Ross Wells Titan Premade Raw opinions?

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    Liz C
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    I have a local co-op I can get a more affordable pre-made raw from Ross Wells Titan Blends, they are complete 80/10/10 blends:

    This is not where I am getting it from but the link below shows the label info. They have two different complete blends, Red and Blue

    https://dmvrawfeeders.com/food?olsPage=products%2Ftitan-blue-coarse-grind-tubed-40lbs

    https://dmvrawfeeders.com/food?olsPage=products%2Ftitan-red-fine-grind-tubed-8-5lb-tubes-40lbs

    I found some reviews but not many so wondering if this looks like a good option. I use complete blends 80/10/10 now minus the added vitamins and minerals. The blends I have just have the protein, organ and bone so not sure what the pros/cons are. to having the extra ingredients?

    Thanks for any feedback, I appreciate it!

    #129814 Report Abuse
    InkedMarie
    Member

    I don’t understand why they add wheat germ oil, fish, eggs and vitamins.

    I feed ground raw and it’s just meat/ one/organs. I buy from Hare Today

    #129815 Report Abuse
    Liz C
    Member

    Yes that is what I was used to feeding. But the supplier that I normally get my blends from, their prices are much higher.

    I am just wondering if it still looks like a good balanced option. I’m guessing it’s still way better than kibble.

    Just hoping someone has had some experience with using their brand…

    #129817 Report Abuse
    InkedMarie
    Member

    Maybe someone will respond. I wouldn’t feed it, I don’t want other things in my raw but that’s just me. Good luck!

    #132870 Report Abuse
    Jennifer R
    Member

    Yes, I think it is much better than kibble. If you go to the following page, you can see over 100 reviews from others.

    https://www.rawdeliverymn.com/ReviewsList.asp?ProductCode=MF2007s&Reviews=Y

    #137049 Report Abuse
    CHRISTINE C
    Member

    I know I am very late to this post but – I have been feeding Titan Blue Fine Grind for a little over a year. I switched all 3 of my dogs, including a German Shepherd that has EPI. Previously fed Merrick kibble. My dogs have thrived on this raw diet. It is easy, inexpensive (compared to sourcing meat myself) and I it has increased their quality of life. My 13 year old lab acts like he is a puppy.

    #140124 Report Abuse
    Jaky S
    Member

    I’ve been feeding Titan for 4 months. My dogs are thriving and its way more affordable than when I was preparing homemade raw/cooked. Eggs add fatty acids. Fish is a source of natural vitamin D and omega 3. Wheat germ oil adds vitamin E and omegas. If you are feeding raw without supplementation your foods will typically be low on iodine, vitamin d, magnesium, manganese and vitamin E. That is why dog food manufacturers supplement.

    #141158 Report Abuse
    Jana L
    Member

    I use this food all the time. I have fed the red and the blue to my dogs and cats – it’s especially nice for the cats since they don’t always go for bones and organ meat as enthusiastically as the dogs.
    These blends can also be cooked – it probably seems like heresy to most raw feeders, but I do cook for my dogs! They get a small portion of cooked vegetables with their meals as well, and raw eggs from my own hens. We’ve been doing this for nearly two years now, and I’m very happy with their health. Nice coats, active, bright, good weight.

    #163176 Report Abuse
    Jeanne S
    Participant

    I love feeding my dogs Titan Red complete. I never hear that you can cook it and how would you if you wanted to? Does cooking make it lose nutrition? I heard you were in the stages of creating pre-sliced CHUBS. Is that true and if so when?
    My only concern is there’s just one distributor where I live and he’s not always available. Do you know of any others in the area of Palm City, Jupiter, Stuart, Palm Beach Gardens area.

    #164780 Report Abuse
    Jeanne S
    Participant

    ARe there any other distributors near Jupiter, Stuart, Palm Beach Gardens or
    Palm City Florida

