Monday, March 14, 2011

Switching Solidgold Hund-n-Flocken to TOTW Sierra Mountain

Update - We returned TOTW Sierra Mountain after about 2 weeks. We realised that TOto started scratching his paws more and we are not very uncomfortable with that. We switch his kibbles to Wellness Simple Food Solutions Lamb & Rice Formula next; and he seems to be doing so much better with firmer poop.
Our experiments with TOto's kibbles are rather successful.
His poop really came out in 2 colours and 2 different type of texture!
Poops by Solidgold Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog  are really softer and comes out yellowish and Poops by Orijen Fish are darker and firmer in texture. This experiment confirms our suspicion that kibbles that are high in grain content give softer poop! So we are in the market looking for Grain Free and Low Protein Kibbles. We found ACANA Lamb & Apples but that is not available in USA!

As for now we are switching TOto 1/3 portion of his meal; Solid Gold Fluckchen Hocken to Taste of the Wild - Sierra Mountain Canine Formula.

From :
A lamb protein, grain-free formula for all life stages with sweet potatoes and peas provides highly digestible energy for your dog. Made with real roasted lamb, this formula offers a taste sensation like no other. Supplemented with fruits and vegetables, this formula delivers natural antioxidants to help give your friend a healthy lifestyle. Your dog craves a taste of the wild. Go ahead and give him one.

Protein: 25% Fat: 15%
Calcium: 1.6%, as-fed; Phosphorus: 1.0%, as-fed
Calories: 3,611 kcal/kg (338 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy
Available in 5lb, 15lb and 30lb bags.

Lamb, lamb meal, sweet potatoes, potatoes, peas, canola oil, pea protein, roasted lamb, tomato pomace, natural flavor, salt, choline chloride, mixed tocopherols, dried chicory root, taurine, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, 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, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Not very happy with the SALT but we realised alot of 'Grain Free' kibbles would have SALT as one of their ingredient! We wonder why!! But we rationalised that since we are only giving TOto's 1/3 of the portion, it would still be acceptable! TOTW kibbles smell weird, hahaha~

Low Protein level at 25%!
High level proteins are not healthy for small dogs' kidney!

Feeding portion is almost the same as Solidgold!
Hopefully we get firmer poops from TOTW!
It comes highly recommended from online reviews!

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