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Canagan Dry All Breeds Review

Type of food

Complete dry extruded

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

Suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
Suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
Suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
Suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
Suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From weaning to old age

Pack sizes

500g, 2kg, 6kg & 12kg bags


12kg bags = £79.99

AADF rating


At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
High meat content: Contains at least 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis)
Hypoallergenic: Free from wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and artificial additives
Not clearly labelled:

It is difficult to tell exactly what is in this food due to a lack of labelling clarity.

Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

Price per day




Mixing bowl:

Freshly Prepared Free Range Chicken (26%), Dried Chicken (25%), Sweet Potato, Peas, Potato, Chicken Fat (4%), Alfalfa, Dried Egg (3%), Chicken Gravy (1%), Salmon Oil (1%), Minerals, Glucosamine (1000 mg/kg), MSM (1000 mg/kg), Apple, Carrot, Spinach, Psyllium, Seaweed, Fructo-Oligosaccharides, Chondroitin Sulphate (700 mg/kg), Camomile, Peppermint, Marigold, Cranberry, Aniseed, Fenugreek.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a 16230 IU, Vitamin D3 1980 IU, Vitamin E 240 IU, Taurine 1500 mg, Iron (Iron II Sulphate Monohydrate) 192 mg, Zinc (Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate) 144 mg, Manganese (Manganous Sulphate Monohydrate) 45 mg, Copper (Copper II Sulphate Pentahydrate) 14 mg, Iodine (Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) 1.9 mg, Selenium (Sodium Selenite) 0.2 mg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 32.0%, Fat 17.0%, Fibre 3.5%, Ash 10.0%, Moisture 8.0%, Calcium 1.90%, Phosphorus 1.40%, Omega3 0.70%, Omega6 3.00%.

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

* NFE carbohydrate level (i.e. not including fibre). Level estimated from available data.


12kg bags RRP


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Manufacturer's product description

" Canagan Free-Run Chicken is a special grain free dog food formulated by our experts to deliver nutrition, close to their ancestral diet, with the correct ratio of protein to carbohydrate and a host of vegetables and botanicals.

This carefully balanced, nutrient dense formula will excite your dog's taste buds and give them the abundance of highly digestible protein demanded by their evolutionary needs. "

Company info
Company name: Symply Pet Food
HQ: Buckinghamshire, UK
Brands: Canagan1919 Canagan foods listed33 Canagan treats listed
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Product country of origin: Germany

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Becky Lee 6 days ago

So pleased I’ve found this thread. Our two Staffies were absolutely fine over the last 3 years with Canagan’s Chicken dry food although both have developed the most abysmal wind! Like, clear the decks and open the patio doors wind despite the weather, absolutely foul! One has also experienced intermittent sickness, all over the last two months which seems to coincide with some of the changes as I’d also noticed a change in the product that felt much greasier than it has previously. Such a shame as they both enjoy the food although the wind is putrid and gurgling which can’t be good for them and def not good for the rest of the household either! Off to find another brand I go.

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Alan gsd 7 days ago

I have been feeding my 2 GSD's Symply for many years (they also make Canagan) I emailed them recentley asking if all their food was still made in the UK (got a thing about not feeding anything made in China) I was assured that Symply is made in the UK but that Cnagan was now made in Germary.

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Gilly Cant 12 days ago

After using Canagan on my 2 terriers (one with a very sensitive tummy) they have both bee brilliant until the last bag purchased 10 days ago. Within 48 hours of feeding, the terrier with sensitive tummy had severe colitis again, passing blood and mucus and within a day the other on was vomiting. such a huge change to the size and smell of the food, that there has definitely been a change to formula, even though Canagan are saying not, yet are advising to move dogs over onto the "new" food slowly, clearly meaning a change. They are completely negligent in not putting a warning on the bag that there has been a change. I have requested a refund for the bag I cannot now use and have asked how I make a formal complaint. There are so many dogs suffering and some owners with vet bills into the hundreds because of this. They must be held accountable!

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RobertH 20 days ago

Have a 7 month old boxer (Femail) and have brought her up on Royal Canin Boxer Puppy Kebble - Been advised by many people along with Nutritionist that it's a low quality product and not good for puppy growth - Thinking of switching brand looking at Canagan any views or suggestion welcomed.

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Lauren Selby 25 days ago

I switched my 3 year old working cocker to the chicken about 8 months ago, transitioned wonderfully and he seemed to be very happy on it, however since Christmas he started having the most horrendous gas, just constant and eye-watering! Alongside daily mushy poos. I switched to the lamb as my vet suggested it may be him having a reaction to the chicken and since then, he has been back to normal and not clearing every room he's in.

Reading all the below comments, it seems it may not be a reaction to the chicken and something to do with the manufacturing process, I did notice there was a change in the size and colour but didn't think anything of it.

