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The 2018 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 2018 List are available in Canada, even fewer are available in Europe.
  • The List is the same document no matter what price you purchase at.

The 2018 List includes 11 cat foods and 20 dog foods. There is only 1 kibble pet food option, 1 canned pet food option - the rest of the pet foods are raw, cooked, or freeze-dried/dehydrated.


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Your credit card/bank statement will say TruthPetFoo.

You will receive a follow up email after purchase (when payment processes) with the download link to the 2018 List. Please save the document on your computer once downloaded. If you do not receive your 2018 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. the only product review I take seriously! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jan 2018

    My headline says it all. there are many places offering dog food reviews, but I have come to rely on this list exclusively. I believe the criteria used to include a product are the most stringent of any other review site.

    My dogs have been happy and healthy - not a single issue with their health since I switched to a food on the list many years ago.

  2. Excellent! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jan 2018

    I am so grateful to Susan for compiling this list of safe and nutritious pet foods! It is easy to fall victim to the propaganda of the pet-foot industry and the government that protects it, without the truth from a consumer advocate who cares only about the well-being of our beloved animal-family members. Thank you for giving pet-parents the benefit of information so that we may make choices based on the priority of preserving the health and well-being of our precious pets.

  3. Need Tiers 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2018

    While I completely appreciate Susan's efforts, I wish that the list was more extensive, perhaps in tiers according to various criteria and/or price. As it is now, the foods on the list are really expensive. I'd love to be able to afford to feed my animals with the most expensive food out there, but that's not always possible. It would, therefore, be helpful to have some lower cost options available. The research is already done, right? So why not provide some lower cost options? I'm out of work right now and need to adjust my spending, unfortunately. At any rate, I don't think this list is something most people can use.

  4. Eye opening ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jan 2018

    Thank you very much for taking the time to put this list together. I'm very into clean eating and I want my dog to benefit from that also so I ordered the list. I was aware of a few of the products on the list but certainly not all of them and I was able to find one that I really liked. I just received my first shipment from that company and I am very pleased.

  5. Dog food review I trust 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jan 2018

    I anxiously await the pet food review published by Truth About Pet Food published each year, to see if my pet's food is listed. With all the hard work Susan does to try to protect the integrity of the food I'm feeding my precious baby, this is one website that I trust totally. Thank you so much Susan, for all the hard work you do and for the information you pass on to us pet parents.

  6. Very Helpful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jan 2018

    I used to buy what I thought was a quality food, however after hours of research found that the dog food I was feeding was not the best quality. My dogs were suffering from crystalluria, after switching to Primal raw diet, which I found on your list, dogs have had no other issues with crystals. Thank you for your continued research and being and advocate to our pets.

  7. The 2018 Review 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jan 2018

    The huge amount of work that went into this review is very impressive and should be of great value to anyone interested in improving the health of their dogs (and cats)!
    Thanks, Susan!

  8. dog food list 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2018

    I love the list, buy it every year and will continue to do so. It is most helpful with what has become a tedious task. How horrible that we must screen our dog's food. Thank you for the work you do.

  9. thankful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2018

    I saw the movie 'pet fooled'. I was shocked and decided to do a little research. Found this web site and ordered the list. I am glad I did, I love my dog and will never feel guilty when I feed her. Thank you Susan for your hard work and letting us know, which food is good for our pets! I wish more people would be interested in pet food industries.

  10. Good list 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jan 2018

    I have been a subscriber to Susan's list for at least 3 years, always use it when considering a new food for my dog or cat.

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