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Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain Free Canned Dog Food Review

//Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain Free Canned Dog Food Review

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain Free Canned Dog Food Review

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain Free Canned Dog Food

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain-Free Canned Dog Food
Wetlands grain free canned dog food will please even the pickiest dogs. This recipe contains duck, chicken, quail and turkey for a combination of meat protein that provides prime amino acid nutrition.

This grain-free formula provides a first-rate nutrition without the grains. Fruits and vegetables included in this recipe provide natural antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Taste of the Wild grain free canned dog food can be served as a complete meal, or as a supplement to a dry food. With a chunky texture and irresistible gravy, this recipe is a high protein, extremely palatable diet that every dog will love.

Dog Food Analysis

  • Protein: Duck, duck broth, chicken broth, chicken liver, chicken, egg, ocean fish, roasted duck, roasted quail, smoked turkey
  • Fat and Oil: None
  • Carbohydrates: Potato starch, sweet potato, potato
  • Fiber: Guar gum, fruits and vegetables
  • Fruits and vegetables: Peas, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries
  • Flavorings: Natural flavor, meat sources
  • Preservatives: the canning process is the preservation method. No preservatives either natural or artificial are added.
  • Sweeteners: absent
  • Dyes: absent
  • Supplements and minerals: sodium tripolyphospate, salt, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, dried chicory root, yucca schidigera extract, iron proteinate (a source of chelated iron), zinc proteinate (a source of chelated zinc), vitamin E supplement, copper proteinate (a source of chelated copper), manganese proteinate (a source of chelated manganese), riboflavin supplement, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, thiamine mononitrate, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, potassium iodide, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement.

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 7.5 % (min.) 37.5 %
Fat 3.5 % (min.) 17.5 %
Fiber 1 % (max.) 5 %
Moisture 80 % (max.) NA
Carbohydrates NA 35 % (EV)

(NA: not available; EV: estimated value)

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. The ash value considered to the calculation of the estimated value of carbohydrates was 2 %.

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula in Gravy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and maintenance.

The profile of this canned dog food is a grain free meat based product using various named species as its main sources of animal protein. It is an excellent indication about this product.

Detail Ingredient Analysis

Protein: Duck meat used in this recipe is certified hormone and antibiotic free. Duck meat is a good source of quality protein. It is easy for dogs to digest. It is a good source of vitamin A and B3 as well as several minerals. In addition it has an excellent taste.

Duck and chicken broths are obtained from cooking duck and chicken in water. They are used in canned products as a source of moisture.

Chicken liver is an excellent source of iron and highly digestible protein. Liver is an excellent source of natural vitamin A which aids in digestion, keeps reproductive organs healthy, and is a great antioxidant.

Chicken meat is another excellent source of protein. It is easy to digest for dogs and is rich in vitamins and essential amino acids.

Egg is a highly digestible and a high quality protein source. It is full of various minerals and micronutrients.

Roasted duck and roasted quail are used for great flavor. They are also excellent protein sources that provide your dog with essential amino acids.

Smoked turkey is used also to add flavor to this dog food. It presents also all the benefits of lean protein for overall lean body condition.

Ocean fish is an excellent source of protein as well as omega fatty acids. Normally this ingredient is sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations. However “ocean fish” is an ambiguous term. Some fish are higher in omega-3 fats than others so it is difficult to do an accurate judgment about this ingredient.

Carbohydrates: Potato starch is a very fine flour made from the potato after the peel has been removed. Pure potato starch contains pure starch and many veterinarian nutritionists still have uncertainties about the digestibility of this element.

Potatoes are a highly digestible carbohydrate source. Carbohydrates provide energy for daily activities. Potatoes contain some dietary fiber as well as vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium.

Sweet Potatoes is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and beta carotene. This is a good quality complex carbohydrate source that provides all day energy.

Fiber: Guar Gum is used in canned food as a thickener and stabilizer. It is also a highly soluble and highly digestible fiber with a low caloric content.

Fruits and vegetables: Peas contain antioxidants and offer a wide spectrum of nutrients including vitamins C, K and B1, manganese, fiber and folate. However, there is some controversy about the ability of dog’s digestive system to digest peas. Some specific dogs can present diarrhea and vomit if they are not able to efficiently digest peas.

Tomatoes are an exceptional natural source of vitamins A, C and K as well as high quality dietary fiber and antioxidants – lycopene. They also offer plenty of minerals and other micronutrients including molybdenum, potassium, chromium and manganese.

Blueberries and raspberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, Vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber.

Flavors: Natural flavor are used to define any extract from any food whose significant function is flavoring rather than nutritional. So it is an ambiguous term which could refer to everything from herbs or meat meals to more problematic ingredients like digest.

Taste of the wild specifies that natural flavor is a natural ingredient that is applied to the outside of the kibble to improve the flavor. Can be from vegetable or chicken sources and it does not contain MSG.

Supplements: Dried chicory root is a FOS – fructooligosaccharide – and in the colon produces short chain fatty acids that are used for intestinal cells and for the good bacteria in the colon. Basically it feeds the good bacteria and delays the growth of bad bacteria in the dog’s digestive system promoting gastrointestinal health.

Yucca schidigera extract is a natural plant extract that has been demonstrated to decrease stool odor. In addition, it supports anti-inflammatory processes in tendons and joint cartilage.

Chelated minerals are minerals are attached to proteins for absorption from the digestive tract. This attachment helps promote easy absorption for optimal mineral nutrition.

This food does not contain dyes, sweeteners or artificial preservatives.

Final Comment

Based on the ingredients included in Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain-Free Canned Dog Food we give a 4.35 stars score.

Evaluating by its ingredients alone Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain-Free Canned Dog Food seems to be a highly recommended dry dog food.

Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Canned Dog Food features no corn or soy. It is made with only the highest quality meats. These formulas also maintain healthy digestion with chelated minerals and sweet potatoes.

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain-Free Canned Dog Food main benefits:

  • Grain free and gluten-free
  • Roasted duck, quail, and smoked turkey offer an extraordinary taste. These ingredients offer highly digestible protein
  • Fruits and vegetables provide natural antioxidants
  • Odor in stool is reduced by Yucca Schidigera extract
  • Dried chicory root reduces risk of worms and supports healthy digestion and nutrient absorption
  • This formula mimics natural diet
  • Protein blend for optimal aminoacid profile
  • Ocean fish meal provides a marine source omega 3 fatty acids
  • Sweet Potatoes are one ideal complex carbohydrate source that provides all day energy

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 Grain-Free Canned Dog Food

Positive Aspects

  • Duck, duck broth, chicken broth, chicken liver, chicken, egg, , roasted duck, roasted quail, smoked turkey
  • Sweet potato, potato
  • Tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries
  • No artificial preservatives
  • Omega 3 and 6 sources
  • Excellent flavor
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Negative Aspects

  • Ocean fish
  • Peas
  • Potato Starch
  • Natural Flavors

Available in: 13.2 oz (368.54 g) cans

By | 2016-12-16T21:42:57+00:00 November 27th, 2014|Review|Comments Off on Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain Free Canned 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.