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Dog doesn't like Canidae anymore NEW
by: Anonymous

One of my dogs used to like Canidae a lot but recently he avoided a couple of cans. After reading the comments here, now I see why.
My dog took a couple of bites and walked away.
Thankfully he didn't have a bad reaction.

Jul 11, 2021
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No doubt the Chicken/Rice formula of Canidae is the culprit. NEW
by: X Marx the Spot

Both of our dogs have been happy on Canidae Duck and Sweet potato all stages formula for at least two years. We could not find our usual formula and purchased a large bag of Chicken/Rice formula and the dogs have both had loose stools and GI problems. We put them on a bland fresh cooked chicken and rice with them both recovering. After one meal of the Canidae they both got very sick again. No more Canidae for us! There are so many stories like ours here. Shouldn't the company be doing something about the problem?

Jul 10, 2021
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Also having poop issues NEW
by: Tm

My dog has been having loose stools for a month now and never thought it could be the food. I’m guessing it maybe now that I’ve seen this . I had no idea the recipe had changed. I was just trying to see what food might be better.

Jul 03, 2021
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Canidae the culprit?
by: CRT

Switched my terriers to Canidae on advice from my local independent pet supply store a few years ago. Starting during the scamdemic, in April ‘20, I noticed a different odour coming from the wetted food, and significant hesitancy for ALL my my pups to eat! Then there came the diarrhea & vomiting, intermittently and not all of them at once, but enough of a change for me to ask at the store if anyone had reported issues. They said no, but I was leery. Bought another bag& same problems - brought that bag back & asked for a replacement, which ‘seemed’ to alleviate the symptoms. Flash forward several months & this most recent bag is simply TOXIC! All three of my terriers either balling at eating (with mix-ins!), diarrhea and some violent vomiting & coughing...this bag going back today & I am DONE with this company -don’t know what happened or where quality went out the window but I’ll say this: I NEVER had a single issue with Blue Buffalo as a base kibble...😞😡

Jul 02, 2021
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Making one of my dogs sick NEW
by: Anonymous

I recently changed my 1year dog to Canidae all stages chicken and rice. (May 2021) She ended up throwing up and had diarrhea. I thought she had eaten something outside that had made her sick. So I then made her chicken and rice myself for a week. She ate great and had no diarrhea. I started adding it back in the rice mixture and now she has diarrhea again. It has to be this food. No other changes have been made.

Jun 28, 2021
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Just started feeding dog Canidae. Dog now sick NEW
by: Anonymous

Since starting a new diet of Canidae, two dogs have diarrhea and been throwing up. One even has a bloody stool. Taking them to the vet, but will also be changing their food immediately. If possible will post what the vet says.

Jun 23, 2021
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Canidae made my dog very sick!
by: Shanna

I just tried the All Stages Canidae dry dog food. I have a picky eater that wouldn't even eat it and another who loves to eat. After 2 days, my food loving dog is horribly sick. He started throwing up and now has explosive diarrhea. He's pitiful. Buyer beware!! Thankful I found these posts!

Jun 05, 2021
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Package says same product new look. NEW
by: Anonymous

It is not the same formula. Size of the kibble is smaller and my dog doesn't want to eat it,when he does he gets diarrhea. I contacted customer support for canidae who is assured me it just might be something slightly different but my dog says otherwise. They're sending me a coupon for another bag of food, I don't think I even want to use that to donate to the local shelter.
BTW we've been using their product for over 20 years

May 28, 2021
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by: Julie

my dog is not going to eat canidae dog food anymore it made him really sick can't keep anything down wont eat now this was his first bowl he was very playful not he is not doing anything but laying there doing nothing but crying it was the chicken and rice

May 20, 2021
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Canidae must be what’s making my dog sick NEW
by: Cindy Cathers

My dog small Shorkie has been on grain free pure lamb soft and hard for several years. Around December she started vomiting and had blood in her stool I thought she might have ate cat food, since then she has been very lethargic and doesn’t want to eat. I blamed old age. I’m concerned about the food and I’m stopping it today. I’m glad I found this site. Thank you. I’m also concerned about the class action law suit going on now

Apr 10, 2021
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Aussie lethargic with soft stools NEW
by: Anonymous

We made the switch to Canidae duck and sweet potato as we transitioned away from puppy food. Our dog used to eat his entire bowl of food in a flash and now he’s not even interested. He has also been waking us up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and his stool is extremely soft and periodically diarrhea. We will be switching immediately!

