Pine Forest Canine Recipe with Venison & Legumes

Venison is a highly digestible protein, providing your dog with lots of energy and that wild game flavor. Probiotics and prebiotic fiber help support healthy digestion, while the perfect balance of omega fatty acids, legumes, fruits and protein sources make this a well-rounded, nutrient-packed recipe your dog will thrive on.

  • Pasture Raised Venison

    Pasture-Raised Venison – Venison, the number one ingredient in this formula, is rich in nutrients and energy, and a highly digestible source of protein.

  • Species-Specific Probiotics

    Species-Specific Probiotics – Healthy digestive and immune systems are vital to the overall health of your pet. Our proprietary K9 Strain Probiotics are developed specifically for dogs and added after the cooking process to ensure viability. Each pound of Taste of the Wild provides 80 million live, active cultures that help support healthy digestive and immune systems.

  • Legumes

    Legumes – These nutrient-dense ingredients, including garbanzo beans, peas and lentils, are excellent sources of protein, fiber and carbohydrates.

  • DHA

    DHA – This omega-3 fatty acid, provided by salmon oil, helps support brain and vision development in puppies, which makes it an important addition to this all life stages formula.

  • Dried Chicory Root

    Dried Chicory Root – This source of prebiotic fiber provides fuel for the beneficial probiotic bacteria in the digestive system.

  • Antioxidants

    Antioxidants – Legumes and fruits, including peas, lentils, tomatoes, blueberries and raspberries, provide nutrients that help support your dog’s overall well-being, while guaranteed levels of zinc, selenium and vitamin E support the immune system.

Pine Forest Canine Recipe with Venison & Legumes is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Belgian Malinois working dog choice All my Belgian Malinois have done exceptionally well on Taste of Wild. I usually use the Wetlands formula, but have also had great success with the Pine Forest. I switched over to this formula when my current dog retired from active duty because he doesn't need as much fat/protein in retired status. I liked his stool is a bit firmer on this formula. However, you will need to adjust the quantity which I failed to do, so he lost weight because the caloric content is quite a bit less (375 vs. 337). Once I corrected that, he continues to do well and is now regaining lost weight. Coat, skin, eyes, excellent condition on both formulas. Energy and demeanor also excellent.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Potato free I bought a bag from Chewy and all 3 of my dogs enjoyed it. They are picky eaters so I do add wet food to enhance the flavor. I have to do this with all dry kibble. I have fed them several of the TOW varieties. This one has no potatoes', so I like that. I avoid the ones with chicken, only because of allergies. I wish I new more about dog food ingredients. So little information available about how they are made and how ingredients are sourced. My dogs enjoy TOW and I will continue to rotate this product through their diet. The smoked Salmon formula is also good. And the Lamb.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a food food that doesn't make my dog itch! My dog is alleric to potatoes and this dog food has none, which is very hard to find in a grain free food. He eats it right up and his coat is shiny. He has stopped licking his paws and itching! I hope they make a canned version soon. Thank you TOTW!!
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent food! My Golden Retriever loves it. I like that the venison is a lean protein, and that the formula has no potatoes. The vet tech recommended Taste of the Wild, and this formula keeps my dog's coat shiny and doesn't cause weight gain. I do feed much less than the bag recommends, as my girl isn't very active. She weighs 68 pounds and gets 1 cup twice a day.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great food! My dog loves this food! Glad to find a great quality food without the use of potatoes for my dog, as potatoes seem to be the cause of her butt glands not being able to express itself properly.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Dog seems to like it! I was giving my dog the yellow bag. Boar and venison I think. Little did I know until I read the reviews for this food that she had allergy to potatoes. Although her energy level picked up dramatically she was licking her paws ALOT and her annual glands were leaking fishy smells. As soon as I changed her to this formula she doesn't lick as much and her annual glands are not leaking anymore.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best food on the market! I run professional hunting dogs and when I feed them Taste of the Wild dog food, the difference in their performance is very obvious. They can keep going longer and have a faster recovery time to be able to hunt again the next day. I would choose this food over any other brand on the market.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dogs love this I have pit bulls and chihuahuas. They all eat Taste of the Wild and love it. They are healthy and shiny. As a groomer I have to say their skin and coats are beautiful.
Date published: 2018-04-21
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i have a question about older dogs, which one of your dog foods will be better for an older dog, i have a 11 year old beagle. O have being given the Pine forest one.

