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    Default TOTW Salmon or FROMM?

    Our bully puppy (5months) is eating Wellness puppy right now. His weight is great, he loves it and his energy level is terrific.

    That being said, he has wicked tear stains that I just can't get rid of (I clean his face every day), puppy acne, and stinky soft serve poop. We do use a stainless bowl that I wash every day and I have been using distilled drinking water and benzoyl peroxide on his acne.

    I know a change is in order with his food but I am torn between two. Our basset hound is on TOTW salmon so it would be super easy to switch to that or I can try to find the Fromm somewhere around here.

    #1 how do you feel about putting a puppy on an all stages food like TOTW

    #2 Anyone tried both and have any suggestions?

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    #1 I think it is totally fine to pup a puppy on an all stages food

    #2 I haven't tried both but from what I do know I say Fromm all the way!

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    Default Re: TOTW Salmon or FROMM?

    I have tried both and I do need to point out that I only did one bag of TOTW but that was enough for me. I thought it smelled awful. So I could not even give my bullies a chance before I switched to the next food. I did food trials for about 8 months before I settled on Fromm. If you have a hard time finding Fromm (it is usually only sold in pet boutiques) you can get it from petflow with coupon code ENGLISHBULLDOG and you will get free shipping on orders over $59

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    Funny that you thought TOTW smelled bad. The Bison & Venison is a bit strong but I don't think the salmon smells bad. The bison & venison gave our basset some serious stinky gas but the salmon seems to be ok.

    I was reading the ingredient list of the FROMM puppy and it has chicken & duck. I was a little iffy on whether or not it might be the chicken causing the issues with Gator, our bully.

    I really appreciate your opinions. Thank you both for taking the time to answer!

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    It smelled sourish and fishy. I dunno- it is always possible it was a sour bag. You never know!

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    Maximus just turned 1-yr old in January. I've had him on TOTW Lamb and FROMM Surf & Turf. I never found a "Puppy formula" that was Grain-Free, so I gave him the TOTW and FROMM. He loves both of them. He also gets CALIFORNIA NATURAL Grain-Free Lamb Meal, and he loves that too. That being said, he actually gets 3 different dog foods. I just mix them together or alternate them.

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    I switched from wellness puppy to Fromm and have noticed an extreme difference in my Bella in just 2 1/2 weeks. Her soft serve is now a healthy log(easier to clean up too) and I barely even have to wipe her bummie any more. Her face i thought spelled like hampster pee before and now the smell has disipating a great extent and I think it gets less every day. She had bad allergies starting and now those are clearing up. She had aweful tear stains and her eyes were starting to get gooey, but now they are so much better and I barely notice any "dirty" spots on the wipies when I clean her face now. I highly recommend Fromm and from what I've seen on this site, you won't find anything bad to be said about it.
    As for the TOTW, I have no experience with that but my MIL adopted a puggle with HORRIBLE allergy issues. He looked like he had mange and was so itchy with open sores all over. He was on antibiotics, special meds, rx shampoos, and TOTW by vets suggestion. Well, his allergies never went away and got so bad that he had to be put to sleep . I can't help but wonder if she would have switched him to grain free Fromm and used witch hazel and coconut oil on his body, if he would have gotten better. I bet for him, it was the food!
    I hope this helps a little and good luck in your research. Every dog is different and in the end, I am sure you will find something that fits your dog's needs and leaves you confident in your choice.

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    Another thing....Bellawas 8 months old when I switched her to Fromm. I was worried at first about taking her off a puppy food, but she seems to be doing great on it! I don't think there is anything to worry about here. Plus, with a higher grade foom, they get all the nutrition they need and don't need the "boost" of nutrients added to lower grade puppy foods.

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    I just put Molly on Fromm. I did a lot of research before I figured out what I wanted to try, and everyone raves about Fromm. I don't think I saw one person say they didn't like the results of their bullie on it. I am so excited to see if it helps Molly. She has some bad tear stains (part of which may have been from her cherry eyes, which recently got fixed), and her coat doesn't look as nice as it could. She really seems to like the taste and I have already noticed she doesn't eat as much as when she was on her previous food. Before, I gave her 1 1/2 cups, twice daily and she would be dragging her food bowl around for more. I am now feeding 1 c, twice daily, and so far she has yet to completely finish her cup per meal.

    I signed up for Petflow, using the free shipping code mentioned above. I also ordered some Fromm treats. But I had to go buy a small bag from a specialty store earlier this week because I took to long to decide on a food and she was going to run out soon.
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    I had such a hard time with the food decision. I just ordered Fromm, it should be here today and I can't wait to see the results!!!!
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    For those of you with pups (especially Molly's mom who is now using Fromm) are you going to use the puppy formula or one of the adult formulas? TOTW and Wellness are both excellent foods but I am starting to realize that it might take a while to find the right food for him. I will also most likely switch Lucy (basset) to whatever Gator is going to eat because she doesn't have any food issues that I have found other than the gas on the bison and venison TOTW. It will be so nice because right now she REALLY wants his food and he is very interested in hers so I have to stand between them when they eat. They would happily eat at the same time out of the same bowl! Maybe if they are eating the same thing they won't be interested anymore. lol

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    Default Re: TOTW Salmon or FROMM?

    @GatorRay I am pretty sure most people here feed their bullys one of the formulas from Fromm's 4 star nutritional line Fromm Family Foods - Four-Star Nutritionals. All those formulas are all life stage formulas. The puppy formula is from their gold line of formulas, the 4 star nutrional line is better.

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