I'd like to switch Java's food...right now she is on Eukanuba Naturals Lamb and Rice Adult Large Breed (I know, I know...not a good quality, but I am learning..) but I would like to switch her to a better quality dog food, specifically TOTW. She is on adult large breed because she was growing too fast and having some achy joints/sore muscles because of it, growing pains, I guess. Is it ok to switch her to TOTW now, while she is less than a year old or would it be better to wait? I know that TOTW has more meat products in it, so more protein. Is that ok for her age(she is 8 months) or is it better to wait until she is over a year old? The added benefit is that TOTW is cheaper than the Eukanuba here ($38.50/lg bag vs $50/lg bag).
Do you guys think it would be a problem? Should I wait to switch or switch her now?
I tried TOTW and it gave my dogs the screaming shits.
Someone I know that feeds it won't feed it until the dog is over a year old, so I wouldn't switch yet.
♣ Laura ♣
Thanks for the advice.....and the warning!! lol
I know Eukanuba is not the best quality food, but I think I may keep her on it until she is a year old, then make the switch. I was afraid the amount of protein in it would aggravate the "growing pains" thing...so that's why I asked.
Once I do switch her I'll let you know how the shit situation goes....lol
Kodi eats the TOTW fish variety and is doing well on it. (Morning meal, she is on RAW for her evening meal)
Karen and the gang
BBI Kodi's Journey To Anotch (Journey)
BBI Kodi's Blackpowder Striker (Flint)
TOTW helped keep my pup from having the "screaming shits" as Laura calls it! LOL
I agree with waiting until she is older to start.
Eukanuba is a fine food if your dog does well on it. Feed what works.
♣ Laura ♣
My boys are on TOTW Pacific Stream (the fish variety) and it's the only food I've found that Champ does well on and doesn't have room-clearing farts. Both boys do very well on about half the 'recommended amounts' shown on the bag, as they are not active dogs.
I do agree on waiting until your dog is a year old, then introduce the new food gradually so the pup's system gets used to it.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
I think it is definately worth trying...lots of dogs do well on it. Tapering onto it gradually will help prevent possible stomach upset.
Laura is right...you gotta feed what works for your dog..... no matter what the cost. With that said....if you can find a cheaper alternative that works all the better. That is a great price for TOTW. Grain free foods tend to cost more than others foods(at least in my neck of the woods). A 30lbs bad here cost me $54. Fortunately I usually find a 20% off coupon which brings it down a bit.