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Old 02-07-2007, 10:22 PM
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Do you know why it has such a mediocre reputation?
Because the price isn't spiked??
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:25 PM
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Because the price isn't spiked??
I agree. That is the only reason I can come up with. It's like people are suspicious because of the price.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:46 PM
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I think there was a reason, but for the life of me I can't remember it. I bet Mordy would be able to tell us, if she ever had a spare moment to catch her breath these days.

But it is a good food and gets great results with a lot of members on the board. I myself feed Innova Adult and am looking at trying a bag of Innova EVO the next time I go in for food.
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:06 AM
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I agree. That is the only reason I can come up with. It's like people are suspicious because of the price.
Seems They are making nice food but fail to find out a good pricing strategy.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:18 AM
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Do you know why it has such a mediocre reputation?
Where does it get a mediocre reputation?

I've never tried it, so I can't say how good it is, but there have been many people of late who have mentioned how satisfied they are with it..

If you feed it and are happy with it, what's the big deal? Do you need others to believe in a dog foods reputation in order for you to feed it...... *crickets*... no, I didn't think so.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:45 AM
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BP's right. Who cares? Everybody knows who Purina is, right? I mean, you say "Purina" and everyone on the street will say DOG FOOD! That's their 'reputation'. So they must be best. And we all know the slop they make. "Well known" can sometimes mean "well taken in". To me, it's a matter of taking the path well worn and believing everything you hear, or taking the path less worn and just objectively looking at the results yourself. I've never been a good sheep. In the end, reputation can mean the difference between feeding Beneful or feeding Innova or Eagle or NB or Canidae. I kind of figure that when I look at my dog and how's she's doing, I don't need anybody else's opinion. I've got the raw data right in front of me. Just to keep her fresh and unbored, I will switch her now and then to NB. She is going to eat Canidae and NB on rotation for the rest of her life barring any unforseen allergies.

Original OP, please do one more experiment. Take a look at the photos of the dogs on this forum. Then note the ones that look fabulous and ask the owners what they feed. I can guarantee you that among them Beneful has a bad reputation and Canidae does not.

Sometimes I think Canidae should issue an apology that goes like this: "We are really sorry that we charge a fair price for our dog food".
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:58 AM
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Seems They are making nice food but fail to find out a good pricing strategy.
No, to me its more like they are smart enough to know that they can capture a decent and steady market share in a VERY CROWDED market by cutting out the Brouhahaha and PR and instead producing a top quality food for a good price. I think they are VERY smart. They are a small producer of dog food geared to the educated buyer who understands what a quality dog food is and marvels at the price. The other companies are competing with each other to see how far they can stick their hands in the wallets of dog lovers. While that is happening, and they are fighting for the same market, Canidae is quietly sustaining its own share of the market under the circus radar. They run a lean company and that means they can pour more of their capital investments into quality rather than flashy bags. It seems clear to me that they have no intention of becoming a giant in the PR field. It's kind of like these drug companies that pour billions into TV Commercials to tell you that you have an illness that requires their overpriced medication. Yet, if they didn't pour those billions into hype, they could pass the savings onto the consumer. I have long thought that the premium pet food industry is into price fixing. Looks more to me like Canidae isn't playing.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:19 PM
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ToscasMom - YOU GO GIRL!!!

I agree with you whole heartedly!! I did my homework and chose Canidae. The answer to the "how good is it" question lies within my dog and he's doing great. He looks great, has a lot of energy, and everything comes out good if ya know what I mean!! The proof is in the pudding (or the poop in this particular instance.....). I don't care what others think so hmmmppphhhh!!
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i feed Royal Canin becuase the chis liked it and generally there picky lol, since then they've decided there bored of it so im debating between canidea or Merrick, both of which are great foods (and will work well with my dane) i REALY like merrick though. (heck id eat it)

generally steer clear of by-products and corn, and any food where REAL meat is not the first 3 ingredients.
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i feed Royal Canin becuase the chis liked it and generally there picky lol, since then they've decided there bored of it so im debating between canidea or Merrick, both of which are great foods (and will work well with my dane) i REALY like merrick though. (heck id eat it)

generally steer clear of by-products and corn, and any food where REAL meat is not the first 3 ingredients.
Before you try Merrick, you may want to read this thread: http://www.chazhound.com/forums/show...hlight=Merrick
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