Ok Ok, ya got me.. I’m not a dog…obviously. So how can I review this? Trust me.. I do know my fur babies 🙂 My dogs have always ate high quality dog food and I believe they always should. What they eat is just as important as what my family eats, because our dogs are our family. I’d like to think over the span of their lifetime to this point, I know what works for them and what doesn’t.
Our 50lb Schnauzer (Tober) for instance, he has a pretty sensitive gut. It’s taken us some time to find foods that work for him. If it doesn’t work…well, we usually find it upchucked onto our floor soon after.
Our 150lb Irish Wolfhound (Ronan), he’s pretty much a tank. He can handle pretty much any food. He’s eaten some things that he probably shouldn’t have. However, we have always tried to feed him high quality and high caloric food. One reason, because he has a short life span, usually only 6-10 years. So, we want to feed him the best we can and keep him in the best shape to live as long as possible. The second reason, the more calories per cup means less food. Less food going in..less waste coming out..and with him being so large, less poop the better!!
Needless to say with our pickiness in food, we usually buy from our veterinarian and buy holistic.
I find it really important though to review other brands because, not everyone can go to their vet and get food. Some can only depend on dog food stores and at that point the choices can be overwhelming! So, I thought if I can help make some choices than it’s a win win. We need to be more aware of what we are buying for our dogs. Their stomach’s can be sensitive and just as we watch what we eat, why shouldn’t we treat our dogs the same!
I could go on a long time about dog food, but I wont.. However, I’ll just jump into my review!
Taste Of The Wild
The 3 I had were Appalachian Valley Small Breed Canine Formula with Venison & Garbanzo Beans (this is what we fed Tober)…
Southwest Canyon Canine Formula with Wild Boar…
and Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Fowl (both of these we gave to Ronan).
The ingredients overall between the 3 bags were good! They all started with the MEAT, then added the veggies and the meal. Most dog food anymore starts with corn gluten or mixed meat meals. So, this was definitely impressive. Plus, the food smelled like meat! You didn’t get the dog food smell. It smelled like cooked meat. My favorite however was that it is grain free! I feel like you get more quality food when the it’s grain free. Less fillers, but that’s just my opinion!
We decided to give Tober the small breed bag because, the cup and a half of food that comes in a package roughly fit what he would need per serving for their brand. However, with Ronan we had to give 2 bags of the other. Between the 2 bags it said he would need roughly 6+ cups of food a day. He gets fed twice a day so the 3 cups between the 2 bags worked. Keep in mind with their regular food, Tober gets 1 cup and Ronan gets 2 cups twice a day.
Here is our daughter ordering her dogs to sit before she feeds them. They listen to her so well. Isn’t it cute??
They are both usually pretty good about not reaching forward to the food and waiting till Rylynn tells them “OK”, but tonight they both were curious as to what was going in their bowls.
And their off! It was gone pretty quick.
Once they were done eating, they drank some water and very soon after they both went and laid down. Neither one of them usually do this. Ronan is usually waiting at the back door, not that he has to go to the bathroom or anything. He just likes to go outside and walk around the back yard and Tober usually goes out to patrol.
They haven’t done that yet…..
It’s kinda weird. They both still haven’t moved and I’m writing this hours after they have ate.
My husband and I both don’t think it was anything negative against the food, because trust me they couldn’t of ate it any faster.. they obviously enjoyed it…. However, I think its just more than they usually get.
Joe did take a piece of kibble and put it in a bowl of water to see how quickly it puffs up and expands. It nearly doubled in size pretty fast. So, I can only imagine what all that food is doing in their stomachs. No wonder they are laying down, I’d be doing the same.
That being said, I am still happy we tried it. I think it’s a great brand for others to try. I think the quality is there and the ingredients are on the higher end! I think it’s a brand that people can depend on for sure.
I don’t think we would switch from our food we currently buy now to Taste of the Wild, but I do think it’s a good one! If we didn’t have a brand we were so set on, I think this would be a good option for us. The amount of protein, fat and fiber and where it is all sourced from is good!
Thank you to Taste of the Wild for allowing me to review their products.
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Has your dog tried Taste of the Wild? Share your thoughts down in the comments!