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 – Venison, the number one ingredient in this formula, is rich in nutrients and energy, and a highly digestible source of protein.
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 – These nutrient-dense ingredients, including garbanzo beans, peas and lentils, are excellent sources of protein, fiber and carbohydrates.
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 – This source of prebiotic fiber provides fuel for the beneficial probiotic bacteria in the digestive system.
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.
Venison, lamb meal, garbanzo beans, peas, lentils, pea flour, dried yeast, egg product, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), tomato pomace, natural flavor, ocean fish meal, salmon oil (a source of DHA), salt, DL-Methionine, choline chloride, taurine, dried chicory root, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, yucca schidigera extract, dried Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid.
Contains a source of live (viable), naturally occurring microorganisms.
Crude Protein 28.0% minimum Crude Fat 15.0% minimum Crude Fiber 4.5% maximum Moisture 10.0% maximum DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 0.05% minimum Zinc 150 mg/kg minimum Selenium 0.35 mg/kg minimum Vitamin E 150 IU/kg minimum Taurine* 0.12% minimum Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 2.8% minimum Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.3% minimum Total Microorganisms*
(Lactobacillus plantarum, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium animalis)
not less than 80,000,000 CFU/lb
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
3,600 kcal/kg (408 kcal/cup) Calculated Metabolizable Energy
Standard Measuring Cups Per Day Current Weight
2 – 4
4 – 8
8 – 12
3 ⅔ ½ ½ ⅓ 5 1 ¾ ⅔ ½ 10 1 ⅔ 1 ⅓ 1 ¼ ¾ 20 2 ⅔ 2 ¼ 1 ¾ 1 ½ 30 3 ⅔ 3 ¼ 2 ½ 2 40 4 ½ 3 ¾ 3 ¼ 2 ⅓ 60 – 5 ¼ 4 ¼ 3 ¼ 80 – 6 ⅓ 5 ¼ 4 ¼ 100 – – 6 4 ¾
For adult dogs over 100 pounds, add approximately 1/3 cup for every 10 additional pounds. For pregnant or nursing adult dogs, we recommend free-choice feeding. Adjust amount offered daily as needed to maintain ideal body condition. This feeding guide provides a starting point for the amount of food to give your dog each day. We recommend that you keep your dog in ideal body condition and not allow them to become overweight. The amount of food your dog needs can vary based on age, activity level or other food and treats given, so be sure to work with your veterinarian to determine an appropriate weight for your dog, and to make any necessary adjustments to their feeding.
Remember to keep fresh water available to your pet at all times.
Taste of the Wild Pine Forest Canine Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs. or more as an adult).
28lb., 14lb., 5lb.Pine Forest Canine Recipe with Venison & Legumes is rated out of 5 by 49.Rated 5 out of 5 by king1969 from My boys love this flavor All of my boys have been on Taste of the Wild for many years. My oldest is 15 and was 7 when I switch to Taste of the Wild. One has only known Taste of the Wild. The other two are rescues so they have been on it from the day I brought them home. I just started giving them Pine Forest with venison and Legumes, they eat it like it is going out of style.Date published: 2018-04-23Rated 5 out of 5 by HaleyB from Best food for your dog’s health! We have 4 large breed dogs that all eat TOTW. They are are super muscular with perfect, shiny coats. I love TOTW’s high protein content as well as the human quality ingredients and probiotics! It’s the only food I’ll feed my precious pups and I recommend it to all of my grooming clients!Date published: 2018-04-21Rated 5 out of 5 by Megan Eldridge from Snoopy loves TOTW When I adopted Snoopy six years ago, I was not feeding him high quality food. A short time afterwards, I was introduced to Taste of the Wild and haven’t looked back! Snoopy loves all flavors so they are on rotation. We haven’t tried the new flavors yet but we are looking forward to it!Date published: 2018-04-22Rated 5 out of 5 by Amy L from The perfect dog food! Pine Forest has been the perfect food for my Oscar! He has food allergies and they have not flared since I have switched him to this food. Not only has it kept his allergled in check, but he absolutely loves it!Date published: 2018-04-19Rated 5 out of 5 by PaMcK from Only dogfood my dog can tolerate My Chinese Crested had skin issues wih all foods except Taste of the Wild Pine