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Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Puppy Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Puppy Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Meta, Missouri
Parent company
Diamond Pet Foods, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Puppy
Food Form Dry Puppy Food
Cost per day: $0.10
Primary proteins
  • Salmon
  • Ocean Fish Meal
  • Pea Protein
  • Smoked Salmon

Ingredients

Salmon, Ocean Fish Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Potatoes, Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Tomato Pomace, Smoked Salmon, Salmon Meal, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (A Source Of DHA), Salt, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Chicory Root, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Raspberries, 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, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid. Contains A Source Of Live (Viable), Naturally Occurring Microorganisms.

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

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59%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 40%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 72%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 25%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 62%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 90%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 88%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 27%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 43%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 30%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 5.56%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 47.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 25.37%

Fat: 34.23%

Carb: 40.4%

Our Review

Pros
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Has all the nutrients your puppy or mother dog needs
Cons
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Taste of the Wild since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Taste of the Wild - Pet Food (05/05/2012) -+
Date: 05/05/2012
Company Name: Diamond Pet Foods
Product Description: Pet Food
Recall Reason: Salmonella

Ingredient Review

Our review of Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Puppy Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Salmon. Salmon is meat from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon might also refer to other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and it is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The second ingredient is Ocean Fish Meal. Ocean fish meal is cooked, ground meal made from fish meat and other edible parts of an ocean fish of any species. The ocean fish meal in pet food is usually included as a source of protein although it may offer other nutrients as well.

The third ingredient is Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes are added to pet food as an easy-to-digest source of grain-free and gluten-free carbohydrates. They contain high levels of fiber, along with a number of important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

The fourth ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

The fifth ingredient is Potatoes. Potatoes are versatile starchy root vegetables that provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and some fiber. In pet food, potatoes can add texture and flavor while replacing other starches. Many grain-free and gluten-free pet foods contain potatoes.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Puppy Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from fish based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$2.81

Market Price avg.

$3.37

% From the Avg

-17%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.17

Market Price avg.

$0.20

% From the Avg

-15%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.10

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-14%

Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Puppy Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for dry puppy food.

Nutritional Analysis

A puppy needs plenty of calories to support their growth and development. In general, puppy foods are much higher in calories to help support all of the extra energy that goes into growth. Depending on your pup’s breed, they may need to continue eating puppy food for between 6 and 24 months. Small breeds tend to mature more quickly than large breeds. Make sure to ask your veterinarian how long your puppy should remain on a puppy formula.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Puppy Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food to the other 227 dry puppy food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

30%

All Products avg.

32.35%

% From the Avg

-7%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

16.67%

All Products avg.

17.94%

% From the Avg

-7%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

5.56%

All Products avg.

4.66%

% From the Avg

+19%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

47.78%

All Products avg.

44.25%

% From the Avg

+8%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a fish based food that’s moderate in protein with moderate fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other dry puppy foods.

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