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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 TruthaboutPetFood.com.
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.
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- The List is not an endorsement of any pet food. It is a 'list' of pet foods that I would trust to give to my pets. The pet foods were chosen after detailed information and verification to quality of ingredients was provided. Unfortunately, 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, TruthaboutPetFood.com and AssociationforTruthinPetFood.com is 100% consumer supported.
- 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.
- All pet foods on the 2019 List - excluding one - are available only in the US. One pet food is available exclusively in Canada with hopes to export to US in 2019.
The 2019 List includes 19 dog foods and 12 cat foods - a total of 21 different pet food companies. There are 14 cooked-style pet foods, 8 raw-style pet foods, 5 dehydrated or freeze dried-style pet foods, and 1 kibble pet food (some companies make multiple styles of pet food).
After Purchase Information
You will be directed to a download link immediately after purchase. But..in some cases the download link will be sent in a follow-up email after purchase.
If you do not receive your 2019 List within 30 minutes of ordering, check your SPAM folder. If you still need help receiving the document email Susan Thixton - Susan@TruthaboutPetFood.com
Please save the document on your computer once downloaded.
Your credit card/bank statement will say TruthPetFoo.
New Year, New List
Posted by Beth on 10th Apr 2019
I appreciate all the work Susan puts into this list. I seem to need one every year as my pets needs change. I am glad this is out there and I have recommended it to other pet owners.
Posted by Deb on 10th Apr 2019
The list and product we purchased have been a great help for our fussy dogs. Thank you for doing this and caring!
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Posted by Vicki Brown on 6th Apr 2019
Very informative, dog food I had never heard of. Seems like great food, however it seems very expensive. I will continue to look at these foods and evaluate them on what I believe may work for my dog, providing I go ahead and purchase. I'm not a fan of having to order dog food, I much prefer to go and buy it myself.
Posted by Terrie Rolph on 2nd Apr 2019
For your very inspired work.
A great start
Posted by Shaun Faulkner on 28th Mar 2019
This type info is not easy to find. My only complaint is that the list is not larger and covering more brands. That said, it had to start somewhere. I understand this is not an easy thing to do, and I applaud the ones that made this list. I wish it were larger, but that is not a complaint. I would rather see a short list that is honest, than a large list that is not.
Posted by Alice on 21st Mar 2019
I am so thankful Sue does this report so we can see the truth about these companies
A great list
Posted by Unknown on 17th Mar 2019
Very detailed with cost worked out.
All of the foods are well beyond my budget
Posted by Unknown on 17th Mar 2019
Not only are the foods very, very expensive, but none are available here. I would have to have the delivered which only adds to the price in shipping & handling. We are trying to cut back on deliveries as they take so much packaging.
Posted by sharon testa on 7th Mar 2019
This 2019 list that Susan Thixton put together really helped my decide what to buy for my clan and after considering the cost involved it's not much more than the mediocre food Ive been feeding I will be subscribing every year BEST $10 I invested in!
Posted by Unknown on 1st Mar 2019
I am so happy that there is a list like this out there. It is very helpful to see all the high quality foods that are recommended for pets and what goes into each brand. I like the fact that each brand is reviewed based on multiple different components. I really appreciate the time that is taken into researching these foods and verifying the claims and documentation. I also enjoyed seeing a statement from each company on what they had to say about their foods. It really helped show which brands are proud of their foods and are really trying to provide better quality foods for pet owners.
Included on the list, I really like seeing the breakdown of each brand: which ones are human grade ingredients, human grade manufactured, which ones used meats from humanely certified animals, and the cost breakdown per day.
The only thing I would say I wished The List included is if each of the foods on The List are a complete, whole balanced meal, or if any of them should be supplemented with additional food/vitamins/minerals.
Overall, this List has been extremely helpful in learning about the different per foods available and what foods I want to be feeding my pets. I have done a lot of research on pet foods lately, and a lot of these brands I had never seen or heard of before.
Thank you for your work and research into pet foods and providing people with something like this. It is wonderful.