Forest. My 2 chihuahuas keep nice and trim on this formula also. Please keep this formula- its great and the dogs love it.Date published: 2017-07-31Rated 5 out of 5 by DeeA2Z from Mollie Loves Them All! Our Red and White Irish Setter has been eating Taste of the Wild for most of her life. She loves all the flavors, and we like that the Pine Forest Formula helps to keep her trim. She has boundless energy for a 5-year-old, and I love that her kibble is whole, clean and natural. We're a loyal Taste of the Wild family. :)Date published: 2017-02-06Rated 5 out of 5 by cladner74 from Our dogs love it. Love that this food is a grain free and healthy diet with real meat being the first ingredient. Just started our Jack Russell puppy on TOTW puppy food.Date published: 2020-08-27Rated 5 out of 5 by trublubrucru from 2 old labradors I have 2 labs that are 13 yrs 7 months old, and incredibly healthy. They’ve been on TOTW since we got them, a month before their 2nd birthdayDate published: 2022-05-14Rated 5 out of 5 by Mishka from #1 TOTW FAN The Pine Forest Canine Recipe with Venison & Legumes is the first product I bought from Taste of the Wild. Mishka is a 9 year old Chihuahua/Poodle mix, she is an extremely picky eater. But it was different when it came to TOTW. As soon as I place her bowl down she starts munching and devouring her kibble. For Mishka, this flavored kibble tends to make her hungry, which is a good thing. Mishka is known to be a picky eater, but not anymore after trying Taste of the Wild.Date published: 2023-03-15Rated 5 out of 5 by cajunrunner from Pep back in the pup! After purchasing the High Prairie Puppy formula for our new dog, we accidentally ran out of our other dogs' food(different brand) so we had to give them (a 16 y/o schnauzer mix and a 4 y/o pit mix) some of hers. For several months prior to this, our oldest had been eating less and less causing a significant loss of weight, strength, balance and general mobility. That night he gobbled up the Taste of the Wild food like I hadn't seen him eat in forever. I drove straight to Tractor Supply the next day and purchased this variety for them. It has been about a week and already we can see a profound difference in Gabe. He is eating all of his meals (in record time I might add), he is putting on weight, he is moving around much better and has a lot more "pep in his step." I cannot rave about this product enough. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for making such a wonderful product!Date published: 2017-11-12Rated 5 out of 5 by MelT from Works with our dogs food sensitivities I have been feeding Taste of the Wild grain free and then Ancient Grains for quite some time and Aspen has loved all the recipes, but after some excessive licking we did a food sensitivity test and we able to select this food that matches up so well with all the things she is not sensitive too. We've been so fortunate to keep feeding a brand food she loves, while helping relieve her itching and licking.Date published: 2023-03-14Rated 1 out of 5 by Tuckers mom from My dogs did not do well with this I have been feeding Taste of the Wild for years and often switch varieties with no issues. However, when we brought home the Pine forest my dogs had problems. One of them just wouldn't eat it and the other one couldn't keep it down. Once we switched back to another variety the problems were resolved. TOTW is a good quality food and I will continue feeding it, just not the Pine Forest .Date published: 2018-06-02Rated 5 out of 5 by Topsidemule from Are dogs dog it I’ve tried every food on the market. My dog was itching like crazy. So when petco started to sell this food I pick up a bag of tast of the wild. Wow in two weeks my amarcain bulldog stop itching and her hair wasent falling out . Plus my dogs breath and her waste did not smell anymore. Thank you tast of the wild.Date published: 2018-09-06Rated 3 out of 5 by DebbieN from Something happened. I love this formula for my 25lb mix breed but the last 5 bags have been smelling off. It smells sour, not like meat at all and he will not eat it. I like it because it has no potatoes. I am trying the lamb to see if he does okay on that one. Unfortunately I have lost money on the last 2 bags.Date published: 2019-08-11Rated 5 out of 5 by Annabelle from Not a bite left in the bowl We have been feeding Annabelle the Taste of Wild Venison for two months now. She was getting very picky - eating one day and then going on hunger strikes. we changed her food based on a