Canidae All Life Stages dog food

November 3, 2008  
Filed under Canidae, Dog Food Reviews

Canidae All Life Stages dog food

Canidae All Life Stages dog food is made and manufactures by, CANIDAE Pet Foods. Canidae All Life Stages dry dog food comes in 5lb, 15lb, 35lb and 44lb bags.

Canidae All Life Stages dog food review.

Canidae All Life Stages dog food is a great food. This brand of Canidae has grains unlike the Grain Free formula. Some consumers actually prefer a small amount of grains with higher quality protein dog food.
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First five ingredients of Canidae All Life Stages dog food:

  • Chicken Meal
  • Turkey Meal
  • Lamb Meal
  • Brown Rice
  • White Rice

The first, second and third ingredients of this formula are all named meat ingredients.  Dogs are natural carnivores and need plenty of meat and protein in their diet. Some lower quality dog food brands will have plenty of protein, but the proteins not coming from meat. We know that this protein is coming from meat, which makes this a premium brand of dog food.

The forth and fifth ingredient are in the form of rice. These grains are lower allergenic and have not cause many cases of allergies in dogs. Rice is also a good source of carbohydrates and additional protein.

We would definitely recommend this brand of Canidae dog food. If you had your dog on the Grain free version and it was too much protein we would recommend this brand as the grains help with the higher protein levels.
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Canidae All Life Stages dog food Ingredients:

Chicken meal, turkey meal, lamb meal, brown rice, white rice, rice bran, peas, potatoes, oatmeal, cracked pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), millet, tomato pomace, natural flavor, flaxseed meal, ocean fish meal, choline chloride, sun cured alfalfa meal, inulin (from chicory root), lecithin, sage extract, cranberries, beta carotene, rosemary extract, sunflower oil, yucca schidigera extract, dried enterococcus faecium, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid, cobalt proteinate, organic selenium, papaya, pineapple.

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Canidae All Life Stages dog food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein
(min.)
24.00%
Crude Fat
(min.)
14.50%
Crude Fiber
(max.)
4.00%
Moisture
(max.)
10.00%
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6)
(min.)
3.70%
Calcium
(min.)
1.20%
Phosphorus
(min.)
0.90%
Vitamin E
(min.)
200.00
IU/kg
Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)*
(min.)
0.50%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
(min.)
50.00
mg/kg
Lactobacillus Acidophilus*
(min.)
100 million
CFU/lb.
Cellulase* (a)
(min.)
100
CMCU/kg
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
(a) One Carboxymethyl Cellulose Unit (CMCU) liberates one micromole of reducing sugar (expressed as glucose equivalents) in one minute under the conditions of the assay.

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Comments

36 Responses to “Canidae All Life Stages dog food”
  1. Jess says:

    I know their is a word limit so I left you my 3 lists. As you notice some do have grain in them.

  2. KC23 says:

    Thanks. The info/opinions on this site have helped a lot. The TOTW (Wetlands & Prarie) both sound great, and they are actually more reasonable than I thought. Now that I joined Costco, I would like to see if the dogs like Nature’s Domain as well. I just worry about that info I got from the Nature’s Domain Facebook site about people saying their dogs gained weight quickly on the grain-free formulas. I’m finally getting my 2 male dogs to drop a little weight–I’d hate to see them gain it back. They do seem to enjoy the Kirkland Healthy Weight food though.

  3. Michelle says:

    KC23-I have had a totally different experience with grain free foods.I am embarrassed to say that I used to feed Nature’s Recipe.3 cups a day for my 77lb lab,despite being very active,she always looked kind of heavy.After learning about dog food I switched her to grain free.I started with Merrick’s Before Grain-grain free.I continued with 3 cups.Over the next few months I noticed that she started to thin out,I was getting comments from neighbors/friends on how good she was looking,and how much weight she was losing.So after about 3 or 4 months I got curious and weighed her at the pet store.To my suprise she weighed 75lbs,only a difference of 2lbs.But how could she be so much thinner looking?? The only reason that makes sense to me is she lost fat and gained muscle,she has a waist now and her stomach tucks up.So from my experience I would recommend grain free to any dog,especially one that is overweight looking.Remember the amount to feed on the bag is a suggestion,you may need to adjust the amount up or down depending on each individual dog.I have a 10 month old Springer Spaniel puppy that weighs 50lbs and he also eats 3 cups a day despite being 25lbs lighter…..I rotate dog foods,these are the ones I use Merrick,Champion,Fromm,Diamond-TOTW.

  4. KC23 says:

    Thanks, Michelle. Once I start running low on the Kirkland, I am going to buy the grain-free. Will try out Nature’s Domain and TOTW.

  5. Michelle says:

    KC23-Don’t forget to make the switch gradually.TOTW is my 2 dogs favorite-they really go crazy for the Wetlands.I can get a 30lb bag for $40 dollars(in feed stores)

  6. KC23 says:

    Yes, I always make the change gradually. Tomorrow will be the 1st day my dogs will only be on Kirkland. If you thought you were embarrassed to admit you used Nature’s Recipe, ummm…I actually tried 2 bags of the new corn-free Pedigree Healthy Weight. So..I’ve been weaning them off of that for over a week now, and finally ran out of it. They lost weight BUT the anal gland issues are horrible since being on this food!! It must be the wheat!! While eating homecooked meals, Chicken Soup brand & Diamond Naturals prior to that–things were so much better. Corn & wheat–obvious culprits in our house.

    Thanks for the recommendation of the Wetlands TOTW. I think my dogs would probably love that formula the best too.

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