Apr 01, 2021
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Dogs won't eat Canidae NEW
by: Anonymous

Been feeding Canidae All Life Stages for years. Recently purchased a bag at the end of February and my 2 dogs have to be talked into eating it. I have to add all kinds of ingredients like boiled egg and rice. Going to buy a new brand today after finding this webpage. I feel bad I have been giving them a hard time for being picky!

Mar 31, 2021
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Both Dogs Will NOT eat. NEW
by: Anonymous

We have a Bulldog and a French Bulldog. Both have been on the Salmon Canidae.! They love feeding time. They actually will start pacing the pantry about 20 minutes before both feedings every day. Half way through their bag in February they both refused to eat. That has never happened! They have not paced the pantry. They just flat out do not care about feeding time or want to eat the food. We leave the food out all day and they eventually will eat out of hunger. We just put two and two together after they devoured ground beef and chicken. So they are hungry and want to eat .... just not their dog food. The food also has had lots of crumbs like saw dust in the last two bags. I never noticed this before. We actually threw half of the last bag out thinking it was bad. But this new bag is the exact same and they still refuse to eat it. We are switching brands today.

Mar 24, 2021
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Dog Vomiting NEW
by: Christine

I have two Golden Retrievers that I switched to this food in early Feb. 2021. This food seemed safe to me with decent ratings and the last recall was awhile ago. They started eating the salmon formula and seemed to do alright with that. This most recent bag we purchased was the lamb and rice and one of my dogs has been vomiting up bile and spitting up after eating it. I just thought that he had a stomach bug and so I have been giving him some rice before bed. Now I know it is the dog food since he never vomits. There have been too many recent complaints in the last few months that this needs to be investigated. I will be removing this dog food from my home immediately.

Mar 15, 2021
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Made all of my dogs sick NEW
by: Anonymous

I have an 8 year old Mastiff, 4 year old Frenchie, and a 1 year old bulldog who recently switched to Canidae weight control food. I transitioned them over gradually. I noticed that by the time they were full transitioned they all had horrible gas and explosive diarrhea. It was awful. They all seemed uncomfortable. I switched my dogs back to Wellness and they seem fine, with the exception of the bulldog. She’s having lasting effects, so she’s going on hamburger and rice to settle her stomach. The bag I purchased prior this I couldn’t use. The food was the consistence of saw dust. It was awful. I contacted Canidae and they said they had a manufacturing issue and it was now corrected. Now that I’m reflecting on this I’m wondering how did that get past their Quality Control process? If this got out the door what other issues do they have that they’re not aware of. Very scary. Never using Canidae again!

Mar 10, 2021
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Puppy Vomit and Explosive Diarrhea NEW
by: Erin

We've been feeding our 6-month-old puppy Canidae Puppy Chicken recipe, and this last batch was definitely bad. He had explosive diarrhea on Sunday night, then vomited on Monday morning. X-rays confirmed no objects in his G.I. Vet gave him sub-q fluids and an anti-nausea pill. Then, he had explosive diarrhea again last night (Tuesday). This is really concerning that so many people are having issues with this food!

