Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Grain-Free Dry Cat Food Review
Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Grain-Free Dry Cat Food is a recipe formulated with chicken meal, roasted venison and smoked salmon with the added nutrition of sweet potato and peas to give your cat a highly digestible, nutrient-filled food. In addition to the meat and vegetables, you will also find essential minerals, vitamins, prebiotics, and antioxidants to support overall health as well as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids to help with healthy skin and coat. This formula uses no grain, corn, wheat, fillers, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. All the ingredients are sustainably sourced and the food is made in the USA.
Chicken Meal, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Roasted Venison, Smoked Salmon, Natural Flavor, Ocean Fish Meal, Dl-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Raspberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, RiboFlavin (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid
Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
Crude Protein 42.0% min
Crude Fat 16.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Zinc 120 mg/kg min
Selenium 0.3 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 150 IU/kg min
Taurine 0.15% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 2.8% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.3% min
Total Microorganisms 1,000,000 CFU/lb min
3,745 kcal/kg, 390 kcal/cup
Weight Feeding for Ages up to 4 Months Feeding for 5-7 Months Feeding for 7-9 Months Feeding for 9-12 Months
4-6 lbs 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups 2/3 - 1 cup 1/2 - 3/4 cup 1/2 - 2/3 cups
6-9 lbs 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups 1 - 1 1/4 cups 3/4 - 1 cup 2/3 - 3/4 cup
9-12 lbs 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups 1 - 1 1/4 cups 3/4 - 1 cup
For Adult Cats
Weight Recommended Daily Feeding
3-5 lbs 1/3 - 1/2 cup
5-10 lbs 1/2 - 2/3 cup
10-15 lbs 2/3 - 1 cup
15-20 lbs 1 - 1 1/4 cups
The above is the manufacturer’s recommended feeding guidelines, however, this may not work for your cat. Each cat is unique therefore it is important to take into account your cat’s age, wet food intake, and activity level before deciding on a feeding schedule. Always discuss with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about switching your cat into a new variety of food and follow the transition instructions below. Make sure to provide access to clean, fresh water at all times.
It is best to make a slow transition from the existing food to a new food, ideally over 5-10 days. Start by adding 25% of the new food to 75% of the old food and feed that for the first three days. Introduce 50 - 50 of the old and new food for the next few days. Toward the end of the 10-day cycle, add 75% of the new food to 25% of the old food. Make sure to keep an extra eye on your cat through this transition to see if there are any changes in the eating habits or if they start vomiting, having diarrhea or feeling constipated. If any problems start to occur, stop the transition and consult your vet immediately.
The Bottom Line
Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Grain-Free Dry Cat Food prides itself on using quality ingredients to give your cat a wholesome and nutritious diet. The food focuses on digestive health by including prebiotics and species-specific probiotics which are added to the kibble after it is cooked so your cat gets the live, active cultures. You will also find chelated minerals which means that they can attach easily to proteins for absorption during the digestion process. In addition, marine-sourced omega 3 and plant-sourced omega 6 work together to give your cat great support for skin and coat health.
Overall, this is a good quality dry cat food with no grain, corn, wheat, fillers, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and gets a big thumbs up!