Taste of the Wild Dog Food Review

Taste of the Wild Dog Food Review
9 Total Score
  • High meat content
  • High protein and fat
  • Low carbs.
  • Affordable.
WebsiteTaste of the Wild
Available fromPet Circle My Pet Warehouse VeryPet

For our Taste of the Wild dog food review we’ll focus on the High Prairie formula. Consider the other grain free formulas in the range on par. Despite being an American brand it’s worth noting the lamb & venison in Taste of the Wild formulas sold worldwide are 100% Australian. Bonza!

Taste of the Wild dog food has proven to be one of our finest imports over the years and has shown success in improving the health of many dogs, especially those suffering allergies and intolerances on a previous food.

Read more of our review to find out how this highly rated dog food stacks up against other brands sold in Australia…

Taste of the Wild products

The Taste of the Wild dog food review covers the following products:

Taste of the Wild also offer a limited ingredient PREY range of dog foods.

What the marketing says

Taste of the Wild is made by Diamond Pet Foods in the USA, a company with a strong focus on food safety. Their pet foods aim to mimic a natural diet rich in meat proteins, yet for an affordable price. That makes Taste of the Wild dog food a good option for those looking for a decent product, but can’t afford some of the more expensive dog foods highly rated on this website.

The Taste of the Wild website states “dogs and cats still share the DNA of the ancient canine or wild cat”, and accordingly the products are made using high quality meats as well as fresh vegetables and probiotics. It’s also nice to see they use chelated minerals, which are more readily absorbed and a sign of a quality pet food.

Let’s dig in to the ingredients of Taste of the Wild High Prairie dog food to see what it really tells us about the food…

What the labelling really says

Taste of the Wild Dog Food Review

Taste of the Wild dog food has an emphasis on a primitive canine diet, and the high protein (32%) and fat (18%) content is testament to that. Based on the guaranteed analysis we can guesstimate around 30% carbs which is great to see for a dry dog food. Taste of the Wild really stands out compared to many other dog foods, especially against those you find in the supermarkets which are much less protein, much less fat, and much higher carbs (sugars).

We find three meat ingredients at the top of the list, a combo of bison, lamb meal, and chicken meal. This packs a punch, but we’re also told bison is 12% of the product. It’s possible the first six ingredients are also 12%, making the food 24% potato (sweet & regular), and 12% peas.

In addition to the top three meats we also find beef, venison, eggs, and fish meal, so this should really push the animal constituents in the food to above 50%. That’s really good.

The main carb source in the food is sweet potatoes, an excellent low GI option and a better alternative to many grains or even potatoes.

As a whole the ingredients feel balanced and there aren’t any nasties. It’s preserved naturally rather than with chemicals. All in all it really stacks up as a good formula with high protein, high fat, low carbs. Recommended.

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Where to buy Taste of the Wild

Buy directly from the VeryPet website.

Taste of the Wild Commitment to Safety

This video highlights the commitment to safety undertaken by Taste of the Wild manufacturer Diamond, and is certainly worth watching:

Taste of the Wild Ingredients

The ingredients of Taste of the Wild dry dog food (as of March 2021) is as follows:

Bison (12%), lamb meat meal, chicken Meal, sweet potatoes, peas, potatoes, chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), egg products, beef, roasted venison (4%), tomato pomace, potato protein, pea protein, ocean fish meal, minerals, dried chicory roots, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract.

Taste of the Wild Guaranteed Analysis

The guaranteed analysis of Taste of the Wild dry dog food (as of March 2021) is as follows:

Crude Fibre(max) 3%
Carbohydrates *Estimated 30.8%
* May be estimated. Read how to calculate carbohydrates in a pet food.
9 Total Score
Decent high protein / high fat / low carb food

  • High meat content
  • High protein and fat
  • Low carbs.
  • Affordable.