Mar 09, 2021
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6 years on Canidae... No longer NEW
by: Craig S

I was sitting in the parking lot of my vet two weeks ago. I was about to bring my dog back in for additional tests because every 5 days he would vomit and have very bad stools. I tried pills, had his stool tested and blood drawn. The next step would have been an ultrasound because this was going on way too long without cause. My dog (English Cream Golden) has been on Canidae for 6 years, as the what what the breeder used. I have had very few issues over that time. As I was waiting to go into the vet, I found this website. I took my dog off the food and fed him a bland rice diet, with protein and added a probiotic and his issues went away. This all started in January when I purchased my most recent bag of Canidae Lamb/Rice formula. Needless to say I am searching for a different dog food. Thank you!

Mar 06, 2021
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Labrador loose stools NEW
by: Anonymous

We have only fed our labrador canidae puppy blend. She is a little over a year old. When she poops, her stool is intially firm but tends to becomes tummy. I am not sure if its because the dog food or just our puppy. Her coat is shiny and she seems healthy. The vet did not seem concerned

Feb 23, 2021
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Canidae Food - Sick Dog NEW
by: Anonymous

We have been feeding our dog this for about 3 years as well. This last batch he has had soft stools, grumbling belly and been begging for food which is unlike him as we don't give him table scraps. Took him to the vet and dignosed him with a UTI. After the meds hes still having the gastro issues. This is the first page that confirmed my gut feeling it was the food. I'm switching the dog food now to see if it goes away.

Feb 21, 2021
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Canidae Dog Food Caused Severe Vomitting NEW
by: Anonymous

We have been using Canidae Dry for over three years without issue. In January, we bought a large bag of the senior Canidae and our dog had loss of appetite for about three weeks- highly unusual for her. Then one evening after eating her dinner, she vomited twelve times in a row. We rushed her to the vet and all bloodwork, fecal, and x-ray came back clean. Since then we’ve been giving her rice, chicken, and sweet potato and she has recovered without issue. We will not buy Canidae ever again.

Jan 30, 2021
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GLAD IM NOT THE ONLY ONE NEW
by: Anonymous

We have been using the All Ages Canidae food for a year and my dogs have had non stop diarrhea for over 3 weeks. They do well with chicken and rice. Reading these comments helped confirm our theories. Now off to research a better food brand. I’ve seen so many complaints towards the last of 2020 and beginning of 2021... what’s going on?! Why have they not spoken out about it? Hope everyone’s pups get healthier!

Jan 28, 2021
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US TOO! NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a 13 year old cocker spaniel who started on Canidae for older, less active dogs 4 years ago after being diagnosed with pancreatitis. This food was a miracle for our dog. We just opened a new bag of food (purchased locally) and for the last week she has been restless, had loose stool. Vet says she has large food particles in her stool indicative of irritation. It seems I'm not alone, which is why I am posting.

Jan 21, 2021
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Canidae dog food NEW
by: Anonymous

I selected Canidae salmon and sweet potato dry for my dog. It caused vomiting, diarrhea, loud gurgling sounds from his stomach, and he looked miserable. It didn’t start immediately but after a few days. I took him off of it and fed chicken and rice for a few days, and then tried feeding the Candidae again. The vomiting came right back. Something is wrong with this food.

Jan 16, 2021
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Canidae Pure Lamb and Brown Rice made my dogs vomit NEW
by: Anonymous

I fed 3 of my dogs Canidae Pure Lamb and Brown Rice variety this morning for the first time. All 3 vomited by this afternoon. My other 2 dogs did not eat this food and they are perfectly fine.

Jan 06, 2021
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Dog spitting up from Candidae Pure NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been feeding my dog Candidae pure for the past few months. Over the past few weeks he has been randomly spitting up almost like an acid reflux type reaction where a liquidy spit up comes up with no warning. It happens at least once a day. I’m positive it’s the food especially after reading similar comments on this site. I was happy to finally find a good food, and now I have to switch and don’t even know where to begin.

Dec 31, 2020
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Canidae dog food NEW
by: Anonymous

Our two pups have been eating canidae. One is 1and half year old and the other 5 years old. Bought a fresh bag of canidae around Christmas. Both dogs were vomiting and had diarrhea. We had fecal tests done to find out if they have parasites. Both tests came back negative. Tried feeding them the same food with same results. Now they won't even touch their food.

