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2021 List


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This is a digital product delivered via email after purchase.
Please read the detailed information below and Here before purchase – no refunds for digital products.


Your purchase of the 2021 List:

  1. Provides you with a list of 31 pet food manufacturers compiled and trusted by an experienced (since 2006) pet food consumer advocate. No company pays a fee to be considered or to be included on the List; they are selected solely on their use of quality food ingredients, nutritional standards and safety procedures (testing).
  2. Supports pet food consumer advocacy. The FDA allows pet feeds (labeled as cat food and dog food) to violate federal law. Every US state allows pet feed to violate state laws. And no regulatory authority requires pet feeds to be transparent with pet owners disclosing their use of illegal, waste ingredients. Since 2006 we have been battling regulatory authorities on these and many other concerns.
  3. Supports a different pet non-profit each month throughout the year. 10% of all sales will be donated to a different pet non-profit each month. To see which non-profit is benefiting from your purchase this month, Click Here.


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.

  • The List is not an endorsement of any pet food. It is a 'list' of pet foods that I (Susan Thixton) trust to give to my own pets. The pet foods were selected from detailed information and verification to quality of ingredients that was provided by each company considered. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee pet owners that any of these pet foods won't be recalled in the future - that is beyond our control. We can guarantee that we verified quality of ingredients used in each pet food on the 2021 List (and verified claims of organic ingredients and meats sourced from humanely raised animals).

  • 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.

  • These pet foods can be purchased from quality independent pet foods stores, and/or directly from the manufacturer, and some are available in larger retail. Each manufacturer page in the List provides information on their specific distribution.

  • Most pet foods on the 2021 List are available only in the US. 7 manufacturers sell in Canada, 2 offer limited international distribution.

  • The 2021 List contains 31 different pet food manufacturers; 17 companies selling cat food, 30 companies selling dog food. 16 manufacturers provide cooked pet foods, 15 manufacturers provide raw pet foods, 7 provide freeze dried or dehydrated, 2 provide kibble, and 1 provides canned pet food.


Purchase Information

Your receipt email will include a link to download the 2021 List. The download link will be under the section titled 'Your Cart Items'. If you do not receive your receipt email and download link for the 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.

American Express card is not accepted.


Thank you! Your purchase supports pet food consumer advocacy and a pet charity throughout the year (1 charity per month).


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  1. Great and necessary 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jan 2021

    The work made with the list is just amazing. I was waiting to buy the list since last year. Unfortunately in my country there’s no one of the list food. I’m from Brazil and the better option we have here is N&D farmina pet food. I’d really like to know what Susan think about this food. I’ll keep dreaming of the day one of the list come to my country.

  2. Good information 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jan 2021

    What would be nice if there was a section that showed which foods were reviewed that didn't make the list.

  3. Great List 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jan 2021

    Its is a great tool to stay informed and finding healthy foods for our four legged companions. We switched to Open Farm after reading the recommendations.

  4. Excellent List with A LOT of great information and Healthy Dog and Cat foods 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jan 2021

    Susan is tenacious about her research on quality foods to feed our pets. She does alll of the hard work with very high standards to help me/us able to evaluate what the best choice is for our individual needs , values and budget. I get this every year because anything can change and I always want to be updated and aware. Thank you Susan! You do an amazing job keeping us abreast of issues new and old and your passion around healthy feeding and care of our babies is superb!

  5. Good list! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jan 2021

    If you are American, this is the perfect list for your dog food!
    Unfortunately, as a Canadian, most of the food on the list is not available in Canada...

  6. I so needed this 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jan 2021

    Thanks for this great list and all the research that was put into it. My dogs are my kids and this will help me care for them and provide them the best food for a healthy life.

  7. So grateful for this annual list 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2021

    This is the third year that I've purchased this list. It makes my dog food shopping so much simpler as I feel I can really trust the research. Before I knew about the list I used to try to figure out what was good on my own, but with just limited information. I keep a copy of it saved to my smartphone so that when I'm at my favorite high end pet food store, if they are out of what Dazzle usually eats I can see what else is safe. Also I travel around the country and different areas have different foods, so it helps me a lot when I relocate.

  8. The Only List I Trust! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jan 2021

    Susan does an u matched job of sharing her findings with those of us who want a safe, premium dog food for our babies! I've purchased the list every year since learning about it. Thank u Susan!

  9. Excellent Guide for Purchasing High Quality Pet Food 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2021

    I purchase this List every couple of years or so, just so I can keep abreast of the high quality pet foods that are available. I have been feeding one of the foods recommended (Raised Right) for a year now and recently purchased the 2021 List so that I can add additional high quality food to my dogs' diets. I appreciate the fact that a variety of foods are recommended (not just raw diets) to suit every type of digestion. Susan performs the majority of the work for all of us. Thanks!

  10. An amazing amount of work! Brilliantly done and beautifully presented! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2021

    I was blown away when I saw the amount of work that Susan put into creating the 2021 list! I remember how impressed I was with her 2020 list but this is just incredible! She covers all aspects of the pet food brands she's recommending , every detail is gone over in depth from source to finished product including her experience with the transparency and integrity of the companies she's reviewing. To offer this on a sliding scale and make it available to everyone is a huge gift to us all! Please get this so you can support her groundbreaking work in defense of our beloved pets and get all the information you'll ever need
    to feed them the highest quality food available anywhere!!

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