Taste of the Wild Ancient Stream Smoke-Flavored Salmon with Ancient Grains Dry Dog Food

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  • This smoke-flavored salmon dry dog food with ancient grains is crafted with real fish as the #1 ingredient and is high in protein (30%) to help support bones, joints and lean, strong muscles.
  • Crafted with vitamins and minerals from real fruits, superfoods and ancient grains, omega fatty acids for skin and coat health and nutrients for the energy your furry friend needs thrive!
  • Contains species-specific K9 Strain Proprietary Probiotics, along with antioxidants and prebiotics to help support healthy digestion, immune system health and overall health and wellness.
  • Made in the USA by a family-owned brand that only uses quality ingredients from trusted domestic and global sources.
  • A grain-inclusive recipe specially crafted for canine companions.
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About Taste of the Wild Dog Food

Taste of the Wild® with Ancient Grains

Taste of the Wild® has taken the wild proteins from their original formulas and combined them with ancient grains, for a powerhouse of protein and nutrients that will have your canines howling for more. Perfect for pet parents who want to feed healthy complex grains as well as their signature roasted and smoke-flavored meats, fowl and fish, these are the crave-worthy meals your pup was born to eat

The Wild is Expanding with Ancient Grains

Sorghum, millet, chia seed and quinoa—these healthy and nutritious grains have remained largely unchanged over thousands of years. Naturally rich in protein, fiber and the vitality-giving nutrients our wild companions need to thrive, Taste of the Wild® pairs these ancient grains with their unique animal protein bases for a healthy new recipe.

The #1 Ingredient Is Always Meat, Fish or Fowl

Every Taste of the Wild® formula is based on unique and highly digestible animal proteins including venison, salmon, lamb, fowl and bison. They provide the high quality protein canines need to support strong muscles, good organ function, and skin and immune health. You’ll see the results in your dog’s shiny coat and overall vitality, and he’ll go wild for the flavor.

Species-Specific Probiotics

Taste of the Wild®’s proprietary K9 Strain® Probiotics were developed specifically for dogs and are added after the cooking process to ensure viability. Each pound of Taste of the Wild®’s dog food contains 80 million live active cultures, to provide the healthy digestive and immune support your buddy needs for overall good health.

Developed by Experts

All Taste of the Wild® recipes are developed by experts and scientists in the fields of veterinary medicine, pet food nutrition, food microbiology, food science and food production and reflect the latest in nutrition research. Each recipe is designed to meet specific nutritional requirements and adhere to strict quality and safety standards.

About Taste of the Wild®

Headquartered in Missouri, Taste of the Wild® is family-owned and operated. They use state-of-the-art facilities across the USA to create quality cat and dog food made to the highest nutritional standards. Now featuring recipes crafted with ancient grains, Taste of the Wild® offers pet parents even more tasty options to choose from. Both their grain-free and ancient grain lines are sure to satisfy your pets’ natural cravings for a Taste of the Wild®.
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Questions & Answers

33 Customer Questions


Is this new “ancient” line chelated like the other Taste of the Wild foods? Is the salmon farmed or fished? Is it tested for mercury? Why is it smoked, is that nutritionally beneficial or just for taste? Thank you!
Answer by ChewyOct 24, 2019
This formula uses chelated minerals. Taste of the Wild uses a blend of wild caught and farmed salmon to promote sustainable fishing. All of the fish that are used in their foods are low mercury species.They utilize a rotisserie process to add flavor.

I realize this product contains grains, but is it wheat free?
Answer by ChewyNov 28, 2019
This food is made in the USA with ingredients from trusted and sustainable sources around the world and is completely free from corn, wheat, filler, and artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.

How many cups in the 28 pound bag?
Answer by ChewyDec 20, 2019
The 5 pound bag will contain about 20 cups of dry dog food, the 14 pound bag will contain approximately 56 cups of kibble, and the 28 pound bag contains approximately 112 cups of kibble.

What is the digestability?
Answer by ChewyNov 04, 2019
Taste of the Wild formulates their recipes for a digestibility of 86%-88% for all varieties.