If you were previously happy with the brand, I would suggest maybe changing to a different protein source in their range as that's what helped my boy!

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Natasha Baker one month ago

Been feeding Canagans for 6yrs now, has been great until recently. Our older dog is getting a gargling belly and refusing to eat. Our younger dog has a terrible smelling bottom. Both have been straining when going to the toilet. We only realised it might be the food when we changed and gave them a bag of fish Canagans for a month all these things went away. Now back on the normal chicken all above issues seem to be back. It's made us look on all about dogs food and trust pilot. It looks like others are experiencing the same so we will be changing there food to a different brand.

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shota shareidze Natasha Baker 16 days ago

So nothing changed the food is still. Horrible and causing oroblems ? I am very confused I thought this was a good brand

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Unhappytummies one month ago

Thanks for posting these comments. We have two rescue dogs and the second only been with us a few weeks. I saw good reviews for this food and wanted to invest as our second rescue seems undernourished. We've had non stop gas and loose stools from him and more loose than usual from our older dog.

I now understand that the manufacture has changed location, so will be looking for another brand

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Richard Southall one month ago

We have a Transylvanian Hound who is now 14 months old. We have been feeding him Canagan kibble for over 7 months as it was a recommend brand for his breed. We first started to notice some issues around Xmas with him becoming very smelly. We then discovered that others were having the same issue and that it coincided with a move of production of Canagan from the UK to Germany. We stuck with it to see if he became used to it but he didn't. Approx. 3\4 weeks ago he started to really struggle with his pooing and had diarrhoea and straining constantly. He then started to have blood in his stools and began losing weight rapidly (he lost 1.7 kg in one week!). The vet couldn’t identify the cause but treated him for gastro-intestinal problems. The weight loss\straining and bloody stools continued so we changed his food to a prescription diet (Hills z\d). The very next day his stools became normal, the bleeding stopped and no more straining. It is pretty obvious to us what the cause was. The vet bill stands at over £400 and I have a useless bag of very expensive kibble here now. We chose Canagan as a premium brand and didn’t expect to run into these kinds of issues. I've contacted Canagan and they have requested the bag\food back for testing. To be continued...

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Sorcha Richard Southall one month ago

My dog has been the same and after tonight is what made me do this research. He has had an upset tummy on/off over 10wks.

He has been on Canagan the last 5yrs, no issues at all.

Last bag the kibble is very dark, last bag it changed in size.

Through all, it came back to the food, reading all these reviews, including those on Trustpilot confirms it sadly.

My poor dog, no way he is getting another scoup of it, the bag is going in the bin, going to get straight onto Canagan Monday.

No idea what food to feed him now. It doesnt matter the cost, just want good food for him.

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Catherine Rowe one month ago

Still not had any problems with my 2 JRTs on this however, the small breed kibble has massively grown in size recently soon won't be worth buying small breed if it gets any bigger. My 2 don't gave great teeth (hence I buy Dental Small Breed) and have trouble eating big kibble. Why do companies always do this - build a great product then trash it to preserve cash and still pretend to offer great customer service??? Fed up with Canagans banal responses to my emails looking for a alternative now.

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Beardiesmum 2 months ago

So pleased to find this discussion. Both my Bearded Collies have enjoyed Canagan Dental for many years, but just recently have had stomach issues. The 11 year old in particular has been sick often and has developed noxious wind. I noticed my latest bag looked greasier than previously and there are little white grains on the surface. Checked tonight and, sure enough, “made in Germany”. I will get in touch with Canagan too.

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Jenjer18 3 months ago

Has anyone found a decent alternative to Canagan? Both in terms of a food that is a good quality like this one, but additionally a company that is as ethical as Canagan? Really struggling to find one, but I don't want to risk Canagan with the amount of problems people have had since they changed their production location.

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Julie Spray Jenjer18 2 months ago

Did you find an alternative to Canagan as we are are having the same problem with our fox red ,he just throws the German made food up.its smells very heavily of molasses….horrible

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Helsbels Julie Spray 2 months ago

My dog’s stomach is also very unsettled since we started on the new bag ( made in Germany) .

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Tommus Jenjer18 2 months ago

Oh, have they changed their production location? No long ‘crafted in the yo’ as stated on the bag?? We feed canagan, I think their feeding guidelines are way out!!!

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Tommus Tommus 2 months ago

Uk that was meant to say, not yo!

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Bec88 Jenjer18 2 months ago

I’m moving our lab to Websters dog food ingredients are very similar to Canagan

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AHT123 3 months ago

We have used canagan dry chickens for 10yrs with our Norfolk Terriers. We also noticed the change recently to smaller, greasier kibble. Both dogs have had stomach issues and awful wind (!) since using the new kibble and I've been communicating with canagan. They asked for a 250g sample which I sent in and now await results.

In the meantime we're weaning the older dog on to Tails senior dog food and he seems much better.

