Taste of the wild dog food
Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:20 PM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:38 AM
Perhaps TOTW is not the right choice for your pup. Each animal is different and one thing I have noticed is that when dog food is discussed, one owner finds that a dog (or dogs) do well on a particular dog food, and another owner finds that their dog (or dogs) don't do so well on that food.
So, even though a particular food is generally well-received by many, that doesn't mean that that might be the right food for your particular dog.
I am sure there are others who will give you much better advice. Best wishes!
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:15 AM
I've heard some other vets recommend Royal Cannine but really don't see anything on the label that makes it that speical and was wondering about why some vets are recommending it.
We've been on TOTW for about 4 years. Besides the constipation it has been a good food for us.
Although my puppy eats the heck out of it. She gets about 2 1/2 cups a day +/-. No farts for her!
My adult dogs get anywhere between 1 3/4 cups a day and 2 cups a day, they all get fed 2x's per day.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:31 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:03 AM
wellness (my own Bc's eat this stuff), avoderm and castor and pollux's.
These are a little bit to pricey for me plus I need to be able to get it at a feedmill or TS, we don't usually make it to big box dog stores.
The vet I was referring to was not a banfield vet. Independent, but that is usually the same story.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:14 AM
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:15 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:35 AM
Yes, I got the feeling that the vet was pushing it because it was advertised all over the office. I see nothing special at all in the Royal Canin and it looks very similar to Purina at a much higher price. That is why I wanted to switch to totw. Thanks for all the great advice.
From an insider's point of view, the vets, particularly at Petsmart push Royal Canin, as it is one of their partners. The royal canin reps frequently give free bags/ super cheap bags of food. In addition, Banfield employees can order this stuff at cost. I don't refer people to royal canin, nothing special about it,especially for the cost! I do frequently refer to wellness (my own Bc's eat this stuff), avoderm and castor and pollux's. Those are probably the best brands Petsmart currently carries. The empployees are pushed to sell whatever brand the reps are selling that day, and frequently don't have a clue why one brand might be better than another. A great resource for dog food information is the whole dog journal.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:46 AM
I rotate my dogs' food with every bag so that their systems don't get overly sensitive to change (common when you feed the same thing over and over and over again). All of the flavors of TOTW are included in my rotation, as well as Wellness Core, Natural Balance LID and Blue Wilderness.
Nature's Variety (I think I fed the chicken formula) was too rich for my crew and caused a bit of loose stool & gas, so I have avoided throwing that into my rotation again. With the others, I'm able to switch back and forth without a problem.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:31 PM
I rotate my dogs' food with every bag so that their systems don't get overly sensitive to change (common when you feed the same thing over and over and over again).
I rotate kibble brands also - TOTW, Blue Buffalo & Blue Wilderness (same company?), Wellness and Solid Gold are the usual ones for me. I have 3 dogs and their systems are used to change so I only need one or two days to make a switch between kibbles. My feeling is that the brands I am feeding (all are grain-free) are quite similar so it is easier to switch between them than, say, a grocery-store brand and a high-quality, grain-free formula.
I agree with the advice given by others above.
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