recommendation by her daycare provider. Best decision ever! Her coat is shiny and her breath smells much betterDate published: 2023-03-14Rated 5 out of 5 by mtraeger from BEST DOG FOOD We have a Bull Terrier and a Boston Terrier, both were having issues with their skin and our Boston was constantly fighting with blood shot eyes and an inflamed face. Within a week of changing our dogs over both cleared up completely! We have not had any issues since!Date published: 2017-03-28Rated 5 out of 5 by mavrolak from Watson's favorite (mom too) Taste of the Wild is consistently rated in the top 5 and I do not need to concern myself with a product recall (very important) Watson loves the kibble and the proof is in his poo, no waste. I recommend Taste of the Wild to everyone and would never switch brands.Date published: 2021-03-19Rated 5 out of 5 by Larissa from My dog finally eats his food right away! My adult Dutch Sheppard/Husky mix Leroy has been on a high quality single protein food for two years ( since I rescued him from the local shelter) but I noticed he started to go off his food. There would be kibble on the rug by his dish, and a full bowl of food left. He started refusing it for 2 days at one point ( I wanted to see how long he would refuse to eat! And at two days I couldn't let it go on any further..but he probably would have gone longer!) I tried different flavours of the brand I was buying, but he wasn't liking any of them. I decided to try a different food one day, and tried Taste Of The Wild Pine Forest. Im not kidding or exaggerating here, he has gobbled that stuff up as soon as I put it in his bowl! His coat remained soft and shiny without dandruff, his energy remained healthy and Ive promised him I will keep giving him this food. I have nothing but good things to say about it, plus the fact that it has no grains is a big point for me. No cheap filler that may cause allergic responses. Perfect!Date published: 2018-09-26Rated 5 out of 5 by AmbersBuddy from great for my golden's skin allergies! My golden/shepherd mix is allergic to chicken biproduct. I've had great results with Taste of the Wild and the Venison recipe is the one he seems to enjoy the most. He is a senior dog on a strict diet so it's important for me to know he enjoys his meals.Date published: 2023-03-14Rated 5 out of 5 by Spongy Dog from Fantastic Dog Food We have been serving Taste of the Wild to our dog since she’s been a puppy! She loves the taste and I love it because it’s healthy for her. It doesn’t upset her stomach like other dog foods. It’s all natural! Excellent product! My veterinarian approved!Date published: 2023-03-14Rated 5 out of 5 by Lokigsd from Food of her ancestors Kizna is my German Shepherd and like her, every dog is related to the wolf. What did wolves eat? Deer, elk, fish, rabbit, birds, other forms of protein, but they also enjoyed fruits and vegetables and taste of the wild offers your dog exactly that.Date published: 2023-03-19Rated 5 out of 5 by Söpö44 from Big dog, big appetite! This Daniff has dealt with skin and GI issues since she was a puppy. After trying Taste of the Wild, she was able to rid all of her chronic ailments! She’s enjoyed all flavors available at our local store and drools over her meals (literally).Date published: 2022-04-27Rated 5 out of 5 by Hammonds hamz from Best dog food ever My 3 dogs love it! I give my 2 older dogs the dog venison. And give my 11week old golden retriever the puppy. It is expensive but good quality and good variety I even convinced my parents to switch to it for there 2 dogs… YOUR WELCOME lolDate published: 2023-03-13Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris9990 from My 2 girls love this food We started feeding a few months ago because of health issues and skin problems, and my girls already look soo much better! They stoped scratching, bitting at them selves, by far the best food they have been on and well worth the money.Date published: 2018-04-22Rated 5 out of 5 by Cooper and Cash from It’s perfect for our dogs! We have a senior dog that has been on Taste of the Wild for years and it’s not only recommended by his vet but it works perfectly for his needs! We also have a 4 month old puppy and I love that Taste of the Wild fits with all ages!Date published: 2023-03-13Rated 5 out of 5 by Sue Ann from My dogs won’t eat anything else!! We switched our dogs after our two older dogs passed away from kidney failure. I am pretty sure that another dog food is what caused their kidney issues. Now our two