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Canyon River Feline Recipe with Trout & Smoked Salmon

What wild cat doesn’t crave the taste of a fish dinner? Made with trout and smoked salmon, the only source of animal protein in this formula is fish, so it can be a good option for cats with food allergies or sensitivities. Nutrient-packed vegetables and fruits provide antioxidants to help support a healthy immune system and overall vitality, just like nature intended.

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Spring-Fed Trout & Sustainably Sourced Salmon – Trout, the number one ingredient in this formula, and smoked salmon provide highly digestible protein for a healthy body with the great fish taste cats crave.

Omega Fatty Acid Blend Icon

Omega Fatty Acid Blend – Optimal levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids work together to support healthy skin and a shiny coat.

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All Life Stages Nutrition – Formulated to meet the nutritional needs of your cat throughout all stages of life, from kitten to senior cat.


Canyon River Feline Recipe with Trout & Smoked Salmon is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's the Only Food My Maine Coon Will Eat!! After trying several common brands of cat food, to no avail, in an effort to finally find a brand of cat food my maine coon will eat, out of desperation, I ventured into a local pet store. I had already decided that since I don't eat a lot of grains, I would not subject my maine coon to them, either. After viewing the varieties of cat foods they offered, I decided to try Taste of the Wild - Canyon River and I have not looked back!! For the first time, my maine coon actually consumed an entire bag of cat food! He has fewer hair balls and his coat is sleek and healthy. Since Taste of the Wild has a limited distribution in my area and the pet store where I originally purchased it has closed, I have mapped out every location where I can purchase it. Compared to other, popular cat foods, this product may be a bit pricey. However, my maine coon loves it and I see it as a high quality cat food product that is worth the price.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literally saved my IBS/Allergy Cat's life! My cat Larry has always had a sensitive system, and after seven years of digestive flare-ups, accidents and baths, he was in such failing health and had lost so much weight that I called the vet to make what was to be his final appointment. No other food choice had made a difference for long, and I felt that we had reached the end of a painful journey, and I was broken-hearted. The vet suggested that I try one last food change, as what he was seeing might be an allergy to poultry products in addition to his IBS. I researched alternative protein sources, and found Canyon River Formula, with absolutely no poultry! I was able to buy it locally in my small rural town, and the price was reasonable, which as I was feeding 5 cats at the time was a real consideration. I decided to give it a try, and it was like a miracle. Almost overnight Larry started gaining weight, his coat recovered, and the accidents stopped! It has been just over a year now, and life is completely diffferent from what it was. We love Canyon River Formula! Thank you so much--your food saved Larry's life.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can see improvement in my cat in just 1 week! I have 2 cats, one has skin allergies, I decided to try a grain free diet. In just one week I was able to see a definite improvement, and his digestion has improved also. I was surprised he liked it immediately and doesn't eat nearly as much as he did before. I also appreciate the fact that this is made in Missouri! You showed me! Thank you!!!
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cats are thrilled mom was hunting new food for To be honest TOTW for my clowder of kitties was a bit of an after thought. I had been hopelessly searching for a food for my pom Scooter because of his apparent allergies. After trying different brands, research and recommendations I landed on TOTW salmon. Scooter had a large patch of raw skin on his back from scratching. After maybe a month the patch cleared up and his fur grew back. I was so happy I felt it would be unfair not to switch kitties to TOTW also. I must say a great side affect is they eat less and are much more satisfied. Sadly I had high heating bills and this month had to buy cheaper food. I so look forward to my SS check so I can get TOTW. They are not satisfied this month. Everytime I move they are under foot looking for their TOTW. Extremely unhappy with mom.
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not right for my cat About a year ago I had switched from Iams to Taste of the Wild because he was coughing up so many hairballs. And it did the trick. No more hairballs and he seemed healthy. However, after about 9 months, he was less active and he was so skinny that you could feel his bones and people who came to the house were always commenting on how skinny he was. It was recommended from the vet that i switch to a lower protein food for health reasons, so I switched from Taste of the Wild about 2 months ago. Within those 2 months, he's running around the house again, climbing the walls again, and I cannot feel his bones like before. So it did help stop the hairballs, but I personally won't be buying this food again.
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing results for my cat This food has changed my cat's health in just one week. Her digestive issues are nearly gone and her coat is softer and smoother than it's been in ages. I found this wonderful food at a local store and my instincts said to try grain free for my cat's health issues. I will recommend this product to everyone.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peace of mind We switched to Taste of the Wild Canyon River Feline after much research and debate over our newest kittens developed skin ailments and stomach distress. Past incidents with our dog, and an acquaintance's dog having had allergies to proteins in commercial chicken meat, and by-products, led us to removing all chicken as food for all of our pets. A Vet failed to acknowledge that an allergy to chicken proteins in a leading allergy in canines. Once that was brought to my attention we ditched that Vet and changed our entire feeding routine. All of the pet ailments in both cats & dogs eased up and vanished within 2 weeks of removing chicken. I found the Trout flavor and have seen little or no stomach distress in any of the animals. A world of difference in our house!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cat, Cadillac, loves it! The store where I usually buy my cat food does not sell it anymore, so I needed to find a replacement. I went to the local feed store and found Taste of the Wild - Canyon River Feline Formula with Trout and Smoked Salmon. I really liked the fact that there are zero grains in this product, and that the first ingredient is spring-fed trout. The people at the feed store said that if my cat did not like it, I could return it for a refund. When I got home I put some of this new food in a small bowl to see how she would react to it. All I can say is that she immediately started chowing down on it, it was a big hit with her! With all the quality ingredients and probiotics, I can already see that this Taste of the Wild Canyon River Feline Formula with Trout and Smoked Salmon is the only cat food that I will buy from now on. It costs a little more, but it is well worth the price!
Date published: 2018-09-28
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What is "natural flavor?" Does is derive in any way from chicken/eggs?

