Review: Canidae® Grain-Free PURE Elements ® Dog Food

June 2, 2014

dog foodCanidae® Natural Pet Foods has reformulated its grain-free PURE Elements™ Dog Food. I haven’t tried it for my dogs but the next time Gator has a skin break-out, I will do so.

The new formula has just 10 key ingredients and nothing in it is objectionable. The foods include such ingredients as fresh meat or fish, sweet potatoes and Canidae’s Health PLUS Solutions which is applied to the kibble after it is cooked to provide live probiotic cultures supporting healthy dog digestions. In fact, the food is advertised as good for dogs with digestive issues.

dog food ingredients


The first ingredient in this dog food is lamb, and that is enhanced with turkey meal, chicken meal, and Menhaden fish meal to give this food a powerhouse protein count guaranteed to be at least 32%!

Canidae states that the flavor is greatly improved from the old recipe. I’m assuming it tastes better. We fed the original recipe Canidae to Gator when he was quite a young dog, and he didn’t particularly care for it then.

Other flavors in this revamped food include PURE Land, made with fresh bison and PURE SKY, made with fresh duck. They do make it sound appealing to dogs!

I’m looking forward to trying this new dog food. If any readers do so first, please share your opinions in the comment section below for the rest of us.

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Marie Wox October 10, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Hi! my we have two Labradors. The problem is, only one of them eats the Canidae, while the second one who came 1 year later only loves homemade dog food. Is this common?


Carol North October 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Of course. Just like humans, dogs have preferences. That doesn’t mean you have to give in to those preferences. Years ago when people didn’t know any better and fed their dogs table scraps, they found it impossible to switch them to a commercial dog food. You don’t say which food you want the two dogs to eat. If it is the commercial dry food, you’ll have to begin very slowly with the conversion. Mix a small amount into the homemade food and gradually increase the dry food over a 2 – 3 week period. Decrease the homemade food as you go. You can always end up by giving both dogs the dry with a small amount of homemade food mixed in. Good luck. If that doesn’t work, ask your vet for advice. The process is a bit different with cats but dogs should convert if you do it slowly.


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