Product Review: Taste of the Wild Canyon River Formula for Cats

My dog says KitCat was anxious to try out a new food this week, so we ordered something for him to taste test! He picked the Canyon River flavor from Taste of the Wild. Did KitCat like it? Let's see...



The Canyon River flavor is a grain-free, canned food and features trout as its first ingredient, with fish broth, vegetable broth, and ocean fish following suit. There's even some smoked salmon in it, and also carrots, blueberries, and raspberries for antioxidant support. Added taurine provides support for healthy heart function and strong eyesight, too!


The food is a chunky variety, with little cubes in a thick gravy. The gravy provides nice moisture for the food, but is not at all watery. It's nice and thick. The gravy also doesn't take up a lot of the can (like many foods in gravy!); this is a canned packed with meat.

KitCat seemed to find it necessary to take out one cube at a time, set it on the floor, and then eat it. He's a good and tidy little kitty, and he ate everything he took out. We assume he has his reasons for this ritual, so we just let him do what he needed to do.




Made in the United States, Taste of the Wild is a brand that is family-owned and operated. In this day of megaconglomerates, we like the idea of a family business that takes pride in its products!

Taste of the Wild Canyon River formula is available on Chewy.com in both 3 ounce and 5.5 ounce cans, both in 24 can cases. And it's a good price for a premium product.

What did KitCat rate this flavor of Taste of the Wild? He gave it a three out of four paws! He ate every last bit of it, but he didn't do the backflips required for a four-paw rating. Perhaps it's the cubes that threw him off? In any case, he definitely liked it and we'll be buying it again in the future! 

Disclaimer: As a Chewy influencer, we received this product for free so we could sample it. Our reviews, however, are not bought or paid for and you can count on My Dog Says Woof to give you an honest assessment in all our product reviews. 

Product Review: Purina Beyond Wild Prey-Inspired for Cats

My dog says for this review we're testing out something from Purina. This isn't a brand we normally buy, but they've been upping their offerings with better quality foods and we want to support that trend. So, we opted to try something from the Purina Beyond line and selected their Wild Prey-Inspired Turkey, Liver, and Quail recipe canned cat food.



The Wild Prey-Inspired is grain-free, and void of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. There is no by-product meal, either. Made with nutrient-rich organ meat, turkey is the number one ingredient. That's followed by chicken, liver, turkey broth, quail, chicken liver, carrots, egg product, and chicken hearts. That's a better ingredient list than some premium brands!

This is a nice and moist pate. Not hard to mash up at all, it's almost as soft as kitten food. We really liked the texture, and so did Kitcat!



The Purina Beyond Wild Prey-Inspired is available on Chewy.com in a 12-can case with 3 ounce cans. With autoship, it's only about $15. The Purina Beyond line also comes in a variety of flavors, including duck, turkey, chicken, and more.




We were delightfully surprised with the Purina Beyond Wild Prey-Inspired. This brand is doing a good job at offering higher quality products than they have in the past. The overall trend is moving toward better quality ingredients in pet foods and it's nice to see Purina working to improve it's product line and offer more premium foods.


KitCat gives the Purina Beyond three and 3/4 paws! Almost a perfect score! He gobbled it up and ran to it as soon as we put it down. Good job, Purina! KitCat approves!

Disclaimer: As a Chewy influencer, we received this product for free so we could sample it. Our reviews, however, are not bought or paid for and you can count on My Dog Says Woof to give you an honest assessment in all our product reviews.   

Product Review: Instinct Wet Cat Food Cups

My dog says we're handing over the blog today to KitCat to review something for the kitties in the audience! Today's product? Instinct cat food cups. Meeeeoooow!



Mr. Catster wanted to test out the chicken recipe and what kitty wants, kitty gets! We tried the minced recipe, even though we weren't sure what their idea of minced might be. We've notice that word can vary according to the manufacturer.


Anyway, we were quite pleased to see the minced really was what we hoped a minced recipe would be. It was tiny bites, not chunks, with a nice balance of meat and gravy!



The first ingredients on this variety are chicken broth, chicken, chicken liver, egg whites and ground dried peas. It also includes an assortment of fruits and vegetables (some of which you can actually see in the food), including pumpkin, spinach, carrots, artichokes, blueberries, broccoli, cranberries, cabbage, tomato, kale, and parsley. Most importantly in our book, no grain.

This food is made in the U.S.A. and KitCat really liked it a LOT. Like sooooo much! Like, our top rating is four paws, but we need more paws than that. Like, a lot more.

Instinct comes in several different flavors and we'll definitely be trying them soon (Chewy has a lot of varieties in stock). In the meantime, the Instinct minced chicken in savory gravy is a total winner!

Disclaimer: As a Chewy influencer, we received this product for free so we could sample it. Our reviews, however, are not bought or paid for and you can count on My Dog Says Woof to give you an honest assessment in all our product reviews. 


Product Review: Canidae Pure Petite Small Breed Dog Food Trays

My dog says this week we're testing a product from a company we've never tried before: Canidae. We're familiar with the name and know it's a premium product, but we just haven't gotten around to trying it yet. So, no time like the present! Let's see what Canidae is all about!



Canidae says its Pure Petite Terrine Style Dinner is a French inspired recipe. In all of the products we've tried, we can honestly say we've never seen one before inspired by French cooking! We sampled the chicken and peas recipe, which they say is simmered in chicken broth. This particular line is especially for small breed dogs with sensitive stomachs. It's also a grain-free food.




We always pay special attention to the first five ingredients of any food and for this recipe they include chicken broth, chicken, turkey, chicken liver, and dried peas. (Pro tip: when looking at ingredients always pay attention to the details. For instance, this says chicken liver and a lesser food might just say liver.) The chicken is free of added hormones or antibiotics, as well. There's also a probiotic mix in it for healthy digestion.



To say our little pups really enjoyed this food would be a gross understatement! The photos below are out of focus because our Chihuahua was scarfing it up so fast and eating with such enthusiasm that we couldn't get the camera to focus with all his movement!



Overall, the Canidae Grain-Free Pure Petite Terrine Style Dinner with Chicken & Peas Small Breed Dog Food we ordered from Chewy was a huge success in our house! We like to find quality foods that the dogs love and are easy to serve, and this fits the bill very nicely! Our crew gives this food four paws out of four paws, for sure! Plus a whole lot of extra paws, too!

Disclaimer: As a Chewy influencer, we received this product for free so we could sample it. Our reviews, however, are not bought or paid for and you can count on My Dog Says Woof to give you an honest assessment in all our product reviews. 
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