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CANIDAE Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationNorco, California

Parent company

Canidae Corporation

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dry Dog Food, Wet Dog Food, Dry Senior Dog Food, Dry Puppy Food, Wet Puppy Food, Wet Senior Dog Food

Ratings

59%
? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 51%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 70%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 48%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 72%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 44%
Pros
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • CANIDAE makes a diverse range of foods for various ages, sizes, and lifestyles
  • All recipes are free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives
Cons
  • Some recipes contain plant-based protein
  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled
  • Price is above market average

Brand Overview

CANIDAE produces high-quality pet food for dogs and cats. The company focuses on offering grain-free products, and some recipes are also potato-free. A few CANIDAE products utilize limited ingredients or single animal proteins for pets with allergies and sensitivities.

How Much Does CANIDAE Dog Food Cost

We’ve compared CANIDAE dog food price to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Dry Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $3.36 $3.25 +3%
Price per 100 kcal $0.21 $0.21 +0%
Price per day $0.13 $0.12 +8%

CANIDAE Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.40 $0.35 +14%
Price per 100 kcal $1.55 $1.25 +23%
Price per day $0.93 $0.75 +24%

CANIDAE Wet Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $8.48 $3.29 +158%
Price per 100 kcal $0.57 $0.27 +108%
Price per day $0.34 $0.16 +113%

CANIDAE Dry Senior Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Dry Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per lb $4.45 $3.37 +32%
Price per 100 kcal $0.28 $0.20 +38%
Price per day $0.17 $0.12 +42%

CANIDAE Dry Puppy Food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Wet Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.18 $0.27 -33%
Price per 100 kcal $0.47 $0.86 -46%
Price per day $0.28 $0.52 -46%

CANIDAE Wet Puppy Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Wet Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
Price per oz $0.27 $0.27 0%
Price per 100 kcal $1.02 $1.05 -2%
Price per day $0.61 $0.63 -3%

CANIDAE Wet Senior Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

CANIDAE Nutrient Profile Comparison

We’ve compared CANIDAE dog food recipes nutrient profile to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Dry Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 29.77% 30.03% -1%
DM Fat 15.25% 16.01% -5%
DM Fiber 4.78% 5.37% -11%
DM Carb 50.20% 47.69% +5%

Wet Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 42.72% 42.92% -0%
DM Fat 20.54% 22.91% -10%
DM Fiber 6.82% 7.10% -4%
DM Carb 29.91% 26.32% +14%

Dry Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 31.11% 28.44% +9%
DM Fat 11.11% 13.38% -17%
DM Fiber 5.56% 5.48% +1%
DM Carb 52.22% 51.94% +1%

Dry Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 28.89% 32.35% -11%
DM Fat 14.44% 17.94% -20%
DM Fiber 4.44% 4.66% -5%
DM Carb 52.22% 44.25% +18%

Wet Puppy Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 40.91% 42.84% -5%
DM Fat 29.55% 27.27% +8%
DM Fiber 4.55% 7.01% -35%
DM Carb 25.00% 22.55% +11%

Wet Senior Dog Food

Brand Avg Market Avg % From the Avg
DM Protein 27.27% 34.07% -20%
DM Fat 20.45% 19.57% +4%
DM Fiber 9.09% 9.47% -4%
DM Carb 43.18% 36.52% +18%

All of CANIDAE dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to CANIDAE Dog Food Review since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Canidae - Dog Food (05/05/2012) -+
Date: 05/05/2012
Company Name: Canidae Pet Foods
Product Description: Dog Food
Recall Reason: Potential for salmonella

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FAQ

faq-item-image Who owns CANIDAE dog food?

CANIDAE is owned by Canidae Corporation.

faq-item-image Where is CANIDAE dog food made?

CANIDAE is manufactured in the United States .

faq-item-image Is CANIDAE AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of CANIDAE recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has CANIDAE dog food been recalled?

CANIDAE has been recalled 1 times in the years 2012.

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