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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Taste of the Wild food, green light?

Hi everyone, for as much research as i can do, its still difficult to decide on a specific food...


Am I good to give my 5 month old pup the Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream?


Seems to be a solid food i can find nearby...

The place i rescued him from is feeding him Loyall Life all stages but im unsure if its a solid choice.....




Any advice?
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The shelter i rescued my dog from gave me two huge baggies on Loyall Life All Stages food, should i keep with it or should i switch to the questioned in my title Taste of the Wild or Diamond Naturals??

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...food-40-lb-bag

this is what he's currently on...

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Rice Bran, Dehydrated Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flax Seed, Dried Egg Product, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dehydrated Tomatoes, Dehydrated Carrot, Dehydrated Celery, Dehydrated Beets, Dehydrated Parsley, Dehydrated Lettuce, Dehydrated Watercress, Dehydrated Spinach, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Sodium Selenite, Ascorbic Acid, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product.
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What country are you in? Knowing that will help figure out your options, as many "favorite" foods available in the US/Canada aren't easily available elsewhere.
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According to dogfoodadvisor, Diamond Naturals is rated slightly higher.

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What country are you in? Knowing that will help figure out your options, as many "favorite" foods available in the US/Canada aren't easily available elsewhere.
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According to dogfoodadvisor, Diamond Naturals is rated slightly higher.
Thanks, rated higher than the TotW or the Loyall Life? or both??
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Thanks, rated higher than the TotW or the Loyall Life? or both??
Loyall Life, sorry I left that out.

I feed Diamond Naturals with good results. It has high ratings, all of our dogs do good on it, and it is still affordable.
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Personally, I would not feed Diamond and the products that Diamond manufactures, such as TOTW (and MANY others) due to the company's problems with recalls and, their ingredients are not of high quality.

Loyal Life is made by an "animal feed company" and I would not trust it for solid nutrition.


3 high quality kibbles that I would recommend (and personally feed if my dogs weren't fed raw) is

Acana by the Champion Company out of Canada who list their suppliers: Acana : http://acana.com/?lang=usaStore locator: Store Locator | Acana

Fromm's, (which many on here feed). Family owned, operated, and manfactured.
Fromm’s:https://frommfamily.com/ Store locator: http://frommfamily.com/retailers/usa/#progress=2

A new and upcoming company who list their suppliers:
Open Farms: https://www.openfarmpet.com/ Available at Pet Flow: https://www.petflow.com/open-farm?utm_content=primesearch&utm_source=google&utm _medium=cpc&utm_campaign=AW_OpenFarm&gclid=EAIaIQo bChMIkI2ptp6K1gIVCoR-Ch29FgNYEAAYASAAEgKeOPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
“Open Farm is the first ethically raised and sourced pet food. Their recipes are prepared with 100% Certified Humane™ meats, ocean caught fish sourced in accordance with Seafood Watch™ standards and non-GMO vegetables. Their entire farm-to-bowl supply chain is audited and certified by third-party organizations specializing in humane animal care and sustainable farming practices.”


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My puppy was fed Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream by his breeder so I kept him on that. But he had trouble with loose stools so I slowly switched him over to Solid Gold Barking at the Moon when I got to half and half, his stools firmed up, so I stopped and that is what I am feeding. Interesting that there was also another lady on the breeder's Facebook group who did the same but the Taste of the Wild was the Lamb and she did the half and half with Blue Buffalo. Her vet and mine also commented that they think that Taste of the Wild is a good food. Also since then the breeder because of the loose stools has switched to Diamon Naturals. What I would suggest is that for the first month you keep him on the Loyall Life food the rescue is feeding him because he will have a big adjustment as it is with his new home. Then what you may want to do is to try the Taste of the Wild but since a slow food switch prevents tummy problems to mix it in with the Loyall Life food and you may find like I did that the half and half works out well.


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People like to hate on Taste of the Wild. I have been feeding TOTW Pacific Stream for about 10 years to my previous and current dogs. No problem whatsoever. A few months back, there were more horror stories making the rounds on FB about TOTW. I have purchased at least a dozen bags since then. Again - no problem. I have been happy with the product and my dogs thrive on it.
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Diamond, TotW, & Fromm's are all available nearby....

There is a boutique dog bakery and groomer that sells all of the Fromm line...

which one should i go with if i go with that???

https://frommfamily.com/r/2896
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