Info on Dog food (for you all.)?

Start with a grade of 100:

1) For every listing of "by-product"-, subtract 10 points

2) For every non-specific animal source ("meat" or "poultry", meat, meal or fat) reference, subtract 10 points

3) If the food contains BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points

4) For every grain "mill run" or non-specific grain source,subtract 5 points

5) If the same grain ingredient is used 2 or more times in the first five ingredients (i.e. "ground brown rice", "brewer√Ę?Ts rice", "rice flour" are all the same grain), subtract 5 points

6) If the protein sources are not meat meal and there are less than 2 meats in the top 3 ingredients, subtract 3 points

7) If it contains any artificial colorants, subtract 3 points

8 ) If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn, subtract 3points

9) If corn is listed in the top 5 ingredients, subtract 2 morepoints

10) If the food contains any animal fat other than fish oil,subtract 2 points

11) If lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is allergic to other protein sources), subtract 2 points

12) If it contains soy or soybeans, subtract 2 points

13) If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog isnt allergic to heat), subtract 2 points

14) If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog isnt allergic to beef), subtract 1 point

15) If it contains salt, subtract 1 point

Extra Credit:

1) If any of the meat sources are organic, add 5 points

2) If the food is endorsed by any major breed group or[Ann W. Firestone] nutritionist, add 5 points

3) If the food is baked not extruded, add 5 points

4) If the food contains probiotics, add 3 points

5) If the food contains fruit, add 3 points

6) If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains), add 3 points

7) If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, add 2 points

8 ) If the food contains barley, add 2 points

9) If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds), add 2 points

10) If the food contains oats or oatmeal, add 1 point

11) If the food contains sunflower oil, add 1 point

12) For every different specific animal protein source (other than the first one; count "chicken" and "chicken meal" as only one protein source, but "chicken" and "" as 2 different sources), add 1 point

13) If it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, add 1 point

14) If the vegetables have been tested for pesticides and are pesticide-free, add 1 point

Authority Harvest Baked / Score 116 A+
Bil-Jac Select / Score 68
Canidae-119 points A+
Chicken Soup Senior / Score 115 A+
Chicken soup-113 points A+
Diamond Maintenance / Score 64 F
Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice / Score 92 B
Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula / Score 99 A
Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Ultra Premium / Score 122 A+
Dick Van Patten’s Duck and Potato / Score 106 A+
Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken-114 points A+
Eagle Pack Holistic: 119
Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Puppy: 94
Eagle Pack Natural: 94
Eukanuba Large Breed Adult: 83
Eukanuba Natural Lamb and Rice-87 points B
Flint River Ranch: 92 (non-specific fat source)
Foundations / Score 106 A+
Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold / Score 93 A
Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium / Score 73
Iams Lamb Meal and Rice-74 points
Iams Large Breed: 83
Innova Dog / Score 114 A+
Innova Evo / Score 114 A+
Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables / Score 110 A+
Natural Balance Duck and Potato-114 points A+
Nutrisource Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B
Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy / Score 87 B
Nutro Natural choice Lamb and Rice-85 points
Nutro Chicken, Rice, & Oatmeal: 85 (non-specific fat source)
Ol Roy-9 points
Pedigree Adult Complete-14 points
Pedigree Complete Nutrition: 42 points
Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice / Score 23
Pro Plan All Breed: 68 points
Pro Plan Natural Turkey & Barley / Score 103 A+
Purina Beniful / Score 17
Purina Dog/ Score 62
Purina Come-n-Get It / Score 16
Royal Canin Bulldog / Score 100 A+
Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult / Score 106 A+
Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice / Score 97 A
Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ / Score 63
Science Diet chicken adult maintainance-45 points
Science Diet Large Breed: 68 points
Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies / Score 69
Solid Gold Bison-123 points A+
Timberwolf Organics Lamb and Venison-136 points A+
Wellness Super 5 Mix Chicken: 117 points A+
Wolfking Adult Dog (bison) by Solid Gold / Score 97 A

I am sure many of you know your stuff but this was helpful for me so I thought I would share.

Now for my question….Which of the B’s or better is affordable? What do you feed your dogs? Do you feed your diff. breeds diff. food?
I have only heard great things about blue buffalo…

I feed raw, so my dog’s food is probably rated 200! Raw is THE BEST. ūüėÄ

Not all of the foods were letter graded, so I can’t say what the best "B" food is…but I think the best food overall is Taste Of The Wild!

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Posted by mark - May 3, 2016 at 6:02 am

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3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal



Ever get this great idea on what to make for dinner then as you are preparing it you wonder what to serve with it? Well here are 5 easy side dishes you can pair with almost any meal. Don’t forget to check back for more side and main course recipes.



