Canidae Chicken and Rice dog food

November 17, 2008  
Filed under Canidae, Dog Food Reviews

Canidae Chicken and Rice dog food

Canidae Chicken and Rice dog food is made and manufactures by, CANIDAE Pet Foods. Canidae Chicken and Rice dog food comes in 5lb, 15lb, 35lb and 44lb bags.

Canidae Chicken and Rice dog food Review

We feel that Canidae Chicken and Rice dog food falls short of the quality of the other Canidae formulas. This formula only offers one source of meat in the first five ingredients and is relatively grain heavy.
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Canidae Chicken and Rice dog food First Five Ingredients Analysis:

  1. Chicken meal
  2. White Rice
  3. Brown Rice
  4. rice bran
  5. Cracked Pearled Barley

Chicken meal is the first and only meat ingredient in the first five ingredients. We would like to see at least 2 named meat sources in the first five ingredients.

White Rice and Brown Rice are the second and third ingredients and provides extra carbohydrates and additional protein. Rice is a decent quality grain and is lower allergenic grain.

The fourth and fifth ingredients are also grains of decent quality.

We feel that Canidae Lamb and Rice dog food is a little lite on the meat content and heavier on the grain content. The main source of fat is in the seventh ingredients and comes in the form of Canola Oil.

Canidae Chicken and Rice dog food Full Ingredients List:

Chicken meal, brown rice, white rice, rice bran, cracked pearled barley, peas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), millet, tomato pomace, natural flavor, flaxseed meal, potassium chloride, 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 Chicken and Rice dog food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein
Crude Fat
Crude Fiber
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6)
Vitamin E
Alpha Linolenic Acid (Omega 3)*
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)*
Lactobacillus Acidophilus* (min.)
100 million
Cellulase* (a)
* 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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5 Responses to “Canidae Chicken and Rice dog food”
  1. Suzanne says:

    Just because the two first ingredients aren’t meat products, does not mean that it’s a bad food. A LOT of dogs have food allergies and cannot handle a lot of meat in their diet. My dog could NEVER handle two meats as the first ingredient so I would highly disagree with you on this. Not every dog you see is going to be perfectly healthy, eating anything you give to them. Every dog is different. You should base your reviews on personal experience.

  2. Nan says:

    I had my dogs on Canidae dry and my little chihuahua was throwing up every single day he was on this food and my bigger dog had bad diarhea. I looked up Canidae reviews and sure enough other dogs had the same symptoms. The day I switched them to Precise and By Nature the symptoms stopped on both of my dogs.

  3. Mike says:

    My dog has been between Canidae (ALS) and Canidae (Chicken&Rice) for the last year. She is a 2 year old aussie shep/lab mix, and does well with Chicken&Rice. She’s a great weight, very active, and good muscle tone – But I have had issues with the ALS formula, mainly with gas and diarrhea. Chicken and rice however causes no issues and my dog loves it.

  4. jeanine Borree says:

    I have two dogs on Canidae Chicken and Rice. One has several gas but no diarrhea. The store just kept repeating that they had used Canidae for years. I have too for 4 dogs. I will toss this food.

  5. Linda says:

    I feed Canidae Chicken and Rice to my 3 dogs becuase it is for all life stages and my dogs range in age from 2.5 – 14 years. All the dogs love this food. It took the little one a while to get used to the high protein content but he does very well with it. They do get gassy once in a while but that is a natural thing with all animals and it isn’t like I can’t stand to be in the room with them, it just happens once in awhile.
    For the cost of the food and the high protein content, and the fact that I can feed it to all my dogs and not have to buy 3 different dog foods is wonderful for me! I have compared other brands that are more expensive and you have to feed them even more of those kinds. I can go practically a month on one 30# bag of food for 3 dogs, 15#, 25# and 65#.
    That, is a great deal for a great dog food!

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