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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. A List to Check 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Oct 2018

    Before I buy a newly discovered cat food brand, I check the current "List" to see if the food is there. I know that if it's on the List, I can get a better sense of the quality and nutrition. (Unfortunately just because they're cats, they don't always agree with the taste of the new food.)

  2. VERY HELPFUL 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Oct 2018

    Great list of quality foods available; Susan has done the research for us by checking product sourcing and noting (any) questionable ingredients.

  3. review as requestedf 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Sep 2018

    good info but not in my local pet food store.

  4. Good information 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Sep 2018

    I've always appreciated all the work that is done to come up with this list and check all the ingredients of the foods for us. However I wish the list would be a little bit longer than what it is because there is so many foods to choose from each that fits into a different budget

  5. Great Resource 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Sep 2018

    We foster for Southland Sheltie Rescue in California. When potential adopters visit our foster(s), it is our opportunity to discuss dog food. This report is accompanied with adoption papers so adopters have education and resources to make solid decisions for their new and current 4-legged family members.

  6. Great Resource! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Aug 2018

    After days and days of trying to get info regarding the best possible options for food for my dog, I found With this resource, I was able to make better decisions about what to feed my dog. Thank you!

  7. The 2018 List is a great guide! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Aug 2018

    I am so thankful that somebody (Susan) took the time and effort to gather all the information necessary to compile this list! I truly wanted to research pet foods for my Pomeranian but neither had the time nor any idea where to start. She’s done all the legwork and shares her wealth of information with us. I also like that she has a fb page “truth about pet food “ that she will reply to you if you message her with questions. Very very helpful to pet parents who are trying to get away from kibble only feeding. Thanks so much Susan Thixton!!

  8. extremely valuable 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Aug 2018

    I'm always concerned about what I feed my rat terrier since I want to keep her healthy and happy for a long time. When we adopted her she was already five years old so I'm doing all I can to keep her around. Since I purchased the list previously I changed foods. After this 2018 edition I'm going to try another that is listed. When I read labels on my foods I want to know what I'm eating. It's the same with my dog food.

  9. Healthy Dog 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Aug 2018

    This information is very in depth and thorough. It includes the sourcing for the ingredients as well as the facilities where the food is manufactured. Great source of information!

  10. Very helpful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Aug 2018

    Very explanatory - This helped me understand the different categories of dog foods.

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