Taste of the Wild Dog Food Review (2019)

Taste of the Wild Dog Food Review

We may need to change our pet’s diet from time to time, such as including an Omega-3 rich meal for our older dogs to boost heart and brain health, or address a chronic disease such as diabetes. Perhaps your puppy has grown up and can now join the big boys/girls at the table? Whether you have added a new dog to your family or your pets are ready to transition to a new diet, Taste of the Wild dog food should definitely be on your ‘must buy’ list. 

Taste of the Wild Dog Food Overview

The Taste of the Wild brand is owned by Diamond Pet Foods, established in 1970 and headquartered in Meta, Missouri. Diamond Pet Foods is a privately-held, family-owned company, and a recognizable name in the premium pet food industry. 

Over their long existence, Diamond Pet Foods has recalled their dog food once. Overall, the company’s safety record is excellent, evidenced by a comprehensive food safety program, a dedicated team of nutritionists and veterinarians, and continual monitoring of ingredients. 

Taste of the Wild maintains five manufacturing facilities in the United States. Most ingredients in the brand’s dog foods are sourced locally, while some are sourced from Europe, such as chicory from Belgium and potato protein from Germany. As part of its safety protocol, Taste of the Wild conducts over 1,300 microbiological test/week and 45,000+ nutritional tests on finished products/month. 

Ingredients Found in Taste of the Wild Dog Food

Taste of the Wild uses premium quality, grain-free ingredients to prepare its wet and dry dog foods. Here’s a look at some of the ingredients in Southwest Canyon Canine, the brand’s top-rated dry dog food:

  • Beef
  • Peas (rich source of carbohydrates and natural fiber)
  • Garbanzo beans (fiber-rich, 22% protein)
  • Lamb meal (higher in protein than fresh lamb)
  • Canola oil (a good source of essential omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Egg product (easy digestible)
  • Boar (lean, high protein meat and a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Ocean fish meal (high protein concentrate)
  • Pea flour (25% protein)

Southwest Canyon Canine also contains flaxseed (rich in soluble fiber), chicory root (contains inulin, which may promote gut health and help in weight and diabetes management) and brewers yeast (supports your pet’s immune system). 



If you’re interested in Taste of Wild’s wet dog foods for your senior pet, here is a rundown of the chief ingredients in the canned version of Southwest Canyon Canine, which can serve as your pet’s sole diet. 

  • Beef (rich source of all ten essential amino acids)
  • Beef and vegetable broths (add a great flavor!)
  • Beef liver (low calorie, rich in protein and nutrients)
  • Dried egg product (easily digestible)
  • Peas (quality source of carbohydrates and natural fiber)
  • Potato starch (gluten-free carbohydrate)
  • Lamb (contains all ten essential amino acids)
  • Wild boar
  • Chickpea flour (rich in carbohydrates)

Taste of the Wild has earned 4.5 stars on Consumer Affairs. For reliability, quality, choice and flavors that your pet will love, Taste of the Wild is the top-shelf dog food that you should definitely consider. 

Taste of the Wild Product Line

Taste of the Wild has a variety of wet and dry dog food formulas.

9 Varieties of Taste of the Wild Dry Dog Food

5 Varieties of Taste of the Wild Wet Dog Food

Taste of the Wild Dog Food Review

8.6

Ingredient Quality

8.5/10

Guaranteed Analysis

8.5/10

Company Transparency

9.0/10

Price

8.0/10

Variety Options

9.0/10