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Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog Food Review

//Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog Food Review

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog Food Review

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog Food

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog FoodTaste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog Food is made with genuine roasted quail, roasted duck, and smoked turkey, this formula present a unique taste, while offering highly digestible lean protein.

This dry dog food is a grain-free formula with sweet potatoes and peas offering highly digestible energy for your lively dog.

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine is appropriated for all life stages, delivers natural antioxidants and has omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, sustaining a healthy immune system, healthy skin, shiny coat, and overall good health.

Dog Food Analysis

  • Protein: duck, duck meal, chicken meal, egg product
  • Fat and Oil: chicken fat, smoked salmon, ocean fish meal
  • Carbohydrates: sweet potatoes, potatoes
  • Fiber: dried chicory root, tomato pomace, peas
  • Fruits and vegetables: peas, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries,
  • Flavorings: natural flavors, roasted quail, roasted duck, smoked salmon, yucca schidigera extract
    Preservatives: mixed tocopherols
  • Sweeteners: absent
  • Dyes: absent
  • Supplements and minerals: salt, choline chloride, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus reuteri, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, ,sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate

Yellow ingredients represent controversial or low quality sources. Consult our nutrient detailed analysis and find out why.

Nutrient Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis Dry Matter Basis
Protein 32 % (min.) 36 %
Fat 18 % (min.) 20 %
Fiber 4 % (max.) 4%
Moisture 10 % (max.) NA
Carbohydrates NA 36 % (EV)
Omega 6 2.4 % (min.) NA
Omega 3 0.4 % (min.) NA

 (NA: not available; EV: estimated value)

This dog food provides 36 % protein on a dry matter basis which is well above the AAFCO recommendations. It provides 20 % of good quality fat which is over the standard values.

Consult our article named “How do we convert guaranteed analysis into dry matter basis?”  and find out how we calculate nutrients percentages on a dry matter basis.

Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids are included in the guaranteed analysis of Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula. This is a mark of quality because both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids:

  • Preserve healthy skin
  • Promote a strong immune system
  • Play a role in cell growth

The suitable amounts of omega-6 and/or omega-3 fatty acids may benefit dogs with skin, coat or certain other problems.

Detail Ingredient Analysis

Protein: Duck is a new source of protein, which might benefit pets with sensitive skin and digestion. Duck meal is a highly concentrated source of high-quality protein and minerals, such as calcium.

Chicken meal is a good ingredient. It is a concentrated version of the whole chicken and high in protein.
Eggs are rich in protein and good for dogs. However, egg product is an unspecified form of shell-free eggs. Quality can vary significantly.

Taste of the Wild also declare that all of their meats are bought from food grade providers and are certified hormone and antibiotic-free.
Fat and oil: Ocean fish meal is a good source of omega 3 essential fatty acids, however you should make sure that the pet food you choose uses human grade fish for their ocean fish.
Chicken Fat and Smoked salmon provide essential fatty acids for skin and coat health. They also serve as a concentrated source of energy and flavor.

Carbohydrates: Potatoes are of only modest nutritional value to a dog.
Sweet potatoes are a good source of carbohydrates and also add fiber to the diet. Additionally to dietary fiber, sweet potatoes contain vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, and beta carotene.

Fiber: Dried Chicory Root is a good source of fiber that aids to support healthy digestion.

Flavors: Taste of the wild use natural flavors. In addition there is more protein in roasted quail, roasted duck, smoked salmon used for flavoring.
Yucca Schidigera Extract adds flavor and reduces stool odor.

Fruits and vegetables: Peas are a quality font of carbohydrates and they are loaded with natural fiber.

Fiber: Dried Chicory Root is a good source of fiber that aids to support healthy digestion.

Flavors: Taste of the wild use natural flavors. In addition there is more protein in roasted quail, roasted duck, smoked salmon used for flavoring.
Yucca Schidigera Extract adds flavor and reduces stool odor.

Fruits and vegetables: Peas are a quality font of carbohydrates and they are loaded with natural fiber.

Fact

Tomato pomace is not a main ingredient. If it is used in the correct amounts it really isn´t a bad fiber and anti-oxidants source.

Preservatives: Taste of the Wild specifically states on their site that they source all of their protein meals from sellers who do not use ethoxyquin as a preservative. They only use natural preservatives.

Sweeteners and dyes are absent in the ingredient list. This information is another mark of a good quality dog food.
Supplements: Sulfate and oxide based mineral are harmless but poorly absorbed and thus mostly useless.
This food contains: dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product,dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract. All of these ingredients work in your dog’s intestine to help him keep a healthy intestinal flora.

Final Comment

Based on the ingredients included in Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog Food we score it with 4.5 stars.

Evaluating by its ingredients alone Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog Food seems to be a highly recommended dry dog food.

Fact

There are a lot of very good aspects in this list of ingredients. Even the controversial ingredients marked in yellow are not really bad ingredients.

Taste of the wild main benefits:

  • It is appropriate to all life stages nutrition
  • Is grain-free (no corn, wheat, soy or fillers)
  • Real meat (duck, salmon, chicken)
  • Fruits and vegetables used as source of natural antioxidants (tomatoes)
  • Supports digestive system (fermentation products, chicory root)
  • Boosts immune system
  • Supports a skin and shiny coat (omega 3 and omega 6)
  • Naturally preserved
  • No artificial flavors or dyes

The following table is a summary of the positive and controversial/negative ingredients found during the qualitative analysis of this dog food.

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog Food

Positive Aspects

  • Duck, duck meal, chicken meal
  • Chicken fat, smoked salmon
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Dried chicory root
  • Peas, blueberries, raspberries, tomatões
  • Roasted quail, roasted duck, smoked salmon, yucca schidigera extract
  • Mixed tocopherols
  • Chelated minerals
  • Not use ethoxyquin as a preservative
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Negative Aspects

  • Egg product
  • Ocean fish meal
  • Potatoes
  • Tomato pomace
  • Ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate

Available in: 5 lb (2,27 Kg); 15 lb (6.8 Kg); 30 lb (13.6 Kg)

By | 2016-12-16T21:43:03+00:00 October 10th, 2014|Review|Comments Off on Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog Food Review

About the Author:

Dora Mancha

Hi! I’m Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 – 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.