Asked by: Gisele
Hi, Gisele – Pine Forest Canine Formula is a good choice for dogs at any life stage. The formula’s main source of protein is venison, which is highly digestible, heart-healthy and provides the necessary nutrients to support strong bones and muscles. If your 11-year-old Beagle isn’t as active as they once were, our Sierra Mountain Formula would also be a good option because of the lower calorie content.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-10-19

What is the carbohydrate level in this dog food?

Asked by: Gayle
Hi, Gayle. Great questions! Our Pine Forest Canine Formula contains 36.0% carbohydrates on an as-fed basis.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-04-02

My dog has a lot of allergies so I'm worried about cross contamination from other products that contain ingredients he reacts to, are the lines flushed between making different products? Are you able to ensure there won't be a cross contamination?

Asked by: cass
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: 2020-01-21

Can you tell me what the ash content is in the pine forest mix? 

Asked by: Chris327
Chris327, the ash content is 7.1% as fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-07-01

Why is the Pine Forest formula a 28 lb bag and the High Prairie formula and others are 30 lb bags?

Asked by: ang802
Our products are formulated with protein sources that sometimes are more limited in supply due to their uniqueness. Because of this, some of our formulas are offered in 28-pound and 14-pound bags.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-03-23

I have a dog with an acute renal injury that may turn into a chronic issue. I would like to know that calcium and phosphorus contents of your foods please.

Asked by: Bogie
Hi, Bogie. We are sorry to hear about your dog’s acute renal injury. Our Pine Forest Canine Formula contains 1.4% calcium and 0.9% phosphorus on an as-fed basis Please let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with by calling us at 1-800-342-4808 or email us by visiting https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/#contact-us.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-12-17

What is the size of the 'standard measuring cup'? 250ml measuring cup?

Asked by: gayeonx
Hello, a standard US measuring cup holds 8 fluid ounces or 238.58 milliliters. Additionally, a cup of our dog food weighs approximately 100 grams.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-04-06

I have a small breed dog, a French Bulldog. The vet wants her to stay at about 22 pounds. Please, how many grams of Pine Forest food do I feed her daily? I am transitioning her and it would be helpful to know! Your per cup jumps from 20 to 30!

Asked by: Shuga
Hello, again! As previously mentioned, the amounts listed on the feeding guide can vary as the recommendations are a starting point. Some dogs may require more or less food than the guidelines depending on activity level, age, etc. For a specific feeding recommendation, please contact one of our product specialists at 1-800-342-4808 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT weekdays). We also recommend working with your veterinarian to help you determine the best feeding guide for you dog based on her needs. Additionally, our Pine Forest Canine Recipe is a maintenance recipe formulated to meet the nutritional needs of adult dogs. If you’re looking for a smaller kibble, we have 3 great options. Both of our puppy recipes (High Prairie Puppy and Pacific Stream Puppy) are all life stages formulas, developed to meet the nutritional needs of dogs at all ages from puppy to senior. In addition, our Appalachian Valley Small Breed Recipe is an energy dense recipe designed for adult, small-breed dogs. All three recipes feature smaller kibbles, which are barrel shaped and about the size of a pencil eraser. When transitioning recipes, we recommend gradually mixing formulas over a 7-10-day period to avoid digestive upset. When you transition between formulas, slowly reduce the amount of old formula and increase the amount of the new formula.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-02-08

How many gram is one Standard Measuring Cup?

Asked by: Maya
Hi, Maya. Apologies for the delayed response! Each cup (8 ounces) weighs approximately 100 grams.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-10-19

Hi, I would like to know if Taste of the Wild contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin ? Thanks you

Asked by: Chlo
Hello and thanks for reaching out! Some of our recipes may include naturally occurring glucosamine and chondroitin due to the ingredients, however the levels are not measured in our Taste of the Wild grain-free recipes. We do not add glucosamine or chondroitin to these recipes.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-12-04

How much phosphorus is in the Pine Forest formula? 

Asked by: vickinvestal
The phosphorous content in Pine Forest Canine with Venison & Legumes is 1.2% as fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2016-10-20

I'm getting a 6 week old pitbull pupppy, which of your foods would be the best choice?

Asked by: Remo
Hello. Congratulations on your new puppy! Pine Forest Canine is an all life stages food that provides complete nutrition for dogs at any age. We also have formulas specifically developed for puppies: High Prairie Canine with Roasted Bison and Roasted Venison and Pacific Stream Puppy with Smoked Salmon.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2016-12-14

My dog cannot have corn, wheat or rice. Is she compatible?

