Originally Posted by jwemt81
I'm new here. I'm glad I found this site! I've had cats my entire life and could never live without them, even though they do drive me crazy sometimes!
My husband and I have 4 cats and 2 golden retrievers. (Can't leave the golden boys out!) Sadly, we just lost our 12-year-old German Shepherd a few weeks ago.
Anyway, the main reason I joined this site is because I'm just wondering if anyone has had any experience with feeding their cats Taste of the Wild grain-free food. I have heard of it before, but we have never tried it. When we were at Tractor Supply the other day buying dog food, we saw that they carry both formulas of TOTW dry cat food, and for a very good price! I really like the looks of the ingredients and it sounds like a great quality food, but I wanted to get some opinions on it before we decide to make the switch from the Pro Plan indoor cat formula, which we have been feeding for several years. All of our cats are strictly indoor cats and they are all very healthy and active and none of them have any weight problems. Bailey, our oldest, will be 8 this summer, Scooter will be 6 this summer, Abby, our black Maine Coon, just turned 4 today, and our youngest and most insane cat, Eddie the Russian Blue, is 2. If any of you have used this food before, how did your cat(s) do on it?
I have to admit that I'm a bit paranoid about food. When I was 18, my parents had to put down one of our cats who came to us as a stray a few years before due to really bad crystals, which the vet thought might have been food-related. He was the best cat. Definitely don't want to go through that again! Maybe we should just keep them on the Pro Plan since they have always done well on it and have never had any health problems at all, but I'm just a bit curious about TOTW!
Originally Posted by yayi
My cats used to like it. I don't know what happened but when I let them try another brand, they switched to the new one and ever since disliked TOTW.
I just erased, somehow, my original post detailing my cats' death. I spent an hour explaining what and how, and how much I miss him. I fed him Wellness, some Taste of the Wild , and some EVO CAT.
If you don't know about, or truly understand the implications and results
(death)of Wellness, Feb 28 2011 Voluntary Recall
Or as I perceive it Stealth recall------Quiet no FDA no Press coverage recall
for your cats sake you should follow up on various consumer sights.
To yayi My Boy did the same thing with Wellness and Taste of the Wild the month before he died. I thought he lost his appetite as he had been failing for 4 or 5 months. Vomiting, off and on for months, shrunken red rimmed eyes and twitching the last 2 months. He cycled for months between healthy, then sick .
I thought he had lost his appetite again............
He cried when I offered him cat food took a few licks and then SERiously, begged for some of my turkey.
He was ravenous, I got sick to my stomach and threw up right there in the
What had I been feeding him? Had he been forced to eat that or starve, until he just couldn't stomach one more bite?
This is what happened. These were and are my thoughts.
yayi I Know what I wouldn't feed my love again. No matter, he wouldn't have eaten it anyway .TOTW is manufactured by DIAMOND EVO CAT was sold to BIG Pet Food --------- Wellness admits cats' could develop
thiamine deficiency if fed their food for a period of time. mine was, did and died a horrible drawn out death.
You owe it to yourself and to your cat to at least try to research who owns what. And what big company may have just quietly, bought a niche brand to exploit. I not picking, I'm grieving. A good way to start is by WIKI the brands and companies and look for connections.
Taste of the Wild is manufactured by DIAMOND. So when a DIAMOND related product is recalled, ask yourself " what could that mean to TOTW" in regards to the manufacturing plants, the source/country of ingredients used etc.
6 degrees of Big Pet Food can be and should be played with all brands.
If I had the chance to feed him again I would cross my fingers and try Honest Kitchen. if that weren't in my budget, Halo (I used to be Grain-free but I obviously didn't know sh** ) their products are species appropriate high protein, very little grain, the science appears sound but I'm no scientist.)
Right now I would be concentrating on keeping him alive and not poisoning him.
I was looking at Weurva but now they have a line in Petco called Soulstice so I'm back on the fence.
My sister and my best friend what/need me to help them choose a new/safe food. What if I'm wrong again.
You could make you own but you BETTER know what your doing.
You can't practice on a cat.
It's not like when we were kids and you could feed Spot and Fluffy whatever was convenient.
Just like anything else educate adapt evolve question
After he died a had a lot of time to review my choices, actions and responses.