Dec 18, 2020
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Started dogs on Canidae Grain Free Pure Small breed with lamb NEW
by: Anonymous

Dec 18,2020. My 3 Yorkies have been on Canidae dry food/different varieties for at least a year and have had no issues. I changed to Canidae Grain Free PURE petite small breed Adult with Lamb on 12/5/2020. A few days later two started having soft bowels and occasional vomiting. Their bowels started to show blood in stool, which got worst. I stopped all dry canidae, let their stomachs rest 48 hours, then started them back on pumpkin, graduating to ground meat and they seem to be doing better with firm stools, My 3 rd yorkie also began to have soft stools and is also better now since I stopped Canidae. I’m wandering if they changed ingredients in their product, somehow making it richer and the cause for these issues. I hope not, as I have 3 more bags, different variety at home.

Dec 08, 2020
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Wow. What is going on? NEW
by: Anonymous

I've been feeding Canidae in various formulations for well over 20 years, since they first arrived on market when it was produced and sold in California. A few months ago we received a bag of kibble from Chewy.com that was probably 40-50 percent gritty crumbled dust - it looked like crushed kibble. Our dog had been having episodes of gastric reflux about 30 minutes after eating, and then he'd barf a little. He was in a ton of distress. I thought he might have esophagitis or mega esophagus and we were preparing to have tests done at the vets. Chewy swapped out the bag for free, but the second bag (which did not look crumbled or mealy) had the same results. I have been home cooking for about three days now and he's had not a single, solitary episode of gastric upset. It is 100 percent the food!

Nov 21, 2020
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Canidae experience almost led to surgery NEW
by: P Thompson

My dog had been eating Canidae for almost two years. This dog is 6, with no health issues. She started not acting well and blood tests indicated an issue so an ultrasound was ordered of her abdomen. It showed a large mass in her gallbladder, not sludge or stones but a defined egg shaped mass. Over the next 5 weeks 2 more ultrasounds were done with the mass present each time.

I started her on a new diet, cooking fresh food and for her. Finally yesterday her surgical consult arrived and as it had been 6 weeks(Covid delay)since the last ultrasound we decided to see if any changes had occurred. They had,it was completely gone. Taking her off Canidae was the only change.

Nov 13, 2020
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Diarrhea and vomit NEW
by: Anonymous

I fed my 7 year old bullmastiff Canidae Salmon and sweet potato recipe for over a year until recently. Last month my dog woke up in the middle of the night to vomit and had aggressive diarrhea, immediately I started a bland diet of only rice and chicken which improved his digestion, but when I introduced the kibble back in his diet the diarrhea started all over again. After spending over $500 dollars at the vet to determine the cause of his sickness, I ran across this page and found others had the same issue. I threw out a brand new bag of food and switched to Acana regionals which has been wonderful. Warning ⚠️ This food may be the cause of your dogs digestive problems.

Nov 10, 2020
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Loose stool NEW
by: Anonymous

My 3.5 yo American staffordshire dog has been on the grain free salmon dry dog food from Canidae pure for two years. She’s always loved it and I’ve never had a probably until...recently. I purchased two huge bags to stock up, and upon opening the first, I noticed the kibble looked darker and possibly richer? Ever since I’ve been feeding my dog this bag, her stool has been loose and different colors. She’s been having upset stomach and her coat isn’t as healthy/shiney as it usually is. She has even been barking at her food bowl mid day, knocking over her food bowl aggressively.. and I swear she’s never done this before. She’s always hungry. Upon finding this website with similar complaints, I put her on a bland diet and her stool is back to normal and she is no longer complaining of hunger. I don’t care if I purchased two bags, I refuse to feed my dog Candiae anymore.

