Special Needs


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Protein Source: free-spirit-color-iconChicken & Brown Rice
Perfect For: Medium Breed Puppies, Large Breed Puppies
Available Bag Sizes: • 4.4 lbs. • 11.0 lbs. • 22.0 lbs.
Kibble Size:

If you have any questions or want to learn more about our limited ingredient dog food products, call us at 714-223-1800


Weight Management

Thinking of how to help your dog lose weight. Special Needs is the best dog food for weight loss. Special Needs formula is designed a weight loss dog food for dogs with health issues due to overeating sensitive stomach digestion. Canine Caviar’s Special Needs chicken & brown rice combination keeps your dog’s weight down so your dog can stay healthy.

Best Senior Dog Food

Special Needs is senior dog food friendly. This nutrient rich diet makes it the best dog food for older dogs. If you’re looking to prolong the life of your senior dog, Canine Caviar’s Special Needs is the best dog food for senior dogs.

Best Dog Food for Sensitive Stomach

Canine Caviar’s Special Needs sensitive stomach dog food is the best dog food for sensitive stomach problems. If your dog has a sensitive stomach it’s important that its diet is carefully tailored to it. Special Needs is sensitive stomach dog food friendly so you rest easy knowing your dog’s health issues are being addressed properly.

100% Hypoallergenic

Canine Caviar’s Special Needs is a full hypoallergenic dog food making it the best dog food for allergies. We understand that there are many dog food allergies to address so we design our hypoallergenic Special Needs recipe specifically for dogs with allergies

Limited Ingredient Diet

Canine Caviar’s Special Needs is a limited ingredient dog food. It’s the type of diet a wolf would eat in the wild so you can be assured your dog is eating a natural diet.

Single Protein Method

All products are single protein dog food based, this helps avoid as many dog food allergies as possible and aides in easier digestion for your dog. Canine Caviar’s Special Needs single protein dog food centers around chicken.

Holistic Dog Food

Canine Caviar dog food products are all holistic dog food. This means our products are focused on being specifically designed for optimal nutrition and the overall well being of your dog. Holistic dog food does not use processed parts or by-products of ingredients and is as natural as possible

Gluten Free

Special Needs is a gluten free dog food. Its a safe food product for dogs who are allergic to gluten and dogs who suffer from epilepsy.

Low Sodium Diet

Canine Caviar’s Special Needs is a low sodium dog food diet. Low sodium dog food is perfect for dogs with heart or kidney issues and need to watch their sodium intake. Heart issues include heart murmurs, heart failure, enlarged heart, and other heart diseases.



Whole Ground Brown Rice, Dehydrated Chicken, Coconut, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Chicken Fat(preserved with mixed tocopherols), Coconut Oil, Sun-Cured Kelp, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Sodium Chloride, Lecithin, Choline Chloride, FOS or Fructooligosaccharide (prebiotic), Fenugreek, Peppermint, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Papaya, Rose Hips, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Anise Oil, Thyme Oil, Manganese Proteinate, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Selenium, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Ingredient Definitions

Daily Feeding Guidelines

Kg Weight Pounds Inactive cups/ day Active cups/ day Working/ Puppies cups/ day
4.5 or less 10 or less .25 – .5 .25 – .75 .5 – .75
4.5 – 11 11.0 – 20 .5 – 1 .75 – 1.25 1 – 1.5
11.0 – 23.0 21 – 50 1- 1.25 1.25 – 2 1.5 – 2.5
23 – 45 51 – 100 1.25 – 2.5 2 – 3.25 2.5 – 4
45 – 68 100 – 150 2.75 – 3.25 3.25 – 4.5 4 – 5.25

*Metabolized Energy= 399 kcal/ cup
*Modified Atwater Calculations

Frequency: To get the best results, it is important to feed properly. Your dog should eat 1/2 of the daily portion in the morning and 1/2 in the evening.

Transition: Do not mix with your current food. We recommend a straight changeover to Canine Caviar, feeding 1/2 the recommended amount for the first day.

Canine Caviar Special Needs Alkalizing Entrée is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance. Canine Caviar is committed to providing your pet the highest quality nutrition.


Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein 18.0 % min.
Crude Fat 9.0 % min.
Crude Fiber 5.0% max.
Moisture 8.0% max.
Calcium 0.8% min.
Ash 4.5% min.
Phosphorus 0.6% min.
**Omega 6 1.0% min.
**Omega3 1.0% min.
**Taurine 0.1% min.

**Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Pearly’s Story by Norvem- Pet Owner;

“I started Pearly and Cotton on Canine Caviar’s Special Needs in April 2011. In just merely 4 months she had an amazing transformation, Cotton on the other hand took 1 year for him to lose 0.8kg (yes he needs to lose some weight and I’m glad the food is gradually working!!!).
Back to Pearly being old, she had warts all over her body which would sometimes bleed. Her skin would be so oily and smelly and losing hair!
Needless to say, after Canine Caviar, Pearly’s skin improved tremendously! The warts dried up, her skin became less oily and more supple than before and amazingly her hair started growing again!
She used to hate eating kibbles and was very skinny but with Canine Caviar’s Special Needs she put on weight and became so huggable!!!”

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Additional information

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11 lbs, 22 lbs, 4.4 lbs

13 reviews for Special Needs

  1. Helina Luciano (verified owner)

    My older dog was getting a lot of rashes, after 2800 dollars in vet bills, I searched for a clean brand and this is what I got recommendations for in a per forum.
    I started my pet on this formula 3 months ago and her skin has improved and she seems less in pain. I am also giving her CBD oil to help with joint pain.

    The food is small and can be easily consumed by all sizes of dogs. It has a mild smell and my dog likes the taste.

  2. Jennifer Schevers (verified owner)

    My dog has been on this food for a little over a year now and her coat has never looked or felt better. She used to also suffer GI issues and this food has completely resolved her issues! So happy they have this lower calorie formula too!

  3. Nakayln White (verified owner)

    I haven’t tasted it personally, but gauging from my dogs devouring at dinner I believe this is likely the yummiest sensitive tummy solution he’s had since developing his pancreatic issues, because he ate a whole bowl without me tricking him with added flavors, and didn’t do that peckish back and for for eternity thing he does when he is literally only eating out of necessity, and hating each bite. His response, combined with my knowledge of the high quality ingrediedients and unparralled nutritional delivery make this 5 of 5 stars and a strong recommend! Thanks!

  4. Nicole Ferrari (verified owner)

    This food is great. I just adopted a middle aged dog who was a bit overweight and he took to this food immediately. Since adopting him and giving him a few walks a day he’s started to shed some pounds!

  5. Kayleigh Denner (verified owner)

    Started off by slowly mixing in the new food with his old food, and the transition went so smoothly. What I love about this food is it’s variety of good for them ingredients, especially pumpkin!

  6. Kristyn Hernandez (verified owner)

    My three-year-old Labradoodle absolutely loved this dog food as soon as I poured it. I slowly transitioned it into her food as a topper and she was more excited about the Special Needs food than the previous one I laid it on top of. I am so happy that she loves it because it has such clean and healthy ingredients. I feel like she has more energy and has softer fur. Most importantly, she did not have any sensitivities to it and I would definitely recommend it to others.

  7. Sarah St.Clair (verified owner)

    I purchased this for a 9 year old dog. The ingredients are healthy and will help her in her elder years. It smells appetizing, and she ate the entire serving in her bowl immediately! It seems to have helped with her digestion issues as well.

  8. Tara Ruggieri (verified owner)

    I got this especially for my Mom’s ancient chiuhuahua. No one even knows how old she really is. She’s blind in one eye and has allergies to standard brands, so we thought we would try this. It’s been great. Not sure if she has a little spring in her step that wasn’t there a few weeks ago but we wanted to give her the best<3 and she likes it!

  9. Annie Lei (verified owner)

    This is a great alternative to other special needs dog foods out there. I bought this for an older overweight mini pinscher and he loves it. Unlike other dog foods out there, this is alkaline and helps with digestive issues. He also loves the quality ingredients. Highly recommend!

  10. Stella Guerrero (verified owner)

    I got this for my dog with, let’s say a “sensitive stomach” that affects an entire room. She loves it, it has more than enough protein and other essentials, and we can actually hear (and more importantly, smell.. ew lol) the difference in her rumbly tummy.

  11. Leticia Ortiz (verified owner)

    My dog is loving this! He is usually picky about food. I have also noticed that he has a pep in his step–like more energy!

  12. Amanda Groth (verified owner)

    My dog absolutely loves this and she is very picky in general. Just after a week she’s taking to this very well and her coat is continuing to be healthy. Overall great product.

  13. Stephanie Laidlaw (verified owner)

    My dogs LOVE Canine Caviar. Having had boxers throughout the years with various allergies, canine caviar is the only brand that works. Besides allergies to your typical corn and wheat, they were also allergic to tomato pumice and pea pulp and this brand is the only brand that doesn’t have it. Now one of my boxers has pancreatitis and the other hated the brand of food they were eating but this special needs works for both. Low fat for my one girl but it must be tasty for my other because they eat it all before I can fill their water bowl and the ingredients keep me very happy. Even my vet says canine caviar is a great brand!

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