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Helsbels AHT123 2 months ago

Same issues for my dog

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Catherine Rowe 4 months ago

Yes I noticed my last bag of Canagan was made in Germany. I have used Canagan dental small for breed for my JRTs for 5+ years now. Interested to hear Canagan say the ingredients are still sourced in the UK. The food smells totally different from how it always has. Very unappetising to my nose but the dogs still seem to love it and I have had no problems with them and we are half way down the bag. I'm suspicious as it smells horrible now, nothing like how it used to. How can that be if the ingredients are the same?

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Lassie 5 months ago

Has anyone had issues with country game? I have used this for ages along with salmon and grass fed lamb , the last bag of country game looked different as in size and texture of kibble, I wasn't concerned at first but my girl has had stomach issues since using this bag.

I should add she has been on Canagan for over 2 years with no issues.

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Cindy Warne Lassie 4 months ago

Hi, had similar issues with ours, I called the company and was told now being produced in a German factory and not in UK!!! Said ingredients still sourced from UK. Had to look elsewhere to manufacture as UK factory demanded too high quantities and meant storing for too long. German factory accepting smaller runs. I understand that they are still establishing a stable process. Advised that tummy issues could be varying amount of salmon oil until stabilised. Quite reassured by explanation. However we bought some food today (salmon) and found a bag that said made in UK. Long date still. Most bags said made in Germany. . Hope that helps. It's printed on the back of the bag.

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Lassie Cindy Warne 4 months ago

Thank you Cindy for replying, that's very interesting and helpful.

I will mention this to the pet shop that I buy from as they were not aware of any changes.

Thanks again.

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Sadiesmum 9 months ago

Does anyone know the calories per 100g of the salmon variety please it’s not on the bag.

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Natasha Blyton Sadiesmum 5 months ago

I'm not sure but I don't recommend the salmon one it's way to high in meat content and left my dog vomiting best to buy the chicken one

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Laura Mynett one year ago

Has anyone tried this brand with working dog breeds? We have an English Springer Spaniel. She wont eat her current food without wet so i wanted to try something new. She is currently on Royal Canin.

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Gonçalo Oliveira Laura Mynett one year ago

I would change from Royal Canin as soon as possible, that food is terrible. The best is to feed raw but if you want to stick to kibble the best one is Orijen.

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Celina Lim Laura Mynett one year ago

I have just started this brand (The Highland Feast flavour) on my dogs and they love it so much that they would ask for more. My dogs hate Royal Canin and it gave my dogs watery poop. However, mine are not working dogs. I did fed Diamond to my dogs, it’s supposed to be a working dog dry food option but they didn’t like it as much as this brand.

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AJFlower Laura Mynett one year ago

I have fed Millies Wolfheart 50/50 since 2011 to two English Springer Spaniels after looking into all the foods on the market at that time, I alternate every three months the choice i.e. Endurance, Gundog, Lamb etc. They have always done well on this with good stools and healthy shiny coats. I also have a Mini Long Dachshund on the same for 4 years who had R.Canin for the first year, unsuccessfully she was not keen and I struggled to keep her on it, hence switch - never looked back.

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Natasha Blyton Laura Mynett 5 months ago

I have a cocker spaniel who is on canagan at the moment she's a working one and she weighs 10kg she had a sensitive stomach with all other foods but this one suits her perfectly and they do a wet food as well

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Brett one year ago

I wouldn't go for this brand, as all of them contain numerous proteins.

I would take a look at Aatu, as they only contain the proteins shown in the pictures on the bag.

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Marcos Wenzel one year ago

My Yorkshire is facing some stomach problems due to food allergy.

I'm considering Canagan and Tribal as an option (both salmon).

Any recommendation?

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Sarah Baker Marcos Wenzel one year ago

I have an eleven year old JRT with a lifetime history of colitis and recently issues with pancreatitis. She seems to have no problems with the Canigan small breed, chicken variety, and really enjoys eating it.

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Lesley Williams 2 years ago

We have 2 English Setters and we had problems with settling the youngest on a food that agreed with his stomach. Canagan seems to have done the trick, although we are finding that the 5 year old is getting quite chunky despite feeding him slightly less than the recommended dose (allowing for other snacks and titbits during the day). His coat is also quite rough.

What do you recommend is the dose for a 40kg adult dog who has a lot of exercise.

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Sharon 2 years ago

My dog is very fussy with dry kibble and I'd like to make a home made topper of meat and veg (chicken or beef mince). My question is how much canagan should I swop out for topper? It is just to add a bit of taste and variety....

