Southwest Canyon Canine Recipe with Wild Boar

A truly unique protein with a truly unique taste, wild boar makes this recipe perfect for dogs who crave something different. In addition, nutrient-rich legumes and fruits like peas, garbanzo beans, blueberries and raspberries provide antioxidants for overall health and vitality.

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  • #1 Ingredient Is From Real Meat, Fish or Fowl

    Unique Protein Blend – A hearty blend of beef, lamb protein, eggs and wild boar provides complete protein nutrition with a rich, meaty flavor.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Garbanzo Beans

    Garbanzo Beans – Rich in protein, minerals and fiber, garbanzo beans add a host of nutrients to this 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, 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.

Southwest Canyon Canine Recipe with Wild Boar is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My bassets dance twice a day for Southwest Canyon. Darlene LOVES her Southwest Canyon. When choosing a food for her, my first acquired basset hound, six years ago, I wanted to give her quality food that was grain free. I researched for days and this is where we ended because of the ingredients and nutrition packed in the bag. I do add fresh berries and veg to keep it interesting because I am a spoiler, but the good thing about TOTW foods is that I don't have to worry about their nutrition if I don't have time to chop some spinach or banana for my sweet hounds. They literally dance a jig when it is dinner time. Thanks, guys! Also -- LOOK AT HER SILKY COAT and watch the video of her dance routine she does for a bowl of TOTW!
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hound-approved! My 2 Dachshunds are fairly easy to please, but my 2 greyhounds tend to be selective. I usually rotate food and flavors, just to keep the big guys happy. Looks like Southwest Canyon will be rotated in frequently since they all approved! Both greyhound seemed to really enjoy this new flavor and showed me empty bowls to prove it. It's not to heavy on calories, which is great for the doxies; and it's strong on protein, which is better for the greyhounds.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Doggy!! Happy Mommy!! I have three Shih Tzus. Two are very healthy but one has food allergies and is an incredibly picky eater. After four years of vet assistance trying to find something that wouldn't cause my dog to vomit or break out in a rash, they recommended Taste of the Wild. We tried multiple flavors but it was the Wild Boar that my boy got excited about! He literally does a little happy dance when I fix his breakfast every morning. He's a super picky eater and wont touch the other flavors but he loves Wild Boar! We've been using Taste of the Wild for over three years now and very rarely have an allergy incident (young guests sometimes sneak him table food). This is a wonderful product!
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dog's top favorite brand and flavor Jago started out with the boar as a 1 year old and has loooved it ever since. I have gotten him other flavors and he looks at it and grunts and so I have to give whatever flavor I purchased him to the other animals in my house to eat anything and get him the boar. He loves this one along with the fowl these are the only two he will eat he will not eat any other flavor he's the most pickiest German Shepherd Of My Life whatever makes him happy I guess I recommend this brand and this flavor 10 out of 10 to anyone who has a very picky animal it's very easy on their stomach helps bowl movements definitely keep the energy up and helps him sleep at night. It's pretty pricey but honestly I just want the best for my pup
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more skin issues Our first dog Trixie started getting a skin condition where she had little patches throughout that were very itchy. We took her to the vet, they gave her a cortisone shot. We did some research & found that dog food with grains in it can possibly cause allergic reactions, chicken as well. So we tried Taste of the Wild. Within a week, her skin improved. We feed this brand to our current dog, she has not had any issues at all. This dog food is amazing! I will not use any other brand!
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our 3 dogs wouldn’t have anything else We have been feeding our 3 large dogs Taste of the Wild for over 6 Years. We have tried other grain free dog foods but Taste of the Wild is the only one that stays fresh until the end, we have never found mold and the food always smells fresh, not stinky. We also love the compassionate price points that keep Taste of the Wild much more affordable than other grain free dog foods.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but not for our pup Our pup didn't do as well with this blend as she did with the Sierra flavor. Her BM's got quite soft when she was on the Southwest flavor, and firmed right back up when we moved her (back) to the Sierra. After some trial and error we are thinking she might not do well with chickpeas, so if your pup isn't liking this one try one of the flavors with sweet potatoes. Worked for us.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My rescue beagles are crazy for TOTW! Arrrrooooo! I’ve been feeding TOTW for years! They really love all the formulas!!
Date published: 2018-04-22
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Hi ~ my dog has yeast problems and I was told to reduce his carbohydrate intake. What is the percentage of carbs including sugar and starches per large bag of wild boar dog food? Thanks!

