You were looking for a life-stage-specific dog food brand, and one of your friends or family from the US suggested Wildology; that woke your curiosity to know more- something like that, or maybe you searched for a super life pro dog food brand. Whichever case that may be, I’m here to help you!
Being a pet parent myself, I totally get how mindful we have to be when taking care of a canine. Just like any other species, they also have age and breed-specific requirements, which is why a lot of dog owners prefer niche-specific dog food instead of an all-rounder recipe.
Wildology is a brand that has the USP of selling nutrient-rich superfoods that are anti-oxidant rich and have species-specific probiotic blends. This means they sell dedicated recipes for puppies, adults, large breeds, smaller breeds, and even dogs that are more athletic in nature.
But how much of it is true? Let’s find out as I share my first-hand experience of feeding my dogs Wildology dog food and give you an overview of the brand.
|Products||Type||Special Feature||Our Rating||Life Stage/ Breed|
|HIKE Farm Raised Chicken and Brown Rice||Canned||Uses farm-raised chicken||4/5||All life stages, All breeds|
|PLAY Chicken & Rice Puppy Food Recipe||Dry||Rich in Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, promoting growth||4.5/5||Puppies|
|SPRINT Farm raised chicken & brown rice recipe||Dry||No added preservatives||4/5||All life stages, large breeds|
|SWIM farm-raised salmon & brown rice recipe||Dry||Promotes shiny and healthy coat||4.5/5||All life stages, All breeds|
|ADORE pasture-raised lamb and rice recipe||Dry||Improves joint health||4/5||All life stages, All breeds|
|FETCH Pasture raised Beef & Rice||Dry||Helps keep dog energetic||4/5||All life stages, All breeds|
At A Glance: Wildology Dog Food
Let’s have a quick glance at the key aspects of Wildology Dog Food and what they have to offer:
- The brand has trademarked the Superlife PRO tag.
- The USP of their product is the addition of probiotic-rich superfoods such as kale, blueberries, carrots, and chia seeds.
- They have a total of eight different dry recipes for dogs.
- Their products are manufactured by Diamond Pet Food Manufacturers.
- They use organic, farm-raised chicken and beef and ethically sourced salmons in their recipes.
- The recipes are categorized based on the dog’s life stage, size, and regular activities.
About The Brand Wildology Dog Food
Wildology Dog Food
- Source of Glucosamine
- Vitamin E Supplement
- Whole Grain Brown Rice
Even though the exact launch date is uncertain, the brand Wildology came on the market in and around 2018. The brand launched with the motto of giving your pets the ultimate nourishment through probiotic-rich, superfood-enriched dog food.
The brand promises to give your dogs a super life and make them more playful and energetic. Their recipes are specially curated, keeping in mind the gut health of your pets and something that can boost their immune system. Being packed with superfoods, their dog food also claims to help your canine have overall better physical and mental health.
They have a total of eight different recipes, all of which include ingredients like kale, blueberries, carrots, and chia seeds that are high in probiotics and help your dog in a unique way. The founders took inspiration from wholesome human food and tried to channel that in a dog-friendly way.
Who Makes Wildology Dog Food?
Wilodogy is run by Midco Distributing Company, Inc, but their products are manufactured by Diamond Pet Food Manufacturers. Those who already know will know that they also manufacture their very own Dimaong Naturals, Taste of the Wild, and other dog food brands.
Five-Factors Analysis Of Wilodogy Dog Food
Even though the brand claims to be high in pro-biotics and superfoods that are pro for boosting your dog’s overall growth, you can’t be just buying their words, right? So to test their claims, I have done a five-factor analysis of their products to judge how good their recipes actually are.
For that, I will be testing their variety, ingredient list, nutrient profile, price, and recall history. Each of them is extremely important when picking a new brand for your furry friend!
They have a total of 9 different recipes, combining dry and canned recipes, so let’s first take a look at them:
- Wildology Adore- Lamb And Rice- Dry/ Canned Recipe
- Wildology Play- Chicken And Rice Puppy Food- Dry/ Canned
- Wildology Fetch- Beef And Rice Recipe- Dry/ Canned
- Wildology Swim- Salmon And Brown Rice Recipe- Dry/ Canned
- Wildology Chase- Chicken And Brown Rice- Dry (For Active Adults)
- Wildology Sprint- Chicken And Brown Rice Recipe- Dry (For Large Breeds)
- Wildology Hike- Chicken And Brown Rice- Canned and Dry
- Wildology Wiggle- Chicken And Oatmeal Recipe- Dry/ Canned (Small Breeds)
- Wildology Delight- Chicken And Oatmeal Recipe- Dry/ Canned Recipe (Senior Adults)
Most Wildology recipes have almost a similar kind of recipe with little variations. So here are the average ingredient lists of their recipes.
In all of their recipes, meat is the first ingredient, be it chicken, lamb, or beef. They are the main source of protein and are a crucial part of any kind of dog’s growth. All of their meat is farm-raised and pasteurized.