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Dominic McPherson 5 years ago

We've used Canagan with our two cats for a couple years now, along with a half pouch of wet food twice a day which seems to work very well with them: super glossy coats, healthy and vital - a bit too blooming vital with one of them tbh, she's a little minx!!Anyway, we're getting a Golden Retriever in October and the messages out there re. food are so confusing. I'd like to use the Canagan dog food because it's worked for us before and I trust them, but I'm also reading that Goldies need grain too, that its absence can lead to taurine deficiencies and even heart disease! Looking at the possibility of a BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) too, but that's even more controversial. Any owners out there with some direct experience? We need to get this right...

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Sam Dominic McPherson 5 years ago

I have a 7 month old Goldie who was on grain free Aatu originally. We switched over to Canagan Free Range chicken which is also grain free and it's done her well. Our vet said both foods are fantastic for Goldies and grains are usually a filler as opposed to actually having any decent nutritional value. Its also hard for dogs to digest.

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TWAHW Dominic McPherson 5 years ago

My golden has been on Canagan since she came home from the breeder, and she's four at the end of October. She's thriving on it - she usually has the Free Range chicken one and is excited about her mealtimes every day. I had been told that grain isn't good for them, so it is confusing, but she's happy on Canagan.

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cartes Dominic McPherson 4 years ago

as I understand it, it's what they replace the cereal with that is a problem. all no cereal foods seem to contain peas or lentils, they need the starch to make the kibble, and these would be the problem. Will the pet food industry please keep up with latest research on the consequences of this type of food and CORRECT COURSE, otherwise I will stick to home made food for my dogs and others may do the same. I think their sales will PLUMMET if they do not act quickly to get the correct, science researched ingredients in their products.

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Linda Upton 5 years ago

Interesting that some of you have had success with Canagan...I have a Labrador aged 2...he wont eat it and will spit it out!!!..in fact he wont eat most dog foods except Orijen on a good day....I am at my wits end as to where to go next with food as we have tried loads of brands....

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Caroline Mitchell Linda Upton 5 years ago

Hi. I have a poodle cross who is fussy eater. I worried for the first year trying most brands dry, wet & raw.
Then I had a word with myself! She’s just not a greedy dog. She’s slim, we’ve just got used to fat dogs. The vets happy with her.
I choose good quality dry food supplemented with some grated cheese, chicken or beef & leave her to it. If she’s hungry she’ll eat it. She does get bored so I rotatate brands every other bag. I confess her treats are probably too nice & that probably created the problem. Now, if no dinner eaten no “pudding”. ( I’m not 100% on that rule I confess) The only other thing I did was move her food tray to near where we eat, so all the pack eats together.
If your dog doesn’t have any health issues & the vets happy with the dog. I’d recommend a similar approach. When they’re hungry they will eat. Don’t give titbits from your plate & treats.
Or you could do what my neighbor does which is cook chicken veggies & potatoes every day for his Yorky, but the dog still doesn’t eat every day, dogs a bit chunky though so I figure he’s self regulating. Best of luck!

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Romayne Lyness Caroline Mitchell 4 years ago

Complete sense... great post. :)

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Sam Linda Upton 5 years ago

Have you tried a food like Forthglade? It's my go to when my older dog who is a lab x collie isn't in the mood. It's a wet food so is more appealing at times, especially during summer.

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TVD1864 6 years ago

I rarely ever post reviews but I am compelled to do so on this occasion.I have tried many brands for my dogs over the years: Pedigree, Bakers, Vitalin, Royal Canin, Greenacres etc as well as a RAW dietNow both of my dogs have always been fussy eaters, it has always taken them all day to clear their bowls. Since moving them on to Canagan and feeding them 2 meals a day, their bowls are empty within 5 minutes! They look forward to breakfast and tea time each day.My Akita suffers with Pemphigus Foliaceus and since being on Canagan he has not had to have any steroids and has had no breakouts. There has been no heat in his feet and no scabs. He is no longer depressed and shaking under my dining room table. He is like a puppy again, full of energy and running riot around the house.My DBM x at 11 years old was looking extremely old, his coat dull and his muscle tone wasting. He has suffered with skin irritations for a few years as well. His coat is now gleaming, his teeth are pure white, his muscles are more defined, his eyes are shinning and his skin irritation has gone!I cannot praise this brand enough, it has made a huge difference to both of my dogs and we will never look back! I would highly recommend this to anyone, my fussy boys truly love it. Happy dogs means a happy me :D

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diplodocus 6 years ago

Our 3 year old pug had anal gland issues until we switched to Canagan about a year ago.Since switching to Canagan he no longer has anal gland issues and has a lovely shiny thick coat as an added bonus! Clearly a good quality product.

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Downton Dave 6 years ago

Our 7yr old Lab/Jack Russell cross (yes, I know!) has had two or three anal gland issues recently so we decided to look at other foods for him to try and firm up his stools. Canagan has worked superbly well so far. We don't feed it to him exclusively yet but are weaning him onto it by giving him 100g twice a day mixed with 200g x2 of tinned dog meat, carrot and oats. His stools have firmed up, he now only goes once a day and is fit and healthy and running around like a two year old.

