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I don't know if anyone else is experiencing this, but all three of my dogs are not eating as much this week, when I opened a new bag. I have been using this food for about 6 mths, and they have done well. Does anyone know of any changes in TOTW?
 

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I don't know about the food as I don't feed it, but might the weather have changed? Usually when it gets colder, dogs eat a bit less. Or has their exercise decreased recently or a change in the household of some kind? Many dogs are sensitive to change, even the kids going back to school.

If they aren't sick from the food I would assume it wasn't bad, maybe a formula change. I would contact the company and ask. It is possible an ingredients was amiss in production, or too much of an additive added which may cause a change in taste. This happened once with a Natural Balance batch that the food was sprayed with more of an additive; my dog still ate it, but many didn't. If you call the company they will want the run number from the bag, so make sure you have that when you call.
 

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Just found this on another forum; is this the batch you have?

Re: Taste of the Wild?
From: Melissa Brookshire ([email protected]) Sent: Tue 8/18/09 2:55 PM To: RM
Re: Taste of the Wild I have a revised statement based on information that I just received from management:

The Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream (TDP0701) from Gaston, South Carolina with a best before date of 01 July 2010 was pulled from retailers. This is not a recall and there is nothing dangerous in the food.

Several calls were received on this batch because of food refusal. Because it is unusual to receive more than a single call on a batch of food, the matter was fully investigated. It was found that the moisture was very low on this batch and the protein was higher than typical. There was some concern that the food may have been made with an additional protein source, so the decision was made to pull it from retailers to avoid more customers having trouble with feed refusal or potentially with digestive upset. Further testing indicated that there was not an additional protein source and that the high protein was simply caused by the over-drying of the food.

There is not anything poisonous or toxic in the food. It will not hurt your dogs. There are many people who are feeding or who have already fed this batch without any issues at all.

This ONLY affects the single batch mentioned above.
 

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One of the Berner breeders on the big dog forum I go to has had sick (vomiting) dogs within minutes of eating this in the past few days. The only dog not affected was the one on a different food. She reintroduced it after fasting/ bland food, and had the same reaction within minutes. She also sent an email and received a canned message back.
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I tried TOTW a couple months ago (both the pacific stream and high prairie formulas) and my dog lost interest in both. Within a couple days became a grazer, whereas previously i had to put a large rock in his food to slow him down. I switched to another brand and he went back to being a chow-hound. I really wish he liked TOTW because it's relatively cheap for being grain-free.
 

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I would say they are telling you perhaps they don't want to eat this bag. Maybe buy a smaller new bag and see if that is the issue. They might smell something different.
 

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I feed TOTW Pacific Stream to my three, and they LOVE this food! Their coats are beautiful and shiny. I have never had any problems with this food.
 

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Mine are eating it to and havent had any problems.
 

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I have two Goldens (Jack and Daisy) and only one eats TOTW High Prairie. In August we had the same type of situation. Jack would eat his TOTW and immediately throw it up. So I too did the bland diet and when I transitioned back to his food he threw it up. I then thought it might be that bag of food - so I fed him Daisy's food (Wellness) and he was fine. So I returned the TOTW and got replacement bag and he's been fine ever since. I did call TOTW to let them know and gave them the manufacturing info on the bag.
 

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I started Brutus on TOTW about a couple months ago. I heard it was very palatable and dogs just gobble it up...well...of course, not the case here. I put it in his bowl and he makes no move for it. His meals will sit there for an hour (with me shooing off Max every 2 minutes) before he even touches it. When he finally decides he's starving he'll take a bite then take a stroll around the table, through the living room, lick Max's empty bowl, then proceed to take another bite...same routine. Either he doesn't like his food or he really wants to savor it every bite haha.
Seriously though, he's not doing well on it. First of all, he's pooping several times a day, his ear's are always filthy, and he has no interest in it. I don't think it's a bad batch as we've gone through a few bags since he switched. So...Time to switch, yet again. Which is too bad cause i loved the price.
 

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I started Brutus on TOTW about a couple months ago. I heard it was very palatable and dogs just gobble it up...well...of course, not the case here. I put it in his bowl and he makes no move for it. His meals will sit there for an hour (with me shooing off Max every 2 minutes) before he even touches it. When he finally decides he's starving he'll take a bite then take a stroll around the table, through the living room, lick Max's empty bowl, then proceed to take another bite...same routine. Either he doesn't like his food or he really wants to savor it every bite haha.
Seriously though, he's not doing well on it. First of all, he's pooping several times a day, his ear's are always filthy, and he has no interest in it. I don't think it's a bad batch as we've gone through a few bags since he switched. So...Time tn switch, yet again. Which is too bad cause i loved the price.
Not as bad here, but my guys are only eating when they are hungry. They didn't eat this morning, but probably will tonight. They were all eating very well until the last two bags, which made me think that they might have changed the formula.
What will you switch to?
 

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I have no idea what to switch to. We've tried, Innova (didn't do well on it), California Natural (eventually lost interest in it and wouldn't eat without coaxing and we wanted a little higher protein levels), we've tried a few more but i can't remember them all.
Max is on Wellness Core and Brutus always cleans up his bowl when Max is done so maybe we'll try that. It's just more expensive. We still have about a half of a TOTW bag left so I have a little time to think about it.
 

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"Any changes in TOTW High Prairie?"

Yes, there has been a change. It is now "formulated with more bison" Venison is no longer the 2nd ingredient. It is now Bison, lamb meal, chicken meal etc... no other change.

I picked up a 30lb bag this morning and noticed it on the front of the bag. I gave them a call and they say they could no longer find enough venison to meet their demand.

I opened the bag and it looks them same, smells the same, and yes it tastes the same :yummy: Tucker has been on it for a month and has done very well on it.

I will post if he has any problems with the new bag, I do not foresee any problems.


 
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