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192 Customer Reviews



Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Mary on Sep 21, 2022

Tough to convince our dog to eat

We got our dog a few months ago, and have been trying different foods to figure out what works best for him (doing a 10-day transition between newfoods). We won't be continuing with this one, as it seems our dog farts more with this food. We also had a bear of a time convincing him to eat this! We eventually figured out that adding a bit of water to the bowl worked like a charm, so we think it may be too hard on his teeth. The vet has said his teeth are good, and we haven't had this issue with other foods. Otherwise, our dog seems like he has a good amount of energy and doesn't mind eating it with the water added.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By bella on Aug 26, 2022

Finally a great food

Our dog is allergic to chicken. Every kind of chicken. And we looked everywhere for a food that does not contain even an ounce chicken, that doesn't cost my entire paycheck, and the company didn't have recalls and bad quality. When I thought I wouldn't find one. I ran across "Taste of the wild" . She loves fish so we went with that flavor . She LOVES it. We are still in the process of introducing it to her. But now she picks out the old food and leaves it in the floor just to eat the new food. And not one allergic reaction. I am so happy. Please keep in mind some flavors of this brand have chicken product in them. They have this flavor and one other that doesn't. Please check ingredients. But if you want good ingredients, great quality, and decent price. Give it a go.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By shermizzle on Aug 29, 2022

Mixed results

This rating is the average of a 5 and a 1. The 5: All 3 dogs LOVED it and ate it all up. I didn't even need to doctor it up for my picky eater to finish it. It is also chicken free, which is nice for my allergic to life AmBull. 5*! The 1: The aftermath is pretty bad. 3 of 3 tummies were upset. One human nose was very upset with all the rancid farting and squishy soft poops. I transitioned from the previous food as recommended but it didn't help. I switched them back to the old food with no transition it was so bad, and they are all doing much better. It wasn't a great fit for us, but they did like it so maybe if your dog will have better luck?


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By lexi on Sep 13, 2022

Not for Puppy :/

Bought this bag of food for my new puppy after reading it was for all stages of life. After receiving realized it is very large kibble only meant for adult dogs. I wish this would be better advertised that it is not meant for puppies. I really liked the ingredients but upset that Im out $60 because he wont be able to start eating this until 1 year old.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Nemo on Aug 21, 2022

Was not meant for us

I have 1 year pup with the great appetite I wanted to try this food for his health benefits since it’s has wild fish in it. Unfortunately, there is something in this product that turns him off and he has no desire to eat. I still have old bag different brand he eats but again he refuses even to try this. So, I will be donating this bag to the dog rescue. I think it would be helpful if Chewy could sell one meal bag as sample at affordable price to see if dog will love the product or not instead of dealing with the big bag return.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By OPTI on Sep 10, 2022

Usually Great

Been using this for almost two years, never a problem, chewy is great. The last two bags have had a very strange smell. Usually it is like the fish it is made with. The last two have had a strong “horse barn” like odor. Threw them out. Disappointing as this is usually great food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cherie on Aug 1, 2022

King loves it!!

Hi - I’ve been using Taste of the Wild for a little over a year now. King loves it. The salmon flavor is great. He seems to have a sensitive stomach so my dgt recommended this brand and it’s been great. It is pricey, compared to Pedigree, however it is a healthier option for King & he doesn’t get sick every day like he use to.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Billy on Aug 22, 2022

so far so good..

We were using the grain-free version of this food and she had loose stools. We started mixing in this grain inclusive version and the stools firmed right up! Gonna keep mixing until we get her on this completely, hopefully it keeps going well!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Furbabies on Jul 27, 2022

Great food

Taste of the wild was recommended by our vet years ago when we rescued a furbaby with a very sensitive tummy...it worked great and since then it's the only food we buy for our furbabies..they all love it...most of the different flavors work for them...I would definetely recommend to all...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Piper on Aug 8, 2022

Same Brand, but different Food

Due to our Pups (Piper) Tummy Issues, we changed her food from Pacific Steam to Ancient Stream to add more Fiber to her Diet. We have also added Pumpkin Puree to her Lunchtime feeding. So far so good. Keep your fingers crossed for us all!