Sunday, April 18, 2010

Taste of the Wild Review and Giveaway!

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Hi Neighbors,

What a beautiful spring day to meet At the Fence! I was given several samples of Taste of the Wild dog food, both the dry and canned varieties. Taste of the Wild is a no grain dog food. For the meat source in their foods they use smoked salmon, smoked fowl (duck, chicken, quail and turkey), as well as bison, venison and lamb. They also include vegetables and fruit. You can check their formulas page to find out what is in each type of food. They have a page that describes the different ingredients and what they are used for. So if you want a dog food without all those nasty fillers, you might be interested in trying Taste of the Wild.

Here's just one of the questions from their FAQ's page:
"Isn't the protein in these foods too high for my dog?
Absolutely not! There is not any reason to be fearful of higher protein levels in pet foods unless your pet is suffering from very specific kidney or liver diseases. Quality protein actually provides the necessary amino acids for your pet to remain a healthy, lean body condition. Muscles use amino acids as building blocks. When dogs are overfed, they become overweight, just like people. Providing protein that your dog can use to maintain lean body mass will help keep him lean and healthy. You can still overfeed these foods, so if your dog is gaining weight, make sure to reduce the amount that you are feeding.

There is a myth that high protein causes allergies. This is absolutely not true. Proteins themselves are the components of foods that pets may be allergic to. If a pet has a mild allergy to a particular ingredient, it would make sense that the allergy symptoms would become worse when the pet is exposed to higher levels of this ingredient. It is not the protein itself that is the problem, but the specific type of protein."
"Taste of the Wild is an all-life stages food that is formulated to meet pet’s nutritional needs throughout all stages of life, from puppy to senior years. Taste of the Wild lets owners satisfy their dog's instinctual cravings for those foods the dog could find in the wild! It’s made with real roasted meats and supplemented with fruits and vegetables, which means superior taste sensation, highly digestible energy and natural antioxidants to support a healthy immune system and overall health."
I have included some pictures of our Schipperke eating the samples we were sent. She really seems to enjoy the food. If you are concerned about what your dog is eating Taste of the Wild is a company you should look into. They do have a locator system so you can find a dealer in your area who carries Taste of the Wild. In our area Tractor Supply and some of the local feed stores carry Taste of the Wild. They do carry cat food also. I have enjoyed sharing Taste of the Wild with my neighbors At the Fence. Taste of the Wild has put together a special give=away pack for the winner of this giveaway. It includes:3 samples of the canned dog food, 3 samples of dry dog food, a sample of Bright Bites, 1 Bright Bites Collar, and a copy of the book "101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step activities to engage, challenge, and bond with your dog" and last, but not least a $30 GC for DoggieFood.com CLOSED
Mandatory Entry:Visit Taste of the Wild and come back and leave a comment telling me why you would like to try their product. You must do this before you can enter any other way. You do not have to be a blogger to enter. Be sure to leave a valid email in your comment so I can contact you should you win. This giveaway will end 5/2 at 11:59 pm CST. I will use random.org to choose a winner, who will then be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Extra Entries:
1. Become a neighbor (follower). Leave a comment letting me know that you did/do. 1 entry

2. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave 2 comments with the link. 2 entries

3. Follow At the Fence on Twitter. Leave a comment letting me know you did/do. 1 entry

4. Visit Taste of the Wild and in a comment tell me one fact that makes their food unique. 1 entry

5. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 comment per day.

6. Leave a comment about your dog. Any type of comment about your dog. Age, breed, why you gave them their name, or a little story. I just ask you keep it clean. 1 entry

Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did receive samples of Taste of the Wild Dog Food. All quotes are from Taste of the Wild. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


70 comments:

Frugal Science Gal said...

I like their High Prarie Canine in Gravy.

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KBraden said...

I like their High Prarie Canine.

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Laura said...

I would love to try this for my pup because SOME people in this household (not me, of course) feed our chihuahua table scraps. Not good for the little guy. I really want to start implementing a healthy diet for the little guy and this is something that would certainly be a good start

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thaeter7 said...

This product contains wonderful things for my dog that he may have to fight with me to get the food as it sounds so delicious!
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Laura said...

Where do I start with my dog. He's a chocolate chihuahua and he's about 2 years old. (Hard to believe he's that old already!) His name is Dero after my dad. Dero was my dad's nickname growing up. I personally wanted to name him Paco, but no. There was no question about the name Dero!