Nov 10, 2020
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Loose stool NEW
by: Anonymous

My 3.5 yo American staffordshire dog has been on the grain free salmon dry dog food from Canidae pure for two years. She’s always loved it and I’ve never had a probably until...recently. I purchased two huge bags to stock up, and upon opening the first, I noticed the kibble looked darker and possibly richer? Ever since I’ve been feeding my dog this bag, her stool has been loose and different colors. She’s been having upset stomach and her coat isn’t as healthy/shiney as it usually is. She has even been barking at her food bowl mid day, knocking over her food bowl aggressively.. and I swear she’s never done this before. She’s always hungry now. I tried cutting out all treats, brushing her teeth twice a day, more frequent water changes, but my underlying hypothesis pointed at her food being the culprit. So I googled aaand here J am. Upon finding this website with similar complaints, I put her on a bland diet and her stool is back to normal and she is no longer complaining of hunger. I don’t care if I purchased two bags, I refuse to feed my dog Candiae anymore. Thank you FidoSavvy for keeping the public informed. I’ll be reaching out to Canidae.

Oct 31, 2020
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My puppy is feeling sick now!!!!
by: Anonymous

I have a 4 month old puppy and I have been feeding her Canidae since I got her at 6 weeks old and she has just recently started to have a upset stomach vomiting and diarrhea?? I was wondering if anyone could suggest a new puppy food that is safe for her to eat?
Thank you

Oct 25, 2020
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My dog was sick for a week NEW
by: Anonymous

I got Canidae from petsmart with a coupon they sent to my email. My 2 year old Aussie blue heeler mix had stopped eating his regular food, American Journey grain free so I figured switching him gradually to a new flavor with similar ingredients might help him want to eat again. He ate it at first, mixed with his other food, and loved it. But then he started having loose stool, and diarrhea. He was whining and had to go out many times an hour. He was sick for a week. Finally, I had to feed him rice and chicken. After a few days of just the rice and chicken he was fine. So I gave him the Canidae again thinking it was a stomach bug or him getting used to the new food. He had loose stool again a few hours after eating it. He’s back to his American Journey food and I’ll be calling petsmart. I can’t believe there are these many complaints and no one looking into it. I feel terrible like I failed my pup for not researching more but it seemed like great ingredients, and the same as his other foods he likes.

Oct 25, 2020
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New batch of Canidae also making my dog sick NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been feeding my dog Canidea for the last 3 years. She is a healthy dog of 4 years. I just started feeding her from a bag of the Chicken and Rice and she has been gassy, nauseous, and vomiting bile all week. I just googled for recalls on the product or a change in ingredients when I came across these comments. Thanks for sharing. Sadly, I will be changing brands of dog food In hopes she feels better soon.

Oct 25, 2020
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Flatulent puppy NEW
by: Anonymous

My 5 month old border collie has been on Canidae dry all stages since the beginning of September. He has been stinking up the house with so many episodes of gas. No diarrhea and so far no other symptoms. I was researching to see if the food is known to cause excessive gas and saw this page. Scary. I will be trying something new and contacting the manufacturer because I have a 30 pound unopened bag. I am wondering since these are all very recent posts, if they have changed their ingredients to be more cost effective during the pandemic.

Oct 19, 2020
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Canidae NEW
by: Anonymous

My 10 year old dog has mad diarrhea from what I presume, the dog food. We slowly switched him to this and now he is solely in this food. He has had diarrhea each time I have given him this food. Will not be using this dog food anymore.

Oct 16, 2020
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4 dogs all sick NEW
by: Anonymous

I have used your dog food for years with no issues but this last run of dog food has made all of 4 of my dogs sick! Uncontrolled diarrhea, shaking and even blood in the stool! After this it’s going to be hard to come back paying for the high price dog food and hope that this is not ever going to happen again! Lost a customer for years in the matter of 4
Days, 10 rolls of paper towels, endless Cleaning supplies, countless hours of sleep and dogs that might not pull through!

