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PostSubject: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:09 am

So I mentioned in a previous thread that I had Bella on Puppy Chow until it stopped working well for her. Made the switch to Blue Wilderness Puppy, only to find that with 12% more protein than puppy chow (38% vs 26%) the pup is off the wall, no longer sleeping through the night, has to pee constantly.

So we're going to switch to Taste of the Wild. Bella has really leaned out in the past few weeks. The High Prairie has 28% protein and 17% fat, and I think she needs a little more fat. Pacific Stream has 27% protein but only 15% fat. Small differences I know, but how about some opinions? Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:13 am

We feed Pacific Stream here. I got sample packs from them when I was considering switching and we tried the High Prairie first. Ghost really liked it, but it gave her the most god awful, paint peeling farts. We never even opened the 2nd sample. Bella may be different though, so I'd suggest writing to them and asking for samples. The company is really good about it, and they'll arrive quickly.

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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:23 am

@blueeyedghost wrote:
we tried the High Prairie first. Ghost really liked it, but it gave her the most god awful, paint peeling farts.

affraid that will not do! Smile She sleeps under my desk for a while every morning. I would have to evict her!

Good advice on asking for samples. I just contacted TOTW through their website. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:24 am

You're welcome! I hope it works out for you, and like I said Bella may not have the gas problems that Ghost did.

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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:38 am

Bodhi eats TOTW Pacific Stream.
No gas!
My vet, who once owned a husky, is a big fan of fish in northern dogs' diets.
He said back in time their diet was primarily fish, and that they need it.
When I got him, Bodhi was on Kirkland dog food.
His coat is much more glossy as a result of the TOTW and the fish oil caps he gets 2X a day.
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:02 am

Are you talking about the puppy version or the original all life stages?
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:05 am

try the High Praire Canine. It's all life stages, but we use that and pacific stream, we just alternate.

High Praire:
Protein: 32% Minimum, Fat: 18% Minimum

We also have a puppy at 16 weeks and he LOVES the food and has good poops!
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:34 am

Pacific stream here as well! i have tried pacific stream, wetlands and high prairie, and it is clear PS is keeonah's favorite. no gas, and solid poo 90% of the time
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:53 am

Probably can't go wrong with any of the TOTW product line but I'm also a Pacific Stream feeder. Northern breeds like fish.
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:22 am

Mine had terrible gas on High Prairie and didn't like Pacific Stream. I feed mine Sierra Mountain
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:36 am

Go with what works best for your dog. Each dog is an individual and will vary on how they do on any specific food. High Prairie contains heavier meats which is more likely to put on weight but it's up to you and your dog what you use. FWIW, my sibe cannot tolerate either High Prairie or Pacific Stream, he doesn't tolerate beef in kibble form and he doesn't tolerate fish in any form.

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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:39 am

Ares have no issue on any of them, hard to tell if any are a fav. With them

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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:45 am

Mine had horrible gas on the High Prairie as well. I switched them to pacific Stream and that took care of the gas issues.
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:57 am

Ours have had all flavors as well and I haven't noticed any issues with any of them. I have noticed that Pacific Stream seems to be a fave though. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:31 pm

Kale is on High Prairie right now and I have experienced no odd smells or rumbles Razz Kale loathed Pacific stream and the Wetlands formulas, he would skip meals and when he did eat he'd eat a forth. His favorite is Sierra Mountain, and so far he scarfs the High Prairie as well. I guess it depends on what you pup likes and what they do well on. It's trial and error in the beginning; at least it was for me lol
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:50 pm

When we were feeding TOTW, we had good results with the Sierra Mountain Recipe. Never noticed any gas issues on any of the offerings.
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:38 am

Thank you for starting this topic!

My two huskies are about to make a switch from Innova to TOTW. Yuki just isn't happy about Innova and eats only when she is hungry enough. I wasn't sure which TOTW to go with either and this thread really helped me out.

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Pacific Stream   Tue May 15, 2012 4:07 pm

Hey gang,

My husband and I are attempting to switch Sierra to the TOTW PS, however, we are concerned about the "smoked salmon". Smoked meats are a carcinogenic to humans...what about puppies.

Sierra does seem to have more interest in the TOTW and we understand the importance of the fish oils for health.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Tue May 15, 2012 4:36 pm

Double check the Ca:P ratio for TOTW PS - for puppies it should be close to 1.5:1.


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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Tue May 15, 2012 8:11 pm

@Sierra's owners wrote:
Hey gang,

My husband and I are attempting to switch Sierra to the TOTW PS, however, we are concerned about the "smoked salmon". Smoked meats are a carcinogenic to humans...what about puppies.

Sierra does seem to have more interest in the TOTW and we understand the importance of the fish oils for health.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Sonora

Just making sure you're aware of the TOTW recall : http://diamondpetrecall.com/recall-home/
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:40 am

So I have to say Bella is loving the TOTW Pacific Stream puppy! I have never seen a coat this shiny on a husky. It is so soft and silky smooth. She is one happy puppy on this food.
I can't really complain about the price either. I saw a guy at the store on Saturday buying a 20 lb bag of some other kibble for $89. (Is it made from bald eagles and panda meat??? Laughing )
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:17 am

Oh no, Pandas! Sad
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:41 pm

TOTW does have puppy formulas now, just so you know. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: TOTW - High Prairie Puppy or Pacific Stream?   Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:02 am

@cmanding wrote:
Double check the Ca:P ratio for TOTW PS - for puppies it should be close to 1.5:1.


Did TOTW change their formula of their original ALS when their puppy formula came out? I'm a little concern as I have a 14month old Husky and a 2 month old Malamute. They are alternating between Pacific Stream and Sierra Mountain.

As Bella is still a puppy, should we concern about the CA:P ratio. I got this from another topic in this forum.
Small to medium breed puppies should have a ratio of Ca to P of 1.2:1 Large breed puppies should have a ratio of Ca to P of 1.5:1

TOTW Pacific Stream has Calcium: 1.9% and Phosphorus: 1.1%
So that makes a Ca:P ratio of 1.72:1 which is pretty high, hence it is better suited for adult dogs NOT puppies.

TOTW HIgh Prairie has Calcium: 2.1% and Phosphorus: 1.4%
That that makes a Ca:P ratio of 1.5:1 which is fine for large breed puppies.

TOTW Sierra Mountain has Calcium: 1.6% and Phosphorus: 1.0%
That that makes a Ca:P ratio of 1.6:1, starting to get a little high there.

TOTW Wetlands has Calcium: 2.1% and Phosphorus: 1.4%
That that makes a Ca:P ratio of 1.5:1 which is fine for large breed puppies.
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