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Taste of the wild dog food.

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by JimJamz, May 16, 2010.


  1. JimJamz

    JimJamz PetForums Member

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    Have had my 3 dogs on Arden Grange for about 7/8weeks now & none of them have seemed keen on it which has become frustrating:mad:

    So have been trailing the good ol t'internet and came across this food on the zooplus website. Looks like a really good food. http://http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/dogs/dry_dog_food/taste_of_the_wild

    What do you guys think? a slightly cheaper alternative to Orijen maybe?
     
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    JimJamz PetForums Member

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    Anyone gonna check this out? I'd like some feed back before I think of buying. All help n info gratefully received. Cheers guys :)
     
  3. rona

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    The link doesn't work for me
     
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    sid&kira PetForums VIP

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    I know a lot of dogs fed on it and they go mad before the bag is even open! they love it :D Pretty good ingredients too :)
     
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    whoops :rolleyes::p sorry guys. what you think? any good?
     
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    JimJamz PetForums Member

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    Thats reassuring. I think I may order a smaller bag first and see how it goes. out of interest what do you feed your dogs?
     
  8. rona

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    It's a bit difficult to tell, as it doesn't give % of each ingredient
     
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    yes i also stuggled with link, but took me to site in the end, had a quick look, but does look good and good lot of ingredients
     
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    Looks OK to me from the ingredients in it but like others say not sure on the specific %'s and I'm a funny one who likes lower protein as my dog's tummy didn't like the richer stuff :eek:

    Mine is on Fish4Dogs Finest Fish dry and Natures Menu wet.
     
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    JimJamz PetForums Member

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    Hmm I just had a look at the protein and I didn realise it was so high. Am concerned now this may be too high for my GR as he can suffer from a bad gut. I'm gonna have a look at the fish4dogs.
     
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    I feed a full raw diet :)
     
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    You could always see if the company do sample bags or get a little one to supplement with the GR's current food and see how he goes? If its not good wean it out etc.

    My boy didn't get on with Applaws which is quite high in protein either. I think they were both literally a bit too rich. He gets on very well with fish, hence the Fish4Dogs! Before that he had been on AG Ocean White Fish and Potato and did quite well.
     
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    I use Skinners hypoallergenic Salmon and Rice. The fish content is less than Arden Grange but I give mine bones and raw to top it up - works out a v economical food.
     
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    TOTW is a very popular brand in the US.

    TOTW is owned and produced by Diamond Pet Foods. Some people are wary of Diamond because of some recalls over the years, so wanted to point that out.

    Personally, Diamond doesn't worry me.

    Diamond Manufactures and/or Owns:

    -Foods with their own label clearly stating Diamond in the name (M,O)
    -Taste of The Wild (M,O)
    -Chicken Soup For The Dog Lover's Soul (M, O)
    -Canidae (M)
    -Kirkland (M,O)
    -Solid Gold (M)
    -Natural Balance (M)
     
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    What are the quantities to feed like, compared to Orijen?
     
  18. JessiesGirl

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    It's going to depend on the specific type of Orijen and TOTW you wish to compare.

    And then you'll have a little bit of guesswork because the fat/protein contents will differ somewhat as well.

    Orijen makes it hard to compare because you have to download a bunch of .pdfs (And if you are going to compare Orijen to TOTW, you may as well check out Acana, too, a sister product to Orijen. Orijen and Acana are both Champion Pet Foods labels.)

    Here are their websites:

    Orijen Pet Foods: Products

    Champion Petfoods | ACANA

    Taste of the Wild : Home
     
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    Oh wow didn't know thi was in the uk, my fiancee started feeding his dog on this and I swear to god his dog's coat was hyper soft and so shiny. This is really great food from what I know, sadly out of my price range. :(
     
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    This just came in on a breed specific list I'm on about this food...

    Temporary Removal of Artemis, Taste of the Wild, Canidae & Solid Gold
    at The Big Bad Woof®


    11. March 2010


    To all of our customers:
    As many of you know, we lost our beloved Bodhi to liver cancer in late
    October 2009. Once Christmas passed it gave us an opportunity to do some
    additional research into some possible links to liver cancer
    [hemangiosarcoma].
    We became aware that the FDA requires ALL imported fish-meal to be
    treated with the preservative ethoxyquin. Ethoxyquin is also used in
    jet fuel, cosmetics and in some human foods. The levels allowed in pet
    food is substantially higher than that allowed for human consumption.
    It is a known carcinogen that targets the liver and spleen. While many
    commercial pet foods use imported fish-meal, many of the holistic
    manufacturers have applied for a special exception allowing them to use
    other preservatives like Naturox, which is a natural alternative to
    ethoxyquin.
    Earlier this month we contacted all of the manufacturing companies that
    had fish listed on the ingredient panel to find out: 1) Was it
    imported fish
    2) If imported what preservative was being used We found that the
    following brands of food contained fish meal treated with ethoxyquin:
    o Solid Gold [all except the Holistique Blendz formula]
    o Taste of the Wild [kibble and canned food]
    o Artemis [kibble and canned food]
    o Canidae [all except the Chicken and Lamb formulas] We
    contacted the manufacturer's representative and were informed that
    approximately 6 months ago they began shelf-testing Naturox and will
    finish with the shelf trial towards the end of this year. Hopefully
    at that time all ethoxyquin treated fish meal will be eliminated from
    the foods listed above.
    While the products only contain trace amounts of this preservative, our
    feeling is that a healthy animal might be fine on the food, whereas
    genetics, immune compromised states, and other factors could influence
    whether an animal develops cancer over time. If you would like to
    continue using any of the foods during this internal recall, we can
    special order the foods but we WILL NOT be offering them for general
    sale in our store. As we stated previously, once this ingredient is
    replaced we will offer these foods again, but as always, we continue to
    monitor the products we sell at The Big Bad Woof®. If you ever have
    questions about any products in our store please ask.
    We thank you all for being our customers, and we will work with you to
    find good alternatives if you were using one of these foods. Thank you,
    Julie Paez & Pennye Jones-Napier
    Co-Owners
    The Big Bad Woof®
    Office: (202) 291-5575
     
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