None of their recipes are grain free and contain some kind of whole grain, be it brown rice, cracker pearl barley, or white rice. These grains are a good choice as base grains; however, I prefer pricking brown rice over white.
Apart from the base grains, their recipes also have two superfood grains that are flaxseeds and millet.
Now, this is a controversial ingredient since some canines might be allergic to it. However, if that’s not the case for your pouch, you can give them dried yeast, as they are a good source of added nutrition.
Chicken Fat and Salmon Oil
In some of their recipes, they have used chicken fat and salmon oil as the source of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. They give your pup a variety of benefits, starting from improved joint health to a shiny coat.
Fruits and Vegetables
This is one ingredient category that makes Wildology so hyped up. Their recipes include a range of fruits and vegetables, starting from dried beet pulp, chicory roots, kale, pumpkin, blueberries, oranges, coconuts, etc., to give them a diet that has balanced nutrients and antioxidants.
Their recipes are also probiotic-rich, which is proven to improve your dog’s gut health. And like we all know, healthy gut- healthy life!
3. Nutritional Analysis
While different recipes have different nutrient profiles, their crude fat, protein, and fiber percentage doesn’t vary much. So here’s an average nutrition analysis of their recipes.
|Omega-3 fatty acids||0.6%|
|Omega-6 fatty acids||2.8%|
|Total Microorganism*||50,000,000 CFU/lb|
The list of microorganisms includes Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacilus subsidies, and Bifidobacterium animalis.
You can buy the 15 lbs dry recipe for $23.99, which makes the price around 1.5 USD/ lb. Instead, I like buying the 30 lbs variety for $37.99, which costs me 1.26 USD/ lb.
All of their can foods are of 12.5 oz size and will cost you $1.79. Depending on where you live, the prices may vary a little, but this is their current standard price.
5. Recall History
As of now (July 2023), the brand maintains a clear slate with zero recall history. This isn’t a big shock considering the brand’s not-so-experimental recipes and overall duration of business.
How to Make Transition from Your Curent Dog Food Brand to Wildology?
Switching dog food brands can become a nightmare for many. Especially if you are a new pet parent and not very aware of your pouch’s allergies and digestive issues, there’s a big scope of messing up.
I remember the first time I decided to all of a sudden switch my first dog’s food brand, and it led to a couple of days-long diarrhea. So DO NOT abruptly switch to a new food brand, no matter how much good you think it is.
The transition should be slow and consistent, just like how we start working out. Your dog’s body takes time to adjust to a new recipe and make sure you keep a close eye on any allergies or reactions.
Now when I gave my dogs Wilodolgy, I followed the transition guidelines that they have given on their official website, and things went smoothly. So here’s how I did it, I took a transition window of 14 days, and during the first few days, I mixed small amounts of Wildology in their existing food. Eventually, I kept decreasing the amount of old dog food brands and replaced them with Wildology recipes.
Pros & Cons of Wildology Dog Food
So now that I have covered all the important things you need to know about the brand and its recipes, let’s do a pros and cons section to get a quick recap of everything and finally decide whether you should consider it or not.
- Balanced recipes
- Farm-raised and pasteurized protein sources
- Added probiotics that improve your dog’s gut health
- Includes dog-friendly superfoods like kale, blueberries, carrots, coconuts, etc.
- Available in very physical stores in the US.
- Not easily available at stores or online.
Overall the idea of superfoods and premium nutrition for dogs is well executed by the brand. Their recipes are not very complicated, so even if you have a picky eater (like the one that I have), you won’t have much problem.
My dogs didn’t face any allergic reactions or stomach sensitivity while transitioning or even when they fully switched to the brand, so for that, it gets a big thumbs up from me.
Besides, their price is decent compared to other premium dog food brands and won’t burn a hole in your pocket. So overall, it gets a 4.5/5 rating from me!
Does Wildology have any weight loss recipes?
No, looking at their product range, I couldn’t find any recipe that specially targets weight loss or weight regulation of a dog.
Are there any allergic ingredients in Wildology recipes?
No. Even though their recipes do have a lot of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables like kale, coconuts, carrots, blueberries, etc., they don’t have allergenic ingredients like wheat, corn, etc, that can cause allergies in dogs.
What type of dogs should try something else other than Wildology?
If your dog has any medical conditions, I would highly suggest not relying solely on Wildology recipes. While they do claim to provide the goodness of superfoods, they are not claiming to fully support your dog’s medical needs.
If you want to give your dog something better than the ordinary, then you can definitely try this brand. Their products are made in the US, and the ingredients are sourced ethically. However, I would stress the fact again that their products are only better than average. So you should rely on the recipes if your dog has any medical needs or nutrient deficiency. In those cases, you’d still need to use supplements.
Ankita Sharma is a passionate pet lover and head of content at Pet Food Brands. With her extensive knowledge and research, she provides pet owners with top-quality information on dog food and nutrition. Her dedication to improving the lives of dogs makes her a leading voice in the industry.