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TOTW problems. Need new dog food?

My sweet GSP mix Scout has been on TOTW Wetlands since we adopted him a little over a year ago. About a month ago, he started vomiting a couple hours after every meal. We had recently started a new bag, but I didn't really think anything of it since he had been on it so long. Anyhow, after several trips to the vet and starting him on Benadryl & Tagamet, he seems to be doing okay. They had X-rayed his stomach and didn't see any obstructions. They thought it was stress related but that didn't make sense to me. I was feeding him plain chicken & white rice. Once I slowly started incorporating the TOTW back into his diet, he had been throwing up again, with amounts in direct correlation to the amount of dog food. :(  Does anyone now if their formula changed? If we switch to a new dog food, do you have any recommendations? I am thinking Orijen might be my next choice.

 


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Re: TOTW problems. Need new dog food?

  • I don't know if TOTW has changed their formula, but I've seen similar things happen to others (start a new bag of food, and their pup has gastrointestinal issues).  I have been feeding Wellness Core to my pups for the last 6 years and have been very happy with it.  Of course, every dog is different, and a food that works for one won't necessarily work for another.  However, when comparing foods, I did note that Wellness Core and TOTW are very similar in their guaranteed analysis, so the one time we ran out of Wellness Core before our next shipment arrived, I grabbed a bag of TOTW from our local pet boutique (they don't sell Wellness Core).  My pups did fine on it.  I've heard that Orijen is also a very high quality food.  GL!
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  • The guaranteed analysis may be similar but they are entirely different foods. Wellness is actually much more balanced and has a lower (and better) fat content than TOTW.


    I recommend the complete health line.
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  • Thanks! I actually emailed the company. They let me know that they had changed their probiotic. I actually switched him to Precise Naturals and he is doing really well on it so far.

     


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  • Glad you found something that's working for your pup!

    I was going to recommend Acana (made by Champion pets - same makers of Orijen but a little less pricey).  My dogs have done extremely well on it (sensitive stomach and allergies - I also had a dog with terminal cancer that thrived on it during the remainder of her life) and they do have 'limited ingredient' diets that are new for sensitive dogs.
  • Glad you found something that's working for your pup!

    I was going to recommend Acana (made by Champion pets - same makers of Orijen but a little less pricey).  My dogs have done extremely well on it (sensitive stomach and allergies - I also had a dog with terminal cancer that thrived on it during the remainder of her life) and they do have 'limited ingredient' diets that are new for sensitive dogs.
    I will have to check Acana out. The Orijen was out of my price range. I am willing to pay well for good dog food, but I feel like they are plenty of good foods out there at a better price.

     


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