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how does your dog food rate?

I thought this was interesting! what number is your food?
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’s 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 3 points
9) If corn is listed in the top 5 ingredients, subtract 2 more points
10) If the food contains any animal fat other than fish oil, subtract 2
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 is not allergic to wheat), subtract 2 points
14) If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog is not allergic to beef), subtract 1 point
15) If it contains salt, subtract 1 point
i just wanted to bring awareness to people who maybe didn’t know if their kibble really was healthy or not, i know i used to depend on brand names and commercials before i know what to look for.
actually though multiprotein sources are good unless the dog has an allergy to one

Ok, that’s too much math for me right now. I was doing good up until #4…then i lost count and got frustrated. I feed Canidae and I hope it’s an ok food.

Edit: I got a thumbs down because I suck at math?? LOL..that’s priceless!!

13 thoughts on “how does your dog food rate?

  1. alwaysmoose says:

    It’s cheap enough that I can afford it but good enough that it keeps the hippies off my back.
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  2. Adahli P says:

    mine is 25
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  3. soulreaver says:

    i feed mine a raw diet so i guess it’s the best.
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  4. ~*❤*~ Spontania *~❤~* says:

    I can’t get to the bag right now, it’s so huge, but if I did my score would be like, negative 1000 or something. Sadly we feed store brand because it’s all we can afford. I’ll keep this for future reference when I get my own dog so I can feed him/her some nice food though.
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  5. Priscilla 101 says:

    I’m not going through all that, but I feed Innova Large Breed, so I’m quite confident
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  6. Ava J says:

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

    It is best to feed a dog a food that has only one meat source. You dont’ want to feed multiple meat sources. One single source of animal protein helps prevent allergies and intestinal problems. This test doesn’t rate dog food accurately.
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  7. Love is an American Bulldog says:

    Ok, that’s too much math for me right now. I was doing good up until #4…then i lost count and got frustrated. I feed Canidae and I hope it’s an ok food.

    Edit: I got a thumbs down because I suck at math?? LOL..that’s priceless!!
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  8. Luvsdard says:

    My little buddy eats a mix of Canidae All Life Stages and Wellness Just for puppy so I say he’s got the best or almost the best.
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  9. walking lady says:

    I know mine rates extremely high because it’s home made and contains absolutely NO preservatives or dyes which my older dogs and especially my epileptic dog can’t tolerate. It’s also high in protein which my older dogs and my epileptic dog need. (Also vet approved!)
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  10. Tammy C says:

    I feed a mixture of Wellness Super Mix 5,Canidae Platinum,Eagle Pack Holisitic Blend Senior, Diamond Naturals Lamb and Rice,Chicken Soup Senior,and today I bought a bag of "Taste of the Wild" with Bison and Venison to add to it. I know that they are all pretty well-rated,but my brain is too hot to do the math right now!! It is sweltering!!! None of them have corn,though. =D
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    My dogs are spoiled!!

  11. ♪♫good girl gone naughty♪♫ says:

    uhh that involves math…it 11 pm my time

    i feed iams and add raw eggs every other day
    yah i know it sucks but hey let me see you feed 5 picky dogs
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  12. amyjp612 says:

    Sorry, I don’t have a bag nearby, but I plan to do this at another time. I feed my dog Fromm Four-star. His favorites are Chicken a la veggies, and Whitefish and Potato. I sometimes also mix in yogurt, egg yolk, and some canned Evanger’s food (the canned Evanger’s food would actually be edible for me, and I have tried it!).
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  13. Crystal says:

    Taste of the Wild, Wetlands formula scores 100. The test was pretty easy for me since it is grainless.

    Here is another link with additional grading criteria for comparing premium foods. I would have to pull out the bag to judge on this scale.

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=grading_kibble

    Here is another link with even more grading criteria and has some foods already graded.

    http://community.inkfrog.com/index.php?action=vthread&forum=6&topic=13225
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