Consumers often contact us through our website to ask us questions or to share their experience with us. Here is some wonderful praise from a happy Carna4 customer in Hawaii:
I went from (a grocery kibble brand), YUCK, to (another kibble), HORRIBLE, to (a holistic kibble brand), ok, to (a premium kibble brand), good, and thanks to someone at the Humane Society in Honolulu, I went to the one and only store on Oahu who sells Carna4. She told me about all about the food, the quality and ingredients and let me take a sample home. I went back a few days later and bought the biggest bag they sold. It’s the #1 choice for my kids and for me. It’s the healthiest food I could find and they absolutely LOVE the taste. I’m not a breeder, not a hoarder…just madly in love with dogs! My dogs are all fixed, all housedogs, all on heartworm/flea meds and up to date on shots. The only thing wrong was trouble finding the right food and now I’ve found THE BEST. Please promise to keep your food quality the absolute best. I’ve been spreading the word to everyone I know who owns a dog about how great the food is! Keep up the great work! XOXO. Kathy T.
Carna4 would like to thank Kathy for your encouraging words. We work very hard to promote real food nutrition and support like this reinforces what we are doing and helps us keep up our enthusiasm! Thank you.
Here is another Carna4 dog on the mend! Jackson suffered from a variety of health issues and it wasn’t until he began eating a truly clean diet free from man-made ingredients that his issues began to clear. Here is what Jackson’s mum had to say:
“Jackson’s health issues started about 2 years ago…He was seen by a vet and was given oral antibiotics as well as eardrops. Sometime after the ear infection cleared up hestarted to exhibit poor health symptoms. Which included smelly ears, smelly paws, limp in his back left leg, many hot spots, a patch of fur loss on his tail, yellow flaky yeast on his tail, ear infections, dull coat, fur whitening, itching, licking paws and poor energy.
I put Jackson on a candida cleanse (supplement) as well as switching him to a grain free dog food which caused him to have an increase in hot spots. We then realized that potatoes can also contribute to candida so we switched his dog food to (a grain-free and potato free food). He seemed to do fine while on this food. His hot spots stopped but his overall health didn’t improve. We thought that we would try the fish (formula) for his back leg. After two days on this food he broke out in major hives and would scratch all day and night. He also broke out in sores from scratching so much and hot spots.
Shortly after that is when we slowly switched him to Carna4 that all his hotspots healed and cleared up quickly. No new ones appeared. His hives all went away as well as the sores from him scratching. His ear infection cleared up.
Jackson loves this food! I have never seen him so excited at feeding time. He would wait until her heard my fork being set down on my dinner plate and rush, to get his feeding bowl. He would bring it to me jumping around with excitement.
While feeding Carna4 I have noticed that his fur is shiny, no smell from his ears, paws, no itching, no skin issues and overall he looks healthier. I think that carna4 is a well balanced nutritious dog food and is the next best thing to feeding raw.” Theresa
Within a month since its introduction, our new Flora4 raw sprouted seed topper has changed a life! After the launch of our newest Carna4 innovations that also includes Carna4 Sprouty Squares & Flora4 Sprouted Seed Snacks, we are getting great results. Several stores reordered within just a few weeks after their customers jumped at the opportunity to supplement with whole-foods designed for busy lives. It’s very exciting for us as more and more pet owners are learning that Carna4 synthetic-free nutrition is the way to go!
