Taste of the Wild is a premium brand Dog and Cat food. Their ingredients boasts a grain-free diet, unique animal protein sources, caters to sensitive stomachs by including probiotics in its ingredients and dried chicory root, fermented solubles and extracts, all of which work together to help support a healthy digestive system. It also has chelated minerals, fruits and vegetables and natural antioxidants, but is has no corn, soy, or any by products making it a healthy choice for your dog. It has dog food brand compatible with all life stages of your pet.
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Another important feature of this food is that it is formulated to meet the nutritional needs of your pet throughout all stages of life; from puppy to adult and senior years. [dyna dynami=”image 13″]
All Taste of the Wild foods are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog and Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Taste of the Wild has enjoyed a good reputation and pet owners have been delighted with it. However, people continue to be suspicious of Diamond Pet Foods. Lots of people who feed this food are unaware that it is made by Diamond and they might not feed it if they made the connection.
Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Formula with Roasted Bison & Roasted Venison, and probably the company’s other formulas, appear to be very good foods and I would recommend them, especially if you are looking for a good grain-free food at a reasonable price.
Taste of the Wild is a grain free pet food for dogs and cats. Most of the dog foods have a higher meat protein content than conventional dog foods, but the price is less than some of the most expensive high protein brands such as Orijen.
Taste of the Wild dog food is made by Diamond Pet Food, owned by Schell & Kampeter, Inc., a family-owned, privately held company founded in 1970. Their headquarters is in Meta, Missouri. Neither Diamond nor Taste of the Wild mentions this connection on their web sites or in other places, probably because Diamond has a history of product recalls (mostly due to Salmonella problems in their plants, but also due to aflatoxins in some foods) and Taste of the Wild is marketed as a premium dog food. According to Taste of the Wild, their food is manufactured in four facilities in the U.S.: one is in northern California, one in central California, one in Missouri and one in South Carolina. Some people who feed Taste of the Wild are such fans of the food (and dislike Diamond so much) that they refuse to believe it is made by Diamond.
Taste of the Wild makes both kibble and canned foods. They have foods for puppies and adult dogs. Their formulas include High Prairie Puppy and Pacific Stream Puppy kibble formulas; and for adult dogs they offer canned and kibble formulas of Southwest Canyon, High Prairie, Pacific Stream, Wetlands, and Sierra Mountain. Crude protein for their puppy kibbles 27-28 percent, and fat is 15-17 percent. Taste of the Wild states that their puppy formulas have Calcium: 1.4%, as-fed; Phosphorus: 1.0%, as-fed. They do not have a large breed puppy formula. Crude protein and fat for their adult kibbles varies from about 25 percent to 32 percent protein and 15 to 18 percent fat. [dyna dynami=”image13right”]
Meat proteins used in Taste of the Wild include beef, wild boar, lamb, ocean fish meal, bison, chicken meal, venison, salmon and salmon meal, duck and duck meal, quail, and turkey. They also use various carbohydrates such as potatoes and sweet potatoes. Other ingredients in the food include peas and tomato pomace which are somewhat controversial. Taste of the Wild also includes various pre- and probiotics such as chicory root and some fermentation products that are usually added after cooking to help digestion. The foods also have chelated minerals which are easier for dogs to digest and which are usually found in premium dog foods.
Taste of the Wild foods are AAFCO approved for various life stages as noted on their labels and on their web site.
Most people who provide their dog with Taste of the Wild are satisfied with the result. The ingredients appear to be of good quality which makes it safe to consume by your dog. Taste of the Wild seems to be a good quality food that is not subject to the same problems that Diamond has with some of its other foods. Taste of the Wild is a premium dog food and it’s not inexpensive, but it costs less than some of the most expensive grain free foods. If you’re looking for a good grain free dog food at a moderate price, Taste of the Wild is one to consider.