At this time, there is limited information on Wildology and its origins. However, it is known that it is owned by Midco Distributing LLC.
On Wildology’s website, they state that that one of the key advantages to their food is the use of nutrient-rich superfoods and antioxidants, which can support the whole body and the immune system.
They also discuss the use of species-specific probiotic blends that support gut health. Wildology isn’t alone in these factors, and many other brands claim to have beneficial antioxidants or probiotics.
Diamond Pet Foods manufacturing facilities are in the United States. However, it is not clear whether all the ingredients used in Wildology recipes are sourced from the United States or abroad.
Wildology can be purchased from select retail pet food stores in the United States, such as Tractor Supply Company. The majority of these stores are located in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas.
You can use their Locator tool on their website to see if any stores stock Wildology near you.
However, if there isn’t a store close by, purchasing Wildology online can be quite challenging, and we can find very few sellers of their recipes with most of the large pet food websites, such as Chewy or Petflow, not stocking the products.
Wildology Product Range
Wildologys has a moderate dog food range that consists of nine unique dry dog food recipes. However, all of these recipes are not designed for the average adult dog, and some fill important niches.
This includes a recipe for puppies, a recipe for senior dogs, a recipe for large breed dogs, a recipe for small breed dogs, and a recipe aimed at very active dogs. You can see Wildology’s small breed recipe below.
Niche recipes such as these can be beneficial as each of these types of dogs requires different nutrition, so it can be advantageous to provide them with a specifically tailored recipe.
Wildology also has a smaller range of wet/canned dog food recipes available. Many of the dry dog food recipes are mirrored in this wet dog food range allowing for dog owners to easily provide both types of food to their dogs.
However, there are a few of the dry food recipes that are missing a wet equivalent, such as Sprint and Chase.
Wildology has a very small cat food range compared to its dog food range and currently produces two unique dry cat food recipes.
One of these recipes is designed for indoor cats (Leap), and the other is more general and suitable for outdoor cats (Climb).
At first, Wildology did not produce any wet/canned cat food recipes, but this has changed recently, and they now produce two formulas that are very similar to their dry food recipes, with one being for indoor cats and the other, outdoor cats.
The nutrition provided by Wildology dog food varies significantly from recipe to recipe. However, despite this variety, it is generally is above average when compared to similar brands.
Wildology’s recipes consists of an above-average proportion of protein and fat and a below-average proportion of carbohydrates.
You can see this in the below example of a dry dog food recipe from Wildology.
Dogs are omnivores and so can excel on a diet with a significant proportion of carbohydrates. However, dogs do best when their diet is focused around meat and fish ingredients and the protein and fat that they can provide.
If you’d like to learn more about canine nutrition, we’d highly recommend you check out our Dog Food Guide for a detailed discussion.
The nutrition provided by Wildology’s single cat food recipe is average to above-average and consists of a satisfactory proportion of protein and fat.
You can see an example of the nutrition provided by a Wildology dry cat food recipe below.
As you can see, the proportion of protein is generous, and the combination of protein and fat make up over half of the recipe. However, the carbohydrate proportion is still significant and higher than ideal.
Consuming a diet high in animal-based protein and fat is critical for cats as they are obligate carnivores and do not require plant-based material in their diet.
These plant-based ingredients provide a large portion of unneeded carbohydrates, which would be better replaced with additional protein or fat.
If you’d like to learn more about feline nutrition and what it means to be an obligate carnivore, head on over to our Cat Food Guide.
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
- Chicken Meal
- Turkey Meal
- Lamb Meal
- Beef Meal
Wildology uses a modest range of high-quality meat and fish ingredients in its recipes, some of which you can see above.
This range of high-quality meat ingredients includes most of the staples of the industry, such as Chicken, Turkey, Beef, and Salmon.
These ingredients can provide high-quality animal-based protein and fat and are relatively cost-effective in comparison to other ingredients which is why they are so popular among pet food manufacturers.
Unlike some other pet food brands, Wildology does not make use of some of the uncommon meat and fish ingredients found in pet food such as Kangaroo, Venison, Rabbit, and more.
If you’d like to learn more about these niche ingredients and why they are used, we reccommend you read our Best Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Guide.
Other Notable Ingredients
Ocean Fish Meal is an average-quality fish ingredient. It can be a positive addition as it does provide animal protein to a pet’s diet, which is more advantageous than plant-based protein.
However, the fact that it is very vague, and there isn’t clarity on which fish are present makes it a step below other fish meals.
Learn more about Ocean Fish Meal in our article Ocean Fish Meal In Dog Food.
Potato Protein is found in one of Wildology’s recipes. Potato Protein is a Potato By-product and is considered a low-quality ingredient. It can be used to boost the overall proportion of protein in a recipe without using additional meat or fish ingredients.
Learn more about Potato Protein and other Potato By-products in our article Potatoes, Potato Protein & Potato Starch in Dog Food.
Wildology uses a variety of grain ingredients in its recipes. Examples include Brown Rice, Barley, White Rice, Millet, and Oatmeal.
Grains can be extremely contraversial additions to pet food recipes with many pet owners being strongly against their use. However, there are others, such as those that feed brands like Purina Pro Plan or Royal Canin, that are strong supporters of their inclusion.
Some of these grain ingredients, such as Brown Rice and Oatmeal, are widely considered to be the preferred or best grain ingredients. This is as they can provide additional nutritional value beyond just being a dense source of carbohydrates.