Asked by: Vapetmom
The Southwest Canyon canine formula contains 33.8% carbohydrates, as fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-03-06

Have you changed the formulation of the Southwest Canyon Grain-Free Dry Dog Food? The last bag we received looks totally different (much lighter color, different shape pieces) and my dog now has terrible gas that he did not have before.

Asked by: Dawn
Hi, Dawn - Thanks for reaching out, and we’re sorry to hear your dog has terrible gas – that is not fun! We have not made any recent changes to our Southwest Canyon Canine Recipe. Please know, due to the natural variation in the ingredients and cooking process, the color of the kibble can vary between batches. However, our Product Specialists would be happy to look into this for you. Please contact them at https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/#contact-us. Additionally, there are many factors that can contribute to gas, and we recommend speaking to your veterinarian to rule out any serious medical concerns.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2020-05-20

How many cups of food in a 28 lbs bag of Southwest Canyon with Wild Bore?

Asked by: ParkerBeWild
Hello and thanks for your question! Each 28-pound bag contains approximately 112 cups of food.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2020-04-22

are carbs bad for my german shepard 6 month old puppy as far as joint issues?

Asked by: Tyra
Hi, Tyra. Carbohydrates are a normal part of a canine diet. This formula has an appropriate amount of carbohydrates for a growing large breed puppy like your shepherd. Our biggest concern as far as preventing joint disease in growing large breed puppies is the calcium to phosphorus ratio. Our all life stages foods and puppy foods are formulated with the appropriate calcium and phosphorus ratios for growing large breed puppies.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-08-08

Is there taurine in Southwest Canyon kibble? I do not see it listed on the ingredient label, and it seems like a pretty important ingredient as of lately. RE: FDA Report

Asked by: Maxdad
Hello, yes, all Taste of the Wild recipes do contain taurine. At times, updates to our packaging may be delayed, but our product websites are updated with the most accurate information. You can look up the ingredients in our products at https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/dog-formulas/southwest-canyon-canine-formula-with-wild-boar/. Please know, the health of pets is our #1 priority. If you have any further questions about grain-free recipes, please 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: 2018-11-09

My 11yr old Malti-Poo has heart disease and needs to be on a low sodium diet. I was wondering how much sodium is in the Southwest canyon with wild boar formula? He is allergic to all poultry. Thanks

Asked by: Stina65
The sodium content in Southwest Canyon Formula is 0.25% as fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-02-14

I am trying to determine how often I will need to purchase a bag of food. Can you please tell me what one cup of the Southwest Canyon food weighs or how many cups are in a 5lb, 14lb, or 28lb bag?

Asked by: lala
The five-pound bag of Southwest Canyon Formula contains approximately 22 cups, the 14-pound bag contains approximately 64 cups and the 28 pound bag contains approximately 128 cups. Please review the feeding guide and consult with your veterinarian to determine how many cups per day your dog will need. Note, the amount of food you see on the feeding guide is a total number of cups for the day for one dog.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-06-04

Is there any reason this specific formula comes in different sizes than the other formulas with the 14lb and 28lb instead of the 15lb and 30lb? Just curious if there is some specific reason for this or if it's just random? Thanks!

Asked by: Pumpkin5
Hello, thanks for reaching out! We have three formulas (Appalachian Valley Small Breed Canine, Pine Forest Canine and Southwest Canyon Canine) that come in 5-pound, 14-pound and 28-pound bags. These are the newest formulas in our Taste of the Wild line. At the time of the launch, we determined to sell the formulas in 5-pound, 14-pound and 28-pound bags, as the industry is moving towards smaller packaging. If you have any additional questions about our formulas, don't hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-342-4808.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-03-29

what are the calcium & and phosphorus percentages int eh southwest canyon food?