Here is the story of Gimli, a rescue dog living a new life after his owner found Carna4 sprouted seed nutrition: “I love the brand Carna4, and have seen what it can do first hand. When I first adoptedGimli, I combed him to get rid of the dead hair. By the time I was through he was no longer long haired, but short haired. Over the course of the summer, his hair never came back. His tail was all skinny. In regards to his weight, people had asked if he was malnourished when we adopted him. And he hadn’t been. He just wasn’t keeping on the weight even though he was getting fed lots with food, wet food and treats. After we gave [Flora4 Raw Food Topping] we noticed his coat was coming back, that he was keeping the weight on, that his stools weren’t constantly loose and that he was just healthy! We love Carna4 as an added supplement to his food and couldn’t believe how quickly we saw improvement!” RB in London, ON
Anne tried out Flora4 Raw Food Topping with her 4-year-old Schapendoes, Cory: “Her stool quality was excellent. She had been scratching a fair bit and that also seemed to improve while she was on it…. I thought that she did well on the supplement and would definitely consider using it regularly.” Anne in Brampton, ON
After brining in our new Flora4 products late November, Brookside Barkery had to order again to stock up for the holidays and then restock their shelves once the rush was over: “We’re a proud seller of your terrific products in Kansas City, MO. They did exceptionally well for us over Christmas, with people really latching on to the idea of germinated seeds!” Jason – Brookside Barkery, Kansas City, MO
Before we launched Carna4, we recruited a canine focus group of more than 200 dogs from homes in Canada and the United States to sample our food. Here’s what Carna4 means to them and our post-launch customers……
After two years of frustrations and multiple food trials with Snidley, one of our dogs, we became a little hopeless and believed we might have to keep our liitle guy on a harsh cocktail of medications to keep him somewhat healthy. Then our local Global Pet Foods suggested we try Carna4. We did and WOW!!!! Not only did our little man thrive….all of a sudden his hair started growing. It grew so much that within the first six months on Carna4, we had to send him to the groomers twice!!! Not only did he have his first hair growth since we adopted him (first 2 years with us, he was almost bald), but now he is only on one medication at a very minimal dose, and he’s the healthiest he’s ever been. So thanks for inventing such an awesome, affordable food. Marilee Croteau, Barrie, Ontario
I’m a holistic nutritionist and know the importance eating good quality foods has on your health. Because of this, I make my own dog food for my high energy Jack Russells (Romeo & Twinks), using good quality, organic, ingredients. I had difficulty finding treats for them that I think are of the same quality until I starting using Carna4 at treat time. My dogs just love it and I do too, because I know that it’s made using quality ingredients by people who care about my pets. Thanks Carna4! Sue Sachs, Toronto, Ontario
Our 2 year-old Shih-Tzu/Bichon, Bella, loves Carna4! She was a bit of a fussy eater, going off her food quite often. She never refuses Carna4. She now has a beautiful, shiny coat and we have noticed she scratches at her ears less. We took a bag of Carna4 to our vet for his opinion – he was very happy with the formulation and noted that the protein level (24%) exactly what he likes to see for small dogs like Bella. We are working through a few health issues with our 16-week old Shih-Tzu/Yorkie, Cady, but we can’t wait to try her on Carna4 as well. Thank you Carna4 for this exceptional food. We wait anxiously to see more products in your line.
Update: Our 6 month old Shih-Tzu/Yorkie, Cady, is a happy and healthy Carna4 pup! Early in her life she developed urinary crystals; it was heartbreaking to see her so uncomfortable! Our older dog, Bella, was doing wonderfully on Carna4 and we were anxious to try Cady on it. After following our vet’s recommendations and treatment plan, we transitioned Cady to Carna4. The change went very smoothly and after nearly two months, her urine is clear and she is symptom-free. We are so happy to have a food to offer our dogs that we feel 100% confident in feeding and that our vet is completely on board with.
Kerrie Saunders, Red Deer, Alberta
When I give Cocoa fancy dog food, she usually turns up her nose at it, preferring her regular bargain brand. But when I gave her Carna4 she gobbled it up. When I tried to give her the plain food again, she barked. So I’ve switched to Carna4. Now I know she’s not just happy, but healthy too. Barb Sawyers, Toronto, Ontario
Maxwell is a long coat chihuahua and he loves Carna4 . Maxwell is only 4 months old, but I made the change to Carna4 for the benefit of his health and longevity. When we started Carna4, I saw immediate changes in his behavior, more lively and get up and go. Maxwell’s coat is amazingly shiny and soft. Maxwell will be a long time customer of this food! Kelly Bond, Whitby, Ontario
Charlie, our dog, loves Carna4. How do I know? He licks his chops for a few minutes and keeps going back to his empty bowl after every feeding. He never did that with any other dog food. I like the fact that Carna4 food is an alternative the raw meat diet – it has all the benefits, without worrying about all the additional ingredients needed to make his meal perfectly balanced and healthy. Peter, Oakville, Ontario
Our ‘blind’ dog Spirit had a ‘warty’ nose for a long time. I tried various foods and supplements over the years. One month before starting Carna4, I gave Spirit fairly large doses of digestive enzymes and probiotics together and his nose was improving. When I started Carna4, I stopped those supplements and his nose continued to improve. His coat, although always shiny, has even more glow and softness. He also seems friskier, even though he’s about 12 years old. Willa Coleman, Orangeville, Ontario
We couldn’t believe how much Bingo, our Norwegian Elkhound, loved his new Carna4 dog food. Starting out we did the recommended ratio, and Bingo picked out all the Carna4 kibbles leaving the rest until every last bite of Carna4 was gone, reluctantly finishing the rest. After a week we noticed that he was more alert and content. Unfortunately, we ran out of the Carna4 before we were able to purchase another box. Bingo was not impressed; he refused to eat the old dog food he had been getting for years and gave us the silent treatment. I am sure once he sees the Carna4 box coming he’ll be overjoyed and once again be a happy, content dog. Sarah, Iowa, U.S.A.
