Life in the Lost World

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   Jan 21

Taste of the Wild Dog Food – grain free and made to satisfy #giveaway ends 2/4

Disclosure: The blog owner (that’s me!) received a product(s) or promotional item from Taste of the Wild to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation for this post and was under no obligation to post a positive review. The opinions contained herein, are my own and reflect my experience with the product(s). Your own may differ.

My furkids are important members of my family. As such, I want to insure that I feed them well and with foods that supply the nutrients they need and help to satisfy their instinctual cravings.

Recently, I was invited to review the newest addition to the Taste of the Wild family – Southwest Canyon. Specifically made for dogs that thrive on a diet of red meat, this new formula was made to provide a unique source of protein – wild boar.

Taste of the Wild Southwest Canyon formula is grain free and replaces potatoes with chickpeas and peas lowering the glycemic index for stabilizing blood glucose levels. Chickpeas, for dogs as well as humans, also provide protein, vitamins and minerals giving a bit of extra ‘oompf’ to this great formula.

The Southwest Canyon dry kibble provides 29% protein and 15% fat while the canned formula provides 8.25% protein and 5% fat to help supply your dog with the energy he needs.

The facts sound wonderful, don’t they? The facts don’t matter, however, if your dog won’t eat it. Thankfully, my furkids loved it. Even our senior, Fleego, who doesn’t really get excited about her food these days (unless it’s the forbidden tablefood) gobbled it right up and looked for more. Cooper liked it so much, I saved out a pouch to use as training treats!

Southwest Canyon, as well as the other fine offerings in the Taste of the Wild family are available at many fine retailers. Please check the handy dandy product locator to find one near you! Taste of the Wild would also like to connect with you on Facebook!

To introduce you to their wonderful line of pet foods, Taste of Wild would like to offer one of my readers a chance to win a great prize packwhich will include samples of Southwest Canyon, a $25 gift card to PetFoodDirect.comfor your furkid and a $25 gift card to Omaha Steaks for you (a little red meat for everyone!). Thank you so much!

Just climb aboard the Rafflecopter to enter!

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  1. judy gardner says:

    i think my dog would like the sierra mountain formula

  2. Tabitha P. says:

    i like the rocky mtn feline formula.

  3. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    This is what I feed my dogs, the Salmon flavor. It has done wonders for them, and it is reasonabily priced. I really like that its grain free.

  4. KateV says:

    I like that they use sweet potato- My dogs love it and my vet always recommends it. Would love to win this giveaway as I’ve been thinking about switching one of my dogs to this brand (the other needs to be on a prescription diet) and it would be great to try it first.

  5. Krystal M says:

    I would like to try the Rocky Mountain Feline formula and see if my cat can digest it better — I like that it’s grain free!

  6. Darlene Owen says:

    I learned that Dried chicory root and dried fermentation products work together to help support a healthy digestive system.

  7. SaraLee E says:

    My girls would like Rocky Mountain Feline formula

  8. Danielle Murgia says:

    I also have a cat so I think I’d like to try the Rocky Mountain Feline Formula.

  9. Debbie Clauer says:

    I would like my dogs to dry the Sierra Mountain Canine Formula with roasted lamb.

  10. I’d like to try the WetlansdsCanine Formula.

  11. lisa kascak says:

    Hey great idea to leave name and address info. Now I do not have to worry about not making the deadline on time if my name is drawn a winner. thanks for the review/giveaway

  12. lisa kascak says:

    I learned that all of their products are grain-free. Which is very important when it comes to our pug! We changed her food to grain free a few months ago and it was best decision ever. She does not go crazy with itchy skin any long.

  13. Michelle Proper says:

    My dog woould probably like the Southwest Canyon® Canine Formula with Wild Boar. Thanks so much :)

  14. They have a grain free dog food Yippee!

  15. Fawn H says:

    I would like to try the Canyon River Feline Formula

  16. Helga says:

    I have bought their dry cat food and its great!

  17. Melissa Hartley says:

    I learned this:
    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.

    Thank you! :)

  18. Krista Grandstaff says:

    LOVE that it’s grain free…I have itchy dogs that do so much better without it :) The chickpeas are fantastic as well…my dogs already eat them out of the can, we use them for treats… gross…lol.

  19. Candice says:

    I would like to have my dogs try the High Prairie Canine Formula.

  20. Jessica Poston says:

    I’d like to get the High Prairie Canine® Formula for my dogs.