Oct 08, 2020
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Candidate gave my dog uncontrollable diarrhea
by: Bonnie

I was giving my 10 lb Morkie Canidae Grain-Free Whitefish recipe, and she began having uncontrollable loose and watery bowel movements and diarrhea. She would start to shake and then just let loose wherever she was. It was awful, and she would be so upset. I was going to take her to the vet, but decided to try a new food first - I began by mixing it with the Canidae. I noticed she picked out and would only eat the new food, and left the Canidae. And the "accidents" stopped! Thankful that she seems perfectly fine now - I won’t buy Canidae again.

Oct 04, 2020
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Sick Dog NEW
by: Anonymous

My dog had many of the symptoms described. Thanks to all who have posted. I’m unhappy that this is happening but I’m also relieved that my 11 year old dog isn’t simply failing. I’ve moved her to a new brand for the first time in her life. I’m hoping this resolves her persistent issues. (Two vet trips, one course of antibiotics, one week of bland diet and many disgusting pickups later. Not even to mention my poor dog’s discomfort 😢)

Oct 02, 2020
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Canidae tins made my dog vomit
by: Mitch

I will never buy Canidae again. I bought several tins of Salmon and Mackerel and Duck and Turkey. Gave my dog a tin of the Duck and Turkey and she vomited the entire contents within 10 minutes. I thought it may have been something that disagreed with my dog and gave her a tin of the Salmon and Mackerel a couple of days later. Dog once again vomited the entire contents within 10 minutes

Sep 16, 2020
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Mine is ANOTHER sick Canidae Dog! NEW
by: Anonymous

My dog has been eating Canidae Chicken and Rice since 2007. I usually buy the largest sized bags of dog food and did so again in late July.
Looking back, that was when my dog stopped eating. Unfortunately, I didn't put that together, though my husband pointed it out a few weeks later, after his weight dropped so fast. When he did, I actually smelled the food in the bag and noticed that had an odd and unpleasant odor - chemically and metallic. I had the thought that maybe I should get a new bag, but didn't put enough stock in it to actually do that.

He is typically 95 lbs and now 14 and a 1/2 years. Because he is so old, I was more convinced that he was naturally coming to the end of the road rather than doubt the food I'd been giving him for 13 years! Even when I took him to the vet and they couldn't find anything particularly wrong with him other than a (20Lb!!) weight drop, I didn't connect the dots.

By then I was mixing in wet food and eggs just to get him to eat even small amounts. Its essentially what kept him alive. Normally it takes a month to get through the big bag. We just finished it after 3 months!

So last night I got a new bag - a small one this time. We have been expecting the end. I noticed the smell immediately and knew right then that I had been negligent not getting a new bag sooner. As soon as I put a scoop in his bowl he came a scarfed it down. Before I could even add the wet food. I gave him another scoop and he nailed that, too.

This morning, he was ready to eat again - w/o wet food. I have NO DOUBT that I had a bad bag of dog food. It caused me to nearly starve my dog to death. I am so heartbroken that I was so distracted and negligent as to put him through this. But so glad to have him on the road to recovery.

Sep 16, 2020
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Mine is ANOTHER sick Canidae Dog! NEW
by: Anonymous

My dog has been eating Canidae Chicken and Rice since 2007. I usually buy the largest sized bags of dog food and did so again in late July.
Looking back, that was when my dog stopped eating. Unfortunately, I didn't put that together, though my husband pointed it out a few weeks later, after his weight dropped so fast. When he did, I actually smelled the food in the bag and noticed that had an odd and unpleasant odor - chemically and metallic. I had the thought that maybe I should get a new bag, but didn't put enough stock in it to actually do that.

He is typically 95 lbs and now 14 and a 1/2 years. Because he is so old, I was more convinced that he was naturally coming to the end of the road rather than doubt the food I'd been giving him for 13 years! Even when I took him to the vet and they couldn't find anything particularly wrong with him other than a (20Lb!!) weight drop, I didn't connect the dots.

