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This review is based on the Rocky Mountain Feline variety.
Taste of the Wild isn’t easy to find (at least in my experience), but if you do find it in your local specialty food store, it’s worth a try, or you can find it on Amazon. It’s an interesting advertising concept….basically telling you how cats used to eat or would eat in the wild, so then you as the owner are encouraged to give your cat a “taste of the wild” with this food. Does it succeed?? Well….
The short answer is yes, it does. It’s a good food, and one that I wouldn’t shy away from feeding my own cats. I love seeing chicken meal as the leading ingredient, but I have a small quibble with the 2nd meat source taking until the 5th ingredient to be named.
However, roasted venison and smoked salmon are really quite interesting ingredients. In all of the other foods reviewed here, none have either of those two ingredients. It actually sounds pretty dang tasty doesn’t it?? I just wish they were moved up a bit in the list, as having peas as the number 2 just doesn’t sit right. Also, chicken fat at 4th is higher than in most foods, but I’m ambivelent on this one and don’t hold it against the food.
Also direct your attention to three ingredients in a row: tomatoes, blueberries, and raspberries. I’ve often said and still do say that one of the marks of a good, high-quality food are the fruits and veggies in it. This is encouraging to see, as they are very good for cats. After all, living in the wild would mean eating plants too, wouldn’t it?
Where to buy?
We recommend Only Natural Pet Store as an ethical retailer selling high quality pet foods:
What’s good about this food….
Chicken meal is first, 4 meat sources, potatoes, fruits & veggies.
….and what’s not so good.
Nothing comes to mind.
Chicken meal, peas, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato protein, roasted venison, smoked salmon, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, methionine, taurine, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.