Review: Canidae TidNips from

Today we have some super tasty treats to tell you all about. Our best buds at sent us (and by us I mean Petal) some yummy lamb treats made by Canidae. Back when Petal was a puppy she ate Canidae kibble with Lassie and Ella before we switched to Sojos and then homemade and now, temporarily, The Honest Kitchen. So we’re pretty familiar with the Canidae brand.

Canidae pet food logo

We received Canidae’s TidNips treats to review. TidNips are soft, chewy, meaty squares. They can easily be torn into smaller pieces (for training and/or small dogs) but don’t crumble.

Image of a 1 1/4 inch Canidae TidNip square.

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They come in the following three flavors…

Canidae TidNips treats come in the following 3 flavors: Lamb-Licious, Meaty-Licious and Chicken-Licious

As I said above we received the Lamb-Licious treats to try. I wasn’t totally sure of what Petal’s reaction would be to these treats as she hasn’t had much lamb in the past. I was sure she would eat them, rarely does she stick her nose up to a treat, but I wasn’t sure how interested she would be in them.

She LOVED them. Loved them. I used them as her high value treats for “sticky situations” (seeing other dogs while out walking) every morning for the past week and a half before I ran out (and promptly bought more). Rarely could she resist these treats. 95% of the time she stops barking and tugging towards the other dog in favor of this treat. She has been walking much more politely around other dogs lately. Now this isn’t all due to the treat (though having a high value treat for high stress/distracting areas IS important) of course, I’ve been working with her on this issue for awhile now, but these treats have been a great help so far.

Close up of Canidae's TidNips treat on Petal's paw.

Drooling in anticipation.

These treats are stinky enough to get Petal’s attention, but not so stinky that I cringe. They have almost a jerky-like scent. They’re corn, wheat and soy free. They’re made in the USA. Canidae also has a line of crunchy treats some of which are grain-free for those of you that are feeding a completely grain-free diet.

So far I have found that has the best prices for these treats ($5.79 on Chewy vs. $7.99 at Petco) especially if you’re already purchasing your dog or cat food from Chewy and spending enough to earn free shipping.

All in all we were very happy with these treats and have no complaints about them. Highly recommended!


Discloser: I was sent 1 6 oz bag of Canidae TidNips from free of charge in exchange for this review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own based on my personal experience with the product. Any images used in this review are not my own unless watermarked by me.

5 thoughts on “Review: Canidae TidNips from

  1. Are these the 1 calorie each treats you mentioned? Did you cut them or use them whole? THANKS! Great photo!

    • Hey Julie! So very sorry for the delayed response! These are not the 1 calorie treats. Actually, I have no idea how many calories are in these treats. I checked the bag for calorie content but found nothing.
      I do not use them whole. I break them into smaller pieces with my fingers, no cutting necessary. :)

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