Taste of the Wild Cat Food Review

WebsiteTaste of the Wild
Available fromPet Circle   VeryPet

Taste of the Wild has a long standing reputation as a quality pet food, and with a whopping 42% protein and 18% fat you can begin to see why. If you feed your cat a high carbohydrate food they’ll churn through it to get the nutrition they really need, and likely suffer weight gain and poor health in the process. With such a high protein and fat content we are assured there are very minimal carbs – fantastic!

Taste of the Wild cat food review

Let’s take a look at the Rocky Mountain Feline formula…

The food is advertised as Roasted Venison & Smoked Salmon, but the main ingredient is Chicken meal. That’s not a bad thing as chicken is great for cats. Venison and salmon sounds more exotic, so this is more of a marketing strategy to make it sound more appealing to us as consumers.

Taste of the Wild Cat Food Review

We can be assured the prime source of protein comes from a highly digestible animal source which is great, but peas as the second ingredient is also dense in protein in a form not as easily digestible for cats.

All dry foods require some form of starch to bind the food, otherwise it will fall apart. In this formula we find sweet potatoes as one of the better carb sources in a pet food. I estimate around 20% carbohydrates which is very low, and this assures us the sweet potato is kept to a minimum.

Next we find chicken fat, an essential ingredient rich in nutrients and a great source of energy. All cat foods should have some kind of animal fat, and chicken fat is good.

From the remaining ingredients we find protein extracted from peas and potato, and also some more meat ingredients such as the venison and salmon we find on the packaging. They’ve also included ocean whitefish meal as another fish source excellent for cats.

Taste of the Wild Cat Food Review

All in all the Taste of the Wild feline formulas are some of the best cat foods on the market, and they’ve stood the test of time as a good product. Recommended.

If our Taste of the Wild cat food review has been of use, or if you feed this brand, let us know in the comments section.

Where to buy Taste of the Wild cat food?

Buy directly from the VeryPet website.


Chicken meal, peas, sweet potatoes, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), pea protein, potato protein, roasted venison (4%), smoked salmon (4%), ocean fish meal, minerals, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract.

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8.4 Total Score
Taste of the Wild Cat Food Review

Very high protein, high fat, low carbs

  • Chicken as the prime ingredient
  • Very high 42% Protein & 18% fat
  • Low carbohydrates
  • Protein bulked up with peas and potato protein


David D'Angelo

David D'Angelo has worked as a scientist since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2000. In addition, David holds a CPD accredited Diploma in Pet Nutrition as well as being CPD accredited VSA (Veterinary Support Assistant). However, his experience and involvement in the pet food industry for 15+ years has given true insight into pet food, formulations, science, research, and pet food marketing. Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest

  1. Have you heard anything about the issues that dog owners are having in the US? Taste of the wild has been labelled as a possible source for causing illnesses. It’s a little bit scary as I use taste of the wild for treats

  2. Taste Of The Wild sell super reasonably priced Sample selection packs for both Dogs and Cats directly through their Very Pet website x

  3. Thank you for your review. My two cats often have different preferences but they both like this. I’ve found that after switching them from a cheaper, higher-carb dry food they eat less overall. It is expensive so buy a small bag first to try it out, then swap to the more economical larger packs if they like it. Note: one of my cats wasn’t keen on their new turkey “prey”, so I’ll be sticking with the original.

  4. My cats generally eat anything, but they will not touch Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Feline. Sniffed it and both walked away. Now I’m stuck with a 7kg bag as Pet Circle don’t offer a food guarantee.

    • They should offer it for every food, I mean it’s common sense.
      I got those Himalayan Chews dogs had no idea what they were or what to do with them, asked if I could get a refund and was told as long as the bag wasn’t opened… excuse me what? stupid stupid stupid.

      Cats are generally finicky in what they like, I’ve read a lot of reviews of cats who will eat anything but won’t eat the kibble the people just got for them and that included that very flavour of ToTW you got.

      Are you able to give it to a friend, donate it to a shelter or something similar? I had a friend who was feeding her dog Optimum so when I got food and I had left overs or the dogs didn’t like it enough to eat it fast enough I gave it to her, every bag was 100x the food Optimum will ever be. She’s now got Axel on Meals for Mutts so I can be happy haha.

      • I’m kind of curious why you think they should accept opened food back because your pet didn’t like it. It has no re-sale value, for all they know it might be contaminated in some way, it might be plain dangerous to sell, perhaps even illegal.

        What you should be doing is getting a taste test bag, a lot of brands offer them, at least in physical stores where I live. Small bags of a few hundred grams. Good stores often offer them for free in the hope of gaining a new customer. Even if they don’t, buy the smallest bag available. In that case it’s not much in case you need to throw it away or you can give it to someone around you with a cat that could use it.

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