Under the Sun Grain Free

CANIDAE Under The Sun Grain Free with Chicken Adult Dry Dog Food, 25 lbs.
Good ingredients throughout
Meat as first ingredient

I have a lot of respect for the Canidae company and rarely hear any complaints about their products. Under the Sun is their budget-friendly option, so we know it won’t be as good as their amazing PURE range, but is it good enough?

You’ll look at the ingredients and find chicken meal as the first ingredient, but we need to assess the top four as being the bulk of the food. Ingredients 2, 3, and 4 are all legumes, so it’s possible 75% of the main ingredients are legumes, compared to 25% meat. This is the reason Under the Sun is cheaper than PURE.

It’s still a good product, and there really aren’t any nasties in the food. The legumes (peas and beans) are a far better alternative than the rubbish you get in many other dog foods.

We find a range of farm-grown fruits and veggies, a decent selection of vitamins and minerals, as well as probiotics for digestive health, omegas for skin and coat, all wrapped up in a naturally preserved product.

This is a decent mid-range dog food from a reputable company. A good mix of quality and a reasonable price.



Chicken meal, green peas, garbanzo beans, yellow peas, chicken fat, chicken, suncured alfalfa, flaxseed, natural flavor, taurine, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid), choline chloride, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), green beans, butternut squash, tomatoes, sage, zucchini, apples, carrots, blueberries, pumpkin, cinnamon, rosemary, parsley, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract.

7 Total Score
Canidae on a budget

  • Good ingredients throughout
  • Meat as first ingredient
  • Legumes are more significant than meat
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