Meet Rupert and Tot (below), our two adopted fur balls. Lyndsey and I got both of them in college when we could barely handle figuring out dinner for ourselves. Naturally, we did what everyone would do to find the best dog food on the market – Google it!
We started them off with Wellness, a brand of dry dog food that any good veterinarian would recommend. And don’t get me wrong, Wellness is a great choice for a lot of you out there – it’s packed with everything you need for a healthy dog with no fillers. But here’s the deal….Rupert wouldn’t eat it. It got to the point where the only option we had was feeding him wet canned-food so he’d stay healthy. We had to find another choice and we did – Rupert now comes back for seconds. Taste of the Wild was an easy contender for first place and here are the top 5 reasons we made the switch and think you should, too.
Head to the bottom for the TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read) for a summary
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself” – Josh Billings
1. Best Price for Quality
The price is really something to boast about. For a company that creates quality dog food with natural ingredients and tons of vitamins, they really don’t skim a whole lot off the top like your other top dog food competitors. We buy Rupert and Tot the 28 pound bag ($50) and that lasts us about a month and a half for both of them. You can do the math but here it is if you’ve got better things to do:
$50 / (2 dogs) = $25 per dog / 45 days = $.56 a day
2. Real Ingredients
Venison. Peas. Lamb. Garbanzo beans. Yes, all of these in one meal sounds like a terrible dish to us, but it’s unbelievably appetizing for the little guys. From the second you open the bag of food to the very last scoop, you will always get a whiff of REAL smelling ingredients. What is REAL you may ask? It smells as if they took a home-cooked meal and jammed it into bite sized kibble bits. You can actually smell the venison in the kibble – and I don’t know about you, but its nice to know Tot and Rupert are enjoying the real deal.
Here’s what their website has to say about their blend:
“Modern science proves that your dog or cat still shares the DNA of the ancient canine or wild feline. Although their tastes demand something of the wild, your pet’s diet should provide them with all the best nutrition available today. And that is precisely what they get with Taste of the Wild: premium, complete, grain-free pet foods based on your pet’s ancestral diet.”
-Taste of the Wild
3. Variety of flavors
You have plenty of choices when it comes to flavors so your pup doesn’t get bored with the same old mix.
- Roasted Venison & Bison
- Smoked Trout & Salmon
- Venison & Garbanzo beans
- Venison & Salmon
- Wild Boar
- Roasted Lamb
- Venison & Legumes
- And More
4. Feel the results
I have some friends who introduced me to Taste of the Wild a while back. One of their wives said that when they switched to the salmon mix, they could noticeably see and feel the difference in their dogs’ coats. They were shinier, softer, and all-around healthier looking dogs.
5. “Can I have some more?”
The best part of our switch is that both our dogs devour their food. They’ve become foodies like their parents. Before, Rupert used to wait till his stomach was growling back at him to start munching on meals – often times even missing breakfast and dinner. Now, he’ll eat Tot’s bowl of food if he’s not quick enough.
- You can’t beat the price at $0.56 a day for quality food
- You can literally smell the freshness in ingredients – don’t take my word for it, try it yourself!
- Your pup can have a flavor of the week with all the options that are available
- Each kibble is packed with vitamins that will make your dog look and feel healthier
- They’ll eat it as you pour it into their bowls