Asked by: tcyates
Hello and thanks for reaching out. Our Southwest Canyon Canine Recipe contains 1.9% calcium and 1.1% phosphorus, both on an as-fed basis.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2020-04-30

Is this food grain free?

Asked by: Jamie
Hi Jamie, thanks for your question. Yes, all of our Taste of the Wild formulas are grain-free.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-01-11

How many grams of protein are in each cup?

Asked by: Phoebe
Southwest Canyon provides approximately 29 grams of protein per cup.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-02-01

do any of your dry dog food contain "bypass protein"

Asked by: Maur
Hello, Maur. Our foods all contain high quality protein sources. "Bypass protein" is a term typically used in ruminant nutrition that does not apply to dogs and cats. If you were wondering if our foods contain "byproducts," the answer is no.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2016-12-04

Why is their lead in your dog food ? My dog has been eating your food for 8 years.  I feel I need to be reinburst. 30 lb bag for $60 once a month. 

Asked by: Jenwag
Hello. Please know that Taste of the Wild pet food is safe, and our recipes and ingredients meet both Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and FDA standards. We conduct rigorous testing to ensure the safety and quality of our products. We know you have a choice in pet food, and we want to keep the trust we’ve earned and the confidence you have in choosing our food for your pet. If you have any further questions and/or would like to learn more about our safety programs, please contact us by visiting our website at https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/contact-us/.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-07-18

Do you offer samples? My puppy is a picky eater and it seems to me buying a whole bag to return is very inconvenient. 

Asked by: Nymeria
We’re happy to hear you’re considering feeding Taste of the Wild to your pup! To obtain a sample, please call 1-800-342-4808 or visit your local retailer https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/where-to-buy/.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-05-24

What is the PH target?

Asked by: Kathy
Hi, Kathy. We don’t add anything to the food to change the pH of the urine. For a healthy dog, we would expect the urine pH to be in the normal range. If you have further questions regarding your dog's pH level, please give us a call at 1-800-342-4808 or email us by visiting http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/#contact-us.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-04-11

Can all the canine dry formulas be interchanged?

Asked by: Kelly
Hi, Kelly. Many pets enjoy eating more than one Taste of the Wild formula. To avoid digestive upset, we recommend limiting your rotation to two formulas and gradually mixing foods over 7-10 days. When you transition between formulas, slowly reduce the amount of the old formula and increase the amount of the new formula.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-06-02

so I see the food is made the the US but do all the products come from the US, not imported? Also, where do you actually get wild boar? Just wondering

Asked by: pagsbags
Hello, thanks for reaching out! Most of the ingredients in Taste of the Wild originate in the U.S., there are critical ingredients, however, that are not available domestically in an adequate or supply or with as much quality as our international supply. Additionally, our wild boar is sourced from Texas.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-08-28

Which of the dry dog foods have small kibble? We need grain-free, limited ingredient (no poultry), but one of our dogs is only 4lbs. What size is the kibble in Southwest canyon?

Asked by: Wendy
Hello and thanks for reaching out! From our TOTW line, both Pacific Stream Puppy and Appalachian Valley Canine do not contain chicken as an ingredient and have smaller kibbles. Pacific Stream Puppy is for all life stages, meaning it is formulated to meet the nutritional requirements for dogs of all ages and sizes. Appalachian Valley Canine is formulated specifically for small breeds. It is a more energy-dense recipe with higher protein and fat ratios, giving adult dogs the nutrition they need in smaller portions. The kibble in both recipes is barrel shaped and about the size of a pencil eraser. The kibble in Southwest Canyon Canine is a slightly larger, flat, round disc shape and approximately the diameter of a dime. Please know, these recipes are not considered limited ingredient diets. If you’re looking for a limited ingredient diet, we recommend considering our TOTW PREY line. Each formula contains one animal protein source and only four key ingredients or less, and is fortified with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. As an optimal choice for all size dogs, the kibbles in our PREY formulas are slightly larger than those in Pacific Stream Puppy and Appalachian Valley Canine. If you have any questions or would like a personalized recipe recommendation, please contact us by visiting our website https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/#contact-us.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-09-27

Hi, can you please tell me the minimum calcium % and the max if you have it? Thanks!