  21. Claire says:

    the Southwest Canyon® Canine Formula with Wild Boar.

  22. Theresa Spaid says:

    The food is grain free and I like that there’s also feline food for my cats also

  23. Gloria Walshver says:

    I like the idea it has no soy and its grain-free

  24. Danielle E says:

    We’d love to try
    Wetlands Canine® Formula

  25. Margie B says:

    I like that it is grain free and they dont overload it with high carbs in white potatoes.

  26. Amber G. says:

    Sierra Mountain Canine® Formula would be great for my dog!

  27. Amy Orvin says:

    I’d like to try the Pacific Stream Puppy® Formula

  28. sandra davis says:

    would like to try the canyon river feline with trout and smoked salmon

  29. Kelly Ann T. says:

    My dogs would like the Southwest Canyon Canine® Formula

  30. Claudia M says:

    learned – Made with real roasted meats !

  31. says:

    I would like to try the Rocky Mountain Feline® Formula.

  32. Heather! says:

    I learned that their products are made using bison meat, which is very lean and rich in amino acids.

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  33. Virginia Rowell says:

    I think mine would like the CANYON RIVER FELINE® FORMULA, she loves salmon.

  34. Athena Ettlinger says:

    My dog, Molly, LOVES Taste of the Wild food! I love that it’s grain free, just like my diet, haha! Thanks for the opportunity to win this!

  35. lindsey says:

    My doggies would love to try this flavor!

  36. Dawn D. says:

    Have been waiting for sample bags of the new variety to show up in my area so I can try them. My dogs love TOTW.

  37. dawn says:

    have to see if the store carries this flavor,i think my pups like to try it.

  38. Jennifer S says:

    We use the high prarie flavor, but my dog has liked all the flavors we’ve tried, great product!

  39. Ann O says:

    I have given my dog Taste of the Wild for 2 yrs now, no more food allergies. Whenever I get a foster dog, they are switched to Taste of the Wild right away, never any diarrhea or stomach issues

  40. cecelia says:

    My cats and dog love every flavor they’ve tried. I can’t wait for my dog to try the new canyon flavor :)

  41. Dawn D says:

    My 4 dogs enjoy Taste of the Wild Wetlands with roasted fowl. This would be wonderful to try for my fur babies.

  42. Laura T says:

    My dogs LOVE TotW and I love how silky their coats are (with the pacific formula) and how healthy they look.

  43. Alexandra M. says:

    My dog has been eating TotW since he was a puppy. I rotate through the flavors to keep things interesting, and having a new flavour to try out is extra exciting! I’m sure he’ll love it like he likes all the others, however, Pacific Stream is by far his favorite. I worked in animal nutrition for 3 years, and this is definitely a food I recommend for a lot of dogs.

  44. Shane V says:

    My guys did well on Taste of the Wild Sierra formula. TOTW seems to do well for most any dog with sensitive stomachs.

  45. Katie Duran says:

    I just started feeding TOW to my new puppy and she loves it.. So far i love the quality or this food!

  46. Valerie says:

    I found this at a local retailer, my labramutt loves it. He also has always had problems with highs and lows, this food so far seems to be helping stabilize his energy levels.

  47. Miltapher says:

    I have fed Taste of The Wild in the past. It is an affordable dog food with good meaty ingredients. I would love to win! I currently feed Chicken Soup For The Petlovers Soul which is made by the same company.

  48. Angie says:

    My dogs have done very well on Taste of the Wild for the last several years. Our dog Ella is super sensitive to foods and this is one of the only foods she can eat.

  49. Chronica says:

    I just learned that TOWT has wet food too! My dog is going to be so spoiled.

    I did make the mistake last month of switching my dog and cat from the pacific stream kind to the high prairie kind because my store was out of his regular. He’s had the runs, as well as the cat. Bubble guts. I intend on keeping them on the Salmon flavor one for now on. They love it.

  50. AllisonKC says:

    My two boys thrive on TOTW!

    • AllisonKC says:

      Right now we’re huge fans of the wetland formula. Our newest has food allergies and it’s done wonders for his health.

  51. Wreckman says:

    My boys love taste of the wild, would love to try this one!

  52. Ashley says:

    I’ve fed TotW for years. I have a dog with food allergies (more than just grains) and TotW is the only thing he has done well on.

  53. Shannon says:

    can’t wait to get the new flavor for my girls to try!