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Debbie Jayne 6 years ago

I have just started my 5 year old jack Russell on Canagan. He seems to love it. I am concerned about how much to feed him to keep his weight in check. On his original food (Royal Canin) I gave him 60g a Day recommended by Vet. Pet store suggested 50g on Canagan. Is this correct as the packaging is very confusing and too vague? I want to keep him around 7kg in weight.

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Nina Merry 6 years ago

Purchased this from Pets Corner for our 15 week old Cocker Spaniel. He's been on this since he was 11 weeks as he was on poor quality food before hand. At first it helped his stomach but now he is back to being the same, runny poos, coat is still looking dull. I currently feed him 3x a day but I don't think it's doing him any good! Such a shame as I did have high hopes for the food.

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Sam Nina Merry 5 years ago

Did you change it gradually over a week or two or all at once?

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Jane Connolly 6 years ago

How much should i feed my 13kg corgi x the amounts on the bag are confusing. I am just gradually changing him over

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Becky Watkins Jane Connolly 6 years ago

325g per day

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Jane Connolly Becky Watkins 6 years ago

The staff emailed me with a start of 120gms i have now increased to 150gms. My lovely rescue corgi x is doing so well on this. His dandruff has gone. His toileting regular and firm. He is like a puupy enjoying play and toys. His coat is shiney and not shedding so much. He was subdued. And did not seem to know how to play. Thank you Canagan for replying promptly. And giving sound good correct advice. I think the reccommendation given here of 325 gm would give my poor corgi x a heart attack.

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sjg 6 years ago

ps, its also a good source of dietry fibre.

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sjg 6 years ago

Pea protein is added as a source of copper, without which Iron cannot be absorbed and used by the body;without copper even a dog with normal iron levels can develop anaemia. its also needed for the normal pigmentation of skin and hair and the formation and activity of red blood cells. a dog can be susceptable to bone disorders, loss of stability and strength of the bone collagen.

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jessica 6 years ago

I have a German Shepherd who can't stomach chicken or grain, she will vomit blood and have terrible diarrhoea... eventually after trying all kinds of different things I tried can again country game, she hasn't been sick since. She loves the country game, lamb and Scottish salmon. It really has been such a life saver as she can't stomach wet food or raw food either so my options were limited but luckily this works fantastic... my whippet loves it too!

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John Seymour 7 years ago

I have an 8 month old Chi cross and she had been fed on Iam's Puppy Food, but one day she just didn't seem to enjoy it anymore. Went to my local pet store and after much debate decided to try Canagan's Small Breed (Chicken). Well, my dog absolutely adores it, in fact so much so that when it's feeding time, she takes a running leap from the other side of the kitchen and bounces me with her front paws. I would highly recommend this, although I am aware that not one size fits all...

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Lynne Tester 7 years ago

My 19 week old pup is on Purina Pro Plan Robust Puppy at the moment. He started off on Royal Canin Starter Mother and Baby by his breeder. Having been advised to look at this website I am keen to change him to a healthier diet that might help calm his occasional hyper behaviour! Our puppy trainer recommended this, among a few other brands but I'm concerned about a few of the high protein and upset stomach comments. He doesn't seem to have a sensitive stomach, although being so young we haven't tried him with too much apart from fresh chicken. I realise many of those comments were a while ago now but with so many foods around I want to make the right choice for him now and as he gets older.

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Tiffany Fidler Rapp 7 years ago

I'm in the US and I special order Canagan because my Dane does amazing on it.

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Tony Cruse Tiffany Fidler Rapp 7 years ago

It's not too dissimilar to Orijen which would be closer to you and involve less shipping.

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Tiffany Fidler Rapp Tony Cruse 7 years ago

My dogs don't like orijen. Plus this is the only food my dog doesn't chokeep on. I also only pay 80 a bag my feed store orders it for me.

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isabelle leybourne 7 years ago

My dog is fed raw food at the moment but he's going off it quite a bit he went on a hunger strike for a week before he ate a bit of raw meat vet said there was nothing wrong with him he had blood tests done etc. I'm now chucking away so much raw each week because he won't eat . I'm not that keen in kibble and my dog didn't do great on it used to poo loads 4-5 times a day very bad poos he was on everything from barking heads to Lily's kitchen , never heard of canagan till now read loads of reviews at it seem good 😊 has any one had experience with changing their dog from raw back to kibble how did you do it without messing up their stomach my dog has a super sensitive stomach

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C Tickner isabelle leybourne 7 years ago

