Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Taste of the Wild Review and Giveaway!



Hey Neighbors,

I guess tonight is pet night At the Fence. I did a post awhile back on Taste of the Wild, but they recently launched new dog and cat food formulas and asked if I would do a new review. Plus a great giveaway!



Sierra Mountain Canine-with roasted lamb and sweet potatoes, is a limited ingredient diet with lamb as the only protein source. It contains taurine to protect heart health and has lower protein and fat than the Taste of the Wild High Prairie and Wetlands formula, which may be a better option if dog owners are looking for a diet in lower fat or calories.

Canyon River Feline contains only fish protein with trout, salmon and sweet potatoes for a more limited ingredient profile, which may be a better choice for sensitive cats. Canyon River Feline is also a good choice for those cats who need a less-rich diet, as it has lower protein and fat than the Rocky Mountain Feline.

We personally have two small dogs. One has a problem keeping weight on and the other has a problem not getting too overweight. (And yes, we feed them separately, so it is not due to one not sharing!) This formula would probably be good for her!


Taste of the Wild is a grain-free diet for your pets. It is designed for all life stages and contains fruits and vegetables along with antioxidents. Their website has a locator where you can find a retailer near you who carries Taste of the Wild. We have 2 about 25 miles away.


From Taste of the Wild:

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."

The winner of this giveaway will get to choose from the Dog or Cat package.
The dog give-away includes three sample bags of the new dry formula; six samples of Bright Bites Daily Dental Treats (need to know the size of the dog); $30 gift card to DoggyFood.com and a set of Outward Hound Fold-N-Go Port-A-Bowls.
Cat owners can get three sample bags of the new dry formula, a $30 gift card to HarlosHealthypets.com and a Bergan TurboScratcher Cat Toy.


Mandatory Entry:Visit the Taste of the Wild Website and then leave a comment letting me know something you learned there. Any interesting tidbit will do. You do not have to be a blogger to win, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 1/5 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (USA only)

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

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. Leave a comment letting me know if you would choose the dog or cat giveaway package. 1 entry

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

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway) 1 entry

Disclosure:I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review. I did receive some samples of Taste of the Wild Dog Food for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the Taste of the Wild website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


77 comments:

james said...

I learned they have mfg facilities in California, Missouri, and South Carolina.

I would choose the dog giveaway package.

james@wizardsoftech.com

sniffenegger said...

I learned all their dog kibble is grain free YAY!

sara at theniffs dot com

sniffenegger said...

im a follower on gfc

sara at theniffs dot com

sniffenegger said...

i subscribe

sara at theniffs dot com

sniffenegger said...

i would choose dog package and love to try some of the other formulas besides the salmon and potato (my dog is currently on this one)

sara at theniffs dot com

kerismommy said...

I love that all their products are grain free

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kerismommy said...

Follow via GFC

kerismommy said...

I would choose the dog package

kerismommy said...

email subscriber

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debbie said...

I learned they use roasted quail,roasted duck and smoked turkey in their foods. I would like the cat package.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
debbie
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Darlene said...

Important information: 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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Darlene said...

I'm a follower
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Darlene said...

I subscribe at the fence.
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Darlene said...

I would choose the dog food as I have 2 black labs and one is a real fuzzy eater.
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Darlene said...

I tweeted.
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star84vu said...

I learned that they have three manufacturing facilities in the US where the food is made!

samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

star84vu said...

I follow via GFC
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star84vu said...

I subscribe
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star84vu said...

I would pick the dog package
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star84vu said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/star84vu/status/18866429235298304

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james said...

Became a neighbor

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james said...

I would choose the dog package

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rubynreba said...

40% of pet dogs in the US are either overweight or obese.
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rubynreba said...

I follow
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rubynreba said...

email subscriber
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rubynreba said...

Commented on Pup Light review
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rubynreba said...

I would pick the cat package for Ruby and Reba!
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Joshlin said...

I learned Pfizer Animal Health recently began distribution of Palladia, a cancer fighting medication just for dogs.
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Joshlin said...

I am a neighbor.
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Joshlin said...

I would choose the dog package.
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star84vu said...

daily tweet
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star84vu said...

daily tweet
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Kim said...

I learned that Taste of the Wild™ Brand Dog and Cat food offers your pet a diet dictated by his genes.

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Kim said...

I am a neighbor.

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Kim said...

I would like the dog package.

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star84vu said...

http://twitter.com/#!/star84vu/status/20650509882884096
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star84vu said...

http://twitter.com/#!/star84vu/status/20863295619600385
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sniffenegger said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/21222399915597825
sara at theniffs dot com

sniffenegger said...

commented on puplight review

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Joshlin said...

I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/12/saturdays-giveaways_31.htm
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#1

Joshlin said...

I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/12/saturdays-giveaways_31.htm
savingmomssanity at gmail dot com
#2

Debra said...

I learned that chemicals are not used to preserve any of their formulas.

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star84vu said...

http://twitter.com/#!/star84vu/status/21406884040806400
samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

sniffenegger said...

tweeted about the giveaway

http://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/21580548451344384

sara at theniffs dot com

sniffenegger said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/21939187636772865

sara at theniffs dot com

star84vu said...

http://twitter.com/#!/star84vu/status/22022510790836224

samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

Jolynn_Reads said...

I follow your blog
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Jolynn_Reads said...

I subscribe to email
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Jolynn_Reads said...

I would want the dog pack.
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Machell said...

Interesting tidbit from the site is to be aware of what you leave out in your house that your dog might get into and end up by harmed by....like medication, strings, plants...etc
machell.duke@sbcglobal.net

Machell said...

I would choose the dog packet
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sniffenegger said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/22357546006220800

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Art H. said...

I learned that my dog eating feces is a behavioral problem and not a medical problem.

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Art H. said...

I follow your blog via GFC.

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Art H. said...

Dog package.

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Art H. said...

http://twitter.com/artyh83/status/22380217150476288

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Janet W. said...

I learned that their product benefits include digestive support, no grain, has antioxidents, plus many more!
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Janet W. said...

I am your "neighbor"
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Janet W. said...

I subscribe to your emails
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Janet W. said...

I would choose Dog package
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Janet W. said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/22381134348292096
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Jennifer said...

I learned they don't use any chemical preservatives in their food products. That's hard to find these days.

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Jennifer said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect
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Jennifer said...

I subscribe to your emails.
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Jennifer said...

I would pick the dog package!!
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Jennifer said...

Tweeted about your giveaway!
http://twitter.com/jenh84/status/22382706142744576
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star84vu said...

http://twitter.com/#!/star84vu/status/22484129807339520

samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

Janet W. said...

tweet for 1/5
http://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/22670237161754624
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Jennifer said...

DT 1/5
http://twitter.com/jenh84/status/22668417454571521

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Art H. said...

http://twitter.com/artyh83/status/22669645433544704

artherrington at gmail dot com

sniffenegger said...

daily tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/sniffenegger/status/22689436437319680

sara at theniffs dot com

Anonymous said...

I find that my cat is losing weight and want to try this cat food---Michelle

Kristen said...

I learned that raw salmon can carry a dangerous parasite (theirs is cooked though, so safer)

Kristen said...

I follow on GFC.

Kristen said...

I'd choose the dog package.