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Old 05-10-2007, 08:35 PM
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I just had Jaime get me a bag of Canidae food for Jack and Chloe. I just read the ingredients and it have chicken meal...lamb meal....is that alright????? The food I've been feeding them is made with fresh chicken. Did she get me the wrong thing??
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:30 PM
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:34 PM
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I'll probbaly explain this wrong but "meal" simply refers to it being weighed when it's in a dehydrated state, therefore it's actually higher level of protein for the same amount. It's not a lesser quality or by product. It's nice to have chicken meal and chicken. I'm crappy at explaining- if you want to understabnd it better check out www.dogfoodproject.com loads of good info on how to read labels and judge the quality of dog food as well as info on specific brands etc
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:37 PM
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Thanks you two.

She bought the type that's good for all...puppies, adults, seniors. Is that ok???
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:38 PM
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Most all of their foods are ALS(All Life Stages)
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:38 AM
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Straight from the source:

http://www.canidae.com/ingredients/meatvmeal.html

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Originally Posted by Canidae
What does the real difference mean to your pets and you?

Meat
[Chicken & Lamb are 70% water and only 15% protein]
Pet food labels found in grocery and mass marketers like to use Chicken or Lamb to represent real meat. (Containing 70% moisture). This leads you the consumer to believe that their product is meat based. Chicken or lamb meats are heavier than grains prior to cooking. The moisture contained in the meats (70%) is reduced by 2/3rds after the cooking process, leaving the total formula as a grain base food after processing.

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Meal
[Chicken Meal and Lamb Meal are dry and 50% to 65% protein] meat protein!
Canidae Pet foods list Chicken Meal & Turkey meal as the first ingredients. Chicken, Turkey and Lamb meals are dry and are less than 10% moisture and contain 50% - 65% meat proteins. In processing the meat meals do not shrink below the grain weight, producing a true meat based formula for your carnivores.

AAFCO label rules require that, the heaviest to the lightest ingredients be the order on the guaranteed analysis panel, (with or without water content).
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:40 AM
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It's a great food. All 4 of mine eat Canidae.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:18 AM
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It's a great food. All 4 of mine eat Canidae.
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:42 AM
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Thanks everyone!!

Thanks Hershel for that information...it really helped. It seems to be a very good food. I was just worried about feeding the All Life Stages kind because Jack and Chloe have both been trying to lose weight.

Is it best to follow the instructions on the back of the bag as far as how much to feed each day??
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:50 PM
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Flicka and Pepe are on Canidae, and Lillian is on Felidae...I rotate between All Life Stages, Lamb and Rice, and Chicken and Rice - I change every month. This month we're on Lamb and Rice. My other two fosters, Thor and Philly, are on whatever the fosters are eating.

My other foster, Molly, is a little bit of a chunky monkey, so she's on Canidae Platinum (for Seniors and Overweight)...you could try feeding that for Chloe and Jack?

As for the instructions on the back...I'd start with that...and if it seems like too much or not enough, or if you're just not sure, ask your vet. All of my dogs go with the feeding guidelines.

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