Asked by: jens
Hi, Jen! Natural flavoring is an ingredient added for enhanced palatability and an extra-tasty meaty flavor in your pet's food. It's made from hydrolyzed chicken, which means that the protein is broken down into small particles that are not recognized by the immune system in a pet with food allergies. Additionally, it does not contain MSG.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-07-13

I have a cat who is 16lbs....and should probably be around 10lbs. I have been feeding about 2/3 a cup a day. What amount would you recommend for weight loss? We have been at this for 4 weeks with no weight loss....she is exercising as well.

Asked by: Trish
My vet said that to maintain an adult cat's healthy weight, feed them 15 calories per day for each pound of their current weight. To help an overweight adult cat lose weight, feed them 10 calories per day for each pound of their ideal weight. According to my vet and your cat's ideal weight, your girl should be eating 100 calories per day, which would be about 1/3 cup per day. (This formula has 350 calories per cup of kibble.)
Answered by: FuzzyWuzzy
Date published: 2017-11-06

This is the type of food that I have been feeding my cat for the past six months and with the last bag she began vomiting and soon after lost her appetite for this particular food. Has there been any recent recalls in the this food?

Asked by: lm12
Hi, Lydia - We are sorry to hear your cat is not feeling well! If you have not already done so, we recommend taking her to the vet to determine the cause of her vomiting. Please be assured that there are no issues with our formulas, therefore no recalls. Please contact one of our product specialists at 1-800-342-4808 if you have any further questions in regards to your cat or our formulas. We hope she feels better soon!
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-09-27

Hi, I received a sample of Canyon River Feline Recipe and my cats love it! My older cat is allergic to many items but this is one of the few things he can have. Is there any way to receive a coupon so I can buy a large bag for my 5 cats? Thanks

Asked by: Jennifer
Thank you for choosing Taste of the Wild. We believe in offering exceptional quality at an everyday value. We do not have manufacturer’s coupons available; however, our retailers may offer their own coupons. To find your local retailer or to order online, visit our retailer locator:
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-10-17

Can I switch between canyon river and rocky mtn. feline? I am concerned about the 10% protein difference.

