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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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!!

  4. Very Informative 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th May 2017

    This is a great list of pet food, specifically I like that it does give options for some kibble foods. I like that it introduces me to pet food suppliers that I was not aware of. I am especially happy to learn that the food I am feeding my pets were on the list. I only wish that there was more explanation as to why some food that was on the list last year is not on the list for 2017 because one of the brands I currently feed my cat. Regardless, it is well worth the money.

  5. Invaluable Info 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2017

    This list is invaluable for anyone who is concerned about what goes into their pet's food. The only list of its kind that I know of. Lists a couple of kibbles, dehydrated, and raw.

  6. Necessary info 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2017

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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