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Taste of the Wild is another grain-free entry into the dog food market, and their idea is a simple one: return your dog’s diet to how it is naturally supposed to be.
It really works with this food. First, look at the top two ingredients – bison and venison! Those are certainly top quality ingredients rarely found in dog food. They certainly aren’t the cheapest either. They also use chicken and ocean fish★★★★★ Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids. meals to help prop up the protein percentage, which is very high. This would make an ideal food for active dogs.
For fruits and vegies, this is one of the best. These are not only great sources for vitamins, but for fiber and carbs as well. My only disappointment is that they didn’t throw in a fish oil or flaxseed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber. for a fat source, but they do have a fish meal ingredient here and that should help with those Omega fatty acids.
This is highly recommended.
What’s good about this food….
Grain-free, high protein percentage, good meat sources, eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell., lots of fruits and vegetables.
….and what’s not so good.
Bison, venison, lamb meal, chicken meal, egg product★ Cheap source of protein, waste product of egg industry, free of shell., sweet potatoes, peas★★★★★ Excellent source of protein/carbohydrates/fiber., potatoes, canola oil★★★★★ Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food., roasted bison, roasted venison, natural flavor, tomato pomace★★ Mostly used as gimmick, not enough nutrition is available to make a difference, can be too acidic on digestive tract causing upset., ocean fish★★★★★ Quality cold water fish, highly nutritious, high in fatty acids. meal, choline chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, Enterococcus faecium★★★ Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing., Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. supplement, iron proteinate★★★★★ Excellent, most expensive source of iron needed for red blood cell reproduction., zinc proteinate★★★★★ Best source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., copper proteinate★★★★★ Best source of copper used, aids in bone formation, iron absorption, protein metabolism, bone formation, ferrous sulfate★★★ Standard source of iron, promotes oxygen-rich blood, immune support., zinc sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., copper sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., potassium iodide★★★ Standard source of potassium, balances acid/alkaline levels., thiamine mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude. (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate★★★★★ Best source of manganese, necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., manganous oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., ascorbic acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative., vitamin A supplement★★★ Standard source of A, vital to immune function, develops strong eyes and bones, lowers risk to cancer., biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat., calcium pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., manganese sulfate★★★★ Manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., sodium selenite★★★ Standard source of selenium, powerful anti-oxidant protects the body from free radicals and heavy metals, supports immune response., pyridoxine hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production. (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response., riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis..