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Old 07-26-2008, 12:40 PM
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Thumbs down Canidae problems... switching foods... AGAIN

Ugh... so frustrated...

So, as we probably all know Canidae has changed their formula. Since I don't know for certain that my girls are gluten intolerant, I decided to stick with it and see how it went. They've been on the "new" Canidae for almost 3wks now... and I am not happy!

We've had orange poops ever since the change. Looser, too. And this is not just Missy and Maddie... its my friend's dog, and my parents dogs too. Not two or three or four, but SIX dogs! Six, with orange/loose stools. AND Maddie's getting all dandruff-y. Mia's (friends cocker) eye goopies are back. All the dogs are itchy in general. Now, I can't say for certain that this is caused by the food alone - but I am not sticking with it. I give up on Canidae!



I'm thinking about going with TOTW. My only concern is that TOTW does not guarantee that their suppliers uses Ethoxyquin free ingredients. Is Ethoxyquin something to seriously worry about??
Wellness? Solid Gold? Chicken Soup...

OMG... I give up!!
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:00 PM
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Funny thing, now that you mention it...

I had started the girls on Canidae again about a month ago and noticed the sticker with new ingredients. I didn't read too much into it, then I noticed the food threads going around. So....I started really paying attention to poo again, and low and behold, yes, it was also orangey/semi loose.

Allie has a sensitive stomach (to what, I'm not sure, but I think it's from her hard early puppy months) so she can only have lamb & rice flavor. Ruby has had semi loose since December, with 3 different kinds of food never seeming to help, and Noodle's stomach is like a rock. With a friendly heads up from Sizzle and Hillside, we are currently on Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice, with just a little bit left of Canidae mixed in, with a HUGE improvement in the poo department. They like the taste of it better too. Plus, here it's only $23.99 for a 40lb bag, so you don't have to pay the $41.99 for the Canidae anymore.

It's fabulous!
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:01 PM
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Wellness is WAY overpriced for the quality you're getting. Solid Gold is grainy, and has palatability issues. I don't have any experience with Chicken Soup, so I'm not commenting on that one.

What about Innova?
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:18 PM
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What about California Natural or even Healthwise?
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:34 PM
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I switched the cats as soon as I could, they completely rejected the new formula, they thought it tasted quite bad. Now they are on Before Grain which they love and it's (obviously) grain free and has good ingredients from what I can tell.
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:10 PM
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I was also going to suggest California Natural, but I don't know what all you have tried in the past...
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:50 PM
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I'm in the process of trying to find a local place that sells natura products... They dogs were on EVO a couple years ago, but the pet store started to sell (what I believe to be) puppy mill puppies, and I refuse to support that.
I've found a couple within a half hour away... I just have to find time in my schedule - for example they're only open until 5 and I work to six. and on top of that, I'm not sure which natura products they sell, so I have to go check it out *sigh* unless maybe if I call...

I wish they'd sell natura stuff at Pet Supplies Plus !
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:54 PM
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I was feeding Canidae also, and started noticing that the dogs were having loose stools also.

I switched to Eagle Pack Holistic, then to Nutrisource because of price.

They have been on Nutrisource for 2 months now, and I couldn't be happier. No more loose poop or upset tummies. They love the taste also. My most finicky eater dives in.

Here's the website if you'd like to check it out.

http://www.nutrisourcedogfood.com/
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:07 PM
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I'm disapointed that Canidae is doing this to so many dogs... sad, really

Thanks for the advice from everybody... its so hard to pick and stick with a dry dog food. When I move out, the girls will most likely be on raw ...

> Shaz, Nutrisource has menadione which may have negative side effects , so I won't personally feed it
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:51 PM
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Call that pet store that you are talking about and ask if they carry natura pet food. If they do they should be able to bring in any of the lines. Maybe you can go on a Saturday? Or maybe someone can pick it up for you?
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