Category Archives: Timberwolf Organics

Timberwolf-General Info and Contact


Timberwolf Organics, Inc.
255 S. Orange Ave suite 745
Orlando, FL
PHONE: 407-877-8779
Email: <Customer.Support@Timberwolforganics.com>

WEBSITE: http://timberwolforganics.com/

FOODS SOLD BY TIMBERWOLF

Serengeti Herbal Felid Diet™

Serengeti Felid Formula –

Serengeti™ Formula

Lamb & Chicken Liver Formula™ Kettle Cooked

Fish & Wild Rice Formula™ Kettle Cooked

Fish (Salmon, Mackerel and Herring) & Wild Rice

Venison & Trout Formula Kettle Cooked

Pheasant & Herbs Formula™ Kettle Cooked

Pheasant & Herbs

Wild & Natural Dry™ Canid Formula

Wild & Natura™ Formula

Ocean Blue™ Canid Formula

Nutrient Dense Lamb, Barley and Apples™ Canid Formula

Dakota Bison™ Canid Formula

Wilderness Elk Dry™ Canid Formula

Southwest Chicken and Herbs™ Canid Formula

Black Forest™ Canid Formula

Variety Pack of 8 Samples

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2008-06-04-Timberwolf Recalls Several Foods


http://timberwolforganics.com/News-and-Events 

“Dakota Bison/Ocean Blue Reported Issues

Timberwolf Organics Customer,

Due to recent reports from some customers, we have ordered that two
formulas from three specific dates be pulled from the shelves. These
are:

Dakota Bison with ‘best by date’ of 12 Feb 2009
Ocean Blue with ‘best by date’ of 20 Feb 2009
Ocean Blue with best by date’ of 8 March 2009

The reported symptoms include dogs refusing to eat, diarrhea or
vomiting. While the problem is inconsistent (not every dog eating food
from those dates/bag show the symptoms and not every bag), to err on
the side of caution have decided to pull the formulas produced with
the above dates.
Initial testing has come back negative for problems and further
testing is pending results.

As soon as the cause of this reported problem is determined procedures
will be put into place to ensure that an event like this cannot happen
again. Please be assured that no other formulas and Ocean Blue and
Dakota Bison with dates other than ones listed above are not affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience or problems that this may have
resulted in. If you do have a bag with those dates please contact the
retailer you purchased it from for an exchange or credit. If you
purchased it directly from us please give us a call or email us at
customer.support@timberwolforganics.com” onclick=”window.open(this.href);return false.

Thank you for choosing Timberwolf Organics.

Sincerely,

Timberwolf Organics Team”


2007-12-08-Dog Food Project reponds to Timberwolfs excuses


On December 8th 2007, The Dog Food Project also posted the letter from Timberwolf on their site~ Underneath that letter, from TWO, the Dog Food Project, one by one, takes the lame excuses of Timberwolf and address’s them. Very well done indeed!

Please go here to read what the Dog Food Project has to say Dog Food Project It is a great read and basically, not only are there many important ingredient discrepancies, which are addressed, there are also huge *holes* in their sad, sad explanations for why it took over 2 years to correct their *accidental oversight* which could very well have cause allergic reactions or other reactions in dogs that had allergies! Even more so in smaller dogs!

Instead they are attempting to minimize what they did by putting it off on the AAFCO and their new regulations for Pet Food Labels and make it look like they are just trying to comply with all the new language! Hog wash!

They are also claiming the old stand-by of, well we are allowed a certain amount of time to use up old bags! How many times do we hear that one every year from other companies as well!

It is a lie and one that many companies try to put over on the consumer! Fact is! The bag ingredients *must* reflect exactly what is inside, not what was inside for the last two years or even last week!! The dog food Project covers this topic also!

Again you can find the whole article here on the Dog Food Project site directly under the Timberwolf response!

2007-12-08-Examples of some ingredient discrepancies


Wild and Natural:
New
Chicken Meal, Chicken, Chicken Fat, Dried Potato Product, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavors, Salmon Oil, Dried Egg Product, Dried Kelp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Carrots, Dried Celery, Dried Beets, Dried Parsley, Dried Lettuce, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach, Dried Tomato Pomace, DL-Methionine, Dried Whey Product, Casein, etc

Old
Chicken Meal, Fresh Chicken, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and rosemary extract), Low Ash Salmon Meal, Potatoes, Sardine/Mackerel/Anchovy/Tuna Oils (preserved with mixed tocopherols and rosemary extract) Eggs, Dried Chicken Liver, Dried Whole Milk, Dried Whey Extract, Kelp, Alfalfa Leaf, etc
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Ocean Blue:
New
White Fish Meal, Salmon, Dried Potato Product, Chicken Fat, Salmon Oil, Natural Flavors, Dried Apples, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Figs, Ground Thyme, Ground Anise Seed, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fenugreek, Dried Garlic, Ground Sunflower Seeds, Ground Sesame Seeds, Dried Kelp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Whey Product, Casein, Dried Carrots, Dried Celery, Dried Beets, Dried Parsley, Dried Lettuce, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach,etc