Asked by: Deborah
Hi, Deborah. Yes, your dog can eat Pine Forest Canine® Venison & Legumes, or any of our Taste of the Wild foods. They’re all grain-free!
Answered by: TasteoftheWild
Date published: 2016-10-18

We started our puppy out on the Pacific Stream Puppy formula at around 12 months old when we adopted her. We recently moved over to the Pine Forest formula and after a day or two it really upset her stomach and now she wont even touch it. What can we do?

Asked by: Jason
We’re sorry to hear about your dog’s upset stomach. We recommend a gradual transition between formulas over a period of 7 to 10 days in case a pet has a sensitive stomach. Please consult your veterinarian if your dog’s issues are not yet resolved.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-01-04

How many cups are in a 15 lb bag? I want to know how many bags of food I will need each month.

Asked by: Zachary
Hi Zachary, the number of cups per bag varies slightly, depending on the formula. Each Taste of the Wild 15-pound bag contains approximately 68 cups.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-03-23

Hi, I've been feeding my dog your brand since she was 6 mos, she just turned 3! I am wondering how you obtain the meat in your products. Is it sustainably raised? I chose this bc it is venison, so I am hoping the animals are treated better/sustainable

Asked by: Julia
Hello, Julia. We're happy to hear that you have been a loyal customer since your dog’s puppy days! You can be assured that all of the animals used as protein sources in Taste of the Wild foods are humanely raised and handled according to federal animal welfare guidelines.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2016-12-19

I told our vet today that our puppy is eating this particular dog food and that it is all life stages. The vet was concerned that it may not have all of the vitamins that puppies need. What vitamins do your other puppy foods have that this one does not?

Asked by: Angela
Hi, Angela. Pine Forest is a good choice for dogs at any life stage. This formula’s main source of protein is venison, which is a highly digestible, heart-healthy and provides the necessary nutrients to support strong bones and muscles. Like all Taste of the Wild formulas, Pine Forest is grain-free and supplemented with vegetables and fruits and includes probiotics to support a healthy immune system.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2020-01-21

Hi, What is the percentage of meat based versus plant based ingredients in your wild pine prairie dry food?

Asked by: Mike
Hello, Mike and thanks for your question! While we are unable to provide the percentage of meat versus plant-based ingredients, as it’s considered proprietary information, all ingredients are listed in descending order by weight in the ingredient deck.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-10-10

I have a 13 lb rescue (probably schnauzer and yorkie) that throws up daily. Tests and vet visits yield little to no relief. Only thing that did come up was to increase folic acid intake. Is this a good formula to use?

Asked by: Lakota
Hello and thanks for reaching out. All TOTW adult recipes, including Pine Forest, contain 1.5 mg/kg of folic acid on an as-fed basis. Our TOTW puppy recipes, (High Prairie Puppy and Pacific Stream Puppy), contain the highest amount of folic acid with 2.0 mg/kg of folic acid on an as-fed basis. Please know, both High Prairie Puppy and Pacific Stream Puppy are “all life stages” recipes, meaning they were formulated to meet the nutritional needs of healthy dogs of all ages and sizes and can be fed to your pup throughout adulthood. Additionally, we recommend consulting with your veterinarian to find the most appropriate diet based on your dog’s needs.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-11-08

I recently purchased this food, previously feeding him the Sierra Lamb flavor. When looking at the feeding guide, it says to give him way more food than the lamb flavor, although the caloric content is very similar. Is there a reason for the large jump?

Asked by: laura
Laura, the charts are slightly different based on recommended calorie intakes. They provide guidelines for a starting amount to feed, but feeding amounts often need to be increased or decreased based on body condition of the pet. We recommend that you start off feeding the same amount of Pine Forest as you were of the Sierra Mountain, and gradually adjust according to your dog's weight.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-03-23

what percentage of magnesium is in a cup?

Asked by: Kristine
Hi Kristine, the magnesium content is 0.14% on an as-fed basis.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-05-15

What temperature is this food cooked at? How long is it cooked in total?

Asked by: Zeke
Hello, Zeke and thanks for your question! TOTW is cooked at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes. If you have any additional questions about our recipes, please contact us by visiting our website https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/contact-us/.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-04-01

Why are some of your formulas AAFCO certified and not others. Why isn't this formula?

