Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southwest Washington
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First, I am no expert on the food issue - I find it all very confusing, to say the least. Awhile back, I also decided to change my guys to TOTW. Finn loved it; Augie, not so much. In hindsight, I think maybe he knew best??
Is Jack not doing well on his current food? Is there a reason to change?
Augie came to us from his breeder on Purina Pro Plan. She said she had used it for quite some time and that her dogs did well on it. We continued him on it for quite awhile. He did well. His coat was shiny. No lack of energy. Vet said he was the picture of health. Then, after reading on the forum and people's opinion here that it isn't the best food, I thought maybe I should be giving him something better. People seemed to like the TOTW, so we made the switch. However, I am not so sure it is the best food for him. He has developed feet staining, he poops far more and they are a lot larger than they ever were on the Pro Plan. It may be better quality but I am thinking it may be too much of a good thing - for his system. Right now, I am of the mind that if it wasn't broke, maybe I shouldn't have tried to 'fix' it. And don't get me wrong here, I am NOT pointing the finger at TOTW, but currently we are also dealing with a urinary tract infection and crystals. We are in the process of switching back to his old food, because he did do well on it. I am kind of waiting to see what his next urinalysis shows, to re-evaluate and figure out what we need to do.
Linda, Augie & Finn's Mom