I was just wondering what everybodys opinion is on these two foods fromm salmon a la veg vs. Taste of the wild pacific stream. It seams a lot of people on here go with fromm but I have a friend who said she's heard of bullsogs having kidney failure from fromm and they sell totw for 42 dollars a 30 lb bag at a feed store by my house so im just wanting some input.
I have tried both. We are currently on Fromm Beef Frittata and it is WONDERFUL. Several things with the TOTW pacific stream just didn't do it for us. I thought (and so did my hubby) that the TOTW smelled really, really bad. His words were that it "reeked" and he refused to buy another bag. Plus, Gator and Lucy did not like it. I would put the food bowl down and they would both sniff it and walk away. Gator got interdigital cysts and super bad chin acne on TOTW as well as some yeasty ears. I do have to say that the acne was aggravated by his bedding and the rough play with his sister but on Fromm the cysts, yucky ears and acne are gone. My basset did fine on the TOTW except she did not like it.
Now, this is just MY opinion. It might work for others just fine. My dog just didn't do well with it. Like others have said, every dog is different and yours might do well on it. Just be sure to buy the smallest bag if you decide to try it.
WHAT?????? KIDNEY FAILURE???
Ummm, that is pretty weird. I would love to hear their source of their information.... but I agree with @GatorRay's hubby. I thought TOTW kibble reeked, and also when my bullies were on the trial they got tear stains and I did not notice any improvement in their coats. But I do know others feed it with much success. I am doing a food trial right now with the grain free kibble from costco that is made by the same manufacturer of TOTW and I am actually more impressed with that (plus it is much cheaper).
In the end, Fromm is my favorite at this current time, but I am ready to do another trial of Nature's Logic now that petflow carries it, for a much longer term. I only did one large bag, and was very impressed, but could not get it in my area.
Ok, I just did some quick research and someone with a dog that died from kidney failure posted that Fromm is actually really great with the lower protein levels. She did feel that TOTW was too high in protein for low activity dog. I also just read an article that stated that for dogs with kidney disease, high protein levels can be poisonous UNLESS the protein is of very good quality.
Where did your friend hear that Fromm was causing kidney failure?
She does English Bulldog Rescue. It wasnt a dog of hers, it was a lady she knows that shows them and she had just switched to fromm, and her dog died . I guess her vet had told her that it was the food that caused it. And I mean that doesnt necessarily scare me off because any dog could have a completely different reaction to one food then all the others, and I hadnt heard of any other dogs having it. I feed TOTW to my cat, but I also dont have to watch my nutrition as much with my cat as I do with my EB .
The key word here is "just"... In order for a dog or cat food to cause kidney failure..it has to be over a period of time. Since the dog had JUST been switched to Fromm..I think it's irresponsible for anyone to blame the food...ESPECIALLY a vet. As much as people are really aware of problems with pet food..and especially how careful most of us are..we would've heard of a problem.
I like Mr. Beefys' name!
My boys are on TOTW Pacific Stream and they love it, they gobble it up as soon as it hits their bowls. As far as the amount of protein, TOTW only has 25% protein and isn't that the right amount for a bulldog? I've never noticed that it "reeks" either. As for tear stains, Oliver has them, but he always has, Sebastian doesn't even on the white side of his face, so I can't say the food is causing them. I would like to try Fromm, but for the cost compared to the size of the bag, I haven't taken the jump yet. For those of you on Fromm, maybe you could answer this for me. TOTW comes in a 30 pound bag and it will last the boys about 3+ weeks. I'm feeding them 3 times a day, 1 cup per time (they don't always eat the full cup, tho, so I just save it for the next feeding. How long does a 26# bag of Fromm last for your dogs? If I can make it last as long as the TOTW, I might try it on the boys and see how they like it. I will probably buy the small bag first though.
Kim, Lord Sebastian, Sir Oliver, Remy Le Beau, and Gracie Lou <3
Last edited by JAKEISGREAT; 05-18-2011 at 06:41 PM.
Interdigital cysts and chin acne from TOTW dog food ? I have never heard that dog food would cause these medical issues. Did a VET confirm this ? I feed my Bully TOTW Grain Free Sierra Mountain, which he loves, and he does get FROMM
periodically. I only limit the FROMM because of the higher calorie count of this food, but he loves the food. I don't see any problems as a result of either food.
Actually, my vet suggested that the interdigital cysts and chin acne could be caused by a food allergy. Along with the yeasty ears.
Last edited by GatorRay; 05-18-2011 at 08:27 PM.