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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 10 cat foods and 19 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.


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.

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. Excellent Dog Food List 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Aug 2018

    Searching for a better dog food for my new puppy. This list help confirm my decision. Thank you so much for putting this together!

  2. Safe Cat Food 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jul 2018

    The List has a lot of choices but I would like some dry food choices for open feeding. Maybe there aren't any.

  3. Frustrated 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jul 2018

    Its impossible to buy this food anywhere and the foods have legume proteins causing cardiac disease. I only trust this list however I dont like raw or dehydrated.

  4. The ONLY Opinion I Trust 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jul 2018

    I do not buy any dog or cat food without consulting this list first. Ms. Thixton's research is thorough and trustworthy. I am so grateful for all the time and effort she spends in gathering this invaluable information and for keeping up with all the "goings-on" in the pet food industry. Her opinion is the only one that counts in my book. I recently switched all my pets to The Honest Kitchen based on The 2018 List and the results have been nothing short of miraculous! Thank you so much, Ms. Thixton!

  5. A Must Purchase For Any Pet Parent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2018

    I have been on the hunt for high quality dog food that I can trust. I was crushed when I found out the dog food I was purchasing was not exactly what I thought it was and felt like I had been duped. My dog Luna is not just a dog but a part of the family. She deserves to have the best food and nutrition that I can give her. Now that I’ve purchased this list and after I reviewed each dog food that Susan has carefully hand picked, I am confident in the food that I just purchased for my sweet Luna. She also absolutely loves the food. Thank you for taking the time and all of your hard work to investigate dog food companies so that we as consumers can make the best decision for our furry family members with the information that is given. I highly recommend in purchasing this list to any dog/cat parent, you won’t regret it!

  6. Worth its weight in gold 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jul 2018

    I trust only a small handful of dog food reviewers / bloggers and Susan is one of them. I have 2 dogs that eat raw -- a finicky underweight greyhound plus a borzoi with food allergies and anal gland problems. I was pleased at some foods I saw on the list, dismayed but happy to be informed about some that were not on the list, and thrilled to see some that I didn't know about, including ones that can be purchased online. I need certain proteins for the borzoi, and a lot of food in general for my 130 pounds of hounds. This list is incredibly helpful! Thanks!!

  7. Best cat food 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jun 2018

    I breed and show cats and need to know what foods are the best for my fur babies. Thank you for putting together this informative list.

  8. The Push I Needed 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jun 2018

    This review was the push I needed to make the switch to a healthier food choice for my dogs. Very excited for the brand I picked and the direction I am going with their nutrition. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this research. Well worth the money!

  9. A Must Have 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jun 2018

    I have read Buyer Beware and also purchase a copy of the list each year. I have two miniature poodles ages 17 and 18. I have been feeding them Primal, a freezed dried raw diet, from the list and have been pleased with the results. I’m so glad Susan cares enough to research and compile the list. I would highly recommend reading her book and using the list when shopping for dog or cat food. What you feed your pets is so very important. Thanks, Susan!

  10. Informative 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Jun 2018

    I am glad I bought this list, because it helped me decide on a food for my dogs. With so many options I didn't know what to pick. It is hard to tell what is safe to feed your pets these days.

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