Based on ingredients alone, Taste of the Wild Ancient Grains looks like an above-average dry kibble.
The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 36%, a fat level of 20% and estimated carbohydrates of about 36%.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 33% and a mean fat level of 18%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 41% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 55%.
Which means the product line contains…
Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a comparable dry kibble.
Even when you consider the protein-boosting effect of the dried yeast and chia seed, this looks like the profile of a dry formula containing a notable amount of meat.
Taste of the Wild Ancient Grains is a grain-inclusive dry dog food using a notable amount of named meat meals as its dominant source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4.5 stars.
Ingredients: Duck, duck meal, chicken meal, grain sorghum, millet, dried yeast, cracked pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), egg product, natural flavor, roasted quail, roasted duck, smoked turkey, quinoa, chia seed, tomato pomace, salmon oil (a source of DHA), salt, potassium chloride, dl-methionine, choline chloride, taurine, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, Yucca schidigera extract, l-carnitine, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.
Taste of the Wild with Ancient Grains Dog Food earns the Advisor’s second-highest rating of 4.5 stars. Ancient Grains is the new grain-inclusive sub-brand that’s been added to the popular “TOTW” product line.
- High protein content
- High quality source of nutrients
- This dog food is duck. Although it is a quality item, raw duck contains up to 73% water.