Canidae Pure Sea Dry Dog Food Review


Samantha Biggers

Last updated May 16, 2018

What This Article Covers

Our Recommendation

Canidae is a dog food company to consider no matter what type of dog you have. They have a variety of formulas and bag sizes to meet various needs. This grain-free formula keeps it simple and tasty.

  • The first ingredient on the bag is salmon.
  • Sweet potatoes add a texture and natural sweetness that dogs love.
  • No corn, wheat, or soy. 
  • Made from simple whole foods that are easy for dogs to digest.
  • Vitamins, minerals, and probiotics added to ensure a complete and balanced high-quality dog food that is suitable for dogs with sensitive stomachs and allergies.
  • Free of antibiotics and hormones.
  • Eight key ingredients offer a balance of taste and nutrition while keeping it simple for dogs that don't do well on complicated and heavily processed dog foods. 
  • Fish is naturally high in essential fatty acids so your dog has a sleek and shiny coat and great skin.

I recommend Canidae for any pet parent that is concerned about artificial ingredients and GMOs in their dogs daily diet. The limited ingredient formula means I have no reservations recommending this formula to pet parents that have dogs with stomach sensitivities or allergies.


Salmon, Salmon Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Canola Oil, Sun-cured Alfalfa, Potatoes, 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).

Nutritional Analysis

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

Caloric Content

1,763 kcal/lb, 496 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional Component Value Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards
____________________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________
CRUDE PROTEIN 32.0 % min - -
CRUDE FAT 18.0 % min - -
CRUDE FIBER 4.0% max - -
MOISTURE 10.0 % max - -
LINOLEIC ACID (OMEGA-6) 3.7 % min - -
VITAMIN E 50 IU/kg min - -

* - indicates not yet analyzed

Transition Instructions

Gradually switch your dog over to Canidae over 5-10 days. The shorter period can be used for dogs that have no major sensitivities whereas the longer 10-day transition is best suited for sensitive or special needs dogs. Replace a small portion of your dog's regular food with Canidae until they are eating nothing but Canidae.

Feeding Amounts

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

The Bottom Line

Canidae offers complete and balanced nutrition in an affordable limited ingredient dog food. Probiotics help with digestion while good levels of fats keep coat shiny and smooth. Canidae is a brand any dog parent should consider when looking for an everyday dog food. The limited ingredient formula means that dogs with sensitive stomachs can enjoy eating without any distress or sides effects.