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Old 12-28-2008, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know Canidae switched formulas. My dogs have still been eating the new Canidae and doing fine. But Gunner has started to develop ear infections, I'm assuming he's alergic to something in the new formula. We've always fed him Canidae & Canidae treats. If we ever gave a different (cheaper) treat, he would get ear infections. So we stuck with Canidae. Well on the new formula, he's getting another ear infection.

Any suggestions to another alternative to Canidae that is "similar" in formula? FROMM, Innova, Orijen, any of these good?
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Innova Evo, Orijen, Taste of the wild, any of those are good.

I had to go off Canidae the first time with Vishnu when the changed formula's years ago. Then they came out with chicken/rice, tried that. Oxana (who never had an ear infection) ended up with not only an ear infection but also a hemotoma. Took her off that and put her on TOTW, never had another ear infection since.
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They've added Barley to their foods, Barley will give Dante an ear infection every time
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I switched from Canidae to FROMM about a month ago. I'm very happy with the results - especially since my picky bitch likes it.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I switched from Canidae to Solid Gold Wolfking. My dogs absolutely love it!! I can honestly say, they have never enjoyed a food so much. They eat it right up without anything extra on top. I sometimes add a little water (mostly for Jessie) and about once a week I do add some defrosted green beans because my vet likes the idea of extra fiber.
They look great, no doggy odor, hair like silk and best of all, they LOVE it.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So far so good on the Fromm brand.
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Default Re: Canidae alternative?

in additon to all the good suggestions given, perhaps the canidae grainless formulas would work. (or maybe the other new formula-is it beef & fish??)
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Try VF Complete, Make there own food, higher quality control than most on the market and priced much better. http://www.arkat.com
Feeding it for over 5 years now and never had an issue with my 3 dogs. Have many of my friends feeding it to there dogs and they do great on it.

http://www.arkat.com for ingredients and locations
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I eventually ended at Orijen. She seemed to get really itchy skin with the Canidae and we switched to Natural Balance before we considered a grain allergy. Lots of energy on Orijen, overall pretty happy with it.
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