Note: 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.
- The List is not an endorsement of any pet food. It is a ‘list’ of pet foods that I personally would trust to feed my own pets based on my knowledge of and experience in the pet food industry. And 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.
- Quality pet food is not cheap. Don’t expect these pet foods to be in the grocery store price range – they are not.
- 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.
- Some of the pet foods on the 2017 List are available in Canada, even fewer are available in Europe.
- The List is the same no matter what price you purchase at.
The 2017 List includes 11 cat foods and 19 dog foods. There are only 2 kibble pet food options - the rest of the pet foods are raw, canned, cooked, or dehydrated.
All payments are processed by PayPal, but a PayPal account is not needed. To pay with credit or debit card, click on 'Proceed to Checkout' in the shopping cart and complete information requested.
Your credit card/bank statement will say TruthPetFoo (couldn't fit all the letters in).
You will receive a follow up email after purchase (when payment processes) with the download link to the 2017 List. Please save the document on your computer once downloaded. If you do not receive your 2017 List within 30 minutes of ordering, check your SPAM folder. If you still need help receiving the document email Susan Thixton - Susan-at-TruthaboutPetFood-dot-com
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Posted by Pat from PA on 15th Mar 2017
I bought the 2016 list and with all the work Susan did, I purchased the 2017 list. Thanks Sue. I too had a rottie who developed bone cancer at age 5. She was on a premium feed that had Ethoxyquin. before I was aware of its dangers back in the 80's. Followed by a rescue chi with seizures. I make my own food now with H.K. BASE MIX and alternate it with MY OLLIE. I'm glad I found you. My only regret is I didn't educate myself years ago.
Posted by Dee on 13th Mar 2017
Pet food manufacturers are good at marketing and promoting their products. Unfortunately reading the label doesn't let us really know what is going on behind the factory door! Thank you Susan for your dedication and work in sharing your knowledge and research with us frustrated pet owners. Your list helps us go beyond the pretty pictures and ingredients lists. I trust the detailed info you give about the companies, ingredients & sourcing and their mfg practices. This list gives pet parents comfort in making decisions regarding food for their animals.
Thank You Susan..However...
Posted by Unknown on 12th Mar 2017
Thank you for your time, effort and energy you have put into this much needed undertaking. Will you consider expanding your opinion on SOME of the unique ingredients? Such as the many gar gum(s) and carrageenan (thickening agents) and few others like the clays (in primal foods) that c/b sodium based and not calcium based. Thank you again Susan.
Posted by Wendy J Ziesemann on 10th Mar 2017
This list is very helpful and informative. I recommend any and all of "Truth bout Pet Food" lists. I appreciate Susan's hard work and dedication to keeping pet owners informed and fighting for the health and welfare of our pets!
Posted by Unknown on 10th Mar 2017
This list is appreciated, it is a great resource in selecting food that is less likely to harm my cats.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Mar 2017
I thoroughly appreciate the research and information put forth in creating this list. I would like to see a recommendation or two of pet food that is more accessible to most consumers even if the author feels they are not as recommended as the products on "the list."
Posted by Linda Smith on 2nd Mar 2017
I recently checked with the store where I buy my dogs (yes plural) food to see if one or more of the foods on the list were being sold in the store. I found 1! I was told by the Manager that there were many "grain-free" varieties being sold there and basically not to be so picky. I tried to explain that it wasn't just the grain-free but the human grade I was looking for; he was like a deer caught in the headlights, clueless. Great list, great news letters and updates!
QUICK & EZ
Posted by Rev. Sunny M on 1st Mar 2017
God bless Susan who has done all the work and made a concise alphabetical list with wonderful explanations following! I was so happy to find the 2017 list available already!
MORE THOROUGH THAN ANY OTHER LIST!!
Posted by Jeri on 25th Feb 2017
There are many sites which claim to "review" pet food, but most limit themselves to analysis of what is on the label. Clearly, as we have seen with recalls due to contaminated proteins not listed on the label, this is insufficient evidence that a pet food is safe and healthy to feed. Susan's list goes far and above any mere analysis and forces companies to own what goes into their foods in terms of origin of ingredients, whether the meats come from humane sources, and whether the food is made in a human grade facility - and can bear the name "human grade" for all practical purposes. I will NEVER miss a year of getting this list as long as we have animals. Invaluable. Thanks, Susan!
Posted by Joanie Rekart on 11th Feb 2017
I feed my 3 dogs top quality food and I depend on her list every year.
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