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Question Timberwolf Organics Suds

Has anyone tried Timberwolf Organics kibble? We are in the process of switching Scout from his puppy food to Timberwolf Organics Southwest Chicken and Herbs. He seems to like the food and is doing fine with the food transition. But, my concern is that we have always moistened his kibble and when we moisten the Timberwolf the water looks soapy/sudsy. Can anyone think of an ingredient (other than soap) that would cause that? Has anyone seen that with any other kibbles? I've sent an e-mail to Timberwolf asking them about the sudsy look, but wanted to see if anyone here has any thoughts about it.

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Timberwolf is a GREAT food! I like the Bison and wild & natural formulas. Top quality food.





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I'll be very curious to see what timber wolf tells you about the suds.




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By sudsy, do you mean that the water looks like it's foaming a bit? A high amount of organic compounds such as proteins and fatty acids can cause a foamy look due to its interaction with air bubbles in the water. It's possible that's causing the look you are talking about.


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I hope Lina is right about the source of the suds. To me, it looks like there was dishwashing liquid residue in the bowl and that it is getting sudsy when water is added. The first time I tried the Timberwolf food, I thought the bowl I was using had some dishwashing liquid soap in it, so I dumped out the food and tried it again -- but the suds have happened everytime I have soaked the food, so I know it is not my bowl.
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The suds are weird. Please let us know what the company says.





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Well, I have been e-mailing back and forth with Timberwolf and sent them this photo of the suds. They had never been asked about suds before, but they have recreated the suds with kibble from different production batches. We have learned that the suds do not occur with cold water or room temperature water, only if the water is warm or hot. I have asked them if they have any thoughts on what causes the suds, and I am waiting to hear back from them on that.

In the meantime, I would love it if my forum friends would try soaking a little bit of their kibble in hot water and let me know if there are any suds. Our puppy kibble (Purina Pro Plan) didn't create suds when soaked in warm water, so I am wondering if there are other kibbles that do create suds. I would love to hear that others do and that Lina's explanation is a plausible one.

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Diane, that is a LOT of suds. Plus, the fact that only warm water and not room temperature or cold produces these results is really odd to me. My explanation would be for both cold and hot water. I just added hot water to my Fromm's Salmon a la Veg (Kubrick is really upset now because he thought he would get a second breakfast today, LOL) and I didn't even get any bubbles. I used to add hot water to Kubrick's puppy food (Merrick's) and I never noticed anything like that either.

I hope you get an answer from them, since I do think that's a little strange.


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Very interesting. I have a wedding and playdate tomorrow, so I will try it sometime this week.





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Very interesting .. Looks like suds to me !!
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