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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. We are what we eat 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Oct 2017

    I believe this is very important work that you do and my dogs thank you. Best Regards, Max, Merlin and Mon Cheri

  2. Good Info to Have 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Sep 2017

    I much appreciate the list of products, but unfortunately, most of them are not available in the area where I live and I do not like to order pet food online. Have had bad experiences with that (old food, dented cans, etc.). Would like to see more brands of cat food included on the list, but perhaps some were omitted because the manufacturers did not respond.

  3. Canadian brands 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Aug 2017

    Very important information for all concerned pet owners! The list helped me make choices and eliminate others I though were healthy quality products. Reviews on Canadian brands would be very very appreciated, which I thought was lacking.

    Thank you for the good work!

  4. My dog food " bible" 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Aug 2017

    I would not buy any dog food products without first checking this list. I have purchased it every year and highly recommend it to everyone. If you subscribe to the Truth About Petfood newsletter and use this list as a reference, you will know so much more to evaluate the quality of your pet food and treats.

  5. not the fullest report 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Aug 2017

    diappointed in the limited foods on the list

  6. Best money I ever spent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Aug 2017

    Awesome. Reviews were well organized. I have bought several others but yours is the only one I actually. Thank you so much for your time on this

  7. Very Helpful Gruide 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Aug 2017

    With so many supposedly healthy pet foods available, and a really fussy dog, this helped guide me regarding which ones to try that I know are not only okay, but healthy, as well.. I would find it helpful if there was a list of foods from past reviews that are still ok, so I could enlarge my list. hard to know if those were left off for a reason, an ongoing healthy list would be great.

  8. peace of mind 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jul 2017

    Very informative list with detailed information. Makes it easy to pick a food for my little ones and giving to a great cause at the same time. Thank you Susan for fighting for our 4 legged kids.

  9. Best List Ever 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jun 2017

    I have grown to relie on this informational guide to take me thru the myriad of dog food products both raw,canned and dry. It has taken the worry out of figuring out what are good products for my dog/companions to consume. It has really opened my eyes to the way dog foods are made and where the materials are sourced from. It must have for anyone concerned with providing the best nutrition they can afford, whatever level that is, ultimately ending up with a healthier, happier pet. I never buy a new food product without first consulting this list. Thanks for all the hard work you do to inform us pup parents

  10. Pet food decisions 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st May 2017

    I depend on Susan's yearly list to help me pick food for my dog Nikkie. I have been a member of Petsumer Report for over a decade and love being able to research foods. I am having to change my dog's food because she is gaining weight and I am trying one from her 2017 list. Thank you for all your hard work!!

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