Thursday, February 16, 2012

Handsome Hound Review

Hey, it's Buddy the handsome hound today.  We enjoyed participating in Pillars of Strength on Valentine's Day.  It was heartwarming to see so many posts dedicated to KB and K, thanks to the Thundering Herd's dad, floofy helper Khyra and ... Actually those are the only two organizers we can name.

Last month we got to taste test Canidae dog treats in The Three Droolateers.  Today I want to tell you about the Canidae food we've been sampling lately.  Well, actually we all sampled it, as the photos will attest, but since I'm the "problem child" with food, I'm the one who has been eating the rest of it.

Here we are waiting for an okay from Jan.   Notice my bowl is divided into four sections.  It's a special bowl for piggy eaters ... um, for dogs that wolf down their food.    It slows me down enough Sam and Merci often get to finish their own meals now. 

(How do you like our new photo logo under my feet?  That's me and our late brother Crystal napping together.)

Here we are digging in. It's Canidae Lamb meal and rice formula.  Canidae is committed to supporting local independent stores and their products are not sold at big chains like Walmart, Petsmart and Petco. It also isn't sold in our area but the local Petsmart manager was nice and brought a bag back with her from Griffin when she was there.  Just so we could try it.  Thank you, Francie!

Well, we're almost finished.

And sadly so is the bag.  Almost finished, I mean.  I have been doing well on it which makes Jan happy but it isn't something she can afford to purchase and keep me on.  She says my stools aren't as loose as they were. Why would she be happy about that?  Oh, yeah, because she has to pick up after me in the yard and on our walks. 

The food has things like lamb meal, cracked  pearl barley, rice bran, peas, millet, canola and sunflower oils, flaxseed  meal, alfalfa meal, cranberries and some things we can't spell or pronounce but they're supposed to help my gut.  I'm a dog.  All I care is it tastes good.

Merci is the smallest so she got the least and finished first. But Sam and I were right behind her.

Jan was really interested in this page because ... well, as I said, I'm her "problem child." : Canidae includes 10 skin and coat conditioners. Balanced Omega-3, -6 and -9 Fatty Acids help to prevent moisture loss from cells that causes flaky, dry skin and coat. EFA’s may also help to avoid skin inflammation, hot spots, hair loss and allergy problems caused by flea bites and repeated licking.

Canidae Pet Food sells cat and dog food.  Some are grain free.  

Note: Canidae provided a voucher for the bag of food.  But we were not paid for this review, nor influenced in what to say. 


  1. I am glad that you found a food that you like that is nice to your tummy. It's a shame that it's too expensive for Jan to buy all the time.

  2. That's what is so bad about the "good" food. It's expensive! Mom Paula says we eat much better than she does consider the cost per ounce.

    Truffle and Brulee

  3. We're glad you guys like the food. We've tried Canidae before.

    Yes, our Kite has a sensitive tummy and it took a lot of searching to find a food good for her, too.

  4. I'm sure Austin eats more expensively than I do oz for oz!!

    I tagged you over at CATachresis, if anyone wants to play? No worries if you don't. x

  5. Awwww you are all beautiful wonderful woofies! Take care

  6. Come see me..I tagged you for a fun small game.

  7. Wow, y'all sure seemed to enjoy that food, good to the last drop!

  8. Fooooooood! I likes food! We has heard of dat food through Pip and it sounded most wonderful but when yu has multiple dogs, sometimes it be hards to afford da good stuffs...sigh.
    I needs one of them bowls to keeps me from eatin' too fast too.


  9. Hmmm...Wonder if that food would help sissy April who has occasional flareups of inflammatory bowel disease!

  10. That is good food, that canidae. We tried it too and liked it also and also can't afford to have it all the time. You three sure look like happy dogs. Have a great week end.

  11. You are a very handsome hound. Glad you enjoy your food.

    Essex & Sherman

  12. Buddy you are so handsome! We hope you get your food sorted soon.
    Great picture of the 3 of you!
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  13. Hi Jan. Thank you for your nice review. I’m happy to hear your dogs like the food and do really well on it. Regarding your comment about not being able to afford the food, I have a thought. Instead of looking at the cost of the bag, have you considered what it costs to feed your dog per day? This is a real eye-opener for many pet owners. A bag of lower-quality food will be cheaper by the pound, but the catch is that you have to feed *much* more of it every day! Better quality foods like Canidae don't include all of the fillers, so what you're buying is just the good stuff. This means you feed much less – sometimes HALF as much as lower quality brands. The end result is that a bag that costs more per pound is actually less expensive to feed!

    Canidae will often cost about a dollar a day to feed a typical dog. Try the Cost to Feed Calculator on their website ( for yourself to see what your *real* cost is. :-) You might be pleasantly surprised to see it's actually less expensive than the other food you’re feeding! Also, a good article that explains why quality foods often cost less in the long run can be found here:

  14. Jen wants to know where you got that sectioned bowl? DeDe also eats too fast, and that would be a good thing to get for her.

  15. mom said I need a piggy bowl. Whattever
    Benny & Lily


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