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04-26-2014 09:50 PM
petite 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 10:21 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 01:14 AM
Rmccoy 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 09:05 PM
Originally Posted by Baillif View Post
Yeah it's called Natures Domain it's a Kirkland signature brand. We use it with the sport dogs at the kennel and they do great on it. There's three different protein sources you can choose from. I've been able to switch between taste of the wild that and natural balance with no digestive issues on dogs even ones on the sensitive stomach side.
That's why Gunther is one. He was on TOTW High Prairie Puppy (would have had him on Pacific Stream but the feed store that carried TOTW in my area doesn't sell the puppy formula) and when he was old enough I switched over and noticed that Nature's Domain Salmon and Sweet Potato only had 1.2% Calcium and I could have been feeding that to him the whole time. He thrived on both and still gobbles up the salmon and sweet potato one. It's about 1/2 the cost of TOTW for me.

Aren't they both owned by Diamond?
04-02-2014 08:20 PM
KodaPup 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 03:48 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 03:17 PM
Originally Posted by mikecu View Post
I strongly suspect that that Nature's Domain and TOTW is the same product.

I base this statement on a couple of things:

1. When TOTW had their recall, the Costco product was also recalled.
2. The ingredient list on both bags are almost identical (Salmon & Sweet Potato).
3. The smell and physical seem to be the same.

For over $20 less per bag, I like the Nature's Domain.
Yup pretty much this.
03-14-2014 02:54 PM
Originally Posted by Airman1stclass View Post
On natures domain or TOTW? And did you try switching flavors?
TOTW. No, I changed brands. Then I switched to raw.
03-14-2014 02:51 PM
Originally Posted by robk View Post
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.
On natures domain or TOTW? And did you try switching flavors?
03-14-2014 01:02 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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