Canidae Lamb and Rice dog food

November 17, 2008  
Filed under Canidae, Dog Food Reviews

Canidae Lamb and Rice dog food

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

Canidae Lamb and Rice dog food Review

We feel that Canidae Lamb 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 Lamb and Rice dog food First Five Ingredients Analysis:

  1. Lamb meal
  2. brown rice
  3. cracked pearled barley
  4. rice bran
  5. peas

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

Brown Rice is the second ingredient and provides extra carbohydrates and additional protein. Brown Rice is a decent quality grain and is lower allergenic grain.

The third and fourth 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 Lamb and Rice dog food Full Ingredients List:

Lamb meal, brown rice, cracked pearled barley, rice bran, peas, millet, canola oil, lamb, 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 Lamb and Rice dog food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein
Crude Fat
Crude Fiber
Linoleic Acid (Omega 6)
Vitamin E
Zinc (min.)
Iron (min.)
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 Lamb and Rice dog food”
  1. doodlegirl says:

    The new formula ALS has been changed in recent months and has caused many dogs distress. Mine developed vomiting, diarrhea, itching and a nasty hot-spot. Do your homework before taking a chance with this new formula.
    Used to be an outstanding product.

  2. newfiequeen says:

    Yes, I agree with doddlegirl. All three of my dogs, 2 large Newfies, and a little cockapoo, started throwing up undigested dog food. They had been on it for a couple years prior. So it has to be in the new formula.

  3. supok_168 says:

    “Is the Canidae Lambmeal and Rice safer than the regular Canidae?”

    This will be the next question of my consumers/buyers.

    Please advise.

    Thank you.

  4. Howie Dub says:

    This formula may be high on grain, but for dogs with sensitve stomachs, this food is great! We adopted a 9 week old Catahoula and every holistic food we put him on (Nutro Ultra Puppy, Blue Buffalo Large Puppy, and Artemis Fresh Mix Large Puppy) gave him really loose stool. We even mixed in pumpkin to see if that would help, but it didn’t do much. The only foods that seemed to work were Purina Vet Diet EN, Prescription Diet I/D and Science Diet Sensitive Stomach, but the ingredients in those foods are pretty bad. A Petco associate told me that a lot of the holistic foods are quite rich and are difficult for some dogs to digest, which made sense to me. Went to my local mom and pop pet store and they recommended Canidae. I went with the lamb formula b/c they said that the red meat helps to solidify the stool better than chicken. Our pup is about 7 months now and has been doing well on it, so I highly recommend this product to anyone who has a dog with digestive issues. A better alternative to the other sensitive stomach foods on the market.

  5. Cricket says:

    If you are having trouble with the ALS formula (which did change and a lot of dogs had that problem) go to the “grain free” formula. It’s basically the old formula and dogs don’t seem to have the issue with it

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