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There is no difference in The List, no matter what price you purchase at.
It is offered at various prices to allow for various levels of support to the pet food consumer advocacy work
of Susan Thixton and TruthaboutPetFood.com.
This is a digital product delivered via email after purchase. Please read the detailed information below about The List before purchase – no refunds for digital products.
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- The List is not an endorsement of any pet food. It is a 'list' of pet foods that I would trust to give to my pets. The pet foods were chosen after detailed information and verification to quality of ingredients was provided. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that any of these pet foods won't be recalled in the future.
- No pet food company pays to be on The List. I do not receive money from pet food companies – Susan Thixton, TruthaboutPetFood.com and AssociationforTruthinPetFood.com is 100% consumer supported.
- You won’t find any of these pet foods in Big Box pet food or Big Box retail stores. These pet foods can be purchased from quality independent pet foods stores and directly from the manufacturer.
- All pet foods on the 2019 List - excluding one - are available only in the US. One pet food is available exclusively in Canada with hopes to export to US in 2019.
The 2019 List includes 19 dog foods and 12 cat foods - a total of 21 different pet food companies. There are 14 cooked-style pet foods, 8 raw-style pet foods, 5 dehydrated or freeze dried-style pet foods, and 1 kibble pet food (some companies make multiple styles of pet food).
After Purchase Information
You will be directed to a download link immediately after purchase. But..in some cases the download link will be sent in a follow-up email after purchase.
If you do not receive your 2019 List within 30 minutes of ordering, check your SPAM folder. If you still need help receiving the document email Susan Thixton - Susan@TruthaboutPetFood.com
Please save the document on your computer once downloaded.
Your credit card/bank statement will say TruthPetFoo.
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Good to know information
Posted by Lynette on 10th Dec 2018
It gives more peace of mind to know what foods are safe to feed.
Grateful for dog food list
Posted by Judi Perrin on 9th Dec 2018
Each year, the dog food list generated by The Truth About Pet Food has been very important. With 4 dogs, we feed kibble, meat and veggies added. I found a kibble listed on the top 10 this year and purchased it right away. Couldn’t be more pleased, thank you Susan Thixton for being a warrior for our animals.
Posted by Carolyn on 9th Dec 2018
Better than last year. I was grateful that there were some options other than just raw diets; yes, raw is best, but not everyone can do that. I also would like the list to be a little longer as there are some new foods out there and the trend seems to be regional for the good stuff so not always available everywhere. Having said that, I am extremely grateful to have a list at all, considering all that Susan does I am amazed she has time to breathe. Thank you more than I can ever say for all your work.
for every cat and dog owner
Posted by Abby Hamilton-Claus on 9th Dec 2018
I am grateful to Thixton and her crew for continuing the research that is behind both the list and her newsletter. The foods on the list are unfortunately expensive, and I hope someday we will all have healthy safe food available at economical prices. Thixton's work will help bring about the legal action necessary to that end.
Meanwhile I make most of my food at home using BalanceIt.com (from U.C. Davis vet school) recipes, but I need good commercial foods when I'm short on time.
I feel confident about what 'm feeding my pets
Posted by Nancy on 9th Dec 2018
Thanks to The Truth About Pet Food annual list I feel confident that I am feeding the best diet possible. I am very grateful for Susan's research and advocacy for our pets health.
Posted by Kate on 9th Dec 2018
I look forward to the new list each year. The hard work that is put into the research about pet food so that we don't have to is invaluable. Thank you, Susan. I have 7 dogs at this time and though some of the foods on the list are a bit pricey to feed this many, it's still great information. Love the list!!!
Limited Info On Brands
Posted by John on 9th Dec 2018
I applaud what this organization is doing to improve the quality of our pet food. The list provides info on criteria used in determining their ratings but the number of brands rated is limited to some high end brands that I've never heard of. If you're looking for info on popular brands of pet food then this list won't be of much help. I am feeding my cats Nutro Wholesome Essentials Indoor Adult cat food and this manufacturer was not mentioned. I'm also feeding one of my cats a Hill's Renal Support prescription cat food. I realize it's a monumental task, requiring lots of resources, to make a more comprehensive list. I don't begrudge paying the $10 to support their efforts.
Great foods, but..........
Posted by Debi Cohen on 9th Dec 2018
Hi Susan, really liked the extensive info. on all of these foods and how they got onto the list and why some were no longer on it, the only kickback for me was the expense of the foods on the list, I will continue to make our dog's food but I would have loved to have found a food that I could supplement once and awhile, I do use and love Primal but not often, when retirement happens it becomes harder to purchase decent pet foods so that is why I will be making food for them for many yrs. to come unless something changes in the petfood industry..........doubtful. Thank you's are so totally heartfelt by all of us that so appreciate you and the exhaustive work that you and your team do for us and our animals, you are one of my favorite people.
Excellent helpful list for 2019!
Posted by Marli on 9th Dec 2018
I ordered the list again to be sure I am on the right track with food for my Cavalier. It is so very reassuring to know which products will help keep my dog healthy and happy, and thriving. The research done to determine what is in the dog/cat food is thorough, vital information we all need. Thank you!
Best pet food resources
Posted by Jeff Atwood on 9th Dec 2018
I rely upon and trust Truth About Pet Food to advise me and keep me alert about the safety and efficacy of pet foods for all my pets' sakes.
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