We offer the full round-up of what we think are the best dry dog foods, and Taste of the Wild makes the list as a great affordable option, at compared to the price of the others.
In reviewing dog food, we always use the criteria laid out here.
The notable ingredients are: chicken, turkey, chicken meal, ocean fish meal, cracked pearled barley, whole grain brown rice, oatmeal, millet, white rice, and chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols). Minor ingredients include potatoes, egg product, tomato pomace, duck, salmon, flaxseed, various fruits and veggies, kelp, probiotics, prebiotics, and the usual vitamin and mineral supplements. This food is 24% protein and 14% fat with an omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio of 5.5:1.
While we recommend grainless dog food when at all possible, that can put a strain on the wallet, and Taste of the Wild is a good runner-up since they also use human-grade ingredients, and don't preserve their fish with ethoxyquin.
They make an excellent large breed adult formula and a good large breed puppy formula.