Asked by: sjklene
Hello. The calcium amount in our Southwest Canyon Formula runs consistently at about 1.9% as fed.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-11-01

What is the sodium content in wild boar food? My dog has had serious health problems and has to be on a low salt diet

Asked by: janet44
Hi, Janet! Our Southwest Canyon Canine Recipe has the lowest amount of sodium of our formulas, containing 0.25% of sodium on an as-fed basis. We recommend consulting with your veterinarian to choose the best diet based on your dog’s specific needs.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-06-28

I have a small breed adult dog that has allergies to: chicken, corn, milk, turkey, venison, white fish. The ingrediets listed for Southwest Canyon Canine Recipe with Wild Boar list ocean fish, does that include white fish? Thanks.

Asked by: Kathy
Hi, Kathy. Thanks for reaching out. Yes, the ocean fish in our Southwest Canyon Recipe does contain white fish. Due to your dog’s allergies, we recommend our limited ingredient recipes – both Taste of the Wild PREY Angus Formula for Dogs and Taste of the Wild PREY Trout Formula for Dogs would be a great fit as they are free of chicken, corn, milk, turkey, venison and white fish. If you’re interested in trying samples, please contact our product specialists by visiting our website at https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/contact-us/.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2018-08-10

How many cups of dry food equals 265k cal

Asked by: parcar
Hello, there are 360 kcal per cup of food, so 265 kcal would be approximately ¾ cup.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-06-27

Why don't you indicate how much meat is included? 

Asked by: celina
Hi, Celina -- Ingredients in our foods are listed in descending order by weight. We don’t provide additional detail because our recipes are proprietary information.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-04-05

Did the kibble recently become a bit smaller? And did the formula change slightly as it smells different then the last bag. Thanks!

Asked by: Mr E
Mr. E, kibble size can vary because of the natural variation in ingredients and the cooking process. We don’t add any chemicals or dyes to Taste of the Wild foods, so the natural odors of the ingredients often carry through to the finished product. This doesn’t affect the nutritional value of the food.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-02-06

Do any of the ingredients come from China?

Asked by: Natalia
Natalia, most of the ingredients in Taste of the Wild originate in the U.S. There are critical ingredients, however, that are not available domestically in an adequate supply or with as much quality as our international supply. These ingredients are critical to our formulations (i.e. folic acid and taurine) and can only be sourced out of China. We believe omitting these ingredients would not be in the best interest of your pet.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-09-09

Hi! I was wondering if you would tell me what the phosphorus percentage or amount is in this dog food?

Asked by: Reenee
Hello and thanks for reaching out! This recipe contains 1.1% phosphorus on an as-fed basis.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-11-18

What specific kind of peas are used in your food?

Asked by: Chey
Hello and thanks for reaching out. We use yellow and green Pisum sativum in our recipes.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2019-07-22

At what age do you suggest making the move from puppy food to adult?  What line is good for all ages?

Asked by: Cheryl
Hi, Cheryl. As a general guide, we recommend feeding an “all life stages” formula (meaning it meets the nutritional needs for dogs of all ages, from puppies to seniors) for the first 10-12 months of life. For large or giant breeds, we recommend feeding an all life stages formula until 12-18 months of age. Upon reaching these ages, a puppy can transition to an adult formula or continue on the all life stages formula. Our Southwest Canyon Canine Formula is an all life stages formula and contains nutrient-rich legumes and fruits in addition to DHA, which aids in brain and vision development in puppies. Several Taste of the Wild formulas are approved for all life stages. For specific formula recommendations, please feel free to contact our product specialists at 1-800-342-4808 or https://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/#contact-us.
Answered by: Taste of the Wild
Date published: 2017-04-24
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