Taste of the wild is pickey husky approved.
Any of you who might own a northern breed dog might know that their diet is slightly different than the average
dog. In fact a Siberian huskies metabolism is so unique that it is being studied by scientist as a possible cure
for diabetes (If you look at my other articles you might find this one) Therefore, you need to be more careful of
what, and how much you feed your dog.
A Siberian Husky is a very high energy dog who, well let’s face it, runs a lot! So the first reaction to someone
who might own one is to feed them more food because they must need it since they are doing Indy 500 laps around the
back yard. This would actually not be what is recommended.
Huskies actually change their metabolism when they run and thus burn far less energy. Not only that, they have
very sensitive stomachs. Let me also note the old adage, garbage in garbage out, and what goes in must also come
out. I hope you are getting the hint by that. So they key us not to feed them excessive amounts of food but instead
feed them smaller, healthier food with a lot of good carbs and protein. The adage less is more comes to mind.
Over the years of experimenting, begging, pleading and bribing my dogs to eat their food, my male especially, I
have come up with a list of husky approved dog foods. Not only are they good to taste, but also healthy food for a Siberian Husky. This first article we are
going to touch on one brand and its preferred flavor.
The food I am speaking of is, Taste of the Wild Grain-Free Dry Dog Food Wetlands Wild Fowl
The first thing you might notice is that it is grain free. This is an important factor as many grocery store
brand dog foods use fillers such as grains to make their food. Some grains are simply bad for dogs
such as corn, while others not as bad can cause bad allergic reactions, such as Wheat.
Wetlands Wild Fowl is made with lean proteins like quail, duck and turkey. It is important to know the type of
proteins going into the food. Avoid any food that lists by-products. These are typically left over parts, discards
and droppings off the floor and have no nutritional value what so ever.
Whenever looking at a dog food’s ingredients you should see the top portion be high protein ingredients that
come from a good quality source such as chicken meal, turkey meal, fish meal, rice, potatoes, lam meal sweet
potatoes, sunflower oil, vegetables (with the exception of corn) are all good sources of protein.
Taste of the wild has a grain free formula that has a unique protein blend which provides much needed amino
acids. So let’s look at their ingredient list.
Duck, duck meal, chicken meal, egg product, sweet potatoes, peas, chicken fat (preserved with mixed
tocopherols, potatoes, roasted quail, roasted duck, smoked turkey, natural flavor, tomato pomace, ocean fish meal,
choline chloride, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, Enterococcus
faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevesiae fermentation solubles, dried
Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate,
ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), manganese
proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate,
sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin D
supplement, folic acid
As you can see from this list, the first major portion of the list consists of high quality protines. Dried
chicory root, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus, fermentation solubles and
extracts all work together to help support a healthy digestive system.
The fruit helps provide much needed Antioxidents which protect your husky’s body from damaging free
Some other things to note is that the crude protein in this food is 32%. This is geared to active dogs like
Siberian huskies and other northern breed dogs. It also contains Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids which work
together to help maintain their coat which is especially important for a northern breed dog.
Most important of all though, it passed my male dog’s taste te
st. With his picky eating habits he inhaled this food like it was his last meal on earth, or at least
until dinner time.