  54. Marie says:

    I’ve rescued my pooch and he has allergys and a sensitive tummy but TOTW is the only thing he will eat :-) but No local shop sells it i can only get it online :-( would love for him to have a new taste ;-)

  55. Scott Haber says:

    Our corgi, Rosie, has been on TOTW: Wetlands Formula for 2 years and loves it. We love that it keeps her coat beautiful and earns her perfect scores at her vet checkups as well!

  56. Diane Dazio says:

    I’ve been feeding my dogs TOTW for years. Now I know they have puppy food too!

  57. Kari Graves says:

    Would love to try new stuff from TOTW with our dog!

  58. Wendy T. says:

    My girl’s on TOTW now, but I learned more about this new Southwestern Canyon formula- I would love to have her try it.

    & I like your new rafflecopter!

  59. Brent says:

    Would really like to try the new formula but haven’t been able to find it at retailers in my area yet.

  60. Andy says:

    I have used taste of the wild for both my foster dogs and my actual dogs. Its great. I have tried most of the different types with them.

  61. Jessica Lundberg says:

    My dogs love TotW food. I’d love to try the new flavour or one of the puppy flavours for my new lab/giant schnauzer puppy!

  62. M.C. says:

    TotW Pacific Stream is currently in our kibble bin. Unfortunately, we can’t do the other formulas due to some protein sensitivities, but this new Southwest Canyon formula would work, so we’re eager to give it a try!

  63. My boxer girls are currently eating TOTW Pacific Stream Canine Formula and LOVE it!! I recently was able to try the Southwest Canyon Canine Formula with Wild Boar… was a hit with the girls also:-))

    Linda A. Kulow
    Ch. Draco Y Nantess Last Dance, DOM
    Ch. Nantess Get Her Done At Adellin’s
    MBISS GCH Adellin’s Nantess Look At Mimi, #6 Boxer for 2012

  64. Thomas says:

    My dogs love this stuff.

  65. nichol tone says:

    I found out that they have puppy food

  66. Karla T says:

    It doesn’t have wheat in it

  67. Harry Robinsin says:

    My Huskies are in love with the Salmon Formula…… I think they wouldn’t mind trying the South West Canyon Formula..

  68. Bearsar says:

    My dogs love the sierra mountain formula. I’m sure they’ll love this one too!

  69. Brittany says:

    Between 4 and 6 months, feed 2-3 meals per day and after 6 months, feed 2 meals per day.

  70. K.Pugh says:

    I also like the Pacific Stream Canine Formula.
    Thanks for the chance.

  71. Trisha says:

    My dogs LOVE this food!!!!

  72. Alissa Apel says:

    This is for my sister. I know she’d like that they have grain free dog food!

  73. Heather Bridson says:

    I learned that a variety has buffalo and venison. Wow, so much better than we eat.

  74. Michelle Spayde says:

    I’d also like to try the Rocky Mountain Feline formula.

  75. Anne W. says:

    I feed my dogs TOTW Lamb (in the light purple packaging) and they LOVE it! Such good quality :)

  76. Emily G says:

    high prairie canine formula

  77. JenniferB says:

    Sierra Mountain canine formula

  78. Elena says:

    My dog would love the Salmon Formula

  79. Kate H says:

    Taste of the Wild is the only brand I feed to my dogs! They love the Pacific Stream, but I would try any flavor for them, to provide variety!!!

  80. nikki krutz says:

    i’d like to get my dog the Sierra Mountain Canine® Formula, he can be quite picky

  81. Susan Christy says:

    My dogs have an insane love of fish. So they would probably enjoy the Pacific Stream Canine® with Smoked Salmon

  82. Shelley P says:

    My dogs would love to try the Wetlands Canine® Formula!

  83. I love the Taste of the wild. I have been breeding Labradors for years and this produce by far has produced the best coats and health in all my dogs. Never had one yet to turn their nose up to this food. I would love to stay with this produce. It’s awesome

  84. Louis says:

    I’d like to try the HIGH PRAIRIE PUPPY™ FORMULA
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  85. richandcindy says:

    We use the salmon food for a dog with skin issues. Just learned that these foods are also grain free.

  86. BeverlyF says:

    I have been wanting to switch my cats and dog onto better foods. Old man Wolfe is 13, and our last attempt at high quality food was science diet. I found out after getting it that it was mostly grain, not to mention very crumbly and his itching has gotten worse. Wanting to try him out on this, as I have been reading good things.

    Would like to try the Rocky Mountain Feline formula and the Southwest Canyon Canine formula.