Yes, Canagan is execellent for my dog who is an F1 cockerpoo, 13 months old and they can be very hyper. She is also a fussy eater. We tried her on all sorts Natures way which she got bored of due to being very plain after a while and then Bakers dry mix. This was not good at all and the colour in the food made her hyper. We have now been using Canagan with her for a couple of months, this has helped her we was also advised to give her raw chicken wings or ribs three times a week, which she enjoys. This diet she likes and no longer gets bored with her food. Sometimes we will put warm water on the Canagan just for a change. A really good product and we are sticking with this for the time being... Best of Luck

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Sam Nicholls 7 years ago

Both my pups love this one is fussy and alot of the foods I've given them to try he will not even touch. My other pup is a little sensitive we tried acana and the list of ingredients compared to this food was quite a difference. My only suggestion would be that they made more than one flavour in the large breed

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Super_Schnauzer 8 years ago

We have 3 Mini Schnauzers, aged from 5 months to 2 years, all fed previously on Pedigree tinned meat. Having read some bad stories about what was in it, seeing inconsistant stools, and as there was lots of wastage with un-eaten food, we tried them on a Nutriment "meat only" diet after reading lots of good things about it on the internet. Although they all absolutely adored it, unfortunately, all 3 had bad reactions and developed haemorragic gastroenteritis. I know most vets are "anti" raw meat, but they blamed the food after our eldest had 2 bouts of illness and was later admitted to hospital and treate don a drip - she's since made a full recovery. All 3 of our mini's were put on the Royal Canin kibble from the vet, and all 3 developed itchy paws (which they were constantly licking and chewing) and some weepy eyes. Since moving onto the Canagan chicken variety recommended by our local garden centre pet shop concession, the itchy paws are history, their stools are fine and all 3 literally wolf the Canagan down as keenly as they did with the raw meat food. I think we've found a winner, although we're hoping in time that the weepy eyes clear up, watch this space.

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Victoria 8 years ago

Recommended Canagan by a friend for our 1yo GSP.
A fussy eater she would regularly leave her food or only eat if something was was added. Her stools were inconsistent as was her coat.
Since switching to Canagan stools are perfect, her coat is incredibly glossy and soft and she eats when fed. She is much calmer but still has plenty of energy on walks and when training. It's expensive, especially as we need to feed almost double the recommended quantity to keep her weight on but its worth every penny.
I only wish I'd discovered it sooner.

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sandra shorland 8 years ago

My 8 month old labrador was recently switched to Canagan.What a difference her rash has disappeared her poop is firm and she woofs it down with no encouragement .Her coat is beautiful and shiny also this food works out not as expensive as it appears because the dog needs less of it.

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Amy 8 years ago

My dog and I love Canagan. I decided to change him onto Canagan at 10 weeks old due to lots of runny poos on the brand he came to us from the breeder on and wow we have never looked back!. My dog is a yellow Labrador and his coat is luminous, he is in fantastic health and is complimented regularly on how great he looks when we are out and about. Also big bonus is fully formed stools that barely have any odour at all!. Well done Canagan on a fantastic food!.

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Tanz 8 years ago

Terrible. Made my two Chihuahuas scratch like mad, bum scoot and made tearstains much worse withun a week of starting this. After six weeks, switched to orijen and already seeing improvements even though we're only halfway through the transition.

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Kathy Elizabeth 8 years ago

This is my first review for about 3 years, but I am compelled to let everyone know our story with this food.Quite honestly, this is the best food on the Market. My two girls are Labradors, we have tried many foods - beta, Eukanuba, royal canin, Aatu, Orijen, wagg, vitalin, you name it we've tried it. One of my girls suffers quite badly from a type of dermatitis, and has bouts of sickness due to abnormal levels of acid in her stomach. She has always eaten her own poo and other dogs poo, we have tried everything to stop this, right down to behavioral therapy.
Upon trying Canagan, my girls coat cleared up within 1 month and no longer has the sickness from high acidity. She instantly stopped eating poo also. This is a huge change as we have been suffering with these issues for the last 2 years. Both of their coats are shiny, no scurf and eyes are bright. Their energy levels are up, and no longer tire as much on walks. Its a slow release energy and that's whats important.We decided that after the wonderful results that we had with our adult dogs, we would try a litter of pups on Canagan to see how they got on, and I can quite honestly say, I have NEVER seen a litter of puppies look this good.
The poo is almost black, which is quite amazing, after litters of pups with yellow/brownish poop that isn't really firm and difficult to clean up, our pups have had solid poo from 5 weeks on wards. When you have a litter of 10 puppies running around, solid stools are quite literally the holy grail!
They are at an amazing weight, all are super healthy and their coats and eyes are just fantastic. They are learning very quickly, which I put down to the amount of protein helping their little brains develop. All are doing sit, paw, lay down, stay, are nearly house trained, at 8 weeks old.
Our best results have been with the Game variety and the Salmon, but they prefer Chicken the most. Typically!As a little side note about the price, yes it is a little more expensive than most, however, our dogs are our family.There are barely any regulations when it comes to pet food manufacture, there could be meat derivatives in there from laboratory animals for all we know (there are a few of these out there, without naming any names, please research!).
It really is a false economy to be feeding our dogs a cheaper food, that comes at the expense of their health further down the line. I personally would be much happier paying a little more for better food, than being faced with a life changing decision at the vets when they are older. You can't go back to when they were younger and invest in a better food :(
Besides, we would spend more than 88p per day on our children, why not for our other babies?If you haven't yet tried this food, just buy one bag and see the difference in the stools after a month. The proof will be sitting right in front of you, wagging its tail!

