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Canidae Grain-Free PURE

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Canidae Grain-Free PURE

Updated: Oct. 17, 2018

Ranked 9th of 10 dog food with a Quid Score of 87.

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Canidae Grain-Free PURE

Ranked 9th of 10 dog food with a Quid Score of 87.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 9th overall.

Key Information
  • Bag Sizes: 4lb, 12lb, 24lb
  • Available Dog Sizes: Small, large
  • First 5 Ingredients: Bison, lamb meal, sweet potatoes, peas, lentils
  • Available Life Stages: Puppy, adult, senior
Product Specifications
  • Recall History: 5/5/2012
  • Calories Per Cup: 462
  • Flavors Available: 11
  • Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 25% (min) , Crude Fat (min) 14.50%, Crude Fiber (max) 4%, Moisture (max) 10%, Linoleic Acid (min) 3.25%, Vitamin E (min) 50.0 IU/kg, Alpha Linolenic Acid (min) 0.40%, Lactobacillus Acidophilus (min) 100 million CFU/lb, Cellulase (min) 100 CMCU/kg
  • Protein By-Products: Yes - Lamb meal
  • Full Ingredients List: Bison, lamb meal, sweet potatoes, peas, lentils, carrots, pork meal, tapioca, canola oil, suncured alfalfa, natural flavor, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract.

Expert Rating: 88%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 88%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Experts like the few, but high quality, ingredients in this dry dog food. While expensive, this food is suitable for most dogs with sensitive stomachs, although some ingredients have the potential to irritate.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Price- Above average
  • Flavor Variety- Above average
  • Life Stage/Size Variety- Average
  • Healthiness- Above average
Notable Positives
  • Great for dogs with allergies
  • Few Ingredients
  • Contains dried fermentation products and chelated minerals
  • USDA/FDA/AAFCO-approved production studios
  • High meat protein
Notable Negatives
  • Suncured alfalfa is a questionable ingredient
  • Expensive
  • Cellulase in some flavors could be a stomach irritant
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Price- Above average
  • Flavor Variety- Above average
  • Life Stage/Size Variety- Average
  • Healthiness- Above average

Customer Rating: 92%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 92%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Customers like the physical and emotional responses they see from their dogs when fed this kibble. While the price is more expensive than competitors, some dog owners say that it’s worth the cost. The kibble itself smells pungent and carries over to dog’s breath and excrements, which might be overwhelming for some owners.

Ideal for people:

Dogs who have food allergies, sensitive stomachs, or are picky eaters. People who don't mind paying a higher price for premium ingredients.

Not ideal for people:

People who are sensitive to the strong smell this kibble produces.

Notable Pros:
  • Worth the price
  • Kibble bits are generally good for dogs of all sizes
  • Response from dogs indicates attractive flavoring
  • Encourages firmer stool
  • Can be used as a treat too
  • Great for digestive health
  • Large flavor variety
Notable Cons:
  • Very expensive
  • Smells strong and bad
  • Dog's breath/excrements reflect smell of kibble

Brand Score: 82%

Ranks 7th among competitors.

Brand Score: 82%

Ranks 7th among competitors.

Canidae is a California-based, family owned and operated pet food company. Canidae produces both cat and dog food. The company has its own plant for pet food production, research, and development. Canidae's newest endeavor is a farm where it is growing some of its own ingredients.

Heritage - 5/5

Founded in 1996, Canidae is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California. Canidae says it is dedicated to working with other small businesses, providing the highest quality products, and being a brand that cares about the pets it serves.

Innovation - 5/5

In 2012, Canidae opened its own production plant, the Ethos Pet Nutrition facility, in Brownwood, Texas. In mid-2017, the company started its first farm in an effort to begin growing its own ingredients. The company's ultimate goal is to grow all its own ingredients, but for now it still partners with other growers and suppliers.

Reliability - 3/5

On its site, Canidae provides a page with answers to popular questions and a contact form for those with further questions for customer service.

Social Good - 4/5

The Canidae Foundation supports a variety of small and large scale events. Those looking for partnership with the Canidae foundation can submit a request online via website form.

Relevance - 4/5

On Twitter, Canidae shares giveaways, new products, and responds to pet fans. Pets also take center stage on the company's Instagram account, where Canidae frequently reposts fan photos. The Facebook page is filled with new stories from the company's blog. Canidae's YouTube account shares stories about the company.

Retail: Best Price $70.99

Ranks 9th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $70.99

Ranks 9th in value among competitors.

Kibble samples are available to test before purchase from the company. Canidae also has a Frequent Buyer program where customers can redeem free products after submitting 12 product UPC codes.

Best Purchase Options
Amazon - $70.99
Petco - $74.99
Other Purchase Options
Chewy - $74.99
Best Purchase Option
Amazon - $70.99
Other Purchase Options
Petco - $74.99
Chewy - $74.99

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