- Grain-Free .
- Roasted Venison & Smoked Salmon
- Optimal Amino Acids
Cats wont eat it
Declining quality of Taste of the Wild cat food
I have decided not to use this food for my cats anymore.
Where do you shop??????
I don’t think so.
I’m not too happy about the price being jacked up
but what’s with the bogus list price? Is this meant to make
us feel like we’re getting a bargain?
price hike too much
My cats won’t touch it
My cats love Taste of the Wild
It’s Taste of the Wild or starve. I am comfortable with this formula because of what I have read, and because he is thriving, healthy, and has an especially shiny coat and is in altogether top-notch shape.
Yet, since I believe wet or raw food is best for cats (I had a cat who required a PU after repeated bladder infections and who re-blocked whenever he had any dry food), no matter how high quality the dry food, I was eager to buy the canned food.
At first, Ezekiel turned up his nose at it as he does at all food except Taste of the Wild Dry. Then, we got a new 12-week old girl kitten, Ariel. She is teaching him all sorts of adventurous things. Is she does it, he does it (and vice-versa). She LOVES it, ergo HE loves it.
Now they both lap it up quickly, and I’m thrilled that they are eating good food.
So, I give both products several thumbs up.
canned version coming soon
Good list of ingredients
Any discerning cat owner should give this a try if you wanted to get away from the mass produced rubbish that passes for cheap cat food that is filled with too much filler and not enough nutrition.
I’m glad my cats will eat this as it is grain free, has plenty of fruits and veg, antioxidants and high in protein.
Was not happy 🙁
My cat loves it
I don’t know what kind of addictive substance they put in the food (my guess is it’s the sweet potato, which is kind of an unusual cat food ingredient), but he loves it. I also know that his breeder uses it now, as do a few of my friends. And all of the cats seem to love the stuff.
If you can find the canned, try it. It smells similar, so I’d bet that any cat who likes the dry would like the wet. It is a kind of chunky food in gravy, where the chunks are like tiny pieces of meatloaf.
Ultimately, I have not found a better balance of price, quality of ingredients, and palatability for Mimic.
The Best Food Ever
The price shot up $5.50 a bag!!!!
Big Thumbs Up
Picky cats love both varieties of feline ToW
Great food at a good price
Some people complain that the second ingredient listed is peas and not another meat ingredient. Am I concerned? Not really; the ordering of ingredients tells me little about how much chicken meal is present, only that there is more chicken than peas. Lets look at two completely fake (and utterly unrealistic) scenarios to demonstrate this point:
Cat Food #1 has 40% chicken meal, 20% peas, and a bunch of other stuff
Cat Food #2 has 20% chicken meal, 20% turkey meal, 20% peas, and a bunch of other stuff
Although peas are the second ingredient listed for Cat Food #1, it has the same meat content as Cat Food #2, which lists meat as the first two ingredients. Does TOTW have more or less meat that the other premium brands? I don’t know, and I probably never will.
Of course, all cats are different, and there can be problems any time you change diets. Make a gradual change and watch closely for warning signs such as vomiting and changes in stool.
My three cats love this
Everybody loved this stuff from the beginning and ate it with a healthy appetite. They’ve eaten this exclusively for almost a year now with good results – glossy, soft coats and good health exams.
Don’t try the new flavor in the gold bag, though, the one with Trout and Salmon? It is disgusting and my cats wouldn’t touch it. I couldn’t blame them – stuff stunk and make their breath stink once they finally broke down and ate it for a few days. Stick with the venison and salmon flavor in the green bag.
Good food, excellent value
My only problem with Taste of the Wild is that the amount of vegetables after the first ingredient (chicken meal) seems excessive. Too many pea proteins and potato proteins. The next meat ingredients, venison and salmon, don’t appear until the sixth and seventh ingredient. Recently I decided to switch my cat to Orijen, which I believe is the very best dry cat food out there – the first 6 ingredients are all meats! Orijen, however, is also significantly more expensive. For those who are on a budget, I think Taste of the Wild is far better than the vast majority of commercial dry kibbles out there. Taste of the Wild is certainly better than the by-product and corn filler loaded (not to mention expensive) Science Diet that I fed my cat for the first 3 years of her life.
Get the green bag
Well, recently TotW came out with an “other” formula, called “Canyon River”. And, while it’s not bad by any means, it IS different. Some cats like it, some cats don’t. My cat isn’t picky. My problem was that it smelled so sordid that I couldn’t stand to feed my cat (read my review on it here). Since my cat liked the “other” formula so well, I decided to try the original formula in the “green bag”. I found a good price locally and the pet shop owner told me about how the “green bag” was far superior to the “other one”.
And she was right. The Rocky Mountain Feline formula has everything I’m looking for in a dry food, doesn’t smell like a hatchery, and is priced fair.
My cat loves it, and I don’t have any complaints.
I’m sticking with this from now on.