By then I was mixing in wet food and eggs just to get him to eat even small amounts. Its essentially what kept him alive. Normally it takes a month to get through the big bag. We just finished it after 3 months!

So last night I got a new bag - a small one this time. We have been expecting the end. I noticed the smell immediately and knew right then that I had been negligent not getting a new bag sooner. As soon as I put a scoop in his bowl he came a scarfed it down. Before I could even add the wet food. I gave him another scoop and he nailed that, too.

This morning, he was ready to eat again - w/o wet food. I have NO DOUBT that I had a bad bag of dog food. It caused me to nearly starve my dog to death. I am so heartbroken that I was so distracted and negligent as to put him through this. But so glad to have him on the road to recovery.

Sep 09, 2020
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Canidae made my dog violently ill NEW
by: Michelle

I started feeding my Pomeranian Canidae Under the Sun small breed dog food in June. He seemed to like it so I bought another bag in late August/early September. One or two days after opening the new bag, he woke me up in the middle of the night, violently vomiting to the point of pink bloody foam. I immediately took him to the emergency vet where he was given fluids and an anti-nausea medication. When I got home and started researching, I found this site and the numerous recent complaints about Canidae, all sharing similar stories to what I experienced with my dog. I am convinced this is what caused my otherwise healthy dog’s problems. I will not be using Canidae ever again, nor will I be recommending it to anyone. I am extremely disappointed in this brand.

Sep 08, 2020
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$340 later. NEW
by: Aprilgyrl

Canidae in the past was great for my older dog who has since past. My 1yr old Boston Terrier I started transitioning to the Salmon and Sweet Potato mix and has had runny poop. The last day or so we made to complete switch.

Around 3 pm he woke from a nap and started violently throwing up, was lethargic and couldn’t walk. I rushed him to the vet. Blood work came back with high levels of phosphorus, but otherwise ok. Doc gave fluids and anti nausea. He recovered but it was scary. We are doing boiled chicken and rice and watching for other symptoms.

After reading these recent stories. I can say all his symptoms I explained away as food transition were exactly as described by other posts. I will be taking this back to petco and picking new food.

Sep 01, 2020
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CANIDAE NEW
by: Anonymous

My dog has been on canidae say 8/29 and since sunday has had diarrhea and threw up a little today. After reading this post we will be taking her off of this immediately!!
I had bought Canidae Turkey and Brown Rice Puppy mix.

Aug 30, 2020
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My dog is violently ill!!! NEW
by: Kim in Illinois

I picked up a 4lb bag of Canidae Under the Sun chicken grain free at a local store to tide my boys over until the chewy order Arrives. My one dog that doesn’t eat much has diarrhea but my large dog has been vomiting and having diarrhea for 8 hours. I’ve tried everything to calm his stomach. It’s Sunday so I’m waiting on a call back from my vet. The only thing he’s eaten was the dog food. I went online to see if anyone else has had issues and found this site. It looks like it’s been a issue for some time yet no recall?!?! These dogs are my kids! I’m so upset Canidae has had so may reports of issues yet they do nothing. I’ve canceled my order from Chewy and will be switching brands. How are they still in business???
Unbelievable!!!
Sincerely,
One pissed of doggo momma!

Aug 27, 2020
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Canidae dog food NEW
by: Carolyn Nervo

I have been buying all lifestages for my dogs for over five years. In the beginning of the summer all three of my dogs started getting very bad diarrhea, there was vet bills that exceeded $800 I treated them for worms twice antibiotics twice bland dog food weight loss. I finally came to the conclusion to switch dog foods on my own and since I am off candidate completely I have had no problem at all for the first time all summer! Are usually take these sites with a grain of salt, but not now as I have experienced firsthand that there’s something wrong right now with this dog food and it seems as the company is not trying to correct this problem. Please be aware not to use this food!

