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I am thinking of switching to canidae, I would like to know how many feed this to your working dogs. It doesn't have glucosamine would I need to supplement? One is a working Field trial dog the other is a couch potato, both Labs.
Thanks Cindy
 

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We switched to Canidae Chicken and Rice about a year ago. The Diamond catastrophe made us look for a dog food without corn. Our dogs, both FT Goldens, have more energy and a better looking coat than they had with the Euk Large Breed PP which we fed previously. We do supplement with Glucosamine.
 

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Steve, we got it , we got it, we got it! hehehehe
 

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Been feeding it for 3 years. Dogs do well with plenty of energy & good coats. They have a new formula out that has 27% protien. If you have enough dogs you can get on the breeder program. Every 5 bags get you one free.
 

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I recently quit feeding Canidae because my dogs were not doing good on it. I liked the idea behind the all life stages formula, but two of my dogs lost weight and their coat went down. I fed it for over 6 months and when the dogs got back to heavy work, the food could not keep up with them. I switched to a performance food and my dogs are doing much better. I spoke with a Canidae representative a few weeks back and he even told me Canidae is not meant for serious working dogs. If you like the food your feeding and your dogs are doing good in it, then keep them on it. If I didn't feed so many mouths, then I would consider feeding Innova Evo formulas.

Canine nutrition can be unexplainable at times. Some food works great for some dogs, while others do poorly on certain brands of food.
 

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I fed Canidae and really liked it back last summer - but once cold weather rolled in (cold being a relative term here), I found it wasn't enough to keep weight and maintain skin and haircoat in the younger, more active dogs.

It's a good food, no doubt - I have friends who feed it who have different breeds - Canidae's breeder program is great and the folks I talked to could not have been nicer - it just wasn't enough for my guys.

My old guy (11 year old couch potato) is still on it and is doing great. It's a good food for a reasonable price.
 

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I was feeding it for awhile and recently switched back to Eagle Pack Holisitic. A couple of my dogs gained weight on Canidae and one had stinky gas all the time. Too bad because it's a really good food and cost condsiderably less than the other foods I'd use.
 
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