3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal



#1- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

5 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

Total Time: 22 mins


One pound of fresh asparagus
Ten minced garlic cloves
Three Tbsp of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
One quarter cup of freshly grated Parmesan



Heat the oil and garlic in small saucepan over a low heat until the garlic becomes a golden color, allow oil to cool.
Bend your asparagus gently and when it snaps, discard the end pieces.
Put asparagus on a roasting pan and toss them with olive oil and garlic, make sure to coat all pieces.
Line the asparagus up and push them together. Then season them with the salt and pepper, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
Roast the asparagus in a preheated oven at 400 F for about twelve minutes or until cooked how you like.
Serve and enjoy. Asparagus Roasted Asparagus


#2- Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion And Garlic

5 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion And Garlic

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal- Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onion And Garlic

Total Time: 55 mins


Six slices of chopped bacon
One large diced onion
Two minced cloves of garlic
One large cored and sliced head of cabbage
Salt and pepper to taste
Half tsp of onion powder
Half tsp of garlic powder
One eighth tsp of paprika



  1. Place bacon in large stockpot and cook it over a medium-high heat until it is nice and crispy. Add your onion and garlic. Cook and stir it until the onion gets soft. Then  immediately stir in your cabbage and continue to cook for another 10 minutes, keep stirring. Season with the salt and pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and  your paprika. Reduce the heat to low, cover it, and let simmer. Keep stirring it occasionally for about 30 minutes more. Serve and enjoy. Cabbage And Bacon With Onion Cabbage With Bacon, Onion, And Garlic


#3- Parmesan And Garlic French Fries

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal-Parmesan And Garlic French Fries

3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal-Parmesan And Garlic French Fries

Total Time: 60 mins


Four lg unpeeled potatoes, cut into Quarter-inch strips
One quarter cup of olive oil
Three minced cloves of garlic
Half tsp of ground dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
Half cup grated Parmesan
Quarter cup of chopped parsley
Quarter cup of grated Parmesan cheese (keep separate)
Quarter tsp of seasoned salt



Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Place your potatoes in mixing bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Season with thyme, salt and garlic. Toss it until evenly coated. Then take fries out of the bowl and place on a nonstick baking sheet in a single layer. Save your remaining oil in the bowl. Bake fries in preheated oven for thirty minutes, flip the fries halfway through baking. Return fries to the bowl with the olive oil, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Toss them to coat, and spread again on baking sheet. Put back in oven, and bake until the Parmesan melts. Sprinkle the fries with the remaining quarter cup of Parmesan and season with salt to serve. Fries Baked Parmesan French Fries




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Posted by mark - May 2, 2016 at 5:33 am

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Prime Rib Recipe on the grill

Dr. BBQ shows you how to grill a juicy and tender prime rib roast in your backyard! Fire up the grill with!

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Posted by mark - May 1, 2016 at 5:11 am

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Match Vegan Crab – Cooking Crab Cakes and Crab Rangoon

Match‚ĄĘ premium meat alternative looks like meat. It tastes like meat. It prepares like meat. Because it is meat from a healthier source. Match is a gourmet-quality vegan match for animal meat. So it provides the taste, texture and nutrition meat lovers want, without the saturated fats, cholesterol, hormones or antibiotics of animal meat.

Theyre the perfectly healthy, perfectly easy premium meat ingredients for your favorite recipes.

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Posted by mark - April 30, 2016 at 4:33 am

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Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe

Need a great dip for your next get together? Looking for something to top your bland meal with? Well here is the recipe you needed! With this Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe the possibilities are endless!

Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe


I don’t know about ya’ll but not only am I a dip FANATIC but I just LOVE to “top” my food with something yummy. With our increasingly health conscious society, I’m sure some of you are wagging your fingers at me while silently wishing you could do the same. Well I’ve got a surprise for you, you can have your cake and eat it too! (figuratively speaking) This Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe is the answers to your prayers. Not only is it Low Fat, but because of the great ingredients it is high protein as well!

Take¬†your spinach dip a step further by making it a meal! Try it on top of a¬†chicken breast or even¬†in a panini with some roast beef! Also if YOU have any other suggestions on what you can pair this great recipe with LET ME KNOW! Don’t forget to keep checking back here for more great recipes!



Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe

Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe



What You’ll Need:

Skinny Spinach Dip (3-4 servings)

6-7 oz of fresh spinach (can also use frozen)

1/3 cup of fat free Greek yogurt

1 clove of garlic (finely sliced)

2 minced green onions

1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan

1/2 cup of skim shredded mozzarella

pepper or red chili flakes


What to do:

If using frozen spinach, totally thaw out your spinach and  squeeze as much liquid out as you can. Make sure to press between a couple paper towels to remove as much moisture as you can.

