Originally Posted by ClaireVoyant
There's so much out there regarding dog food it's hard to know what to trust and what to take with a grain of salt. For every expert study one can cite for justifying lower protein diets, there's another that says the higher the protein and lower the grains, the better. I almost feel as though I need to return to school for a dog nutrion degree just to ensure I'm properly caring for my dog
To complicate things further . . .prevailing wisdom on one forum can be opposite on another, depending on how adept posters are at swaying toward their position. All this results in a whole lot of confusion
And isn't that the TRUTH?!?!
I had been reading how everyone seemed to think TOTW was a great food and their dogs did well on it. So we tried it here. We developed staining after starting it. And it is possible it was an allergy to the protein source. I have no idea. I have been told that the protein source in the TOTW formulas is quite rich and that some dogs systems do not handle it as well as others.
I, too, feel totally confused and overwhelmed by this topic. Augie was doing very well on the food he was sent home from the breeder with and we continued with. And then I started feeling guilty that maybe he wasn't being fed as well as he could be, after reading the food threads, and started messing with things - very gradually. But it was after that, that we had urinary issues, staining, etc. I wish, after the fact, that I had left things alone!