Aug 27, 2020
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Canidae dog food NEW
by: Carolyn Nervo

I have been buying all lifestages for my dogs for over five years. In the beginning of the summer all three of my dogs started getting very bad diarrhea, there was vet bills that exceeded $800 I treated them for worms twice antibiotics twice bland dog food weight loss. I finally came to the conclusion to switch dog foods on my own and since I am off candidate completely I have had no problem at all for the first time all summer! Are usually take these sites with a grain of salt, but not now as I have experienced firsthand that there’s something wrong right now with this dog food and it seems as the company is not trying to correct this problem. Please be aware not to use this food!

Aug 25, 2020
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Canidae Life Stages Large Breed Problems and Sick Dogs NEW
by: Anonymous

I have used this brand for a solid year and then in April, I noticed the first changes. Specifically, the quality of the milled food pellets. There was a ton of "dust" or meal that was in the food that was not formed into a pellet. This would become mush in the bowls and is indicative of poor quality production--this was not the case before. I let it slide thinking it was an oops. Next shipment, same problem and then my dogs started turning up their noses, but would eat in the p.m. as they were hungry. They started having loose bowels and discoloration. However, this continued and investigated in the dog show community and found out that this was not isolated to me and that some dogs were even experiencing vomiting. Don't know if it is a formula or source change, but it is not the original from a year ago. Chewy took the food back and refunded. Replaced with Purina ProPlan Large Breed Focus--much better and no problems.

Aug 25, 2020
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Canidae Life Stages Large Breed Problems and Sick Dogs NEW
by: Anonymous

I have used this brand for a solid year and then in April, I noticed the first changes. Specifically, the quality of the milled food pellets. There was a ton of "dust" or meal that was in the food that was not formed into a pellet. This would become mush in the bowls and is indicative of poor quality production--this was not the case before. I let it slide thinking it was an oops. Next shipment, same problem and then my dogs started turning up their noses, but would eat in the p.m. as they were hungry. They started having loose bowels and discoloration. However, this continued and investigated in the dog show community and found out that this was not isolated to me and that some dogs were even experiencing vomiting. Don't know if it is a formula or source change, but it is not the original from a year ago. Chewy did take the food back for a refund. Am now using Large Breed Purina ProPlan Focus in its place--no problems whatsoever.

Aug 22, 2020
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What is wrong
by: Fran baldwin

Have been using All stages for 3.5 yrs. received last bag from amazon (expire date good) and within few days bad smelling; watery diarrhea began. Finally had to take to vet. Put on antibiotics and probiotic. Fed rice, boiled chicken and yogurt for 1.5-2 weeks. Soon as starting canidae again both dogs diarrhea began. There is something wrong with this food!! Now 15 yr old dog has hurt hip trying to get outside due to diarrhea. For all these people having problems, I doubt it is just "a bad batch." Will do all I can to get this bag tested.

Aug 22, 2020
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choking/vomiting NEW
by: Anonymous

Been using All stages for years and no issues Started the a new bag of canidae all stages been noticing my dog seems to choke after and start to vomit after eating started thinking it may be something with the new bag of food notice the food seemed crumbled too texture was different too going to pick up a new bag and see if he is still having the issues maybe they really need to look into this.

Aug 15, 2020
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Dog diarrhea NEW
by: Anonymous

Have been feeding all life stages for over a year with no issues but the last bag our dog started having intermittent diarrhea and loose stool about halfway through the bag. We thought she had gotten into something and took her to the vet, no parasites and she seemed ok otherwise but they did antibiotics thinking maybe she just had an over growth of bad bacteria. We finished out the bag and the antibiotics. Still having problems when we were into a new bag. We got to thinking maybe something was wrong with the food and switched her to a candidae limited ingredient and so far a few days in her stomach issues already seem to be a lot better. Makes me wonder what might have changed with the other food and now irritated to half a bag of pricey food that’s garbage

Aug 05, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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