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Old 04-20-2010, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I am transitioning Simba from Innova Puppy to Taste of the Wild (High Prairie Canine Formula with Bison - yellow bag). He is 18 weeks old and I can already tell he likes that much better. Is this too much for him at this age? After reading a couple of posts it seems as if I should've chosen the Pacific Stream Formula for starters.
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I would start with Pacific Steam because the protein level is lower and better for an 18 week old pup. After the has reached 18 months, then most of the growth plates have closed and you can transition to feeding a higher % kibble.
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we use pacific stream... Costco has a product in a blue bag that is the EXACT SAME FORMULA. its $28 for 35lbs where we were paying $40+ for 30lbs at a local pets store.

FYI. Our baby loves it and her Poo is really nice if that makes sense.
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I just bought a 15 pound bag of Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream to transition Koko over to.

Wellness is keeping her poo too soft and almost to the point of being runny.
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we use pacific stream... Costco has a product in a blue bag that is the EXACT SAME FORMULA. its $28 for 35lbs where we were paying $40+ for 30lbs at a local pets store.

FYI. Our baby loves it and her Poo is really nice if that makes sense.
Does Kirkland now make a grain-free dog food like TOTW that they sell at costco?

That would be great if they do.
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Does Kirkland now make a grain-free dog food like TOTW that they sell at costco?

That would be great if they do.
It is made by Diamond, I've tried to find something that says it's the same. Only thing I found was someone posted on a board that it has the same PO Box number as TOTW. That WOULD be awesome, but why isn't there any website on Kirkland or anything! I just got my friend to switch to TOTW. She's got three dogs, so it's not cheap. She'd be ecstatic if she can get it at Costco too!!!

I will really look into this and let you know what I find
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I'm going to run to Costco tomorrow. Ill see what i can find and let you know.
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I ran to Costco today to check out dog food. They do carry a grain-free dog food now and as BoxerMama25 said is very close to the make up of TOTW Pacific Stream. It is called Nature's Domain Salmon Meal and Sweet Potato. The main difference between the two is the main protein. The Costco one has Salmon meal as the main source of protein and the second meat protein isn't listed until the 10th ingredient. It cost 27.99 for a 35lb bag. Here is the list of ingredients for Nature's domain:

Salmon meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil, potato protein, potato fiber, natural flavor, flaxseed, ocean fish meal, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
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I ran to Costco today to check out dog food. They do carry a grain-free dog food now and as BoxerMama25 said is very close to the make up of TOTW Pacific Stream. It is called Nature's Domain Salmon Meal and Sweet Potato. The main difference between the two is the main protein. The Costco one has Salmon meal as the main source of protein and the second meat protein isn't listed until the 10th ingredient. It cost 27.99 for a 35lb bag. Here is the list of ingredients for Nature's domain:

Salmon meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, canola oil, potato protein, potato fiber, natural flavor, flaxseed, ocean fish meal, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
Cool!! thanks so much. that was a lot of typing! So did you buy it or take a pic of the ingredients in order to post?? It's definitely cheap, but I'm wondering about the protein issue. TOTW lists four different proteins within the first 7 ingredients while the Nature's Domain only has two like you mentioned and not as good of a quality. Hmmm.
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Cool!! thanks so much. that was a lot of typing! So did you buy it or take a pic of the ingredients in order to post?? It's definitely cheap, but I'm wondering about the protein issue. TOTW lists four different proteins within the first 7 ingredients while the Nature's Domain only has two like you mentioned and not as good of a quality. Hmmm.
According to "dog food analysis" "salmon" as the first ingredient is a bit of a red herring (excuse the pun) as it is first by weight BEFORE the food is dehydrated to make kibble. In all likelihood, it contributes less protein then the other sources which are already dehydrated before adding to the mix.

One thing the costco stuff doesn't have is probiotics. We intend to switch him over from TOTW to Nature's Domain in a few months.

Regarding the PO box being the same for both foods- ALL Diamond products list the same PO box (AFAIK) and they make a WIDE range of products including some not so great (see recalls) so the address alone doesn't tell you much.
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