Canidae

Can Someone Explain To Me Why People Are Recomending Blue Buffalo Food But Never Canidae?

I used to feed my dog BB but switched to Canidae some months back because when looking at the ingredients I thought Canidae looked to have more meat.
So can someone please explain why ppl have quit rec. them and are now adding BB to the list of good foods.
BLUE BUFFALO
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Ground Brown Rice, Whole Ground Barley, Oatmeal, Rye, Whole Potatoes, Tomato Pomace (natural source of Lycopene), Chicken Fat (preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Chicken Flavor, Whole Carrots, Whole Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Cranberries, Flaxseed, Barley Grass, Dried Parsley, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Yucca Shidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Turmeric, Garlic, Sunflower Oil (natural source of Omega 6 Fatty Acids), Herring Oil (natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids), Dried Chicory Root, Black Malted Barley, Oil of Rosemary, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin C, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Calcium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Biotin, Choline Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Zinc), Iron Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Iron), Copper Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Copper), Manganese Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Manganese), Potassium Amino Acid Complex (source of Chelated Potassium), Cobalt Proteinate (source of Chelated Cobalt), Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Salt, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecium.
CANIDAE
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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Dog Food Nutrition Experts Please? Need Opinions On New Food?

Have you heard of *’taste of the wild’* brand pet foods?
I went to purchase Petfood today and almost bought this new brand instead, because its *grain free* which is the ONLY complaint that I have about Canidae and Felidae. I wish they would come out with a grain free food.
ANYWAY, would love to hear some thoughts on this new food from you all.
I went ahead and bought some of the cat food since I was out but decided to wait on the dog food since Ive still got enough for a few more days.
One of my cats bit a hole through the bag trying to get in it before I could open it!
The ONLY thing that worries me is that I think its made by Diamond, their newest brand. Here’s the link:http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/
Here’s the link to their ingredients just click on the product….sounds better than Canidae and Felidae to me! BUT, I want to know what YOU think.http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/pro…

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Canidae Grain- Free – More Opinions Needed?

CANIDAE All Natural Ingredients
Chicken meal, turkey meal, lamb, potatoes, peas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), lamb meal, ocean fish meal, tomato pomace, natural flavor, 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.
What do you think about the ingredients – sounds pretty decent except I was worried about the peas – I heard on here that they could cause bloat, but I have seen peas in several dog foods. I think Merrick has a few varieties with peas. I am feeding Canidae ALS but have heard good things about the grain-free (I would consider Orijen or Evo but protein is 42% – Canidae is 34%) and think my Bluetick would do better on a grain-free diet as my vet said some dogs don’t process grains well save for rice.

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Canidae Grain Free, Merrick Before Grain, Or Merrick Wilderness Blend?

My Bluetick Coonhound Dale (the 4 yr old) was on Nutro Venison and Rice/Oatmeal until recently when I had to switch due to issues with Nutro – and my dogs were getting sick off of it when they never had before. My 9 yr old Bluetick that had thyroid issues started losing weight rapidly (like meany of the dogs on the consumer site) but we figured her thyroid levels needed adjusted as she was still eating with gusto and playing – she died before we could get her to the vet. My other two dogs had upset stomachs and were eating grass and throwing up so after reading the consumer site – I thought it best to switch dog foods. For years – Nutro was a good food and my dogs did well on it – until Pedigree Mars took it over recently is when my issues with it started. I just hope that they don’t have an issue with the Nutro also having problems with salmonella and are choosing not to disclose it because Nutro Natural choice is supposed to be more holistic of a dog food – I wouldn’t want to see more dogs getting sick.
Anyway – I switched to Canidae and everyone is doing well on it, except Dale looks a little more tubby than he did on the Nutro Venison Rice Oatmeal – like he has an intolerance to the barley and the millet in it. I was told that dogs can have an intolerance to grains and even if they don’t show an allergy symptoms it can make them gain weight. So I was thinking I would either change to the Merrick Wilderness (lower protein- 24% – he had no issues with rice/oatmeal in other dog food), Canidae grain-free (since they are doing well on it save for the grain and I might stick with Canidae because of that – 34% protein), or Merrick Before Grain Buffalo (32% – and the ingredients sound good for grain – free plus I hear good things about Merrick).
I was considering grain-free because a lot of people advocate feeding either grain free or Raw and say their dogs do well on it. Now the Merrick carbs sound good as they are complex carbs and brown rice which most dogs tolerate well (better than barley or millet) – so that was my other option for feeding. Does anyone have any opinions or experience (save for the Canidae grain-free that isn’t out yet?)
Merrick Wilderness:
Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (Not Less Than) 24.0%
Crude Fat (Not Less Than) 15.0%
Crude Fiber (Not More Than) 2.5%
Moisture (Not More Than) 10.0%
Calorie Content:
3661 kcal/kg (calculated) – One pound provides 1660 kcal of metabolizable energy (calculated). One cup (100 grams) provides 366 calories (Caloric content calculated using Modified Atwater Method).
Ingredients:
Buffalo, Oatmeal, Barley, Salmon Meal, Venison, Whole Brown Rice, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols – a source of Natural Vitamin E and Ascorbic Acid, a source of Vitamin C), Flaxseed, Freeze Dried Potatoes, Freeze Dried Carrots, Freeze Dried Peas, Freeze Dried Apples, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Lysine, Guar Gum, Sea Salt, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Whole Blueberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Venison Broth, Whole Garlic, Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Natural Venison Flavor, Chicory Root, Marigold Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Natural Celery Flavor, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Natural Caramel Color, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3, Niacin, Lecithin, Ribofl avin Supplement, Biotin, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.
Wilderness Blend is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food nutrient profiles for all life stages.
Canidae Grain Free ALS
CANIDAE All Natural Ingredients
Chicken meal, turkey meal, lamb, potatoes, peas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), lamb meal, ocean fish meal, tomato pomace, natural flavor, 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.
Merrick Before Grain
Guaranteed Analysis:
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