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    DefaultGrain -free food recommendations

    I had mentioned in Health and Nutritution about Paisley's ear mite issues, and wanting to switch her to a grain free food when she is 6 months. Duke had ear mite issues when he was a puppy as well, but does not now at age 1 1/2. We clean/treat Paisley's ears but I wanted to try grain free as I heard it helps with ear issues. Duke is on Venisin and Bison TOTW and Paisley is on Diamond puppy food as she has been since we got her from the breeder. I have seen on here not to feed TOTW to dogs under 1 year. Does anyone had good recommendations for a grain free food to try with them when Paisley is 6 months in August? Thanks

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    I've heard TOTW is ok to feed to pups just not the pacific stream (salmon) because the calcium/phosphorus levels are to high for puppies. I was feeding TOTW to bentley who is 8months and he did really good on it. I just recently switched to natures domain (from Costco) and so far I really like it. It is grain free and a little bit cheaper than TOTW.

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    TOTW is fine for pups, just not the Pacific Stream, like the above poster stated.
    I rotate multiple grain free foods...one of them being TOTW Sierra Mountain (lamb) which would be a good option.

    I also rotate Fromm Surf & Turf, Fromm Beef Frittata and Nature's Variety Instinct Duck & Turkey meal, but I don't think any of them are appropriate for a 6 month old pup.

    Moka started on TOTW at 9 months...she started on the High Prairie (Venison and Bison) and did very, very well on it. So you could try that first seeing as you're already feeding it to Duke.

    Both of my girls have done incredibly well on TOTW-clean ears, clear eyes, good stools and beautiful coats and skin.
    I do also rotate the Pacific Stream.

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    Thanks for your advice! Java's mom, you've helped a ton! Duke really likes TOTW and Paisley seems to too (she sneaks Duke's sometimes and who can blame her since all she's ever eaten is diamond puppy? haha) I will switch between high prairie and sierra mountain for now and introduce the salmon when Paisley is older. I'm glad I can still feed this then, since I like the way it's working for Duke. Thanks!

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    orijen also has a puppy food
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    If you're looking for grain free and can't afford to break the bank every time you have to feed the pooch. Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance comes in grain free and (last i checked) was cheaper then all the other options. You can usually find it in Petco, not sure if Petsmart carries it though. I myself, am a huge fan of the Solid Gold line of food. Barking at the Moon is their grain free option.

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    We feed TOTW High Prairie Canine formula, and Murphy loves it.

    It's $45 for a 30 pound bag at Tractor Supply.

    If you email the company through their website, they will mail you samples of all 4 flavors for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Dog View Post
    We feed TOTW High Prairie Canine formula, and Murphy loves it.

    It's $45 for a 30 pound bag at Tractor Supply.

    If you email the company through their website, they will mail you samples of all 4 flavors for free.
    Ouch...we pay $35 for a 30 lb bag of TOTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukesmommy22 View Post
    Thanks for your advice! Java's mom, you've helped a ton! Duke really likes TOTW and Paisley seems to too (she sneaks Duke's sometimes and who can blame her since all she's ever eaten is diamond puppy? haha) I will switch between high prairie and sierra mountain for now and introduce the salmon when Paisley is older. I'm glad I can still feed this then, since I like the way it's working for Duke. Thanks!
    It's always easier when you can feed them the same food.
    Good luck!!
    Hey...you should really think about posting new Paisley pics!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by javasmom View Post
    Ouch...we pay $35 for a 30 lb bag of TOTW.
    That's a really good deal.

    I checked online, and before shipping, I couldn't find bags for less than $45.

    Which retailer sells TOTW for $35?

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