Hailey, glutens show up in such things as millet and barley. It doesn't specifically say "gluten," in the ingredients list, but these grains have glutens. For dogs that are sensitive to all glutens, or for dogs that have severe grain allergies, these are pretty toxic.Originally Posted By: im4gsdsI don't get it, I don't see gluten in the new formulas?
I'll just bet they are getting a ton of response to this.Originally Posted By: 3K9MomThis was the response I got to my email:
That's it. No "Thanks for writing. We'll let marketing/research know your concerns." No "We'll keep your comments in our files for future reference." Nothing.
I've always received personal responses from Canidae til this time. Just a link? That's it? Either they're getting a lot of mail, or they're less interested in customer feedback then they used to be. Kind of disappointing.
Grain-free foods aren't for every dog. Canidae has always filled a great niche in the market. To me, it makes sense to raise the cost of a bag of food a dollar or two than add ingredients that makes it more like all the other stuff. Millet (a major food source in Africa)and barley are also in short supply internationally. It's not just rice, so I'm not sure I buy the "save the rice for poor people" statement.
Oh well. Back to researching and reading ingredients labels...
Have you tried these treats? They have a lot less "stuff" in them than a lot of treats. My dogs like the Turkey, Oatmeal, and Cranberry and the Bison, Barley and Blueberry. But they LOVE the Potato and Duck. Haven't opened the Sweet Potato and Fish one yet.Originally Posted By: LiesjeI've been thinking of switching to Natural Balance. Coke has a sensitive stomach, no major allergy in particular, but anytime we try certain foods or use treats other than dog food and NB food roll, he gets diarrhea. Do you guys think Natural Balance would be something logical to try? Probably the Lamb and Rice, since Coke has been good on Canidae Lamb and Rice and previously did OK on Nature's Variety Prairie Lamb or Chicken and Rice formulas (but they are so expensive).