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Old 05-25-2008, 08:18 AM
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Default Canidae changing formula - any thoughts?

I just got this info from my pet store that Canidae will first change their Lamb & Rice formula. Does anyone have thoughts if this is good or bad. The girl at the pet store said they are doing this because rice is getting expensive.

Present formula: Brown Rice

New formula:
Mix of:
Brown Rice
Cracked Pearl Barley
Rice Bran
Peas
Millet
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:24 AM
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Hmmmmm.... hope it doesn't change the quality .....I'm due to buy soon and will ask !
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:31 AM
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hmm--this is good to know--since that is the kind that I use.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:22 AM
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Even though I don't feed it, I dont like it. It takes away from the simplicity that allowed dogs with allergies to eat this food.
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:05 PM
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I don't like it one bit... barley, rice bran, millet, peas.. all to replace brown rice? Really disappointing, even though I'm not an avid follower of Canidae.
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:08 PM
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Millet and barley have good nutrient qualities . . . but adding rice bran? Seems like a filler. But I've always had some problems with feeding something that rice was such a large part of the content. I mean, if I wanted to feed my dogs rice, I'd cook up a batch in the rice cooker.

And I'm with Zoom on the simplicity thing. I don't feed Canidae and never have, but I'd always heard good things about it for many dogs with allergies.
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:14 PM
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Max needs chicken only food. He doesn't like California Natural. I looked at EVO but it has chicken and turkey. If Max eats anything other than chicken, he gets ear infections.
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I have been thinking about Orijen for the whole gang... this change may push me to it, I have switched Di to Orijen as she seems to have had appetite issues of late and LOVED the orijen, I have not switched the rest but Mindy has reactions to foods and the Canidae L&R was a food she was good on, it will be too bad if the ruin it for sensitive dogs.
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I'm not pleased. Canidae Lamb & Rice is literally the one and only food Winston can eat without getting sick, so these ingredient changes worry me. That, and I hate when I see barley, rice bran and millet in foods. I wish he could eat something grain free like the other dogs, but he can't.. and if these changes make him ill again, then I have no idea what to switch him to.
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I don't feed Canidae anymore, but I don't like that change, and I agree with Zoom about the simplicity thing.
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