IMPORTANT INFO: DIAMOND PET FOOD RECALL
“Taste of the Wild” cat food is made by Diamond Pet Food, a manufacturer who is associated with previous recalls. Their current pet food recall now also includes “Taste of the Wild” CAT FOOD with production numbers in addition than those currently shown on their website. I called them today after reading the news stories about the large dog food recall and learning that “Taste of the Wild” is one of their brands. I was horrified when the customer service rep told me my cat food bag was indeed part of the recall. This is the link to their recall website (although the recall information currently on there today is incomplete): […] Also, the Diamond Pet Food recall telephone number is (866)918-8756.
FYI, my cat has had bloody diarrhea/stools for a couple of weeks now and is currently taking a 2nd round of medicine prescribed by my vet because the 1st round was ineffective. A couple of nights ago, the sound of my cat vomiting woke me up. He threw up approximately 8-10 times over approximately 2 hours – very unusual for him. I now suspect that both of these issues may have been caused by the “Taste of the Wild” cat food. Thank goodness the recall occurred before he got any worse as pet deaths are being reported.
If I had only realized “Taste of the Wild” was made by Diamond Pet Food, I would have never bought the stuff. Ironically, I switched to this food two months ago because I wanted a healthier food for my cats. My cats like it, but it is not worth the risk.
amazing! fixed all my cat’s issues…
Our 9 yo cat Sherby has always been kind of sickly. He used to have sores around the mouth, very dull fur, and a major shedding problem. His paws even itched so much, they’d start to bleed. He’d get frequent UTIs. The vet had diagnosed him with all kinds of allergies but never to food — for instance, the vet said he was allergic to mosquitoes. He was given medication and steroid shots which never really fixed the issue long-term. We even made him inside-only so he’d be away from the bugs. Nothing helped. Since we changed his food one month ago, he looks like an entirely different animal. His coat has now doubled in thickness and is silky soft. ALL of his sores are totally gone. He can eat now without irritating the sores on his mouth. He is friendlier and always wants to play. Honestly, while I thought a better food would be healthier, I hadn’t thought it would make a difference that I’d actually be able to see. I am kind of blown away.
I have known about the importance of pet diets since we got young dogs a year or so ago and have always focused a lot on what I feed them, but had never been that way with the cats since they are so old and set in their ways. I didn’t think they’d take easily to a food change and had tried Blue one time, and the cats did not seem to take to it. So, we were just feeding the cats regular stuff from the grocery store. I only changed them over to TOTW a month ago when Sherby got ill again with another UTI. A emergency clinic vet I’d not seen before suggested a more allergy-friendly diet. I tried Taste of the Wild for cats because I feed it for the dogs and they’ve always been great.
I also like it because it’s not as pricey as some of the premium/holistic typed foods, especially if you get it from a feed shop. We get it at Tractor Supply.
If your cat (or dog) has ongoing allergy-like issues or just doesn’t look their best, try this food — or at least a higher quality, protein-based food. I’m a total believer.
By the way, the only other review I think I’ve left on here in the past year was for TOTW dog food!
Great cat food!
My cat has eaten this food since he was a tiny kitten. He’s an F6 Savannah (hybrid breed, but 6 generations removed from his Serval ancestor, so he should be normal cat size), so I was concerned about his nutritional needs. I checked with his breeder, online forums and our vet, and there was general agreement that most kittens can be fed this type of high quality, nutrient-dense cat food; they don’t need to start on “kitten” food and then transition into adult food. It helped us to avoid an unnecessary food transition, which is always good. I supplement with half a can of the same brand/flavor wet food each day, and he eats it all up. He’s very muscular and sleek, with shiny and soft fur and no eye or ear problems.
The only negative is that his litter box stinks to high heaven when he makes a poop, but I think this is true for all high-quality cat foods, maybe due to the higher meat content? It’s a small price to pay for his continued health.
No more vomiting …
Thank Goodness my choosy cat loves it
Excellent grain-free option for your pet
My cat is thriving on TotW and happily devours it on a daily basis. Very pleased that Amazon offers this via Prime shipping. That in and of itself makes it a terrific value 🙂
Picky cat loves it!
Improved the health of my cat
Since starting on this diet over a month ago, Daisy, who was a spindly little stray when I adopted her, has gained strength and muscle mass, her fur is silky and smooth and her eyes look so bright.
I would rarely see her eat before, I even had to coax her sometimes but now she goes to her food bowl several times a day all on her own, she just loves this stuff and I do too since it’s made such an improvement in my cat’s overall health, she even has a lot more energy now!
Good product for the money
The food does smell a little, but I suppose it could be way worse, We had fruit flies in the kitchen for a bit, and they seemed to enjoy the product.
I noticed, however, that shortly after switching to this product my cat seemed to become a little more aggressive. Now I can’t say for sure that it was the switch in food that caused this, but the timing was similar.
I am going to switch back to Natural Balance Original Ultra Premium Formula Cat Food, 6-Pound Bag, as she really enjoyed this product, and was not aggressive then. Maybe it will work?
I would reccomend this product still, just keep a watch on any behavioral changes.