Taste of the Wild

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 7 months ago, I was on the trail for a new and better dog food for my Llewellin Setter of nearly 4 years old and for the new Old Hemlock Setter, Bromley.

We found this stuff! We have tried three of the four mixes they offer and settled on the Pacific Stream product, which has Salmon as the main protein component. The dogs showed an almost immediate improvement in their coats and in the quality of stools. They love the stuff, too!

I’m convinced that the better quality food without grains, will pay off in health dividends as time rolls along.


A fish protein, grain-free formula for all life stages with sweet potatoes provides highly digestible energy for your sensitive dog. Made with real smoked salmon, this formula offers a taste sensation like no other. Supplemented with fruits and vegetables, this fish and potato formula delivers natural antioxidants to protect your friend’s body from the damage of everyday living, supporting a healthy immune system and overall good health. Your dog craves a taste of the wild. Go ahead and give him one.

Protein: 25% Fat: 15%

Calories: 3,600 kcal/kg (360 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy

Available in 5lb, 15lb and 30lb bags.


Salmon, ocean fish meal, sweet potatoes, potatoes, canola oil, salmon meal, smoked salmon, potato fiber, natural flavor, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried fermentation products of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D supplement, folic acid.


~ by John McGranaghan on June 12, 2010.

9 Responses to “Taste of the Wild”

  1. How much does one of the bags go for?

  2. Rich–we get the 30 lb, bags for $41. More expensive than many but not as expensive as some of the boutique stuff.

  3. That’s not bad. I think we are paying around $34 for Iams Premium Protection. Maggie is getting up there (10 this year) and we are really trying to balance what she likes with what will be better for her. She likes the Iams well enough but I am always on the lookout for different stuff. Keeps her on her toes!

  4. Where are you picking it up?

  5. Both Tractor Supply and the local Agway store carry Taste of the Wild and they are only $1.00 apart on price.
    They do have wee small bags that you can purchase in order to try it out.

  6. Thanks, I’ll have to give that a try.

  7. I hope Maggie does well. Its mighty tasty stuff!

  8. Parker: Your Llewellen looks a lot like my Llewellen, who passed away this past January. He was a wonderful ol’ dog, and I miss him very much. Setters are great companions and hunters! I just switched to the same Taste O’ the Wild food you are feeding, from a breeder recommendation, who my dad got an Irish Red and White Setter from. Ariell, my 3 yo, Large Munsterlander loves it, and her coat is improving, also.

    I switched to the more high-end foods, b/c I fed Mojo (my Setter) Iams for most his life. He got tumors in his intestine/digestive system, and internal bleeding from those tumors are what killed him. I am hoping a more natural diet will keep Ariell from the same fate. So, far, so good…

    Great blog!

  9. Thanks Zac. The food issue can be a touchy one what with so many folks using this or that food on many dogs over years and years. It does no good to argue with success, but on the other hand–I can’t help but suspect that a better food fed throughout a dogs life, may help to prevent some of these disease states that do strike so many of our friends.
    We via the breeders do the best that we can on the genetic side. That leaves environment and food and water.
    Best to you and Ariell.
    Before too long, we’ll be concentrating on the field, dogs and birds.

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