I personally have not used the food nor have i ever used Canidae. We bought Blue Buffalo for Chloe, and i plan to use it for the next pup as well. Chloe loved the food and it is an afforadable price. The vet she went to actually tried talking me out of using it becuase he said that it wasnt his preference to feed animals. Of course he fed his dogs Purina, and that was all his clinic sold as well-so i didnt take much stock in what he said. I will be finding a new vet once i get my new pup though. Anyway...now that i got off subject.....not sure what your price range is but the Blue Buffalo is about $20 for a 15lb bag here in Texas.