I follow a few Facebook support groups on dog allergies, and nearly every “my dog has itchy skin” post comes with reams of comments recommending all manner of expensive supplements, medication, or fancy shampoos. In an age where we know all too well “we are what we eat” it’s surprisingly overlooked how fundamentally critical our dog’s diet is to their health and wellbeing.
In our Taste of the Wild PREY dog food review we’ll take a look at why this limited ingredient dog food should be your first port of call in rectifying any symptoms such as itchy skin, itchy ears, yeast, belly rash, or general lethargy. Even if your dog is otherwise healthy they may still benefit from this variation of the well respected original Taste of the Wild dog food.
- Taste of the Wild PREY dog food review
- Where to buy Taste of the Wild PREY dog food
- Taste of the Wild PREY dog food products
- Ingredients of Taste of the Wild PREY (Turkey formula for dogs)
- Guaranteed analysis of Taste of the Wild PREY (Turkey formula for dogs)
- Taste of the Wild PREY dog food recalls
Taste of the Wild PREY dog food review
What the marketing says
The front of the bag is refreshingly simple, with PREY in big letters beneath the brand name Taste of the Wild. We find the formula name, which for this review we’ll focus on the Turkey Formula for Dogs, and at the bottom of the bag “A Limited Ingredient Diet”. With an emphasis on dogs which suffer food sensitivities, a limited ingredient diet can really help get to the bottom of some of the many symptoms which affect far too many dogs fed one of the many terrible dog foods sold across Australia.
The turkey formula for dogs is advertised as having four key ingredients: Turkey, Lentils, Tomato Pomace, and Sunflower Oil. Given many food sensitivities stem from cereal grains and by-products (wheat, seriously, is #1), or specific meat proteins (chicken, lamb, beef), we’re already on the right track as Taste of the Wild PREY doesn’t have any of these ingredients.
Taste of the Wild PREY is marketed as non-GMO, grain free, with no artificial colours, flavourings, or preservatives. Anything artificial can trigger sensitivities, so it’s really good to see these aren’t included.
What the ingredients really say
Of the four main ingredients we can expect the first two to be the most significant – turkey and lentils. Both decent inclusions in terms of dog food, and given the composition of 30% protein and 15% fat we can assume there’s a decent amount of turkey in the food. That’s great to see, and having such a decent protein/fat content means low carbohydrates/sugars which are often harder to digest and not good for canine health.
Lentils, in moderation, are a great source of nutrients (B vitamins, iron, zinc, and phosphorous) in a dog food. Being anti-allergenic, high in fibre, and low in starch means they’re not only a good inclusion for dogs with food sensitivities but also diabetic dogs. Most of the carbohydrates, as well as some of the protein, will come from lentils.
Tomato pomace will be included as a further source of soluble fibre as well as antioxidants. It’s essentially a by-product from the many tomato-based products we buy in the supermarkets, so the skin, pulp, and crushed seeds of tomatoes. It’s a decent inclusion.
Sunflower oil will round off the main ingredients with a source of omega fatty acids, as well as promoting energy and a healthy immune system. Salmon oil is also worth mentioning as another excellent oil included in Taste of the Wild PREY.
There’s a nice range of vitamins and minerals which have been individually included, plus probiotics to improve gut health.
Taste of the Wild PREY is definitely decent, and if you’re struggling to find out why your dog is itchy or suffering any of the symptoms around allergies, then this is well worth trying for a few weeks to see if those symptoms clear up. Even if your dog isn’t suffering from food sensitivities then this is still a great food and well worth feeding.
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Where to buy Taste of the Wild PREY dog food
Taste of the Wild PREY is available to buy from VeryPet.
Taste of the Wild PREY dog food products
There are three formulas in the Taste of the Wild PREY dog food range. This review is applicable to all formulas in the range:
- Taste of the Wild PREY Turkey Formula
- Taste of the Wild PREY Angus Beef Formula
- Taste of the Wild PREY Trout Formula
Ingredients of Taste of the Wild PREY (Turkey formula for dogs)
Ingredients of Taste of the Wild PREY dry dog food (turkey formula for dogs) as of June 2021:
Turkey, lentils, tomato pomace, sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural flavor, dicalcium phosphate, salmon oil (source of DHA), salt, DL-Methionine, choline chloride, taurine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.
Contains a source of live (viable), naturally occurring microorganisms.
Guaranteed analysis of Taste of the Wild PREY (Turkey formula for dogs)
Guaranteed analysis of Taste of the Wild PREY dry dog food (turkey formula for dogs) as of June 2021:
|Crude Fibre||(max) 5%|
|Carbohydrates *||37% (estimated)|
Taste of the Wild PREY dog food recalls
There are no known recalls of Taste of the Wild PREY dog food at the current time.
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Step 1 in rectifying itchy skin and coat!
- Decent protein/fat limited ingredient diet
- No nasties