Now, preheat the¬†oven to 350 degrees F¬†and spray a 4×4 dish with some non-stick cooking spray.¬†Get a med bowl and combine together¬†all the¬†ingredients, making sure to¬†mix them¬†well.¬†¬†Put your mix in¬†the baking dish and bake it¬†for 25-30 min. You’ll want the dip to be bubbling and¬†have¬†the cheese starting to brown around the edges.

Serve it hot with chips or on top of your favorite quality meat! Enjoy!


Resources: Spinach Dip Spinach Dip

TwoFoodies&APup~Skinny Spinach Dip


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Posted by mark - April 29, 2016 at 3:36 am

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Fuddruckers – Fudds Prime

New Fuddruckers commercial for “Fudds Prime” beef- 2009

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Posted by mark - April 28, 2016 at 1:59 am

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Where can you get "Prime Rib of Beef" in London ?

Wher can you get that magnificent American cut of beef "Prime Rib" in London? I have been told that British butchers cut the animal in a different way from American so the "Prime Rib" cut (usually on the bone) isn’t avialable. Anyobe know a restaurant where it is?

Thanks for your answer. I agree. Perhaps those who think that it is obtainable don’t quite know what it is! Anyone out there – please help!!
Prime Rib to me is not really conventionally "steak". There is a good desciption of it on Wikipedia:

OK – over to you all again. Wher can I get it in London??!!
10 points up for grabs! So far the recommendations have drawn a blank. The restaurants suggested don’t do Prime Rib. The butcher recommendation was good – but I don’t want to cook myslef! I want a good chef in a good restaurant to do me a Prime Rib !

Try the oldest pub/restaurant in London – Rules – went there the other day and my friend had Rib of Beef – looked spectacular!!! Comes with Yorkshire pud and creamed horseraddish!

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Posted by mark - April 27, 2016 at 1:23 am

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Mutton Chops in his prime

Mutton Chops in his prime

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Posted by mark - April 26, 2016 at 12:31 am

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Nolan Ryan’s Texas Ranch – America’s Heartland

Nolan Ryan is a baseball legend with a record-breaking career that placed him in the Hall of Fame. Today, he’s the president of the Texas Rangers ball club, but not many people know that he is also a very successful Texas cattle rancher. Ryans ranch raises prime beef cattle…some of which is sold at the Ranger’s home games.

Visit to see the rest of America’s Heartland: Episode 511. The Monsanto Company – and the American Farm Bureau Federation – make presentation of America’s Heartland possible.

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Posted by mark - April 25, 2016 at 12:29 am

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Personal Trainer in Singapore Says "meat is Like Mozart"

As a personal trainer in Singapore, I get asked a lot about diet, nutrition and supplements for losing fat and gaining muscles.

One common mistake that people in Singapore and around Asia especially make when it comes to fat loss and muscle gain is a lack of meat! Simply not enough.

The Singapore and Asian diet has too little of it. A bowl of fish soup has a few pathetic slices of fish. A plate of roast pork rice has a few slices of roast pork… TINY.

When I mention meat, I mean quite a large amount of meat. At least a kilo per day for men (more is better as long as your digestive system is good!) and 500g per day for women.

“But I heard meat gives you all kinds of health issues”… like – kidney problems, gout, hypertension (high blood pressure) etc…


The problem is not the meat, its the so called “meat” that many men and women end up eating.

Let me explain.

Meat is like a Mozart composition. If you heard a Mozart piece played by me who is an average (or worse) piano player…you would certainly think that Mozart was an average (or even below average) composer!

But it’s not his fault, its mine!

Similarly, people who get problems from meat have bad habits in general and eat BAD meat. This, I do not even consider meat at all!

Smoked meats, preserved meats, sausages, hams and other varieties of “meat” are not meat! They are random animal parts mixed with massive amounts of bad artificial flavoring and preservatives that are cancer causing.

Real meat causes no problems. In fact it’s so good for you that its been known for men in hard labor like soldiers or explorers to eat 4-5kg of meat per day!

The human body has the teeth, the enzymes, the absorption systems to handle meat intake!

Meat boosts your testosterone levels, it improves your liver’s ability to detoxify your body, it improves your immune system, it helps build muscle, it helps you burn fat!

The only thing you should also do is match meat eating with vegetable eating. Meat is acidic while veggies are alkaline.

If these two components (acid and alkaline) are not balanced in your diet, your body will leach chemicals from your muscles and bone structures to restore a correct balance. This weakens you and is certainly something you should be aware of.

So, don’t blame Mozart for my piano playing and don’t blame good quality meats for the ills of those who eat poor quality “meat”! (And don’t forget your veggies either!)

Jonathan Wong

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Posted by mark - April 24, 2016 at 12:03 am

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