TASTE OF THE WILD Appalachian Valley Small Breed Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, 28-lb bag - Chewy.com

Taste of the Wild Appalachian Valley Small Breed Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

By Taste of the Wild
Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • This pasture-raised venison small kibble for small breed dogs is crafted with real meat as the #1 ingredient and is high in protein (32%) to help support bones, joints and lean muscles.
  • Crafted with vitamins and minerals from real fruits and superfoods, 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 and sustainable local and global sources.
  • A grain-free recipe specially crafted for canine companions.

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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

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About Taste of the Wild Dog Food

The Diet Nature Intended

They might not be wolves or coyotes, but today's domestic dogs share the same ancestral cravings. To satisfy these instinctual appetites, Taste of the Wild wet and dry formulas are made with real, roasted meat plus fruits, vegetables and legumes that are chosen for their specific health benefits.

Energy That Lasts

Taste of the Wild is made with premium meats like wild boar; buffalo; smoked salmon and turkey; and roasted bison, lamb, quail, venison and duck. Every formula is grain-free and provides lasting energy with complex carbs from sweet potatoes and legumes. These highly digestible proteins and fiber-rich carbohydrates will keep your pup feeling full and energized throughout the day.

Immune System Support

Since 70% of your pet's immune system is found in the gut, it makes sense to choose a food that's good for the digestive tract. Taste of the Wild includes prebiotics and species-specific probiotics with bacteria that's naturally found in a dog's GI tract. The proprietary K9 Strain probiotics are added after the kibble is cooked so your dog gets guaranteed live, active cultures that support healthy digestion.

Maximizing Nutrient Absorption

To help your pet's body absorb all of the beneficial minerals in her food, Taste of the Wild recipes have chelated minerals. That means they can easily attach to proteins for absorption during digestion. So your canine pal will enjoy the full value of every carefully selected mineral that these foods have to offer.

Perfectly Balanced Omegas

Taste of the Wild gives your pup just the right dose of omega fatty acids in every bite. Marine-sourced omega-3 comes from salmon oil, smoked salmon or ocean fish meal, or a combination of these ingredients. Omega-6 from plant sources balance out the omega-3s, and they work together to help maintain your pet's skin and coat health and to support overall wellness.

Ingredients for Better Health

The powerful superfood trio of blueberries, raspberries and tomatoes can be found in every delicious recipe, along with their immune-boosting properties.

TOMATOES AND TOMATO POMACE: Help support overall health by providing vitamin C, soluble fiber and rich in concentrated lycopene, a premier antioxidant.

BLUEBERRIES: Antioxidant-rich superfood that's full of flavor and loaded with vitamins C and E, healthy carbs, dietary fiber and manganese.

RASPBERRIES: Delicious berries packed with potassium, manganese, copper, iron and magnesium, and they also provide fiber and antioxidants.

About Taste of the Wild

Headquartered in Missouri, Taste of the Wild is part of the family-owned Diamond Pet Food company. They use state-of-the-art facilities across the USA to create quality cat and dog food made to the highest nutritional standards. These grain-free recipes combine premium real meat, vegetables, legumes and fruits to satisfy your pet's natural cravings for a taste of the wild.
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Questions & Answers

32 Customer Questions

Could you post a picture of the size of the kibbles so I know what the size is?
Answer by ChewyFeb 25, 2018
Please view the image below.

What is the difference in a small breed formula from TOW besides the bite of the kibble?
Answer by ChewyOct 22, 2017
Small breed formulas sometimes have different protein/fat levels, and the kibble size is the only difference.

Where are ingredients sourced?
Answer by ChewyOct 15, 2017
This product uses lamb from New Zealand, lamb meal and venison from Australia, duck meal from France, potato protein from Germany and dried chicory root from Belgium.

How much to feed based on age and weight?
Answer by ChewyJan 27, 2019
Please see the image below for reference. This chart may also be found on the “Feeding Instructions” tab, next to the “Nutritional Info” tab, just under the product photos.

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Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
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479 Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By ajicon on May 21, 2023

I have been using this brand of food for about 15 years. I truly loved this as did both of my dogs. HOWEVER I recently discovered their have been several lawsuits due to ingredients and LEAD in the food. Unfortunately I do not feel safe using this food any longer as I can't find any information to say if it has been fixed. The suits I have found have been in the last 4 to 5 years and recent. I am now switching to Go! Dog food. I did some research and it is close in price and the ingredients seem to be what I am looking for. Hopefully it will all work out. Take this advice for what you will and do a little research.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Kimoni on May 30, 2023

Very wild...

My little Pomeranian took to this food as if he had eaten it before, I do believe he likes it. The morsels are just the right size, so he doesn't struggle to break them down. This is by far the best food for small dogs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TucsonBill on May 9, 2023

Great for small breeds.

My mom needed a new dry dog food to go along with her dogs wet diet so I recommended this to her, as my much lager dog eats the high prairie formula. Her dog Maggie loves it and can’t get enough! She will be placing future orders with Chewy in the future.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Snowy on May 30, 2023

A Good Change

She is a very finicky eater and after many tries I have found one that she loves even after a couple of weeks. This food is nice size for my small pup and has Improved her digestion and appetite

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By WestieMixMom on Apr 6, 2023

From Yucky to Yummy

My 10 lb. Westie mix was getting bored with her old food so I tried this. The pieces are really small like mini chocolate chips. For the first few times I mixed it with the old food, toppers, a sprinkle of shredded cheese, etc. At first she was very adept at grabbing a mouthful and spitting out only the new food. Then she accidentally chewed a few morsels and it was NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM from then on.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Melia on Apr 12, 2023

Dogs aren’t switching over easily

I’m trying to switch my two small dogs over from 11+ year old science diet small bites to this food but they seem to prefer the taste of science diet bc they pick around the new.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By NaNa on Apr 20, 2023

yummy stuff

My 2 Pomeranians really like this. They’re very picky and demand variety. The best thing is the kibbles are small enough for the automatic pet food dispenser.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ilexfruit on Jan 19, 2023

small breed kibble curbs flatulence in small dogs

True to all the small breed kibbles I've purchased over the years, Taste of the Wild small breed kibble ensures my small dogs don't fill our house with stinky gas. I buy Taste of the Wild brand for the small number of ingredients. Our vet told us that our poodles' eye boogers, disgusting earwax, and staining around the mouth would disappear, if we fed them non-allergenic proteins. We were recommended especially to avoid chicken and beef. Taste of the Wild offers several different non-allergenic meat-based kibbles. Our dogs are clean, sweet-smelling, and healthy. Thanks Taste of the Wild.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rachael on May 29, 2023

Great food

Carpenter loves the small bites and it lasts forever and every healthy

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By lahpetchonka5199 on Dec 26, 2022


This food made them itch pretty much all over. It is hard being a pet parent because you can't truly communicate with your furbies so you need to pay close attention. They will talk to tou through their body language and skin allergies to food can appear within as soon as 30 minutes depending on the severity.