Mari said...

I would love to try their product because all of their foods are manufactured in the US. After the pet deaths years ago due to contaminated food imported from China, I try to make sure that the food I purchase for my pets is made in the US where there is greater regulation and oversight into the manufacturing process. Right now I feed them Blue Buffalo but I am open to trying another brand of similar quality, like Taste of The Wild.

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Mari said...

What makes their food unique is that the meats are purchased from food grade suppliers and are certified hormone and antibiotic free.



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dyxymom said...

I like the fact that their foods are organic. It does not have all the chemicals in it. carebears81719ATyahooDOTcom

maureen73 said...

I enjoyed reading the product information "benefits" section and would like to feed our one year old boxer this food because of the wholesome ingredients, lean protein source, and high quality omega content.
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Jennifer said...

I want to try it because its more of a natural food then the stuff in stores now jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

I find it fascinating that there's a pet food made from these ingredients. I have a senior dog who would love to try any variety--but I would bet he'd try the salmon. Kathy
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Anonymous said...

One fact that makes Taste of the Wild unique is that they use wild animals and fruits and veggies in their products. Kathy
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Anonymous said...

I have an 11-year-old cockapoo who loves to find disgusting things to eat on our walks. Kathy
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Jaime said...

You don't need to supplement your dogs diet. "All of our pet foods are complete and balanced"
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Jaime said...

I have 5 dogs, 2 doxie's, 1 chihuahua, 1 yellow lab and good old mixed breed
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Merrie L. said...

I like the Roasted Bison & Venison found in their High Prairie Canine Formula because it has lean meat, roasted for great flavor. Their ingredients offer highly digestible protein to help your dog maintain the sleek condition of good health. lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

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Merrie L. said...

One fact about Taste of Wild that makes their food unique is that their food is made with real roasted meats and supplemented with fruits and vegetables. These grain-free formulas provide a superior taste sensation, highly digestible energy and natural antioxidants to support a healthy immune system and overall health. lockwoodmerrie@yahoo.com

Merrie L. said...

I've got a little pug, Rastus...who's a handful. He's NOT quite a year old YET! :)

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

We have 3 beagles and I like the fact that this food encompasses All Life-Stages Nutrition - Formulated to meet the nutritional needs of your pet throughout all stages of life, from puppy or kitten to senior years. Since our beagles are various ages (mom, dad and kid) each would benefit.

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I'm a neighbor (old follower on Google Connect)

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

This claim is one I don't see often and I have one beagle with digestive issues so maybe this is a bit unique:
Digestive Support System - Dried chicory root is a natural fiber that helps support a healthy digestive system.

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

If you dropped by my house you'd hear a lot of baying (hound-style) and see 3 identical beagles lined up peeking out the living room window to greet you. Angus, Mable & Norton would then fly into your lap all at once after you came in and sat down. You gotta love dogs when you visit me as they will not leave you be.

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Jolynn_Reads said...

My teen daughter & I liked the way their web looked. A better quality dog food
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Jolynn_Reads said...

#4 Something abt. Blueberris & rasbrries for anti-axidents.
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Jolynn_Reads said...

#6 We have a Border Collie named Buddy
& a beagle named Sassy
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Robyn said...

I follow on Twitter (Coolestmommy)

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Robyn said...

I would like to try these because I love how everything is all natural and formulated for your pet's best interest.

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Robyn said...

One fact that makes the food unique: Chelated Minerals - During the digestion process, minerals are attached to proteins for absorption from the digestive tract. We include proteinates in our recipe to help promote easy absorption for optimal mineral nutrition
We are looking into Chelation for our family so why not include the pets?

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Robyn said...

Rescue Scottie named Gretchen. She was the breeder dog at a puppy mill.

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I spoil my two small dogs with lots of love, hugs, and kisses :) I can't resist looking for treats or toys for them whenever I'm out shopping! Pepper is a salt and pepper, 15 pounds, three-year-old female miniature schnauzer. Mitzi is a black and tan, 7 pounds, two-and-a-half-year-old female dorkie (dachshund/yorkie designer hybrid).
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

"Water, in the form of steam, is used in the cooking process for dry pet food. Taste of the Wild uses a water purification process known as reverse osmosis, which is the same process that many bottled water manufacturers use."

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I'd like to try their product because "Natural grain-free formula with vitamins and minerals offers your pet nutrition for health and vitality." *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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