However, other grain ingredients, such as white rice, are often considered to be lower-quality additions and do not provide any notable nutrition beyond their carbohydrate content.
If you’d like to learn more about Barley including why its used in dog food and which brands utilize it, you can take a read of our article Barley In Dog Food.
Dried Beet Pulp is becoming a regular feature in dog food and is used by several of the well-known or larger pet food brands.
Dried Beet Pulp is used to provide additional soluble fiber to a dog’s diet which can be important for many dogs to aid digestion and regulate stools. However, beyond this fiber content, Beet Pulp does not provide any additional nutrition.
You can learn more about Dried Beet Pulp in our article Dried Beet Pulp In Dog Food.
Many brands use Flaxseed to boost the level of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids in their recipes and Wildology does not buck the trend. Flaxseed is probably the best plant-based source of these omega fatty acids which is why it is so popular in food for human consumption and pet food.
However, many believe that Flaxseed can provide additional benefits beyond these omega fatty acids and these additional benefits are unknown to many.
If you’d like to learn more about Flaxseed including its additional benefits, take a read of our article Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Canola Oil is one of two vegetable oils that are commonly found in dog food, the other being Sunflower Oil.
These oils are added to boost the overall proportion of fat, as well as improve the ratio of beneficial fats such as the Omega Fatty Acids.
Wildology Animal Testing
At this time, we have no information on what type of testing or feeding trials that Wildology participates in.
Many smaller or newer brands such as Wildology limit the amount of information they release related to their testing and trials. This lack of information is as they fear backlash or negative reactions from potential and existing customers.
However, some in the industry are concerned by this and fear that many pet food brands and recipes have not undergone sufficient testing for long term consumption of their food.
We strongly believe that laboratory or invasive testing on animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will see a significant decline.
Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), we have no information that leads us to believe that any Wildology products have ever been recalled which makes Wildology a recall-free pet food brand.
However, given the very young age of the brand, this recall-free record is no surprise. We hope Wildology continues to take the safety and quality of its manufacturing processes seriously in the coming years to maintain this record.
We always encourage you to be vigilant of future recalls of Wildology or any other brand’s products to ensure that your pets remain healthy and safe.
Best of Wildology
Chase is Wildology’s recipe aimed at very active dogs and as a consequence, it has a much more satisfactory nutritional profile compared to some of their other recipes, which includes higher proportions of both protein and fat.
The high proportion of protein and fat is thanks to the generous portions of three core meat ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, and Turkey Meal.
All three of these poultry ingredients should be considered high-quality additions and are dense sources of nutrition.
The recipe also contains a mix of Brown Rice and White Rice as its two core plant-based ingredients.
Brown Rice is one of the best grain ingredients that can be found in dog food and adds fiber, vitamins, and minerals to its carbohydrate content.
Sadly, White Rice isn’t an ideal ingredient in dog food, but can provide some nutrition, mostly carbohydrates. Thankfully the portion of white rice used here is relatively small.
Most of Wildology’s wet dog food recipes are extremely similar and rely upon a single core meat ingredient and a portion of Brown Rice. The above Fetch recipe is no different and uses Beef as its primary ingredient.
Beef is an excellent choice for this task and provides a plentiful supply of animal-based protein, which comes in at a minimum of 9% and 7%, respectively.
This Beef is joined by a smaller portion of Liver which is an organ meat ingredient. Organ meats like Liver can greatly enhance the flavor of a recipe as well as boost the levels of some beneficial vitamins and minerals.
As we mentioned earlier, Wildology wet dog food recipes utilize Brown Rice as their primary plant-based ingredients, but this Brown Rice is also joined by a smaller portion of Carrots.
Lastly, the recipe includes a tiny portion of Guar Gum which is a common binding agent in wet pet food and is used to hold the ingredients together in a consistent texture and appearance.
With only two dry cat food recipes to choose from, it wasn’t a hard choice to go with Wildology’s All Life Stages Indoor Cat recipe – Leap.
Leap focuses on Salmon as its primary ingredient and includes a generous portion of both Salmon and Salmon Meal. Salmon is one of the best choices for a core ingredient in a cat food recipe and can act as an abundant supply of fish-based protein and fat.
If that wasn’t enough, Salmon is one of the best sources of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids in cat food recipes, and these fatty acids are thought to provide several health benefits to cats, including an improvement in the condition of their fur and skin.
Outside of its fish ingredients, Leap utilizes a mix of Brown Rice and White Rice as its plant-based ingredients. While neither of these ingredients is an ideal addition, their portion size isn’t overly large and is in line with other similar cat food recipes.
Wildology’s wet cat food recipes perfectly mirror their dry food choices with just two options, Leap and Climb. For wet food with chosen to highlight the Climb recipe, which has a focus on Chicken.
While Chicken may be the most popular choice of meat for cat food recipes, it’s for a good reason. It is an extremely reliable and cost-effective source of animal-based protein and fat that no other meat ingredient can compete with.
This large portion of Chicken is joined by smaller portions of Turkey and Liver, which, when summed, can provide a generous proportion of protein and fat at 10% and 7%.
We are happy to see that this recipe contains very little plant matter, with the only ingredients present being tiny portions of Tomato Paste, Carrots, and Ground Brown Rice.
This lack of plant matter allows this recipe to very easily reflect a cat’s natural obligate carnivore diet, which is fantastic to see.
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