The taste and smell of food is important to your pet. It's the reason why dogs salivate at the family dinner table, or the family cat tries to sneak into the garbage. To them, human food tastes and smells good. It scores high in palatability-that elusive quality that makes the taste, smell and texture of food pleasing to the palate.

Timberwolf understands this basic fact, and we pour a great deal of money and effort into making our diets more appealing to the senses. Unfortunately, some pet food manufacturers take a backward approach. Instead of relying on healthy, naturally flavorful ingredients, they formulate their products with inferior ingredients and add artificial taste enhancers to compensate. The food may taste good, but it's loaded with cheap grain fillers and animal byproducts that ultimately deprive your pet of the essential nutrients needed for optimal health. With bland ingredients like corn gluten and peanut hulls, it's no wonder these foods have to rely on chemical additives to be palatable.

Chemical additives not only cover up the taste of the food, they carry potential health risks. Artificial flavorings such as monosodium glutamate and propylene glycol have been linked to allergies and adverse health effects in both humans and animals.

The plain truth is that no chemical can substitute for the savory taste of real meat protein. We do not add artificial flavors, colors or preservatives to our pet diets. Instead, Timberwolf formulas rely on higher levels of fresh meats and meals for flavor. Our meats and named animal meals are derived from animals raised for human consumption, and we only use fresh meat tissue-no byproducts. The end result is a concentrated source of protein that is both healthy and mouthwatering. Our fresh meats are sourced from trusted suppliers in the United States and New Zealand. With Timberwolf diets, your dog can choose from a veritable smorgasbord of meats, including lamb, bison, elk, chicken and salmon.

We utilize a proprietary herbal blend to naturally enhance and enrich the aroma and piquancy of our pet diets. The herbs we include are embraced for their nutritional value as well as their distinctive flavors. The health benefits of herbs such as rosemary, thyme, basil, fenugreek and fennel seed have been well documented through the ages. Our Ingredients Glossary lists the nutritional properties of every ingredient we use, so you know exactly what goes into our food.

Timberwolf and Serengeti formulas contain everything your pet needs for a balanced diet, with nothing to mask the natural taste of the ingredients. We are confident that our holistic pet foods nourish the body and please the palate. Please visit our Taste Testers page to hear from our many satisfied customers.