Asked by: Haws
Generally with cats, we recommend sticking to one formula. Any changes to your cat’s diet should be made very gradually, as sudden changes can lead to health issues like stress, urinary problems, and pancreatitis.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-09-13

Is it possible to buy cheaper direct from the company

Asked by: Fizbee
Hello and thank you for choosing Taste of the Wild. Our formulas are only sold in select retail locations. We highly value the relationships we have with our retailers, which is why we choose not to sell directly to consumers. We believe in providing foods that are of the highest quality at an everyday value and continually evaluate our procedures to eliminate extra costs while maintaining the highest standards for our products.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-01-16

Hi I what is the percentage of glucose/sugars in your formulas, my cat is doing perfec with the Canon river formula but mi sisters's cat has diabetes and need a lower glucose percentage. Thank you

Asked by: nicholas
Hi Nicholas, thanks for reaching out. The carbohydrate content of our Canyon River Feline Formula is 33% on an as-fed basis. Our Rocky Mountain Feline Formula has a lower carbohydrate content at 19.5% on an as-fed basis, but has more calories per cup. We'd be happy to help find the best formula for your sister's cat. Please feel free to give one of our product specialists a call at 1-800-342-4808 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT weekdays).
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-11-22

My cat is 8 years old and obese. I want to feed him canned and dry food. How much should I feed him to cut weight. He ways 28 pounds.

Asked by: Jill
Hello and thanks for reaching out! We recommend working with your veterinarian to develop an individual weight loss program for you cat. Measuring and controlling his total caloric intake is a great place to start. Likely, your cat will benefit from a prescription diet that is much lower in calories but still contains the appropriate amounts of essential vitamins and minerals.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-01-14

What is the ash content percentage?

Asked by: kimnr7
Hello and thank you for your question! Our dry Canyon River Feline Recipe contains 7.4% ash on an as-fed basis.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-05-01

what is the Magnesium % in the Feline food?

Asked by: Chaz
The magnesium content is 0.11% as fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-09-05

. Why regular potatoes in a cat food formula? Is it bad for diabetic cats? Do you have another suggestion? He doesn't like canned cat food.

Asked by: ginny
Ginny, potatoes are a highly digestible carbohydrate source which provide energy for everyday activity. We do not make any formulas for cats with diabetes or specific medical conditions. We recommend consulting with your cat's veterinarian to choose the best diet based on your cat's individual needs.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-10-04

I have a cat with urinary tract issues I am having trouble finding a food that is ok for him would any of the taste of the wild foods be ok for him he is an adult cat about 10 years old

Asked by: kathy
Hi, Kathy. There are many causes of urinary issues in cats, especially older cats (infection, diabetes, kidney disease, etc.). We recommend that your cat have a complete physical exam and urinalysis by your veterinarian in order to help make a diagnosis. Then, your veterinarian will be able to offer treatment and help you choose an appropriate diet for your cat’s condition.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-11-02

What is the phosphorous content of Taste of the Wild dry Canyon River formula?

Asked by: Susan
Hi Susan, thanks for your question. Our Canyon River formula has 1.1% phosphorus, as-fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-09-05

which taste of the wild has low sodium content, andhas90 mg/kcal

Asked by: eta1
Hello, our Canyon River Feline Formula has the lowest sodium content at 90 milligrams per 100 kcals.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-04-20

Is there a special kitten formula?

Asked by: Lydia
Hi, Lydia. Both of our feline formulas (Canyon River Feline Formula and Rocky Mountain Feline Formula) are all life stages formulas, meaning they are created to meet the nutritional needs of kittens and adult cats, and can be fed indefinitely.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-09-22

I was dismayed to read the bag your excellent cat food was in is #7 recyclable. As you must know that isn't recyclable in most states. Our cats thrive on your food which has superior ingredients. Please consider using more earth worthy bags. We would pay

Asked by: Leta
Hello, we’re happy to hear your cats are enjoying our food. Thank you for sharing your concern with us, we have passed this along to the rest of the team. Please know, we chose our bag material, as it allows for a longer product shelf life and offers more versatile shipping and storage options. In addition, they require less energy to make and generate 80% less solid waste than paper, according to the United States EPA. If you have any questions, please contact us by visiting our website at
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-01-24

How many carbs in a 1 cup serving?

Asked by: Suzette
Hi, Suzette. There are 30.8 grams of carbohydrates per cup of food.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-09-26

when you say Grain-Free, is it also *not* including those 5 ingredients: Wheat, Buckwheat, Barley, Oat, Rye and also, can i be sure the ingredients above didn't "touch" your product through the making of it?

