Taste of The Wild Dog Food Review

by Jamie on November 6, 2010



taste of the wild Taste of The Wild  Dog Food ReviewTaste of the wild is a dog food which is available in most areas of the united states now. In this dog food review we will look at what types of protein they offer in their formulas and how they preserve the food. These are two principle areas where dog food can contain ingredients that may cause a food allergy in your dog.

Taste of The Wild  has several formulas which are all grain free and include wild meats and fish that are smoked. In addition there are fruits such as blue berries and vegetables including sweet potatoes and peas.

The meats used are bison,venison, lamb, duck, quail, chicken and turkey. The fish is smoked salmon. They also make a canned formula which provides a wet version of the dry kibble formulas. The meats are roasted or smoked and the fish is also smoked.

I have questioned turkey as an ingredient in dog food and in writing this dog food review I want to say that as most people know there is a debate about using it. However it is a wild protein source if used correctly and one dogs might well eat in the wild. However feeding your dog turkey which is full of salt and preservatives or has bones and fat can be extremely bad. Veterinarians do seem to agree that fat from turkey if fed in quantity can be harmful to dogs. So please pay close attention to what is being said in this review and if you have questions do speak with your own Veterinary about your dog’s diet.

Taste of the wild food is free of antibiotics and hormones. All of the  meats are provided by certified suppliers.
It also only uses natural extracts for preserving the dry food, such as rosemary,vitamin E and vitamin C
A feature I like about Taste of the Wild food is it lists the percentage of fat ,protein and also all  the ingredients.

Some ingredients not so common are the blueberries, raspberries and tomatoes as well as tomato pumice, or crushed ground tomatoes.As we humans know these are natural sources of  antioxidants which help the immune system and support over all good health.
When looking for a hypoallergenic dog food take a look at this one, again as we always say be sure to check with your ow Veterinary if your dog is showing signs of a food allergy. Usually the process of elimination can reveal what specifically the dog is allergic to.The is no question that the removal of grains, soy and chemicals from you dog’s food d food will certainly improve his or her health.


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Wilda March 7, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I recently switched from Pinnicle to Taste of the Wild because of price, and availability; however, my oldest dog(going on 15) is now showing signs of a skin condition, she had for many years, but had improved immensly when I started giving her the pinnacle fish(as oppose to the duck, or chicken , which we started with); what I don’t understand is why? I mean I compared the ingredients of pinnacle’s fish and sweet potatoe to the Taste of the Wild salmon(I also alternate with the bison and venison). I also give them(I have total of 3 dogs, different breeds and ages) some wet food from Taste of the Wild mixed in perioducally, and some yogart once or twice a week(my holistic vet suggested this), If you can shed some light for me, I would greatly appreciate it. I really don’t want to go back to Pinnacle for the reasons I gave, or have to buy it just for the one dog, if I can get away from it.

Jamie April 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

Hello Wilda, Thanks for your comment. It is really tricky with food and what some dogs can tolerate. I would try various grain free foods and see which your dog that is having skin problems does best on. The fewer ingredients the better. And Our own vet has told us if all else fails try organic brown rice and plain chicken prepared by you at home. He adds that the inclusion of tums ground up for extra calcium is a must.

Good Luck,

Jamie

Karen May 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

I recently switched my dogs to Taste of the Wild, after hearing so many good things about it. They had been on Eagle Pack, then Holistic Select, prior to the formula changes but did not do well after whatever changes were made.
We have not quite finished the first bag of Taste of the Wild and I just put it in the trash. One of my dogs developed food allergy symptoms, licking paws, scratching sides and belly, behind elbows and worst of all, painful anal area. The other one developed milder licking and itching symptoms, and became very lethargic. I have a normally very active breed.
They are currently on home cooked food, so I can control the ingredients while searching for yet another food that my dogs could actually eat.
Hate to go back to full time home-cooked for them, but it is becoming so hard to find a dog food that can be trusted to not only have, but maintain, quality ingredients and processing, that I may just give up.

Jamie May 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

Thanks for the information Karen. Yes it is very hard to find good food that is mass produced. As our Vet said good old home cooking can be best and inexpensive as far as cost it is just the time needed.

Jamie

DaiseyLexus May 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

My dog she is 5yrs old and she has food allergies and the vet recommed hypoallergy food for her like royal canon. I not a big fan of royal canin. I was wondering if Taste Of The Wild would help her. She chews at her paws a lot and no medicine seems to help her. I am a huge fan of the all natural foods like wellness and blue buffalo. A friend of mine told me about Taste Of The Wild.

Jamie June 4, 2011 at 11:30 am

Hello DaseyLexus,

We can not really give medical advice here but we can say that trying hypoallergenic dog foods can help your dog’s general health. It some times takes several tries to find the right food. This is because the dog maybe allergic to only one or many of certain ingredients. We are just about to do a review of Blue Buffalo foods, so stay tuned for that. What my own Vet recommended for my dog at one point was a home made diet of organic brown rice and chicken. However you must add calcium supplements to make sure your dog is getting the right nutrients.I hope this helps.

Jamie

Laurie July 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm

My 2 year old dog has had itching problems,loosing hair.rashes, hot spots licking paws and problems gaining wieght . He has been on Taste of the Wild wet lands for a year now ,We adopted A 8 month old puppy not too long ago he was eating Blue Seal he looked good and healthy but we moved him on to the TOTW and he is losing wieght and now having the same skin problems as my other dog.So I know it has to be the food.We are now trying to swich them to PureVita chicken&brown rice.I will give it a couple of weeks once they are all the way on it.

Jamie July 16, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Thanks for sharing the experience you are having. It is always important to share these bits of information with others who may be going through the same problems. I hope the information here can help.

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