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Taste of the Wild Canine Formula

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Taste of the Wild Canine Formula

Updated: Jul. 25, 2018

Ranked 2nd of 10 dog food with a Quid Score of 92.

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Taste of the Wild Canine Formula

Ranked 2nd of 10 dog food with a Quid Score of 92.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 2nd overall.

Key Information
  • Bag Sizes: 5lb, 15lb, 30lb
  • Available Dog Sizes: Small, large
  • First 5 Ingredients: Salmon, ocean fish meal, sweet potatoes, potatoes, peas
  • Available Life Stages: Puppy, adult, senior, pregnant/nursing
Product Specifications
  • Recall History: 5/18/2012
  • Calories Per Cup: 360
  • Flavors Available: 9
  • Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min) 25%, Crude Fat (min) 15%, Crude Fiber (min) 3%, Moisture (max) 10%, Zinc (min) 150 mg/kg, Selenium (min) 0.35 mg/kg, Vitamin E (min) 150 IU/kg, Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min) 2.4%, Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.3%, Total Microorganisms (not less than) 80,000,000 CFU/lb
  • Protein By-Products: Yes - ocean fish meal and salmon meal
  • Full Ingredients List: Salmon, ocean fish meal, sweet potatoes, potatoes, peas, canola oil, lentils, salmon meal, smoked salmon, potato fiber, natural flavor, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, 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, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

Expert Rating: 92%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 92%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Experts like the above-average nutritional benefits and ingredient quality of this dry dog food. This is a more affordable premium dog food option. The “ocean fish” ingredient listed on the bag is very vague.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Price- Average
  • Flavor Variety- Above average
  • Life Stage/Size Variety- Above average
  • Healthiness- Above average
Notable Positives
  • Contains chicory root and chelated minerals
  • Protein content higher than standard
  • More affordable than other premium dog food
  • Antioxidants inside
Notable Negatives
  • “Ocean fish” ingredient label is vague
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Price- Average
  • Flavor Variety- Above average
  • Life Stage/Size Variety- Above average
  • Healthiness- Above average

Customer Rating: 91%

Ranks 9th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 91%

Ranks 9th among competitors.

Customers like the variety of flavors. Dogs seem to respond very well to the tastes of this kibble. Owners report reduced body odor and healthy stools from their dogs. The kibble bits seem too large for smaller breeds, and some customers say that bags sold online are less fresh than in-store. The company has changed the kibble formula in the past and not alerted consumers.

Ideal for people:

Those who have dogs with a skin allergy or sensitive stomach. Those who want to offer their dogs a variety of flavors.

Not ideal for people:

Those who purchase through online retailers. Those who have pets with severe allergies.

Notable Pros:
  • Gives enough energy to fuel active dogs
  • Dogs love the taste
  • Healthy stools
  • Reduces body odor
  • Keeps coats healthy
  • Maintains healthy weight
  • Enough flavors to rotate around
Notable Cons:
  • Formula changes and a lack of transparency
  • Kibble bits are too large for smaller breeds
  • May not please pickier pups
  • Bags sold online are not as fresh

Brand Score: 82%

Ranks 6th among competitors.

Brand Score: 82%

Ranks 6th among competitors.

Taste of the Wild is a pet food company based in Meta, Missouri. The company specializes in creating dog and cat foods that mimic the animals' diets in the wilderness.

Heritage - 4/5

Founded in 2007, Taste of the Wild is a family-owned pet food business. The company is owned by Schell and Kampeter, Inc. but products are separately manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods, Inc.

Innovation - 4/5

All dry kibble from Taste of the Wild has an added K9 Strain Probiotic at a ratio of about 80 million live cultures per pound. The probiotic is added after the cooking process and benefits dogs' digestive systems.

Reliability - 5/5

On its site, Taste of the Wild provides an FAQ page and an ingredients glossary. There are also pages on the company's quality assurance procedures and the probiotics found in its products. For further assistance, customers can contact customer service via phone or contact form.

Social Good - 4/5

Taste of the Wild uses meat from animals that have been raised humanely.

Relevance - 3/5

On Facebook and Twitter, Taste of the Wild shares the latest pet-related stories from its blog, fan pet photos, and reposts cute pet videos. The Taste of the Wild Instagram features fan-submitted pet photos alongside their favorite food. The Taste of the Wild blog shares pet health and interest stories.

Retail: Best Price $47.99

Ranks 4th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $47.99

Ranks 4th in value among competitors.

Taste of the Wild does not sell products directly from its site. Customers can use the Where to Buy tool on the company’s site to find physical stores in their area that carry the brand. There is also a link to buy its products online from official retailers.

Best Purchase Options
Tractor Supply Company - $47.99
Petco - $48.99
Other Purchase Options
Amazon - $48.99
Chewy - $49.99
Best Purchase Option
Tractor Supply Company - $47.99
Other Purchase Options
Petco - $48.99
Amazon - $48.99
Chewy - $49.99

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