My family includes me, my husband, our two children, five cats, a dog and a pair of Goldfish. Our pets are very much a part of our family. Just like my spouse and kids, I also care about the health and wellbeing of our pets. I want them to live long, happy and healthy lives.
It wasn’t until our youngest cat, Bella, developed severe asthma that I REALLY started to look at the foods our pets were eating. I tried giving her different foods because a lot of the time her asthma attacks happen after she eats. I thought it might be a food allergy so I headed off to the pet store to find food that was 100% nature and not made with any synthetic, man-made products or bi-products.
After reading the ingredients on several brands I realized a lot of pet food products contain wheat and other grains. Then it dawned on me – when in the wild do you see dogs and cats eating wheat or other grains? You don’t! In the wild cats and dogs eat meat, and occasionally vegetables. They don’t eat grains.
I did an experiment with our dog and fed him grain free dry food. He has a very sensitive stomach. I worried the grain-free food would upset his stomach, but it didn’t. He was fine. Since then I only feed him grain-free dry food. I feed him canned food too, but I’m still in the process of finding one that I like best.
As for cat food we’re still in the process of finding something that all five cats will eat and enjoy. So far I’ll try something and one or a few of the cats will love it and the others will not.
Not too long ago I was sent some products from a pet food company called CANIDAE.
CANIDAE is a natural pet food company, and they make a premium line of grain-free, all natural dog food called PURE. With PURE, CANIDAE has finally brought farm to table to the pet food industry with their barn to table food and treats.
PURE is made with only the best ingredients for pets and free of grains, making it ideal for pets with food sensitivities/allergies, like our dog Espn.
Here is some additional information about PURE.
On average, one cup of CANIDAE® Grain Free PURE amounts to more than 41 grams of protein, making it a valuable source of complete nutrients for pets
The PURE line of food contains just 7-10 ingredients in each formula. Ingredients include:
- Fresh meat or fish as the first ingredient
- Whole foods such as sweet potatoes, peas and chickpeas
PURE also contains the brand’s patented HealthPLUS Solutions, which includes live probiotics to support healthy digestion, antioxidants to help maintain a healthy immune system, and omegas 6 & 3 for beautiful skin and coat.
CANIDAE products are made in the USA too.
We received to review with Espn several CANIDAE products including treats. Espn loved each and every one of them. In fact he couldn’t get enough of them and wanted us to give him more.
Our dog has a sensitive stomach and even the littlest change in food or treats can cause him to have diarrhea. Thankfully that did not happen with the CANIDAE products we gave him.
The treats and food we gave him from CANIDAE contained Bison, Wild Boar, Chicken, Duck and Lamb. They also contained things like Sweet Potatoes and Quinoa.I was a bit surprised by Quinoa. I always saw that as a grain. Then again that might not be a PURE product but rather one of CANIDAE’s many other quality pet food products.
CANIDAE also offers grain free cat food options too that I am going to look into for our cats. The brand is available at 10,000 pet stores across the country including Petco. The next time I am at Petco I am going to pick up some cat food to try with our cats.
I like that the ingredients are not man made or overly processed. I don’t want to eat “junk” food and the last thing I want to do is feed it to my pets either. I want to feed them only quality food. So far I am impressed with CANIDAE and feel good feeding it out our dog.
CANIDAE offers products for pets of all sizes, ages and breeds.
My apologies for the poor photos. My husband took them for me and I didn’t want to hurt his feelings to say they were too grainy and not that good.
What do you think of the brand? Have you ever tried CANIDAE products before?
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.