I have been feeding Red (My dog) Canadie since he was 3 months old on the "It the best food peroid" reply I kept getting whaen I did research and asked people. When I went to the vet. this last time he said that Red looked a bit skinny and should be about 5 lbs heavier. At 9 months and 60lbs now his backbone has always been slightly visible somewhat and he will not get fat!! He never really has been much of an eater and we came to the conclusion that he just might not like the flavor of Canidae. He goes bonkers over kibbles & bits at my cousing house and wants to scarf the whole bowl down. I know thats crappy food so I never bought it myself. My vet. sells the Wellness and I know its good stuff so I recently made the switch along with some Well Tabs daily vitamins. I did a taste test myself first to see if it tasted different or better. ( yes I ate dog food :-) ) It is all human grade so what the heck ;-) The Wellness did have a more desirable taste to me so next was the dog test. Two bowls, one Canidae, one Wellness. The Welness was empty when I got home and the Canidae was barely touched. He loves the Welness food!! So I continue to do a 50/50 mixture and then one full bowl of welness until the Canidae is all gone. He has already gained 2 lbs in two weeks and hasn't got the runs yet from the change of food. Who knows maybe the Well Tabs are making him gain weight I dont know but I am switching to Wellness full time. This is my personal experience and it might differ from other dogs but I thought I'd give my 2 cents. My vet. sells Wellness too and sure its pricey as was Canidae. I'm sure I could get it elsewhere but hey there is a cute girl at front desk so I guess its worth it
FWIW there is only one place in 100 miles of here (20 miles for me) that carry Canidae so I'm not too upset on that end either. Hope this helps!!!
Please forgive my poor sentence structure and sloppy word placement but I'm typing it like I would tell the story and its not ment to be a text book quality paragraph or paragraphs. I could do that but it would be boreing