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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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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

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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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