Rated 5 out of 5 by LolaMiaXoxXO Would highly recommend
I have an 11 month old French Bulldog who has had severe skin allergies since she was about 5 months old. I tried everything! Before I spent a ton of money at the dermatologist on allergy testing I decided to try California Natural Kangaroo and Lentil formula. I did a lot of research on different limited ingredient dog food brands. I was willing to try anything since her skin was so bad. I mean bad...welts and scabs all over her body and she was constantly scratching herself raw. I stated the food and within 2 days saw a huge difference!! Her stool was finally solid and her skin was clearing up. She actually looked white again not red! It's been about a month now since I changed her food and she is doing very well on it...its like night and day! I would recommend this food to anyone who has a dog suffering from skin allergies. I know every dog is different, but it's worth a try and it will save you a lot of money in vet bills!
March 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnoniMars Excellent grain-free, alternative protein food
This is an excellent food for all dogs, but especially for allergenic dogs. It’s grain free, has minimal ingredients, and kangaroo is a very unusual protein that most dogs (at least here in the States) will not have been exposed to before. Naturally, I can only assume that Charlie loves this food. After all, he doesn’t speak English. =) He is, however, a picky-eater and California Naturals Grain Free Kangaroo is the first food that he eats completely dry, without gravies or a spoon of canned food mixed in. And, since he’s eating it dry, he’s chewing each bite (he has a habit of gulping his food – an issue which is only minimally helped with the slow down metal balls and special obstacle bowls). Prior to this, Charlie was on a so-called ultra premium, holistic, duck-based food. It was not grain free and he continued to have issues with allergies, hot spots, and recurring yeast infections of the skin and ears. Since switching to California Naturals Grain Free Kangaroo, Charlie’s yeast issues have cleared up and have not come back. In addition, his spring/summer hot spots are considerably better than they were this time last year (before switching). This is a great food--the proof will be in the improved health of your dog, just as I have seen in mine.
July 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Death1Dealer REMARKABLE!!!! FINALLY RELIEF
I own two English bulldogs. One 3 1/2 yrs old the other 2yrs old. My son was having red itchy paws and yeast infections in between his rope wrinkle. Also having the same brown discharge in his ears. My girl was having very bad ear discharge and her tear stains were dark and smelled. Both were being fed orijen red. And to my discredit, and hard headed-ness, I didn't want to believe it was there diet that was causing these allergies. I was trying to blame it on outdoor allergies (grass, or weed). But I finally gave in to listening to my wife, and tried a limited ingredient diet. She picked kangaroo from California natural and results have been so great, that we no longer have to use different shampoos,stridex pads every day (only for maintenance), and angel eyes for my girl. It really has been a blessing in disguise. I am so happy that both are not miserable with their licking and scratching.
May 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lesa Great Product
I have been using this product for 3 weeks now. I've tried everything and for the past year I have been making my own dog food for my pit/boxer mix. He is allergic to almost everything. This is the first dog food I have found that he can actually eat. I couldn't be more excited. Saves me time and money.
August 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maggie83 Undecided
I bought this after trying dehydrated food and my dogs getting sick on it. One of my dogs has SEVERE allergies and we've been through so many supposed allergen foods trying to find something to help him. They have been tentatively eating this but it is hard to tell how it is affecting them because they are still have residual queasiness from the dehydrated food that made them sick. The cats seem to like it though and have been eating it instead of their cat food so I am going to switch their brand of food to this brand!
One thing I have noticed...my dog with the bad allergies gas issues seem to have cleared up since he's been on this food. Before you couldn't even be in the same room as him (or one room over) because the smell was so bad! It didn't matter what brand of food I put him on his stomach was always upset. I was hesitant to put him on this because of the lentils (which are beans) but he seems to be doing okay!
January 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MoaniKeala87 Good for sensitive stomachs!
My dog has a VERY sensitive stomach. She used to throw up all the time randomly. I've spent thousands at the vet trying to figure out what was wrong. I also tried every kind of different combo of food. I sent in a hair sample to Glacier Peaks and they sent me back an analysis of everything she's allergic to. She was one food that stopped the throwing up and she loved it, except m y wallet didn't love it at $90 per bag. I was looking for something with just as limited ingredients, as she cannot eat any grains, sweet potato, and potato. I found this California Natural kangaroo flavor online and it had superb reviews. I switched over my girl to this food about 2 weeks ago. Everything went smoothly and she loves the flavor! Seems to be doing great with sensitive stomachs and at around $50 a bag I'm glad I can save some money without jeopardizing my baby's health!
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy66 Allergy to grains and potatoes. Great solution for big problem.
Our Cocker is very allergic to grain based foods and molds. This kangaroo and red lentil formula is perfect for him and he likes it. No adverse reactions and it seems to be highly digestable. We had no problem introducing this food into his diet and now this is what he is fed exclusively.
August 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by Callie4 Great for dogs with allergies
My little Silky terrier has had a whole slew of issues (both physical and psychological) since getting her out of the shelter. Her sensitivities & allergies forced me to try a lot of different foods. However, the supposed *hypo-allergenic* foods just made things worse. It was a long, hard road, but I have identified chicken, eggs, beef, potatoes, rice, oatmeal, grains, etc. & a lot of others things just made it worse. (Try finding a food with none of those.....and still have it be nutritious). When California Natural first introduced this kangaroo formula, we were first in line to buy it and have stuck with it ever since. She had BAD gas when I first got her. And her stool smelled so BAD! And there was a lot. This food stopped all of that. She has firm, normal stool now. And much less. No more stinky gas. We needed an exotic protein source. This is the only food we have had any luck with. Her chewing hasn't completely stopped, but this little dog has a lot of issues going on (including what I suspect to be OCD).....but this food is EXCELLENT for the physical part of what we were dealing with. It is great for sensitive dogs, and dogs with allergies. If that is the only thing they have going on, it really helps eliminate the scratching, chewing, & licking, and returning her bowl movements to normal & not stinky. I just bought another bag this week......she has been on it for 3 years now. It is a great premium food and I highly recommend it. I know she *should* have other foods to rotate with, but every time I have tried, she breaks out in a hive flare up episode that lasts for months. I haven't found any other food that does as good for her as this one does. It's pricey, but it works, so is worth its weight in gold......I see no need to search any longer. We have found her ideal food.
August 19, 2014