The boys picked the smallest Shihpoo from the litter of 5 and called him “Tommy.” He was underweight and really underdeveloped. He was fussy and not a fan of eating any of the food choices our vet recommended. So my husband decided to put 8 month-old Tommy on Carna4 Dry Dog Food, as part of a new trial study. Within a couple of weeks, he was thriving, gaining weight, becoming more playful and ever so active. The big change we noticed was he actually looked forward to feeding time. Weeks passed and we brought him back to our vet. He was thrilled but shocked to learn that he was only eating a new trial brand of food and not on any of high cost supplements. He even noted how good and improved the quality of his stool was. We noticed that his past troubles, from skin disorders to his breathing, had virtually disappeared. Upon examining Tommy, our vet said he was the best and healthiest Shihpoo that he had seen or treated in all his years. Thank you Carna4 for thinking about what ingredients should go into a pet food. You seem to have found the right synergy with all the ingredients working together to boost their effectiveness. We now have a healthy lifelong pet, who is part of our family, and can enjoy his life with us.
Tammy Morton, Cambridge, Ontario
Our 8-year-old Nimbus has never had such a healthy coat. Now that she is on Carna4, her fur is fantastic: thicker, softer and visibly lusher and she is shedding MUCH less. Her energy is also really high. And her stools are firmer than they were in the first few weeks on the food (as predicted in your FAQs). So from a visible perspective she seems to be very happy on this diet!
Julie Wood, Orangeville, Ontario
Jasper is a 3-year-old Black Lab/German Short-Haired Pointer cross, an extremely high-energy hybrid breed. He usually goes out for two 1-1.5 hour walks a day and likes to hike and go camping. Before testing Carna4 food, he was being fed Orijen Regional Red formula, as well as the Fish formula (both kibble). Table scraps complemented his regular food, as well as the odd peanut butter filled Kong (he’s the Prince of the house). However, after a year or two on Orijen, Jasper started to develop chronic ear infections (common for his breed, due to his hound-like floppy ears). After several trips to the vet, his right ear didn’t respond to the antibiotic drops or cleaning. It wasn’t until he started on Carna4 that the ear infection cleared up! We switched him to the new food over a 10-day period and he responded very well. Jasper used to be grazer and would sometimes leave his food, but he loves the taste of Carna4 and is always enthusiastic to be fed in the mornings and at night now. He didn’t experience any digestion problems during the switch. In fact, it has now become easier for him to pass his stool, whereas he experienced some constipation before. As a family of foodies (a chef Dad, and organic food activist mom) we’re so happy that our dog can have healthy food too – free of additives, preservatives and other superfluous things that make our animals sick. It’s just good, natural food…simple. Laura Wiesen, Toronto, Ontario
Within two weeks of starting on Carna4, I could see the effects on Juliette’s coat – it was so soft and glossy. Now that she has been eating this food for close to 6 weeks, I am seeing a real difference in her energy levels. At 14 years old, she had been slowing down, but she’s been much more active and healthy-looking this past couple of weeks. She really loves her Carna4 and with all those healthy ingredients, it’s no wonder she’s looking and feeling so good! Alison Janzen, Toronto, Ontario
Krispy loves this food, is full of energy and thriving on it. She has colitis and used to have many problems from it but this food has been great for her. Since starting Carna4, she hasn’t had a single digestive problem or the need for medicine. It must be really delicious because she’s a picky eater but we’ve never seen her turn away from it and she always finishes her bowl. (At the start, she even begged us for it.) She eats less but has tons of energy because Carna4 is so nutritious. Christina Turner, Toronto, Ontario
Salem, our five-month old Doberman Pincher puppy is being fed Carna4 Duck, Flora4 Sprouted Seed Snacks and on occasion, Flora4 Raw Food Topper. We have had amazing results! She has a soft and shiny coat, excellent muscle mass and is very strong. So much so that people ask why her coat is so incredible! Of course, we tell them about Carna4 and how fantastic sprouted seed nutrition is! Marc Findlay, Plainfield Illinois
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