Meow Mix vs Taste of the Wild

Meow Mix vs. Taste of the Wild

In this comparison article for Meow Mix vs Taste of the Wild, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Meow Mix and Taste of the Wild, we'll use up-to-date nutritional and price information.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best pet food brand for your pet. Factors such as ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, product safety, brand history, and cost are among the most important factors to consider.

Throughout this Taste of the Wild vs Meow Mix comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, visit our Meow Mix Review Page or Taste of the Wild Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: Taste of the Wild vs. Meow Mix

According to AAFCO, all pet food labels must provide a guaranteed analysis of nutrient content. The analysis must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

All percentages used in this comparison are averages reported on a dry matter basis.

Meow Mix Cat Food vs. Taste of the Wild Cat Food

Dry Cat Food Meow Mix Taste of the Wild
Crude Protein 35.3% 38.4%
Crude Fat 12.9% 17.8%
Crude Fiber 5.2% 3.3%
Wet/Canned Cat Food Meow Mix Taste of the Wild
Crude Protein 58.6% 44.4%
Crude Fat 12.7% 16.7%
Crude Fiber 6.6% 8.3%

Crude Protein Comparison For Cat Food

Cats require twenty-two amino acids to sustain life. Eleven of these amino acids are synthesized naturally, the remaining eleven are consumed. Protein is the nutrient which provides some or all of these eleven essential amino acids.

There is a small difference between the protein content of Taste of the Wild and Meow Mix. We can see that Taste of the Wild guarantees about 3.14% more protein than Meow Mix. In addition, Meow Mix wet cat foods also provide more protein than Taste of the Wild wet foods.

Crude Fat Comparison For Cat Food

There are many ways in which dietary fat contributes to the overall health of our feline friends. Here is a short list of benefits provided by fats (not exhaustive):

  • Fats help with the digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
  • Reduce inflammation associated with arthritis
  • Slow the growth of yeast infections
  • Prevent or reduce the likelihood of certain heart problems.
  • Aid in the development of the retina and visual cortex.

There is a relatively large difference between the fat content of Taste of the Wild and Meow Mix. On average, Meow Mix dry cat food recipes contain 4.90% less fat than Taste of the Wild recipes. For wet cat foods, Taste of the Wild typically provides a little more fat (about 3.96% more).

There is a relatively insignificant difference between the crude fiber content of the two brands. With regards to wet cat food, Taste of the Wild and Meow Mix also provide roughly the same amount of crude fiber.

Meow Mix Pet Food Ingredients vs. Taste of the Wild Pet Food Ingredients

Meow Mix and Taste of the Wild both use the following controversial ingredients in many of their products:

Pea Protein

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Meow Mix.

Corn Flour
Corn Syrup
Iron Oxide
Fat Product
Whole Wheat
Brewers Rice
Ground Wheat
Poultry Meal
Wheat Gluten
Animal Digest
Caramel Color
Soybean Flour
Soybean Hulls
Vegetable Oil
Poultry Giblets
Corn Gluten Meal
Meat By-Products
Ground Whole Wheat
Ground Yellow Corn
Powdered Cellulose
Chicken By-Products
Ground Brewers Rice
Poultry By-Products
Turkey By-Product Meal
Chicken By-Product Meal
Ground Whole Grain Corn
Animal Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Taste of the Wild.

Tomato Pomace
Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)

We believe that certain pet food ingredients are linked to adverse health affects; these ingredients are classified as harmful.

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by Meow Mix.

Red 3
Blue 1
Blue 2
Red 40
Yellow 5
Yellow 6
Red 40 Lake
Yellow 5 Lake
Yellow 6 Lake
Animal Fat (Preserved With Bha)
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex
Fish Meal (Preserved With Ethoxyquin)
Tuna Meal (Preserved With Ethoxyquin)
Canthaxanthin (Preserved With Ethoxyquin)

Product Safety: Recall History of Meow Mix & Taste of the Wild?

According to our records, Meow Mix has never been recalled.

Taste of the Wild has been recalled once.

  • May 5, 2012: Salmonella

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Dry Cat Food Meow Mix Taste of the Wild
Per Pound $1.34 $3.02
Per Calorie $0.0008 $0.0018
Wet Cat Food Meow Mix Taste of the Wild
Per Pound $4.19 $5.75
Per Calorie $0.0111 $0.0133

The average cost-per-lb is heavily influenced by the varying amounts of moisture present in each brand's food products (wet vs. dry food, dry vs. freeze-dried food, etc). However, the average cost-per-kcal eliminates the influence of moisture. Therefore, the average cost-per-kcal is the better metric to consider.

If you'd like to calculate the average cost-per-day or cost-pet-year of feeding Meow Mix or Taste of the Wild, input your pet's weight into our cost analyzer widget.

Averages price data can identify whether or not there exists a significant price difference between two brands. However, the actual price that you'll pay for Meow Mix or Taste of the Wild will depend on your shopping habits.

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Where To Buy Meow Mix Pet Foods

You can purchase Meow Mix pet foods from the following stores:

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Where To Buy Taste of the Wild Pet Foods

You can purchase Taste of the Wild pet food products from these retailers:

20 Recipes In-Stock Today

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Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Meow Mix Taste of the Wild
Dry Dog Food 16 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 5 Recipes
Dog Treats
Dry Cat Food 15 Recipes 5 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 19 Recipes 2 Recipes
Cat Treats 5 Treats

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