Old
Low Ash White Fish Meal, Salmon, Potatoes, Sardine/Mackerel/Anchovy/Tuna Oils, Kelp, Alfalfa Leaf, Potassium Chloride, Amaranth, Carrot, Watercress, Spinach, Celery, Parsley, Fennel Seed, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pears, Figs, Thyme, Anise Seed, Ground Cinnamon Bark, Fenugreek, Garlic Pieces, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Apples, Taurine, Spirulina, etc
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Dakota Bison:
New
Bison, Salmon Meal, Ground Millet, Ground Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Chicken Fat, Sweet Potatoes, Salmon Oil, Dried Apples, Dried Cranberries, Dried Figs, Ground Thyme, Ground Anise Seed, Natural Flavors, Dried Carrots, Dried Celery, Dried Beets, Dried Parsley, Dried Lettuce, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach, Dried Egg Product, L-Lysine, Tomato Pomace, Dried Whey Extract, Dried Casein, etc

Old
Fresh Bison Meat, Salmon Meal, Millet, Sweet Potatoes, Oats, Flaxseed, Carrot, Watercress, Spinach, Celery, Parsley, Fennel Seed, Wild Salmon Oil, Atlantic Kelp, Alfalfa, Potassium Chloride, Amaranth, Currants, Cranberries, Pears, Figs, Thyme, Anise Seed, Ground Cinnamon Bark, Fenugreek, Garlic Pieces, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Apples, Chicory Root, Spirulina, Choline Chloride, Lecithin, Probiotics: (Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Lactis, Bacillus Bifidum, Streptococcus Diacetilactis, Bacillus Subtillus), Taurine, etc
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ADDITIONS: Important if dogs have allergies or are sensitive to these ingredients

CHICKEN FAT: Ocean Blue, and Dakota Bison.
EGG PRODUCT: Dakota Bison !

OTHER CHANGES:
Use of “potato product” Was “potatoes”
Use of “egg product” Was “eggs.”

2007-12-07-Timberwolf Rep Responds to Upset Consumers


I am cross posting this to a few forums. If you do see a forum that I did not get to please direct them here or please let me know so I can address this.

Due to some concerns of a possible formula ‘change’ in Timberwolf Organics we’d like to set the record straight. The ingredient list on our website has always reflected the food in our bags. Some online retailers that carry our food do not necessarily update their listing to reflect what we have on our website. The food we produce has not changed.

With our older packaging there was some compliance issues with some descriptors of the ingredients. For example ‘low ash salmon meal’. Low Ash can not be defined under AAFCO guidelines so even though the salmon meal that we use is exactly the same as before we must remove the low ash portion of the ingredient listed.

This is a similar case with the dried potato product, dried egg product and a few other ingredients. Since the recent boom in natural and holistic ingredients and dog foods there has been a lag in definitions available through AAFCO. AAFCO defines a potato or egg being used in a food as a dried potato product or a dried egg product. There has been no change in supply or quality in any of our foods. We have been merely updating to the ‘correct’ definition under AAFO guidelines.

As for the chicken fat in the Ocean Blue and the Dakota Bison it has always in all of our formulations. Do to an oversight when we switched bag manufacturers a few years ago it was left off the ingredient list and wasn’t discovered until we switched to the new bag manufacturer and started to review the label. We apologize for any perceived deceit as there was none intended.

Chicken fat will not trigger an allergic reaction in dogs or any animals that is allergic to chicken. The antigen that is associated with chicken allergies is only found in the protein portion of the chicken, i.e. chicken meat and meal. It is not in the fat, and chicken fat is probably the best single source of the correct ratio of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids available.

For the rumors of financial problems or other issue are not true. We have recently moved into a new office high rise in downtown Orlando and sales of Timberwolf have been spectacular. We are in no danger of going out of business or selling out to a faceless corporation (who we hear are the ones spreading the rumors – some companies cannot compete on quality and so must use more devious means to try to create a competitive advantage). We will continue to make, in our opinion, the best food on the market.

If you wish to change to another food over this issue there is probably nothing that we can do to to change your mind. Thank you for the time that you did use the food and we hope in the future that you try us again. For those of you on the fence as your experience please ask yourself: Has your experience with our foods been positive? Like I said earlier the formulas have been the same and have not changed in over two years. The formulas are excellent food that have changed the lives of thousands of dogs for the better, hopefully many of your own dogs. If your dog has enjoyed the food we hope you continue with us.

We soon will have the most compliant bags in the industry and many other manufacturers will be going through the same procedure as us in the future with the greater scrutiny by AAFCO. We will be having more information coming soon regarding the new bags. If you have any other questions please email at customer.support@timberwolforganics.com” onclick=”window.open(this.href);return false

Thank you,
Joseph Carey
Timberwolf Customer Service

2007-12-00-TimberWolf is being called to task by angry consumers


2007-12-00 TimberWolf is being called to task by angry consumers, for discrepancies in their ingredients, verses what the packages actually say is in the foods. It has come to light that this has been going on for for *OVER 2 YEARS* !!! Also, there is nothing organic in their foods, so the word Organic in their name will be removed, or so we have been told!