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Kibble - the good, bad and the ugly???

December 30th, 2003, 04:05 PM
I have been researching kibble brands to feed to my 5 month old boxer pup (he is presently on Iams Lamb & Rice Puppy).
So far I am favouring Canidae (recommended by Carina, thx!) but there seem to be many other recommended brands (depends who you talk to).

Here are some brands and prices (in CAD) that I have encountered:

Canidae $1.43/lb
Nutro $1.43/lb
Canine Plus $1.21/lb
Nutram $1.21/lb
Natural Life Pet Products $1.54/lb
Wellness Super5Mix $1.91/lb

Any comments on this list or others that I should consider or avoid??

Thanks much,

December 30th, 2003, 04:24 PM
The ones on the list that I recognise are good ones. I fed canidae until I switched the dogs to raw (thanks, carina).

December 30th, 2003, 04:42 PM
Innova & California Natural are supposed to be good ones too.

You can mix them around, you know! You don't have to keep a dog on only one kibble type. Dogs who are fed a variety of foods don't get the "sensitive tummy" thing that we create by feeding them only one thing their whole lives. That's pretty unnatural.

A very knowlegable woman who owned a pet store back in Denver sold most of the very premium kibbles. She mixed them up for her own dogs; she figured they'd get a wider range of nutrients and develop a more resilient digestive system that way.

December 30th, 2003, 04:50 PM
Do you mean actually mixing the foods in the bowl or switching kinds from time to time?

December 30th, 2003, 11:10 PM
Nutrience Supreme

Who sells Canidae in Canada??!

December 31st, 2003, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by wAggie
Nutrience Supreme

Who sells Canidae in Canada??!

Global and Ryans carry it, in addition to alot of smaller private stores.


January 3rd, 2004, 11:08 PM
that's not in Toronto, ON... is it?


January 3rd, 2004, 11:09 PM
Global are in T.O

one around the corner from me

January 3rd, 2004, 11:12 PM
ay, ya yay!


I better start calling around & researching this more!


January 4th, 2004, 08:48 AM
You can go to and chose the "store locator" at the top of the page. Just enter your area code and it will give you a list of the suppliers in your area.


January 4th, 2004, 12:19 PM

I'll get on it.

thank you!