Taste of the Wild is a brand of dry dog food from Diamond Pet Foods. It is made in a variety of flavors which, unlike regular cheap dry kibble, these products are made from real meat products and are grain free, using fruits and vegetables to take their place instead.
Although the ingredients vary slightly between the different flavors here are the constituents of the popular High Prairie Canine Formula.
- Lamb meal
- Chicken meal
- Egg product
- Sweet potatoes
- Canola oil
- Nural flavor
- Tomato pomace
- Ocean fish meal
- Choline chloride
- Dried chicory root
- Yucca schidigera extract
- Enterococcus faecium
- Lactobacillus casei
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles
- Dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract
- Vitamin E supplement
- Iron proteinate
- Zinc proteinate
- Copper proteinate
- Ferrous sulfate
- Zinc sulfate
- Copper sulfate
- Potassium iodide
- Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1)
- Manganese proteinate
- Manganous oxide
- Ascorbic acid
- Vitamin A supplement
- Calcium pantothenate
- Manganese sulfate
- Sodium selenite
- Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6)
- Vitamin B12 supplement
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
- Vitamin D supplement
- Folic acid
Both sweet potatoes and peas are high in fiber. Peas are also high in protein but just how much the high protein content of these biscuits can be attributed to the peas rather than the meat source. Also, some people may argue over whether highly processed additives such as canola oil are actually harmful for a dogs health or not.
Is Taste of the Wild Good for Puppies?
The small size of the kibble in the canine variety makes it ideal for all dog ages and sizes as is stated on the packet but they have also recently brought out a puppy version as well.
Looking at the nutritional information of the two varieties I see very little difference in the percentages, so it looks more like a promotional tactic. Both products are the same price so if you have a puppy go for that version if you like and if you have an adult and young dogs then just buy the canine variety of TOTW. If you dog has issues eating solid food then you can always add a little water to make it into a paste.
There are several recipes available including Southwest Canyon, Sierra Mountain, Wetlands Formula, High Prairie Formula & Pacific Stream Formula. The most popular appears to be the High Prairie formula.
|Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food, High Prairie Canine Formula with Roasted Bison & Venison||30 lb Bag||$$||4.5|
|Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food, Pacific Stream Canine Formula with Smoked Salmon||30 lb Bag||$$||4.5|
|Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food, Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl||30 lb Bag||$$||4.5|
|Taste of the Wild Grain-Free High Prairie Dry Dog Food for Puppy||30 lb Bag||$$||4.5|
|Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Pacific Stream Dry Dog Food for Puppy||30 lb Bag||$$||4.5|
What are Owners Saying about TOTW?
Overall most owners are extremely satisfied with the quality of this dry dog food. It is not uncommon to notice changes in your pooch such as increased energy, improvement in stinky dog breath and a more glossy sheen to their fur. There is still a lot of contention about whether grain-free dog products are as great as they are hyped up to be but the overall quality of the ingredients in this product have in many cases improved the well being of dogs that are fed it.
That’s not to say that your dog won’t take to it 100% as some owners have reported that their animals don’t appear to like the smell of it. Whether this is just them being fussy eaters remains to be seen but these seem to be relatively few.
Where Can I Buy Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food?
It’s not always sold at regular pet food stores so you may have to venture over to a shop that sells high-end pet products. The alternative is to buy it online at somewhere like Amazon.com where you should be able to get free shipping as well.