Canidae does it again with this exceptional grain-free Bison-based formula. I like that the first two ingredients are meat proteins of the highest quality. I like to feed my dogs animal proteins that are mostly grass fed so I can avoid feeding them a lot of GMOs from grains like corn, wheat, and soy.
- Bison is the first ingredient.
- No cheap fillers like corn, wheat, or soy.
- No animal by-products.
- Balanced nutrition for adult dogs.
- Minimal ingredient formula is suitable for sensitive dogs.
- Vitamins and minerals added to ensure a complete and balanced diet.
- Probiotics help digestion as well as uptake of vitamins and minerals. This means that your dog gets the most out of each and every meal.
Canidae formulas always use a mere 7-10 ingredients. They really want to make sure that as many dogs as possible can find quality food at any life stage. For added flavor and variety you can supplement Canidae dry foods with canned Canidae. Most dogs can tolerate this slight alteration with no irritation and just like you, they can appreciate a little variety.
Bison, Lamb Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Chickpeas, Canola Oil, Sun-cured 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, 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, Mixed Tocopherols (A Natural Source of Vitamin E).
Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
Each year the AAFCO publishes two sets of nutritional minimum standards for dog food intended to help specify if a food is suitable for:
1. Dogs in the growth & reproduction phases of life
2. Adult dogs maintaining a healthy weight and activity level
1,686 kcal/lb, 474 kcal/cup
|Nutritional Component||Value||Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards||Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards|
|CRUDE PROTEIN||25.0 % min||–||–|
|CRUDE FAT||15.0% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FIBER||4.0% max||–||–|
|LINOLEIC ACID (OMEGA-6)||3.25% min||–||–|
|ALPHA LINOLEIC ACID (OMEGA-3)||0.4% min||–||–|
|LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOLPHILUS||100,000,000 CFU/lb min|
|CELLULASE||100 CMCU/kg min|
|VITAMIN E||50 IU/kg min|
* – indicates not yet analyzed
Start out by replacing 25% of your dog’s regular food with Canidae. Add a little more Canidae each day until your dog is eating just Canidae. This can be done over 5-10 days depending on how sensitive your dog may be to diet changes. Most dogs can be transitioned over just 5 days.
Depending on your dog’s size and activity level, they may need more or less food in their daily feeding amounts.
|Weight||Daily Feeding (Cups)||Reduced Activity Daily Feeding (cup)|
|2 – 10 LBS||1/2 – 3/4||1/4 – 1/2|
|10 – 25 LBS||3/4 – 1||1/2 – 3/4|
|25 – 50 LBS||1 – 2||3/4 – 1|
|50 – 75 LBS||2 – 3||1 – 1 1/2|
|75 – 100 LBS||3 – 4||1 1/2 – 2 1/2|
|100 – 125 LBS||4 – 4 3/4||2 1/2 – 3|
|125 – 150 LBS||4 3/4 – 5 1/2||3 – 3 1/2|
Canidae Grain-Free Pure Land Formula with Bison and Lamb is a quality dog food that any pet parent should consider. The limited ingredient formula means there is little to worry about when it comes to digestion or allergies. The addition of probiotics helps your dog stay healthier and boosts immunity. This grain-free formula offers concentrated calories so a bag goes a long way which helps with the higher cost you have to pay for quality like this. I know that if I buy dog food with grains I usually have to feed more so the bag is not as good a value as a higher quality formula with no filler grains.