Wild Frontier Dog Food Ingredients

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Wild Frontier manufactures roughly 22 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Wild Frontier ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Wild Frontier uses roughly 78 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Dog food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Wild Frontier, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken broth
  2. chicken
  3. liver
  4. chicken
  5. potato starch

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Wild Frontier is chicken broth. The most common 2nd ingredient is chicken, followed by liver, chicken, and potato starch.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Wild Frontier does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 22 Wild Frontier dog foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most dogs consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Wild Frontier does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Wild Frontier have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are animal-based ingredients which do not provide the source animal's name. These ingredients are controversial because they can come from almost any animal.

In addition, anonymous animal-based ingredients are very inexpensive and often the lowest quality meats that are still allowed to be used in pet food.

In general, we do not recommend feeding any products which contain anonymous meats. When in doubt, always contact the brand's customer service desk for further clarification.

Unfortunately, we've identified 1 anonymous meat ingredient used by Wild Frontier.

fish meal
3 Recipes

Fish meal is defined by AAFCO as "the clean, dried, ground tissue of undecomposed whole fish or fish cutting, either or both, with or without the extraction of part of the oil." Since the specific type of fish is not mentioned, we cannot discuss any specific qualities of this ingredient. In general, anonymous ingredients are low quality inclusions when compared to ingredients such as tuna meal, salmon meal, catfish meal, etc.

The following recipes contain fish meal:

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce dog foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 2 controversial ingredients inside Wild Frontier products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

pea protein
4 Recipes

Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.

The following recipes contain pea protein:

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

During our review, none of the Wild Frontier ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Wild Frontier Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet With Beef & Wild Boar For Adult Dogs

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet With Beef & Wild Boar For Large Breed Adult Dogs

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet With Chicken For Adult Dogs

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet With Lamb & Venison Meal For Adult Dogs

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet With Turkey & Duck For Adult Dogs

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet With Turkey & Duck For Puppies

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Beef & Chicken Chunky Loaf With Chicken Cuts

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Beef Chunky Loaf With Chicken Cuts

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Beef & Lamb Stew

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Beef & Liver Stew

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Beef Loaf + Chicken Cuts For Adult Dogs

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Chicken Chunky Loaf With Chicken Cuts

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Chicken & Liver Stew

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Chicken Loaf + Chicken Cuts For Adult Dogs

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Chicken & Turkey Stew

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Duck & Liver Chunky Loaf With Chicken Cuts

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Duck & Liver Stew

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Lamb & Liver Stew

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Salmon & Liver Stew

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Turkey & Lamb Loaf + Chicken Cuts For Adult Dogs

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Turkey & Liver Stew

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Wild Frontier Vital Prey Diet Turkey Loaf + Chicken Cuts For Adult Dogs

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