REVIEW  
TASTE OF THE WILD Puppy


Current sale price: $43.99 + free shipping
 

(Amazon.com)
REVIEW  
TASTE OF THE WILD Puppy

RRP: £57.60
Current sale price: £47.90
Or buy 2 for: £92.90
 

(Zooplus.co.uk)

Taste of the Wild produce a range of different dry foods for dogs and puppies, but no tailored foods for large breed puppies or adults. Here, we take a look at their puppy mixes to judge suitability for large breed puppies.

The ingredients in both puppy mixes (High Prairie with Roasted Bison and Roasted Venison / Pacific Stream with Salmon) are mainly very high quality. The meat and fish sources are both good; the first listed ingredients are all meat or fish. TOTW is a grain free mix, which is good. The only slightly dubious ingredients are tomato pumace (some see this as a poor byproduct, though it is high in fibre) and pea protein, which comes quite high in the ingredients list of both mixes. This might be a concern, as pea protein is less valuable than proper meat protein.

These puppy mixes do not contain additives such as glucosamine and chrondroitin which are useful for joint support and can be found in most tailored mixes.

The calcium levels are only very slightly higher than ideal (High Prairie at 1.4% and Pacific Stream at 1.3%), and should be perfectly okay for large breed pups.

Overall, this is a high quality food with generally excellent ingredients, though you might feel more comfortable opting for a dry mix tailored specifically for large breeds such as Orijen Puppy Large.

4/5 


{For Pacific Stream) Ingredients Nutritional Additives Analytical Constituents
salmon ocean fish meal
sweet potatoes
potatoes
peas
canola oil
garbanzo beans
salmon meal
smoked salmon
potato fiber
natural flavor
salt
choline chloride
dried chicory root
tomatoes
blueberries
raspberries
yucca schidigera extract
dried Lactobacillus acidophilus
fermentation product
dried Bifidobacterium animalis
fermentation product
dried Lactobacillus reuteri
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
Crude Protein 25.0 % minimum
Crude Fat 15.0% minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% maximum
Moisture 10.0% maximum
Zinc 150 mg/kg minimum
Selenium 0.3 mg/kg minimum
Vitamin E 150 IU/kg minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 2.4% minimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.3% minimum
Total Microorganisms*
(Lactobacillus acidophilus,
Bifidobacterium animalis,
Lactobacillus reuteri)
not less than 1,000,000 CFU/lb




Review this product