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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", "brewerâ?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?
Thanks.
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. 😀

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!

8 thoughts on “Info on Dog food (for you all.)?

  1. Dont Litter! Spay and Neuter says:

    Im surprised Artemis isnt up there. I feed my 4 dogs Artemis power formula, or one of Artemis’s fresh mix dry dog food formulas, its a very high quality dog food, and is a little pricey i guess, about $40 a bag, and i purchase a few at a time.
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  2. luvpudin says:

    I feed Blue Buffalo… it’s not on your list but I’d be interested in seeing it’s grade. I just don’t have time to do all that math!
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  3. Chuckles says:

    Thanks for the info.

    Which of the B’s or better is affordable?
    What?! You want me to look at ALL of the B’s?

    What do you feed your dogs?
    Purina Dog *crap* Naturally Complete. Ughh… But I found a Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul retailer VERY close to me and dad agreed that we can feed it to the dogs as soon is this other crap runs out! YAY!

    Do you feed your diff. breeds diff. food?
    Nope, they both are going to get Chicken Soup FTDLS Lite.
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  4. Koter Boters loves her dogs! says:

    I feed my dogs Innova!

    Since I can’t afford it they are eating Purina light and fit! They are doing fine on that as well!

    Right now I don’t care about points as long as they have food. Its more about if they will eat it and do fine on it then the points.
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  5. Mutt Says Raw Feeding Is Great! says:

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

    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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    Mutt

  6. Certified APBT lover (FF) says:

    Merrick is not on the list… but It certainly is a high quality dog food.

    Star for you. =)
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  7. Corgi Girl *Loves Beau* says:

    My specific food isn’t on there, but I am feeding a type of Solid Gold, and Wellness as backup.

    No, my dogs eat the same type, but sometimes my dad will put both foods out so they can choose. (which I hate)
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  8. Kate C *Attackofthebear* says:

    I feed raw, which is literally evo for purina price.

    Out of all of those, best price for quality would be innova and chicken soup for the dog lovers soul.

    I really dont like those subtraction/adding things. Breaking it down isnt that simple.

    I feed all dogs ADULT dog food if I were to feed kibble. No breed scams or anything else. My senior dogs get a good walk on the treadmill and a gloucosamine/chondrotion(sp?) supplement every other day mixed in with their food.

    Blue buffalo is a good food.

    And others you may want to look into to compare price/quality:
    Eagle pack HOLISTIC
    Taste of the wild
    Acana
    Fromm
    Timberwolf
    Solid gold
    Evo
    Wellness/ wellness core(grain free line)
    Blue Wilderness

    A note about Canidae:
    I dont really like this food anymore.
    The changed their formula and the downgrade to split grains and added grains caused a lot of issues with dogs currently on it.
    Many that were on canidae that I know switched to Taste of the wild and have had good success with it.

    http://www.bigdogsporch.com
    Very good with dogs diets.

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com
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