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Sarah 9 years ago

This is amazing food I was introduced to Canagan by Pets corner and I couldn't ask for more it has a good meat level and with sweet potato as the carbohydrate source means it has a low glycemic index which is great for dogs with diabetes. Because of the slow release of energy it means that my dogs don't have mad rushes and then long come downs like a kid that's had too many sweets. Canaan also has the holy Trinity of joint care with great amounts of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM.

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Selina 9 years ago

My now 1 year old Shih tzu kept getting bad tummies a couple of months back, so bought the Canagan free range chicken for small dogs and it's great. I know there's no wheat and it's clearly labelled. My dog doesn't itch as much and he no longer has runny stools. He was a little picky at first about this but now he wolfs it down in the mornings and evenings. I just had to write a review, since this helped my little furball.

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Nicki 9 years ago

My miniature schnauzer pup was initially being fed Purina by his breeder, which I was told was rubbish, I was recommended to put him on James Wellbeloved, but found out they were taken over by the same company who make Pedigree Chum and the ingredients were also poor. I decided to do some research on healthy dog foods and moved him slowly onto Orijen, but can't believe how costly this. I finally got there in the end with Canagan. Oscar loves it, plus it's grain free and cheaper than Orijen. Highly recommended :)

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Rob Staves Nicki 9 years ago

I'm really pleased to hear your miniature schnauzer is doing so well on Canagan Nicki. How much do you pay for it including delivery?

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Misa 9 years ago

I don't write reviews very often but I am so impressed with Canagan I will do on this occasion. We have been feeding a 5 star raw food with good results (not excellent!) We have two adult dogs and a puppy and the pup had some issues with the raw (on and off runny poo's and lack of appetite). This food suits them all! No runny stools, lovely coats (even our non dog loving neighbour commented on the dogs!) and just very happy dogs.

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Janine Tozer 9 years ago

Our German Shepherd Luna, loves Canagan and we have seen such a difference since she's been on it. She is leaner, has a wonderful coat and always looks healthy. Her stools are much better and she only goes 1-2 times a day. She is oversized to begin with but she has lost 8 kilos and has oodles of energy even at nearly 7 years old. Salmon is her favourite but she bounces at mealtimes for any of the flavours. Great value for a high quality food.

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Tim Manton 9 years ago

I cannot speak highly enough about this dog food!, in
fact as far as I'm concerned it's miracle food! We have three Border Collies,
two 8 month old & one 8 year old, the little ones are sisters (not from the
older one).The older one I'd fed on the standard Pedigree Chum &
Royal Canin since I had her, I then started to have lots of problems with her
in as much as whenever she exercised she would end up lame for a day or two. I
ended up taking her to the vets and after X-rays they diagnosed hip dysplasia
& spondolosis of the spine, I was a bit shocked to be honest and resigned
myself that she would have the rest of her life with a more 'gentle' lifestyle!I then read an article on 'what are we feeding our dogs'
which basically slated the big dog food manufacturers which then lead me to
this site, well I was flabbergasted!, what I thought I had been feeding (decent
food) was evidently not!With the imminent arrival of the two new girls I took the
plunge and changed to Canagan, well, unbelievable!, the older one within 3
weeks was a different dog!, more vibrant, well looking and simply a new lease
of life and the best of all no lameness after exercise!, I can't believe it to
be honest it has completely changed her life for the better.I also feed the puppies on it as well, they look immaculate!, everyone comments on how well they are looking, shiny coats, vibrant & healthy (even the vet commented on how they looked better than his collie!!)The only downside for me is the expense of the stuff, it is expensive especially if you've got three on it!, but hey ho, I'd do anything for my dogs and this is the only food for them!!I can highly recommend this food.

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Chris Tim Manton 9 years ago

I hope this works for one of my aussies as he keeps going lame after exercise as well.

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Rob Staves Tim Manton 9 years ago

Really pleased to hear how delighted you are with Canagan. As am I! So much so that I'm a stockist of their foods. How much do you pay for Canagan including delivery?

