Wild Calling Western Plains Grain-Free Dry Cat Food Review

Our Recommendation

Wild Calling Western Plains Grain-Free Dry Cat Food has incredible positive reviews. Many cats enjoy it and many owners are ecstatic at its formulation and positive effects on their feline pet.

Wild Calling pet food contains a whopping 96% meat and meat products. Some of the meats are quite wild like rabbit, duck, and salmon. It's also grain-free and has very natural food ingredients. This dry cat food has one animal protein in it - turkey. Its main vegetable is sweet potato. The company made sure that their pet food contains good nutrients, vitamins, minerals, probiotics and prebiotics to keep your family pet healthy.

Wild Calling a family owned business, started selling their food in 2012. It was started by Tim Petersen who was a long time pet food distributor and this two sons. They all wanted a good pet food that they could happily feed to their own furry family and worked for a number of years on a recipe that was:

  • Predominantly full of one kind of meat.

  • Full of natural fruits and vegetables.

  • Contained no grain fillers.

  • Included lots of vitamins and minerals.

  • Promoted the healthiness of cats and dogs.

Wild Calling also has unique, colorful packaging that tells the company story right on the back.

The company took a bold step as they include on their website that the some of their products for cats and dogs are made for a rotational diet. A rotational diet is one where your family pet does not get the same food every day. For example, you might feed your purr-fect companion Wild Calling dry food, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays one week and wet food the other days. They switch it up the following week.

The Wild Calling website is humorous as they explain why they started making this food and what is important to them. It is completely operated by the one family and their food is manufactured in the USA. Their business including the warehouse is in Greeley Colorado.

You can purchase Wild Calling Western Plains Grain-Free Dry Cat food here.


Turkey Meal, Turkey, Sweet Potato, Lentils, Turkey Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Tapioca, Dried Peas, Turkey Liver, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Coconut Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Dried Seaweed Meal, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Copper Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Folic Acid.

Nutritional Breakdown

CRUDE PROTEIN                                 32.0% min
CRUDE FAT                                            17.0% min
CRUDE FIBER                                         4.0% max
MOISTURE                                              9.0% max
ASH                                                           7.5% max
CALCIUM                                                 1.24% min
PHOSPHORUS                                       0.89% min
OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS                      3.60% min
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS                      0.63% min
BACILLUS COAGULANTS *                 1,000,000 CFU/lb min

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles

Caloric Content

3,826 kcal/kg, 474 kcal/cup

Feeding Recommendations

Kitten Age                          Daily Feeding

1 - 2 MONTHS                        1/4 cup

2 - 6 MONTHS                    1/3 - 5/8 cup

6 - 12 MONTHS                  5/8 - 7/8 cup

Adult Weight                     Daily Feeding

4 - 8 LBS                               2/5 - 1/2 cup

8 - 12 LBS                             1/2 - 3/4 cup

12 - 16 LBS                           3/4 - 7/8 cup

Both the Wild Calling site and one online retailer recommend dividing the food into two daily meals. They also state that you can feed your cats less if they are not really active and more if they are energetic. You know your family feline best, so judge their daily food amount based on their age, activity level, their environment and their breed. If your family includes a pregnant, or nursing mom cat, they might need an extra 20 to 25% more food. 

Another morsel of advice on both sites is the need for your four-pawed family member to always have fresh water available to them. The Wild Calling site also points out the benefit of seeing your vet regularly.

The Bottom Line

Wild Calling includes a written guarantee on their website. It states that if you or your family feline are not completely happy with their food, you are to bring back any food left over from the package, as well as the packaging and the receipt to the store where you purchased it. You will get a full refund. They also include their full address and phone number with this statement.

The positive reviews for this line of pet food are immense. No reviewer gave this food a score below 4 out of 5 stars and a full 81% gave it 5 out of 5 stars.  One cat owner said that the whole family liked the smaller and flatter kibble bits this food offers compared to other pet food brands. It is an expensive food and sold only at small, “Mom and Pop” retailers, as well as online. This was a choice the family who owns Wild Calling made.

This is a food I would recommend you try when it comes to your neighborhood. The deep commitment the Petersen family put into their formulas and their passion for making really health-promoting pet food support trying this diet for your family cats.

Keep your eyes out for its return to the market. Make your feline friend a part of the fairy tale ending for a good health-promoting food.

You can get Wild Calling Western Plains Grain-Free Dry Cat food delivered to your door for your happy family feline. It is in stock at this online retailer.