  87. Cheryl Rahkonen says:

    I would like to try the PACIFIC STREAM PUPPY FORMULA.

  88. MIsty says:

    Southwest Canyon® Canine Formula with Wild Boar

  89. Wendy says:

    When we adopted Bella she was on ALPO! So we switched her to TOTW Wetlands! SHE LOVES IT!

  90. sandy weinstein says:

    this is one of the dog foods sold in my all natural pet stores, like it b/c no grain, really like the roasted bison and venison. good combo….good for dogs w/ allergies, low fat, protein, include ingredients for digestive health such as chicory root, and veggies, such as sweet potatoes for beta carotene

  91. I love that it is grain free so that allergies are mostly eliminated!

  92. Missy Marie says:

    We feed our boys Taste fo the wild. Would love to try Pacific Stream Canine® Formula!!

  93. Nicole Burgess says:

    I just recently switched to Taste of the Wild High Prairie. The reason I switched is, my family is getting an Alaskan Malamute puppy and after speaking with numerous breeders and owners, all recommended Taste of the Wild. I was feeding my dog good quality food – but, I have noticed since I switched him, he has gained some weight (he always has been on the skinnier side) and my veterinarian is very happy about that. Also, he got more active and “spunky”. I love the fact that Taste of the Wild is grain free. I am glad that I have switched to Taste of the Wild!

  94. Donna Cheatle says:

    I learned that their products are made with real meats, and are grain free!

  95. Deborah says:

    My cats love Rocky Mountain Feline Formula!

  96. Heidi N says:

    I feed High Prairie and Pacific Stream due to allergies of one of my 8 dogs

  97. Ashley M. P. says:

    I feed my shepherd the HIgh Prairie formula. After I actually researched dog foods and realized that what I was giving him was not nutritional at all, I switched. This food has done wonders. The bowl is always empty now and going to the bathroom is always much more healthy. Highly recommend.

  98. G says:

    Also interested in trying the high prairie formula as it it venison based and I’ve been making venison jerky as treats for my dogs for years and they love it. Also love this new formula as dogs love wild boar too, mine do anyway and it’s such an interesting and different protein source for the dogs.

    Also, love the new info collection with rafflecopter so I don’t miss out if yahoo decides to reroute my win message to bulk mail and I miss it. Thank you

  99. Marysa says:

    Rocky Mountain Feline Formula or wet food :)

  100. Elisha A. says:

    Both of my furbabies have allergies to grain. Zoey has them so ad that if she eats even a little food with grain she will break out all over her body and in her mouth and we have to go to the vet and get her a shot. We had tried some of the other grain free foods but they didn’t seew to like it so when we tryed this food they gobbled it up fast so we knew we had a winner. They like all the flavors Evey couple of months or so we get a different flavor so that they don’t have to eat the same all the time I wouldnt want to have to eat the same flavor of something all the time would you? I don’t think they have a favorite kind but we haven’t got to try the Wild Southwest Canyon flavor yet we have looked for it but can’t ever find it. They food is so healthy for then my Dacshund Bella is black and everyone always comes up asking us what we feed her cause her coat is so shinny and soft. We also started feed it to our cats and they also love it. We ran out of it on day and they place we can get it was closed so we just got them a small bag of the food we used to feed them and they wouldn’t go near it. They only like the Rocky M ountain feline withe the roasted venison and smoked salmon. I tell everyone I know about how amazing this food is and hope to get my Zoey and Bella the Wild Southwest Canyon flavor I am sure they will love it.

  101. wendy pittman says:

    Taste of the Wild is honestly the best dog/cat food out there. I have raised Lads. For years. Also Giant woolys. And they love it. They only eat what the body needs and there that gives them lean bodies and 100% healthy animals. They even sleep better.
    I also raise Bangle Cats. They also are so much happier eating TOTW. They are more leaner and act more like the intense Cats that they are. And for me that is everything that I demand from a Animal food.
    Thank you so much TOTW….we are all happy campers here.
    (the only thing missing is a zip lock package!!)

  102. Phoenix says:

    Their products are certified antibiotic & hormone-free.

  103. Stephanie from CT says:

    A grain-free formula with sweet potatoes and peas provides highly digestible energy for your active dog.

  104. Amy Peschel says:

    I learned that Bison is a lean meat, highly digestible and an excellent source of essential amino acids. This ingredient would be considered a unique or unusual protein source, so it is a great choice for pets that have some food sensitivities or allergies.