dogs are healthy and going to live a long time!!Date published: 2018-04-23Rated 5 out of 5 by Wyatt and Tegan from 8 paws up! We just love Taste of the Wild 'Pine Forest' blend. Venison has been the best protein for our terrier's skin and coats. They love the taste and we appreciate all the healthy ingredients.Date published: 2018-04-19Rated 5 out of 5 by Louise from The hands down fave of my 2 rhodesian ridgebacks I love this food! My dogs are energrtic, healthy and dont gain a ton of weight while eating a reasonable amount. They look great eating this and we will continue to feed TOTW!Date published: 2018-04-16Rated 5 out of 5 by PbA7 from Our herd of dogs love taste of wild I have a herd of aussies that loves the brand of food taste of wild canine the flavors increase the dogs to enjoy it daily the brand of food has never upset our dogs stomachDate published: 2023-04-02Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosco from My dog absolutely loves this food Our dog suffers from chicken allergies. He has red bumpy itchy skin and licks excessively. We were happy that this brand has no chicken by product.Date published: 2022-05-04
I have a 10 lb small dog and also a 10 lb 13 week old puppy. I'm trying to find something that I can feed both of them so that I don't have to keep buying two different types of dog food. Is this one good for both or would you suggest another type?Hi, Angela. Our Pine Forest Formula is a great choice for dogs at any life stage. With venison as the main source of protein, your pet will have a highly digestible, heart-healthy protein that 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.Date published: 2020-02-04
Hi, how many cups are in this 28 lb bag? Thank you.There are approximately 112 cups of food per 28lb bag.Date published: 2017-03-01
what is the percent of calcium and phosphorus in this puppy food?I called and got a response quickly: The High Prarie Puppy with bison and venison formula has 1.4% Calcium and 1.0% Phosphorus. Venison and Legumes formula has 1.4% Clacium and 0.9% Phosphorus.Date published: 2016-11-15
Hi, I need to start measuring my dog's salt intake. Can you please provide me with the amt of salt in the Venison and Legumes food there is in a cup?Hi Amanda, thank you for considering Taste of the Wild. Our Pine Forest formula contains .40% sodium on a dry matter basis and .11g/100 kcal on an energy basis. Based on the caloric density (370 kcal/cup) of this formula, there are 407mg sodium/cup.Date published: 2017-01-27
Hello! I just adopted a three year old blue tick coonhound. I know she needs a diet specific to her breed but I am not sure what to select?! Thank you!RachelG, we have several formulas that would be a great choice for your Bluetick Coonhound. Please call us at 1-800-342-4808 and our team of product specialists can help you find the right formula for your new pet.Date published: 2016-12-01
Hi, I have 2, 14 month old German Shepherds. I have tried several foods and Taste of the Pine seems to be a good match for my girls. How many cups of food is contained in the 28# bag? Thanks, DanHello, and thanks for reaching out! The 28lb bag of our Pine Forest Canine Recipe contains approximately 112 cups.Date published: 2021-05-14
my dog is 4 and eats 2cups a day, no treats but gained weight. She eats high prarie, would this kind be more likely to help her lose a few lbs and maintain? She has alergies and does well on venison. Hello again. While our Pine Forest Canine Formula is a great formula, it is contains the same amount of calories per cup as High Prairie. In order for your dog to lose weight, you will need to decrease the total amount of calories she eats per day. We recommend trying a leaner formula such as our Sierra Mountain Canine Formula with Roasted Lamb. It is our lowest calorie formula with 338 kcal/cup versus 370 kcal/cup in High PrairieDate published: 2017-09-23
My dogs are pretty active dogs. We make sure they are outside a good chunk of the day but with winter coming along they are inside more and more. I have a lab that packs on fat easily. What is the best line that helps control weight?Hi Katie. We’re glad you’re thinking ahead! We suggest you continue to feed the current formula, following the feeding guide. If your Lab’s weight becomes an issue, transitioning to formulas recommended for less-active dogs such as Sierra Mountain or Pacific Stream might be beneficial. They are slightly lower in protein and fat than other Taste of the Wild recipes.Date published: 2018-09-08