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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 TruthaboutPetFood.com. The document is the same no matter what price you purchase at.
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- 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, 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 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 24 dog foods. There are 17 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 - Susan@TruthaboutPetFood.com
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Game changer list
Posted by Chris E on 27th May 2020
My one dog who is 9 suddenly started having health problems with his kidneys after spending a week in the emergency rm he recovered, we decided to change his diet by using the foods mentioned on the list, his blood tests are now showing big improvements, we have also switched the diets of our other 2 dogs. The products mentioned are slightly more expensive but are absolutely worth it. The person who created this list is a warrior who fights for pet lovers like myself.
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Posted by Barbara Stewart on 26th May 2020
I trust Susan to provide crucial information in order to make informed decisions for feeding my cat the healthiest diet possible. Her work and this list are indispensable! Thank you, Susan!
Posted by Sandy on 12th May 2020
None of the recommended products are available in Alaska :(
Posted by Unknown on 27th Apr 2020
Ms. Thixton has saved many dogs by publishing the list.
Most people do not understand what disgusting things are hidden in dog food. She has been a brave crusader to shine a light on such a despicable industry.
If your pup wants to eat...!
Posted by Nancy Rudolph. on 25th Apr 2020
Susan’s research, articles, and lists provide me with so much knowledge and comfort in feeding my pups. I have and still use Susan’s lists almost exclusively because not only is it vital info to me, but it also gives me the avenue to financially support her. I just wish more companies were more accessible to all, since many are available for local purchase only.
Posted by Steve Bryant on 23rd Apr 2020
The List is a wonderful tool for selecting quality pet food. But comparing to the 2019 List, I find the 2020 List a bit disappointing. While there are more companies than ever advertising “quality”, human grade food, the List has fewer recommended producers. The 2020 List also has omitted the cost range thatnwas in the 2019 List. The pricing helps narrow down food quickly for those of us who can’t afford to pay $10/day per pet for food. Having 3 dogs, checking those ranges and seeing a certain food starts at $10/day, that’s $900/month for dog food. Knowing I can’t pay that, I could not even bother researching that food, saving me time and trouble. It would also be helpful to have the form of foods available at a glance. For example, I’m not comfortable with feeding raw, so including raw, cooked, freeze dried, etc... in chart form would also help the user quickly determine which foods to investigate further. It’s still a valuable tool, but I feel the 2020 List falls a bit short compared to previous efforts.
Posted by Lynn Utecht on 20th Apr 2020
They do the research for you with the best interests of your pet in mind— not the bottom line. Thank-you for the list!
For Peace of Mind, and to Stop Wasting Time
Posted by Katheen on 19th Apr 2020
Standing in front of wall of pet food, and still walking out empty handed.
There are brands I was not familiar with, and some brands I expected to see that were not on this year's list. I will be looking into the ones *not* on the List; and trying many that are.
Thank You, as always for a thoughtful and informative way to support your important advocacy work.
Everything you need right here!
Posted by Vicki on 16th Apr 2020
This is my "go to" list for the most accurate, up to date information on the best and safest pet foods out there. I have been using one of Ms. Thixton's recommended dog foods for several years now and I've got healthy, happy dogs as a result. Thank you, Susan, for your tireless advocacy on behalf of our beloved pets and us!
Posted by May on 16th Apr 2020
I don’t know how I managed before I heard about your list (have been getting it for ~5 years. My only question is what happened to Primal. All of a sudden, a few weeks ago, my cats refused to it it. What has changed? I see it’s not on the 2020 list. I like Open Farm, but with nine cats I’d love the option of a bigger box (am going to write them!).