Canidae Dry Dog Food Complaint - Bad Food - Canidae Platinum Dry Dog Food

Review by Razzel on 2007-12-06
I bought my first and last bag of Canidae. I bought a 29lb bag of Platinum and after using a third of it black bugs began hatching out of it. I then Googled Canidae and found 2 sites with users feed back.

While there is a lot of positives there is just too many neg. comments.
Comments:33 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-12-07
Posted by chris513 on 2007-12-06:
i ate some of this recently. it's actually pretty tasty, you just gotta add alot of A-1 sauce.
Posted by Principissa on 2007-12-06:
chris A-1 is how steak is done!
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-12-06:
Were the other negatives you read regarding a bug problem too? If not, it is reasonable to assume bugs may have gotten into the open bag after purchase and laid the eggs.
Posted by Razzel on 2007-12-07:
Put some of the food in a sealed plastic container and it hatched bugs. The food is kept inside a bug free house. The other comments were on how sick it made their pets.
Posted by Skye on 2007-12-07:
Those bugs are already in the wheat that is processed into the hard dog food bits. They are called boll wevils, and they are very common. Food needs to be in an air tight container, and refrigerated. Dog food is no exception. These are the same bugs occasionally found in pasta, cereals, rice. Always repack into air tight containers, to avoid these problems.Theres plenty of stuff processed into our foods we eat, that would make ya cringe.

Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-12-07:
Razzel, while I believe you had a problem, there is no such thing as a bug free house.
Posted by Razzel on 2007-12-07:
The scorpions keep it that way...
Posted by old fart on 2007-12-07:

skye... I hate to pick nits, but boll weevils only infest cotton plants. What Razzel had was probably a saw-toothed, or merchant grain beetles. It may also be red or confused flour beetles. If you put the package in the freezer for 24 to 48 hours it will kill the infestation and the dog food will still be useable. That is not to say that it still cannot be cross-infested by other grain based products and a careful inventory of all your packaged food might be a good idea.
Incidentally, those little bug fellas have some food value for their protein content!
Posted by old fart on 2007-12-07:
Razzel.... scorpions are a fantastic predators of cockroaches. Ya just gotta remember to check your shoes in the morning
Posted by Skye on 2007-12-07:
Correct Of! I don't know what I was thinking. I wasn't thinking.

There are three common possibilities; carpet beetles, indian meal moths, and grain beetles. You can find photos of all three on line. You get them because they can smell grain - their lives depend on it (and if they can smell it, then the container isn't airtight - boxes should be, but aren't always). The basic treatment for any of them is the same, though.
You need to find which container they're coming from and probably dump it. Go through your pantry thoroughly. Empty the shelves, clean them completely (top and bottom), and examine every grain-based item before re-shelving it. EVERY open container of grain products needs to be put in your freezer for at least 24 to 48 hours to kill any eggs that may be there. Then put them in your fridge for a week before putting any of them back on the shelf. Invest in some tupperware containers or pasta jars so you never, ever, leave any grain-based food exposed again. The only difficult part about eliminating them is that you absolutely have to deny them from getting into anything they can eat - if you can do that, any of them that still hang around will starve to death, instead of re-infesting.

Good luck,
Posted by old fart on 2007-12-07:
Skye.. you're correct about the shelf cleaning. What most people don't think about are the cracks that occur where the shelving meets the brackets. A lot of fine grain dust collects in those gaps and need to be thoroughly wiped out.

I've chased these things for a living for 30 years and they, along with food infesting flies, are the toughest pest control problem out there..
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
No way in H*ll am I keeping dog food in my refrigerator!I dont even like our dog.LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
There claim:“All of our products are made the “CANIDAE Way” with superior quality in every bag and can with NO corn, wheat, soy, grain fractions, fillers or by-products – and naturally preserved!”Our commitment to You.

http://www.canidae.com/

At CANIDAE® Pet Foods we are committed to providing you, our valued customer, and your pets the highest standard of excellence for product quality, palatability, and customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on making only the highest quality, all natural pet foods using the finest ingredients available that meet or exceed the nutrient profiles as established by the AAFCO Dog and Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

All CANIDAE and FELIDAE ingredients are of U.S. origin, proudly raised and produced within the United States of America, and all formulations are produced in U.S.D.A. and F.D.A. approved facilities. We stand behind the guaranteed analysis of each and every one of our products and invite you to discover for yourself and your pets the benefits of feeding

CANIDAE® and FELIDAE® All Natural Pet Foods.All of our products are made the “CANIDAE Way” with superior quality in every bag and can with NO corn, wheat, soy, grain fractions, fillers or by-products – and naturally preserved!
Posted by old fart on 2007-12-07:
Hey Skye, did you notice my reference to "picking nits"? Just a little pest control humor there...LOL
Posted by Skye on 2007-12-07:
Yes, and it cracked me up. I forgot you are the authority on pest control! My cousin's husband back in NY, is also in pest control, and everytime we saw him, we'd say:

Hey Vinny, how goes the war on bugs??

He never had an answer!
Posted by old fart on 2007-12-07:
Lids,, most scavenger beetles will eat anything that doesn't eat them first..!LOL
Posted by Skye on 2007-12-07:
STEVE,

How could you say such a thing, about your doggy?? Tsk tsk, Santa might leave you some coal......

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
Old Fart, I am not disagreeing with anybody just posting a C&P about what they claim.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
im not an animal person,but i married one.shame on me!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
Steve, you married an animal? You pervert!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
my wife can be an animal at times.
Posted by Skye on 2007-12-07:
Just like the rest of us women. Steve, I didn't realize you weren't an animal person. Lots of people aren't, and I respect that.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
Skye,my Dad is allergic to animals so we never had pets growing up.
I do like our cats ,Sid and Johnny.I like to terrorize them
Posted by Skye on 2007-12-07:
You know that old saying:

Dogs have masters

Cats have staff
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
We have another cat "potter" that drools when you pet him.He is a freak.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
Steve, have you been druging them?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
No,but i should.LOL
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-12-07:
difference betwee dogs and cats
CAT: this person feeds me, lets me out, scratches me when I want..generally takes care of me....I MUST BE GOD!!!
DOG: this person feeds me, lets me out, scratches me when I want..generally takes care of me....THEY MUST BE GOD!!!!
Posted by Nohandle on 2007-12-07:
Stevie, you like to terrorize your cats, Sid and Johnny? Don't you realize they will "suck the breath" out of you one night in retaliation? Sleep tight sweetie. LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-07:
They aren't allowed in my room,little fluffballs of fury
Posted by Nohandle on 2007-12-07:
Ah, one of these days you might decide to take a nap on the couch. Enjoy.
Posted by old fart on 2007-12-07:

Hey Steve... Matilda kitty does the same thing... if you pet her and them stand up, your slacks are all wet from kitty drool... When they relax, they REALLY relax!
Posted by Skye on 2007-12-07:
We called cats at work, balls of barb wire, cause when they would put up a fight, thats what they became. I learned to fear and respect some of the cats we treated. I was more afraid of the cats, then any hugh, snarling do I had to restrain. I did once, while trying to restrain this mutant white shephard, get thrown around like a rag doll. Oh I miss working. All the action and terror.

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