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Whole Dog Journal..best And Worst Dog Food

#1 User is offline   panda 

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:21 PM

This is a list complied by the Whole Dog Journal
It then comes down to which food off of the good list works well for your particular dog

Best Dry Dog Food:
DRY FOODS:
Addiction Foods
Artemis
Azmira
Back to Basics
Bench & Field Holistic Natural Canine
Blue Buffalo
Burns
By Nature BrightLife
By Nature Organics
California Natural
Canidae
Canine Caviar
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul
Cloud Star Kibble
Drs. Foster & Smith
Eagle Pack Holistic Select
Evangers Super Premium
Evolve
Firstmate Dog Food
Foundations (Petcurean)
Fromm Four Star Nutritionals
Go! Natural (Petcurean)
Hund-N-Flocken (Solid Gold)
Innova
Innova EVO
Karma Organic
Lick Your Chops
Life4K9
Lifespan (Petguard)
Merrick Pet Care
Mmillennia (Solid Gold)
Natural Balance Organic
Natural Balance Ultra Premium
Newmans Own Organics
NutriSource
Organix (Castor & Pollux)
Petguard Organic
Performatrin Ultra
PHD Viand
Pinnacle
Prairie (Nature's Variety)
Premium Edge
Prime Life Plus
Raw Instinct (Nature's Variety)
Royal Canin Natural Blend
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Potato and Rabbit
Showbound Naturals
Timberwolf Organics
Ultra Holistic (Nutro)
VeRUS
Wellness
Wenaewe
Wysong
Zinpro



Worst Dry Dog Foods:

Beneful
Cycle Adult
Dad's Bite Sized Meal
Diamond Premium Adult Formula
Excel Lamb Meal & Rice
Gravy Train
Happy Tails
HiPro Dog Food
Iams Lamb Meal & Rice
Kibbles & Bits Homestyle Chicken & Vegetable
Max Adult (Nutro)
Maxximum Nutrition
Natural Choice Adult Lamb & Rice (Nutro)
Nature's Recipie "Breed Specific"
Nutra Nuggets Adult Maintenance
Ol' Roy
Pedigree
Purina Dog Chow
Purina One Total Nutrition
Science Diet Adult
Science Diet "Nature's Best With Real Beef..."


Best Canned Dog Foods:


WET/CANNED FOODS:
Addiction Foods
Advanced Pet Diets
Artemis
Avo-Derm
Azmira
Blue Buffalo
By Nature Organics
California Natural
Canidae
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul
Drs. Foster & Smith
Eagle Pack Holistic Select
EntrÃe for Dogs (Three Dog Bakery)
Evangers For Dogs
Evolve www.evolvepet.com
Fromm Four Star Nutritionals
Innova
Innova EVO
Lamaderm
Lick Your Chops
Merrick
Natural Balance
Natural Life
Neura Meats (Old Mother Hubbard)
Newmans Own Organics
Nutro Natural Choice
Organix (Castor & Pollux)
Performatrin Ultra
Petguard Organic
Pet Promise
Pinnacle
Prairie (Nature's Variety)
Precise Plus
Sensible Choice
Showbound Naturals
Solid Gold
Spots Stew
Triumph
VeRUS
Wellness



Worst Canned Dog Foods:

Iams
Eukanuba
Ol' Roy
Pedigree
Science Diet

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:29 PM

Where does Natures' Gift fit in?


If you typed that all out, kudos! :(

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:41 PM

Is that from the U S ?

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:42 PM

View PostLeema, on 27th Feb 2008 - 03:29 PM, said:

Where does Natures' Gift fit in?


I think it's an American journal and this is a list of foods available in US.
Since Nature's Gift is Australian it's not on the list.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:49 PM

How interesting, I always thought Nutro was a really good food :(

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:50 PM

View Postamypie, on 27th Feb 2008 - 03:49 PM, said:

How interesting, I always thought Nutro was a really good food :(

I think it overlaps well with
http://www.dogfoodan...g_food_reviews/

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 03:54 PM

Thanks Laffi :rofl:

*runs off to read about dog food* :(

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:12 PM

View Postlaffi, on 27th Feb 2008 - 03:12 PM, said:

I think it's an American journal and this is a list of foods available in US.
Since Nature's Gift is Australian it's not on the list.


Thanks for that! :(

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:18 PM

So what is Artemis please?

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 05:10 PM

Artemis Pet Food Company, Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of holistic pet foods. Established in 1998, and based in North Hollywood, California on the premise that an animal's health starts with its diet.

This dog food has been on 'The Whole Dog Journal's' (American) recommended and approved dry dog food list for several years.

I'm waiting on Artemis Fresh Mix Adult sample.I should get it tomorrow - 23% Protein. 14% Fat. No corn, no wheat, no beet pulp.

This formula is especially for medium and large breed adults of normal activity levels. My dog is in between small to medium size, he's about 11.5kg.

Another formula is Fresh Mix Maximal Dog GRAIN FREE 42% Protein 22% