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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 offered at various prices to allow for various levels of support to the pet food consumer advocacy work of Susan Thixton and The document is the same no matter what price you purchase at.

For more information on The List, Click Here.

  • The List is not an endorsement of any pet food. It is a 'list' of pet foods that I (Susan Thixton) 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, and 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 2020 List - excluding three - are available only in the US. One pet food is available exclusively in Canada.


The 2020 List includes 15 cat foods and 25 dog foods. There are 18 cooked/wet pet foods, 10 raw pet foods, 4 dehydrated pet foods, 4 freeze dried pet foods, and 2 kibble pet foods.(some companies make multiple styles of pet food).


After Purchase Information

Your receipt email will include a link to download the 2020 List. If you do not receive your 2020 List within 30 minutes of ordering, check your SPAM folder. If you still need help receiving the document email Susan Thixton -

Please save the document on your computer once downloaded.

Your credit card/bank statement will say TruthPetFoo.

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  1. List is useful 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jan 2020

    While there are likely dog food companies that do not subscribe to this list that are equally as good as the ones that do at least it gives a starting point for those of us without the time to do all the research!

  2. Found a new dog food! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jan 2020

    Thank you for all the work put into creating this list. I found a new food for Cooper. The second best thing, a local, independent dog store carries it! I went with a dry food, for two reasons. First, I could afford it, only $15.00 more, and secondly we travel a lot so the other options weren't realistic.

  3. Awesome job Susan. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jan 2020

    A lot of hard work and research went into this list and it is much appreciated

  4. This is the only list I trust 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2020

    Susan is relentless in pursuing information on the ingredients in our pet food (feed). She is thorough in her research, provides valuable information throughout the year about the BIG pet food corporations, AFFCO, FDA, and the corruption, lies, and misinformation fed to us by them. I purchased her list of pet foods, trust it, and purchase my dog food from that list. My dog is fed dehydrated raw food. I feed her a rotation of 3-4 different brands, feeling that if there would happen to be a recall of one brand (or more) I would not have been feeding her that exclusively, thus hopefully, reducing any adverse reaction to that food. This year 2 of those brands are no longer on that list so, I've added 2 new ones to the rotation and eliminated the 2 not on the list. I am so grateful for Susan and all the hard work she puts into keeping us informed of the pet food industry, even while being threatened by violent acts (most likely from those in the industry). Her articles are very informative and I read every one of them.

  5. Mosie 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2019

    Very good

  6. Invaluable information 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2019

    I have been purchasing this list for many years now. I am always interested in what products appear on it even if there is a good chance I will never use them. To be honest, I am still using brands that appeared on it many years ago, and that no longer make the grade. It would be nice to know why products fall off, is it the quality of products or issues like customer service. I still love Nature's Logic, due to the fact that they are not using any supplement, only strictly real food ingredients. My other favorites are Primal, Vital Essentials, K9 Naturals. Some of the most recent additions are just out of my budget, considering that I am feeding three large dogs, totaling 250 lbs in weight, and five cats. For the cats I am still using Farmina. High protein and high fat content, just what cats need, and quality ingredients backed by the high standards of the EU. Ever since I started them on it, they won't accept anything else. I will keep purchasing this list, there is always a chance I might find something new that is affordable to try. The amount of work that goes into it is highly appreciated.

  7. The Dog/Cat food bible 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Dec 2019

    I have reviewed many of the approx 5,000 dog foods contained in the petsumer report, and found that the top products were found in 2018-2020 lists. I have tested many on those lists and am currently using 3-4 on the 2020 list to feed my dog Murphy. The food as well as their producers are, as you reported, first rate.
    Keep up the great work, Gary Hodge

  8. The Guru of pet food 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Dec 2019

    I have bought this product since its inception
    and find it necessary to read before purchasing
    dog food.

  9. a valuable guide 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Dec 2019

    I always refer to this guide when deciding what dog and cat foods to purchase. Lots of research goes into creating this guide.

  10. So thankful for this research 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Dec 2019

    This is the second year that I've purchased the list. The list changes year to year as Truth About Pet Food keeps up on changes in pet foods that I can't possibly keep up with on my own. I'm SO lucky that one of the local chains here sells some of the frozen raw foods on the list. My 16 month old Cavalier just had her first checkup with her new vet and she is in PERFECT health because she eats right. She's lean and athletic and full of joy. Thank you!

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