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  • The 2017 'List' of pet foods I would trust to feed my own pets.

The 2017 List


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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

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, and is 100% consumer supported.
  • Quality pet food is not cheap. Don’t expect these pet foods to be in the grocery store price rangethey 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.


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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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  1. Necessary info 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2017

    If you love your pets, you'll need this list

  2. good education 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Apr 2017

    I consider this $10 a donation to the good work this person is doing. I wont be using any of those high end products. But her site and the doc DOG FOOLED on Netflix opened my eyes! I have started making my own dog food, it is easy. good advice on line . search around. found the dinovite product line.

  3. Don't Leave Home Without It! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2017

    I'm a relative newbie at understanding
    what quality food for my cat should consist of and I'm still learning. Gracie is my 10 year-old Russian Blue that is one of the loves of my life. For seven years I thought I was doing the right thing feeding her the expensive, supposedly "high-quality" kibble which the breeder had fed her. I mean, it was THE breeder and the kibble was/is one sold in veterinarians' offices! But, three years ago, Gracie began to throw up her food and definitely too often to my liking. I began to search the Internet for the best food to serve my Gracie girl. That's when I discovered Susan Thixton and the Truth About Pet Food website and her List of pet foods she would feel comfortable giving her pets. I "drank" in every tidbit of knowledge I could glean as if it was the fountain of youth. And in a way that's a perfect analogy. With her sharing her knowledge of the pet food industry and the pro and con ingredients and processes of preparing pet food, I feel she is helping me to share more years with my Gracie girl. Since I discovered Susan's List, I have only fed Gracie food found on the List. This list, this website has been an invaluable resource for me! If you have any hesitations about getting this List, do it! You will not regret it! It's a terrific wealth of information.

  4. great info 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  5. Invaluable 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  6. Thank You Susan..However... 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  7. Very Informative 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!

  8. Great Resource 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Mar 2017

    This list is appreciated, it is a great resource in selecting food that is less likely to harm my cats.

  9. The List 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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."

  10. Beyond helpful! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!

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