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Dan Clark-Basten Tim Manton one year ago

Great review thank you for sharing. we have an 8 mnth black lab male (in tact) who started on raw food with the breeder and we carried it on with Natural Instinct but we kept finding bits of shredded blue plastic it, so we have gone to Wainwright's grain free and he looks tremendous on it. However he seems to run out of energy half way round a walk and hi poo is very runny towards the end of his going, this I believe is the food he can't digest. Great food but based on all the feed back on here we will be switching to Canagan. fingers crossed all goes well. Has anyone had any negative experiences with this food?

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Jenny Holden-Wilde 9 years ago

Wow, that protein is high! Can't imagine having my sheepdogs on that!!

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TVD1864 Jenny Holden-Wilde 6 years ago

Do not knock it until you have tried it!

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John L 10 years ago

We have a 2 year old beagle bitch who is quite big at 16-17kg but she is so lean with a waist and good coat. We change to canagan after feeding her other named dog foods because as beagles are fairly hyper she never settled down and she was having about 3 poo's a day. After 2-3 weeks on canagan salmon a lot more settled and 1-2 poo's aday which were hard. She gets 55-60 grams morning and same for tea, using a cup to measure it out. I must say this food changed our dog for the better although it is expensive its worth it for a fit, healthy and happy dog.

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Agneta Canpolat 10 years ago

Why you dont have it in 10 kg for cats? No breeder can buy a lot of 4 kg, ,every time

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Izi Reeves Agneta Canpolat 8 years ago

Just to let you know, if you are still feeding Canagan to your cats they have JUST introduced an 8kg bag in the chicken flavour. Hope this helps you!

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Ian H 10 years ago

My 6 month old border terrier loves this stuff and is now really interested in her food. Her eyes are bright, her coat is shiny and smooth, her nose is wet and her poos are solid! I've tried her on Eden, Simpsons and a few of the other top brands but Canagan is definitely the best for us.

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MoreBees 10 years ago

This looks like an excellent product!

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Sue West 10 years ago

We own a non food orientated Beagle, unusual I know but this food she actually has got excited about. Coat is good, shape and energy levels excellent. Only tried chicken so far but it certainly agrees with her, I think helped by fact smaller quantity to eat and satisfied

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Carol Sue West 10 years ago

I have a beagle to but he is a big boy and want to take some wieght off him. How much do you feed your beagal a day in this food? we are doing 160gm a day.

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Sue West Carol 10 years ago

65g morning and evening fed in Kong Wobbler she is 11.5kg

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Carol Sue West 10 years ago

oh ok, i feed 60g morning and night in a kong food ball.
Are you feeding the light range or the normal. We are on the chicken as i think the others might be too rich for him as we have proved with Lamb. Other wise he is loving the food. But because he was on Arden grange light im a bit worried that the weight will creep on as this is not a light range

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Charlotte Jackson 10 years ago

Wow what a great quality product I have a lab who after having 10 pups lost a lot of weight & hair & then started to itch & scratch. after countless visits to the vets & many antibiotics I was recommended Canagan. The dog & her pup who is now 1 both have the most wonderful coats & people comment all the time how well they look. This product works the proof is in the dog!!

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disqus_7CQ8PNz7Wv 10 years ago

Hi, I have a 16 week old female, miniature schnauzer, who is gorgeous. I changed her food over to Canagan about six weeks ago and she absolutely loves it ! As soon as the first bag was opened, she came straight over, nose in the air.
Unfortunately her stools have become loose, during the day (not first thing in the morning), making it very awkward, when we're out and about. They were fine, before I changed her food.
After this many weeks and with no improvement, I have decided to change her food to either Eden or Orijen, hopefully she will do better on one of these

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Jayne Samuel-Walker disqus_7CQ8PNz7Wv 7 years ago

We have a 20 week old border collie rescue pup and we've had the same experience with him. Very loose and dreadfully smelly stools...we've gradually changed him to Burns Duck and Brown Rice and Fish and Brown Rice (our usual dog food for the last twenty years) and he's doing much better.I think Canagan is far too rich for him...probably too much protein for a pup who had a bad start in life :-(

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Meep Jayne Samuel-Walker 7 years ago

Try looking into a food similar to Canagan in quality but with a lower grain content than burns (63%??) as dogs are carnivores believe it or not and that is far too high. Small amounts of high quality grains can help with your dogs digestion, and having Yucca as an ingredient will help stool quality, try a food like More or Symply (same brand as canagan) :)

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Jayne Samuel-Walker Meep 7 years ago

Thank you for taking the time to respond, but I have to disagree as dogs are omnivores (http://web-dvm.net/dogs-are.... Accordingly, I think we'll stick with Burns as we've always had good results. His training treats are dried sprats and chicken breast so he's having extra fish oils and protein in his diet and he is thriving.Thank you again :-)

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George Sabanov disqus_7CQ8PNz7Wv 7 years ago

I bet this was caused by fast switching. My Yorkshire Terrier had the same problem. But after a few days her stools have become okey. Now she is fine and loves Canagan. I am using Canagan Country Game for small breeds.

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