Asked by: moshe
Hello, thanks for your question. Our Canyon River Feline Formula does not contain wheat, buckwheat, barley, oats or rye. However, we do manufacture products that contain some of these ingredients. Our facilities adhere to stringent quality protocols, have a dedicated quality assurance and safety staff and follow “Good Manufacturing Processes” protocols. These protocols include “clean breaks” between each batch of product in which production areas and equipment are cleaned and sanitized, the use of ingredients are carefully controlled and finished product samples are tested.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-10-04

I just read on a vet site that 3-5% carbohydrates is optimal for cats. anything more can lead to diabetes. Why is this cat food so high at 33.3%?

Asked by: Heimer
The percentage you are suggesting may be referring to canned food, as it is not possible to make a dry kibble with a carbohydrate content that low. Because kibble is much lower in moisture than canned food, the carbohydrate percentage looks significantly higher on an as-fed basis. Our canned Canyon River Feline Formula with Trout and Salmon in Gravy contains 5.41% carbohydrates as-fed. If you have concerns regarding your cat and diabetes, please consult your veterinarian.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-10-04

Can my 70 lb dog eat this OK? He seems to like it.

Asked by: William
William, we find many dogs love Taste of the Wild cat foods. However, our canine and feline formulas are developed to meet the specific nutritional needs of each species. To ensure your dog receives the proper nutrition, we recommend feeding a canine formula. Taste of the Wild offers nine dry and five canned formulas to choose from.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-06-19

What is the carbohydrate content of the Trout feline formula (my cats love it but one has just been diagnosed diabetic)?

Asked by: Lily
Lily, the carbohydrate content is 33.3% as fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-10-04

What is the % ash and magnesium is in your dry cat food?

Asked by: Bridget
Hi, Bridget. Our Canyon River Feline Formula contains 7.4% ash and 0.11% magnesium on an as-fed basis
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-07-01

Amazon indicated this product changed, but I can not find anything on the website. what specifically changed from the many bags I have bought for years and now what Amazon is selling as the latest Canyon River for Feline.

Asked by: Mike
Hello and thanks for reaching out. Previously we offered three recipes in 5-, 14- and 28-pound bags, while eight recipes (dog and cat) were sold in 5-, 15- and 30-pound bags. We have updated all TOTW recipes to 5-, 14- and 28-pound bags to be consistent in our offering. However, we can assure you our recipes have not changed. If you have any questions, please contact us by visiting our website Thank you for choosing TOTW!
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-02-08

I found a site called clean label. Grain Free Canyon River Feline Formula Trout and Smoked Salmon Dry Cat Food according to the site, is the worst brand for cats because it causes cancer, he has allergies, I feed him this, is this true??

Asked by: Kristi
Hello, Kristi and thank you for reaching out. Our pets are family members and we all want what’s best for them, particularly when it comes to choosing their food. All our food is developed with a team of pet nutrition and veterinary experts. Additionally, the Clean Label Project represent themselves as a small, not-for-profit, organization that tests popular consumer products for environmental and industrial contaminants and toxins. Their analysis and methodologies of their research is not public information, and cannot be validated. We are disappointed when organizations such as the Clean Label Project seek to use fear to undermine consumer confidence and do nothing to advance pet food safety. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 1-800-342-4808 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT weekdays), or send an e-mail by visiting Thank you for choosing TOTW.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-02-08

how much does 14.5 lb bag cost here?

Asked by: joycar
Hello and thank you for your interest in Taste of the Wild! Prices for Taste of the Wild will vary as retailers set their own pricing. However, we strive to make Taste of the Wild an affordable option, as it is our goal to provide great nutrition at a fair price. To find a retailer near you, please visit our website at or give us a call at 1-800-342-4808 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT weekdays).
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-06-03

My Maine coon, Leo, has eaten TOtW since he was a kitten, and it has been great! He has recently been diagnosed at age 8 with stage one kidney disease. I need to know the percentage of phosphorus in your food to see if he can remain on it? Thank you

Asked by: Lara11
Hi, Lara, we’re sorry to hear about Leo’s diagnosis. The phosphorus content in Canyon River Feline formula is 1.10% as fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-06-19

What is the sodium content of the canyon river feline formula dry?

Asked by: Wpboulder
Our Canyon River Feline Formula contains 0.35% sodium as fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-09-08
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