Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzie Great for dogs with digestive problems
I have a Bernese Mountain Dog 6 month old pup that I was having a hard time getting her stools to firm up. This food was recommended to me by a dog nutritionist as somewhere to start. It has done wonders for my pup. She loves it and stools have firmed up. I am now feeding it to my adult Berner.
April 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by SausalitoShopper Might be a good food for some, but didn't work for my dog
I was really excited by this food's claim to be alkaline, as I have a dog with some reflux problems. I can get the coughing and gulping under control with home-cooked food, but I fear that she is not getting the nutrients she needs. Unfortunately, this did not work for her specific condition. Within a few meals, she was back to discomfort and gulping. So...back to the drawing board...
April 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patti This product is excellent for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
Our dog has a very sensitive stomach. We have tried several brands of dog food. This particular dog food has been great for our dog.
February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynne Helped a Greyhound with Colitis
My 7 year old rescued greyhound, Queen, always had a sensitive stomach and was very gassy. The grain free food(Blue Buffalo) helped as well as the probiotics but she experienced a very bad bout of colitis last month. She could only handle chicken and rice even after med's prescribed to help with the colitis. After researching a food that was good for dogs with colitis I ordered Canine Caviar Special Needs. What a huge difference after one day!!! Queen's bm's went from liquid to firm immediately. She seems to enjoy the food and has never turned down a meal:) Her gassy issues are gone as well since she started eating the Canine Caviar Special Needs. She is a happy dog again and I'm a happy Mom again. I'm also very grateful to Chewy.com for carrying and delivering this food as quickly as they did!!
August 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lindy222 formula changed
My dog needs a low protein and a low phosphorus food. I received a sample package a couple months ago and my dogs loved the food! I purchased a larger bag of the same food from Chewy but my dog wouldn't eat it and the kibble was much larger. I found out that the formula was changed! I've heard that a lot of people are not happy with the new formula. I'm giving it in little doses to my dog hoping that he will get used to it. also the kibble is harder for him to chew because of the size.
August 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerseyjan Remarkable changes occurred
My 9 year old mixed shepherd had colitis for over a month. Vet suggested bland homemade food, chicken and rice. While she ate it, it didn't relieve the colitis. We had a round of medication which temporarily relieved it but the colitis returned. I spent time researching online and Canine Caviar Special Needs kept coming up. Chewy sent it to me practically the next day! I started her on it that day and within 12 hrs. remarkable changes occurred! Colitis ended! We are thrilled! She loves this food.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maltipoo Great Alternative to Vet prescribed I/D food
A couple months back my dog came down with unexplained colitis. It took her many weeks to get back in form. The vet had prescribed Science Diet I/D food, but my dog would not eat it.
I discovered this food which is a nice holistic alkaline alternative. Protein and fat levels are low and there are prebiotics and probiotics. This food also has one of the highest digestibility rates (over 90%).
What I like about it the most is that my dog is okay with eating it. She does not eat any kibble, and we have tried them all, but she will eat this for an occasional meal here and there. It also resembles homemade transition food with the primary ingredients being brown rice and chicken. We 100% transition to and from this food for the occasional meal with no issues and her stool is solid on this.
My dog generally eats homemade food or fresh dog food, but this is the kibble I always have out for her as backup. The smell is not as strong as other kibbles I've noticed. But I do wish the kibble came in a smaller size as they are rather large flat round disks. I think the kibble use to be really small and big dog owners complained and they came up with this happy medium, but I know my small dog would have preferred the original size. It comes packaged in a nice resealable thick dark airtight bag. Best packaging I've seen for kibble so far yet.
January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenPthatsme Penny & Nickel Love it
My dogs have always eaten some "good" food, but when Penny came down with bladder stones the vet wanted her on a prescription food. The prescription food caused horrible staining, which she never had on her previous food.
I searched for an alternative food and your site came up with the non alkaline alternative. I am giving it some time to see what happens to the staining and am hoping that the stones will stay away for her on your food.
In the meantime both Penny and Nickel, her son, love the food and ALWAYS clean their bowls. They also LOVE the bully sticks.
March 31, 2015