Taste of the Wild Reviews, Recalls and Coupons



Brief Overview: Even though Taste of the Wild is a privately-owned pet food company, they contract manufacturing to Diamond Pet Foods. That fact alone may turn some discerning pet owners away from the brand, but Taste of the Wild is actually a good brand that produces pet food with natural and wholesome ingredients. They uphold the belief that dogs should follow the wild diet their bodies are designed to maintain, so they make sure to create their formulas with wholesome ingredients only.
Has this dog food brand been recalled?: In April/May 2012, Taste of the Wild issued a voluntary recall on dry dog food due to potential Salmonella contamination. Taste of the Wild assures us that “a thorough internal investigation of all systems and processes was conducted and Taste of the Wild took FDA-approved corrective action.”

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Taste of the Wild offers many grain-free formulas. The formulas that do contain grains are made of high-quality ingredients. Both dry and canned formulas are available at many pet food stores. Some of the most popular Taste of the Wild product lines include High Prairie, Pacific Stream, Wetlands, and Southwest Canyon.


  • High Prairie Puppy Formula
  • Pacific Stream Puppy Formula

Dogs (dry and wet)

  • High Prairie Canine Formula
  • Pacific Stream Canine Formula
  • Sierra Mountain Canine Formula
  • Southwest Canyon Canine Formula
  • Wetlands Canine Formula

Sample Ingredient Analysis

taste of the wild reviewThe ingredients and guaranteed analysis on the label provide you with important information about the quality of the dog food.

Our sample analysis looks closer at the Taste of the Wild Wetlands dry dog  formula. Note that other products may and likely will vary from this one.

We suggest you use our controversial dog food ingredient listing that you find linked up top when you buy pet food to make sure the product is free of controversial ingredients, or only has those ingredients in it that you do not think are harmful to your four-legged friend.

Top 15 ingredients

  1. Duck
  2. Duck Meal
  3. Chicken Meal
  4. Sweet Potatoes
  5. Peas
  6. Potaoes
  7. Chicken Fat
  8. Egg Product
  9. Potato Protein
  10. Natural Flavor
  11. Ocean Fish Meal
  12. Roasted Quail
  13. Roasted Duck
  14. Smoked Turkey
  15. Tomato Pomace

Controversial Ingredients

  1. Tomato Pomace is a by-product of the ketchup / juice making process. It is used as a natural flavor and seen by some as an inexpensive filler item, while others like it for its high nutrient content. Since it is listed on position 15, it is unlikely that it is making a big impact either way.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein (min): 32%
  • Crude Fat (min): 18%
  • Crude Fiber (max): 4%
  • Moisture (mas): 10%
  • Zinc (min): 150 mg/kg
  • Selenium (min): 0.4 mg/kg
  • Vitamin E (min): 150 IU/kg
  • Omega 6 (min): 2.4%
  • Omega 3 (min): 0.4%

The ingredient quality of Taste of the Wild’s Wetland Formula is great. You find several meat sources in the product, and only one controversial item.

While that is an indicator of the overall quality of the food, it is important to look at the protein to fat to carbs ratio of it as well.

The product features above average protein from animal sources, near average fat and lower than average carbohydrates when you compare it to typical dog food.

Taste of the Wild Reviews

Judging by its ingredients alone, Taste of the Wild dry dog food appears to be an above-average kibble. – Mike Sagman @ Dog Food Advisor

Despite Diamond Pet Foods’ terrible reputation of pumping low-quality ingredients into their pet food, Taste of the Wild is actually one of the best dog food brands on the market. Because Taste of the Wild is a privately-owned company, they don’t follow Diamond Pet Foods’ low standards and instead uphold their own high standards. This discerning attitude results in excellent dog food chock full of whole meat, high-quality sources of carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, essential vitamins and minerals, and valuable antioxidants. Each ingredient serves a special purpose. For example, eggs are added to Taste of the Wild dog food in order to maintain thick and shiny coats in dogs. It’s completely void of artificial ingredients, by-products, and cheap fillers. This high-protein brand of dog food is certainly approved (and loved) by us!

Taste of the Wild User reviews

Does your dog get wild over Taste of the Wild, or does he avoid it? Please let us know how your dog likes this brand by rating and reviewing it below!

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Rating: 8.8/10 (6 votes cast)

Taste of the Wild Resources

Please consult the following resources for additional information about Taste of the Wild.

Taste of the Wild Manufacturer Website:http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/

Taste of the Wild WiKi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_Gold_%28pet_food%29

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    Ronny Keeley

    This was a great price dog food for the quality of food it is it is very low price. Very good for my dog.

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