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|04-26-2014 10:50 PM|
I use TOTW Lamb for Fawn, as well as my older dog who has allergies. They both love it. I use Orejin dry for low value treat and cheese or dried liver for high value treats.
My job sells a bunch of high quality kibble so they are all affordable for me but my favorites are TOTW and Acana. People swear by Orejin and Solid Gold but our clients with various breeds seem to have stomach tissues with them.
|04-19-2014 11:21 AM|
|jafo220||Cruz loves his. He gets the High Prairie Bison/venison formula. He has done really well on it. He started out on Science Diet then to Blue Buffalo. Those two he had trouble with consistent stools. After putting him on Taste if the Wild, his stools straightened out, meaning they no longer had a strong odor, the stool was smaller and no more soft stools. This is important for the anal gland too.|
|04-19-2014 02:14 AM|
I'm feeding Kali "taste of the wild" puppy.
Today she decided the cats "kit & kabootle" was better.
I tried explaining that was like being offered a New York strip but eating white castles, but she just stared as if I were an idiot!
|04-02-2014 10:05 PM|
Originally Posted by Baillif View Post
Aren't they both owned by Diamond?
|04-02-2014 09:20 PM|
Koda was getting TOTW puppy for a while, put it didn't really agree with her (loose poops) so we had to switch. It's a great, high quality food and I wish I could keep giving it to her, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. From the little bit of research I've done on food, it isn't so much the protein that is a problem for growing puppies, it's the calcium. If you get a Large Breed Puppy formula, there is normally less calcium in the recipe to avoid crazy growth spurts that are rough on the joints.
As far as puppy treats go, I used hot dogs (cut into pieces about the size of my pinky nail) as high value treats for learning new commands and kibble as low value treats for reinforcing what she already knew. Koda is extremely play driven so now at 6 months old I use fetch to reinforce what she already knows instead of food. I don't throw the ball until she successfully completes the command. She doesn't know she's doing anything other than playing. She also gets ice cubes as treats around the house. She acts like ice is the greatest thing in the world...icicles especially - they are like a stick (another one of her favorite things) made out of ice! Heaven!
For shampoo, I use Johnson's Baby Shampoo. Because it's for human babies, it's pretty mild and tear free. I tried to get her in the bath tub every week as a young puppy to desensitize her to it, but only used shampoo every 2-3 weeks to prevent drying out her coat. When it was a "no shampoo" week I tried to put some toys in the tub with her and make it nothing but fun. I will do the same thing with my next dog. Koda loves bath time now and I love that I don't have to wrestle a 44 pound German Shepherd puppy into the tub every time she gets into something nasty. Winning!
Congrats on your new puppy! Have fun.
|03-14-2014 04:48 PM|
|Stosh||I feed TOTW to Stosh and he's doing really well on it. I tried Orijen and Nature's Variety but he wasn't eating well so I put down samples of each and he chose the TOTW. If you're in the military you get a 10% discount at Tractor Supply|
|03-14-2014 04:17 PM|
Originally Posted by mikecu View Post
|03-14-2014 03:54 PM|
Originally Posted by Airman1stclass View Post
|03-14-2014 03:51 PM|
Originally Posted by robk View Post
|03-14-2014 02:02 PM|
|robk||I fed it for about six months. He did fine on it but it made him smell doggy. Eventually he started to turn his nose up at it though.|
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