Asked by: hillpbj
All of our formulas follow AAFCO guidelines. Pine Forest is formulated to meet AAFCO standards for all life stages. You can find the AAFCO statement directly below the feeding guide on each formula’s information page on our website. It is also on the back of every bag.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-01-19

Senior dogs

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out! While we do not offer a senior-specific recipe, all of our canine recipes are formulated to meet the nutritional needs of senior dogs. However, if a senior dog isn't as active as they once were, we recommend our Sierra Mountain Canine Recipe because of the lower calorie, protein and fat content compared to our other recipes. If we can help answer any additional questions you may have, please contact us by visiting our website https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/contact-us/.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-10-02

I didn't mean per cup... I meant feeding per day is in "per cup" and not grams. Plus it jumps from 20 to 30 lb dog. Also, should I be feeding my small breed dog this big food!? She doesn't chew her food at all! Should I be feeding her "puppy" food?

Asked by: Shuga
Hello and thanks for reaching out. The amounts listed on the feeding guide can vary as the recommendations are a starting point. Some dogs may require more or less food than the guidelines depending on activity level, age, etc. For a specific feeding recommendation, please contact one of our product specialists at 1-800-342-4808 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT weekdays). We also recommend working with your veterinarian to help you determine the best feeding guide for you dog based on her needs. Additionally, our Pine Forest Canine Recipe is a maintenance recipe formulated to meet the nutritional needs of adult dogs. If you’re looking for a smaller kibble, we have 3 great options. Both of our puppy recipes (High Prairie Puppy and Pacific Stream Puppy) are all life stages formulas, developed to meet the nutritional needs of dogs at all ages from puppy to senior. In addition, our Appalachian Valley Small Breed Recipe is an energy dense recipe designed for adult, small-breed dogs. All three recipes feature smaller kibbles, which are barrel shaped and about the size of a pencil eraser. When transitioning recipes, we recommend gradually mixing formulas over a 7-10-day period to avoid digestive upset. When you transition between formulas, slowly reduce the amount of old formula and increase the amount of the new formula.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-02-08

I normally give my dogs who are giant breeds salmon dog food but they don't like it any more so I just switched to venison but noticed its 337 and salmon was 360.00 how do I figure out how much to give them since the calories are different

Asked by: SANDY
Hi, Sandy. You can use the feeding guide on the back of the bag to help determine how much to feed your dogs per day. The feeding guide can also be found here: https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/dog-formulas/pine-forest-canine-formula-with-venison-legumes/. The feeding guide provides the recommended feeding amount based on the age and weight of the dog. However, the amount can be adjusted based on activity level and body condition. If you have additional questions, feel free to call us at 1-800-342-4808.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-07-20

I normally buy a 30 lb bag but your site only list 28 lbs.  Have you changed your bag sizes?

Asked by: Brenda
Hello, Brenda 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. If you have any questions, please contact us by visiting our website https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/contact-us/.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-02-20

Is this product good and safe for a dog who is 12 years old?

Asked by: Dort
Pine Forest is a good choice for dogs at all life stages. Its main protein source is venison – a lean, highly digestible protein. Another option for a less active senior dog is our Sierra Mountain Formula – a lamb based recipe that has a lower calorie content than most of our other formulas.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-09-26

looking for a grain free healthy weight dog food in the small kibbles

Asked by: susan
Hi, Susan. All of our Taste of the Wild foods are all-grain free. While our Pine Forest Canine Formula is a great option, our Appalachian Valley Formula has the smallest kibble size. This formula is a great option for small breeds as the smaller kibble size makes it easier for your dog to chew and digest. Plus, this is a more energy-dense formula with higher protein so your dog will get the nutritional requirements it needs in smaller portions.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-04-22

Hi. I was wondering if this, any, or all of your canine varieties are non GMO. I am in the process of overhauling my family's diet in order to avoid as many unnatural components as possible, I'd like to so the same for my dog. Thanks!

Asked by: caa7795
Hello, Taste of the Wild is committed to using as many GMO-free ingredients as possible in our formulas. However, there are ingredients that are critical to an animal’s health that are not available GMO-free in an adequate supply. Taste of the Wild has chosen to include these ingredients because we believe it is in the best interest of your pet. If you have additional questions, please email our Product Specialists by visiting http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/#contact-us or call 1-800-342-4808.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2020-01-21
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