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Sarah, we are going to get more this weekend too.  Plus, having been around the feed industry for years...there is something to buying in bulk.  At the mill, feed runs can vary even though they say they don't.  It is amazing how just a little difference can affect animals.  If you buy from the same feed run you are getting an equal product within all those bags. 

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Our Costco in Kennesaw, GA still doesn't carry it.

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Well, that settles it--Elsa and I will make a Costco run on the way home

Updated to add that my front bedroom is now stocked with 9 bags...In addition to the almost 3 bags in varmint-proof storage in the garage.  I've been stocking up on all kinds of stuff w/ all the New Year's sales--popping up on Hoarders can't be far off!!! 

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Is everyone still happy with their Nature's Domain?  I am trying to have it in Quebec right now!


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I get it here in Vancouver WA and I love it. I feed the salmon.


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Ditto--I feed the salmon formula and both dogs are doing great on it.  Good thing since I still have many bags stacked on my treadmill in our front bedroom (great excuse to not do the treadmill too!!!).  Good luck
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Nature's Domain is available in the Northwest. I've bought it in eastern WA, ID, MT, and UT. Oftentimes you have to ask where it is because it is not always in the dog food aisle yet.

Secondly, I have compared TOTW and Nature's Domain and TOTW is too high in the calcium/phos ratio for growing Mastiff puppies.  Nature's Domain is in perfect range.  I have called on both of these #'s since they are not listed on the bag. Nature's Domain is closest to Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance in ingredients and is half the price.  I have weaned a litter of 14 to this food since Canidae and Holistic Select both changed their formulas and I love the results I'm getting from it.  Not too hot protein wise, not too high in calories. Nice stool and the puppies and adults LOVE IT.

Since I'm going in for total knee replacement, we have stocked up on this since my adults have been transitioned to this and we have had zero problems with the change.  I'm thinking that's a pretty good testimony to the palatability of the food.

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I have three dogs on three different foods, and am *hoping* to find just one food that agrees with all three.

My 6-1/2-year-old AM, Murphy, is on Canidae All Life Stages (basically because it's a great food for a great price... and Murph can eat anything without any problems). 

Depending on which store I can get to, Maggie, my 5-1/2-year-old EM, is on either Blue Buffalo Basics or Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Limited Ingredient food for her food allergies (she also has environmental allergies). 

Brody, my 19-month-old AM, is on Hills Prescription ID food for his chronic mushy poops.    

Anyone have any dogs with food allergies and/or chronic mushy poops that have had good results with this food?  It would be so nice to find something that works for everyone... especially Brody, as I just hate having him on the Hills Rx diet.



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Hank was never officially diagnosed w/ any food allergies, but was getting super, super itchy on the Fromm Gold (chicken and barley, I think????) and it looked like a soft serve ice cream factory in the back yard.  I originally switched him to TOTW Pacific Stream thinking that we would pursue allergy testing if that didn't clear things up...He wasn't even half way switched over and just about all of his symptoms completely cleared up.  It's been a couple years now and he's never had itchies to that extent again.  I switched from TOTW to Nature's Domain when Costco started carrying it and I didn't notice any difference in his skin or poops--no itchy skin and firm poops  I'd say it couldn't hurt to try to see if it provides some relief...Good luck!!!
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My Costco (NJ)  FINALLY is carrying Nature's Domain....bought my first bags today

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I LOVE this food too... we have all our dogs on it and it's working well.  Nation is very picky eater and Moose has issues with Chicken food so we are on the Turkey flavor and can't beat the price with this kind of food. 



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TOTW and Kirkland's Nature's Domain are made in the same place. It looks to me like the Kirkland brand is made from the leftovers of the TOTW. For ex, the fish protein. TOTW has salmon as a first ingredient, Kirkland has salmon meal, not at all the same.  See http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/choosing-dog-food/about-meat-meal/

TOTW Ocean fish meal as the 2nd ingredient, Kirkland as the 6th ingredient - i.e. very small amounts.  So in all it seems that the plant makes TOTW, and Kirkland is then made from exactly the same products, but when it comes to the proteins it is the leftovers from TOTW, Of course it is cheaper, just do not imagine you are getting a deal. You pay for what you get.

Kirklands is still a good average dry food. Most dogs get a lot of treats and people food with real chicken, fish and beef and eggs, so they do get the high quality protein for their brains to function properly. Brains do better with very high quality protein, bones grow better and stay better with less protein and more carbs. So Kirklands with treats of real meat and fish is a great option.

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