    #164781 Report Abuse
    CHRISTINE C
    Member

    Best to contact Ross Wells, they are located in Wi

    #165231 Report Abuse
    Janice M
    Member

    Bottom of the barrel factory farmed leftovers, will never use

    #165235 Report Abuse
    Jeanne S
    Participant

    I was introduced to Ross Wells last year and quite frankly my girls did well on the beef. Seemed like a decent product. The co-op supplier started giving me the chicken blend-saying that’s all he could get from the company. Sometime he said there were issues with delivery from them when in fact it was his problem all the time. The chicken blend was ok for a substitute,but my dogs started gaining weight given the same amount so I cut back a bit. Also the cubs were always nicked and cut in places probably from rough handling and the blood would leak out all over. He kept saying he didn’t have the beef but I found out he was selling the beef to some of my friends. This guy (Pete Sorvino in Palm City Florida) always gave me a problem when I ordered. He isn’t professional like most co-op people and he has a full time job which limits times available. (like you can only text him once on a Wednesday and if he feels like getting back to you by Friday with any (left over chicken products he’ll text a time to come get it…period) you can only pick up Thurs-Friday between noon and like 3. I think he sells to police dogs and wants them to get first crack. Not that I’m denying them but I’m a paying customer and all I wanted was the Titan Red (10 chubs) every 2 weeks but obviously that was too much to ask. I had to call the company a few times to ask them if he was still in business because I could never get an answer from him. He didn’t like that too much so not he won’t sell to me. I’m finding out that he’s ghosted other people of my heritage. I believe he is anti semitic. I also have been hearing that the product is sub standard and would like to know if anyone else has heard that. Also I’ve seen that some people pay way less than I was paying. There are no other co-ops within 4 hours of me. I guess I’ll switch. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

    #165236 Report Abuse
    CHRISTINE C
    Member

    Hi Jeanne – Sorry to hear about all your problems with your co-op. It really shouldn’t work that way. I do not have another food solution but, have you considered forming your own co-op? I live in the Kansas City area and there are 2 here. I do not know the rules for Ross Wells but, if you can get enough people to join for a monthly delivery they may consider it.

    #165237 Report Abuse
    CHRISTINE C
    Member

    Response to comment regarding quality – 3rd and 4th grade meats are not used. You do not know what meat is used in kibble food, etc. my dogs have thrived on Titan raw food.

    #165281 Report Abuse
    Joanne S
    Participant

    For anyone wanting to know more about Ross Wells raw food…

    Since the Ross Wells Titan Red and Titan Blue blends…AAFCO for ALS commercial raw grinds…have been discussed lately on threads where people are looking to reduce their costs or because DIY is not a good fit and because I know the two brothers (John and Robert) who own Ross Wells, it crossed my mind that others might be interested in what I know about them. So here goes for starters and any questions just ask…I’ll do my best. But John is very easy to talk to and the absolute best resource since he produces these foods. If you are interested call John at 262-242-0200 to see if there is a buying group near you…they don’t all have an online presence for Google or Facebook to find. Each buying group will add prorated shipping costs and those will vary by group size and location.

    Is RW the Cadillac of commercial raw grinds? No. But the RW Titans are a very good pre-made, complete and balanced raw grind priced affordably enough for pretty much anyone who feeds a decent quality kibble. I’ve been feeding RW to multiple dogs for over 15 years. As have many of my friends since RW is local for us. And we all feel blessed to be in RW’s back yard for in person pick up at either their plant in Medford, WI or their office in Mequon, WI.

    The reasons Ross Wells products are so inexpensive are as follows. They don’t market their products at all. They recently created a website and it’s very no frills. Most people don’t understand how terribly expensive marketing is. They also don’t ship product below a large minimum order so only buying groups and zoos, etc. can afford to order their products shipped…a huge overhead savings. And their product packaging is very basic. They don’t spend money on pretty. John and his brother Robert are two very down to earth guys who epitomize Midwestern values…they are in business to make a profit but they are not profit driven. And John is constantly looking for low pricing on raw materials. The only downside is that not everyone lives within reasonable driving distance to a RW buying group or to their plant or office.

    Ross Wells raw foods do not contain 3/4D meat. Many years ago when RW began producing raw food, they used to make a raw grind *specifically for*, at *their request* and sold *only to* sled dog team handlers who fed tens to hundreds of dogs and to other customers who specifically requested it. These mushers directly requested 3/4D meat in order to reduce their monumental feeding costs. RW has always used only human grade meat for their pet food lines and stopped producing the sled dog line a few years ago when some of their pet food customers had concerns about potential cross contamination.

    Titan Red and Titan Blue do not contain charcoal. The RW single proteins didn’t used to contain charcoal but do now because the state forced John to denature them to prevent them from potentially being misconstrued as human food. Ross Wells’ main business is ingredient sales to major dog food companies so once they pick up human grade meats with their trucks those meats automatically lose their legal human grade food status. Chain of custody is very important to the USDA.

    There are a few raw food distributors who now stock Ross Wells products but their ship charges can be hefty. You can always call John to verify that he provides product to the distributor you are considering if you’d like to confirm product authenticity.

    #175202 Report Abuse
    Sonja T
    Participant

    Jeanne – look up RawPets . Com in Florida.
    Grassfed/grass finished options . They are a distributor with different tier breakdowns.

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