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PostSubject: Acana vs TOTW?   Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:50 am

Hi. I have been feeding my puppy Picart Professional, which I don't think you know since it is made in Spain. It was the one he had with the breeder but I don't really like it (It has corn and wheat, which is not very good, right?), and since it is time to buy new food I was wondering which of these two foods is better (These and Orijen are the only advised foods I have been able to find here. And I have checked dozens of stores  Mad ) For what I have read in different topics they are pretty similar, but if anyone has any reason to choose one or another it would help me decide.
Thanks a lot!
(I realise there is a very similar thread posted yesterday but I thought I would post a new one since I am comparing two specific brands)
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PostSubject: Re: Acana vs TOTW?   Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:41 pm

You're right, corn and wheat are typically not recommended in kibble (most dogs can't tolerate it and it's better to act on the safe side). It's just a filler.

Have you heard of www.dogfoodadvisor.com ? It compares any brand of kibble you can think of.

Acana and TOTW. They're both grain free, but they're made from two different countries. Canada (Champion Foods) produces Acana and the US (Diamond) produces TOTW. Two different regulations qualify for each. If this matters to you, TOTW has had quite a few recalls in the past. I don't think they've had any recalls in the last year or so, but that website can tell you if they did.

I'm comparing Acana Pacifica with TOTW Pacific Stream (they're both fish based kibble).

Acana has a higher protein content, which is essential for our breed. Some huskies can't handle the richness of the food though, so you might have to cut back on the serving size if it doesn't agree with your husky. People can mistake intolerance/allergies with the food when they're simply feeding too much.

Acana also has fewer ingredients. Less ingredients = less filler + more of the good stuff. The kibble comes in a vacuum sealed bag, so it smells really fresh when you open it!

TOTW is a really good quality food as well. If you feed the Pacific Stream formula, it will give your husky a softer coat due to the fish oils (same with Acana). The Pacific Stream formula has a pretty high protein content also. A lot of members also rotate between flavors of TOTW (this can also create a picky dog, just beware lol). I was actually feeding TOTW before I switched to Acana. I switched because Juneau's stools weren't firm enough to help her naturally express her anal glands. Juneau is 52 lbs and moderately active. I was feeding 2 1/2 cups per day with TOTW and am now feeding anywhere between 2 cups to 2 1/2 cups with Acana.

Also keep in mind, when you feed a higher quality food, you don't have to feed as much compared to the lesser quality.

Hope I helped a little bit. A lot of our members here feed TOTW and it agrees with a lot of our sibes. I actually wish I was still feeding it because it doesn't hurt the pocket book as much. Oh well. They're both great foods and you can't go wrong with either of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Acana vs TOTW?   Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:22 pm

Thank you so much, this was really helpful! Believe it or not the only 5 star foods from that web I found here are Orijen and Acana  Rolling Eyes 
Anyway, I am going to try Acana then. Just one more question: Should I get Puppy Junior http://www.acana.com/products/classics/puppy-junior/ or  Puppy Large Breed http://www.acana.com/products/classics/puppy-large-breed/? I know huskies are not considered large size but since they have put the limit at 25kg between those two I am a little confused.


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PostSubject: Re: Acana vs TOTW?   Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:32 pm

Javier77 wrote:
Thank you so much, this was really helpful! Believe it or not the only 5 star foods from that web I found here are Orijen and Acana  Rolling Eyes 
Anyway, I am going to try Acana then. Just one more question: Should I get Puppy Junior http://www.acana.com/products/classics/puppy-junior/ or  Puppy Large Breed? I know huskies are not considered large size but since they have put the limit at 25kg between those two I am a little confused.


The only difference I see between the two is the protein and veggie content.  For the large breed, they have 55% chicken, 25% veggie, and 20% of oats.  The puppy junior has 60% chicken, 20% veggie, and 20% oats.

If I remember correctly, your puppy is around 4 months?  How much does he weigh?  They need a lot of protein to grow.  For me personally, I would probably feed the junior one first since your puppy is still young and growing a lot.  Once you're around the 8 month mark, maybe you could switch over to the large breed (and yes, you're right - sibes are considered medium breeds).  Don't forget to gradually switch over a week or even two weeks. Then once you hit a year or so, you can feed any of the formulas they offer.


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PostSubject: Re: Acana vs TOTW?   Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:47 pm

You are right, he is 4 months now  Very Happy . And he weighs around 14 kg (31 lbs) Ok, then I think I will go with the Junior Puppy for now. Anyway I have sent a mail to Acana asking the exact differences to know if there is anything else besides the protein content.
Tomorrow I will go get it and start mixing it in his meals. Lets see if he likes the new food  lol! 
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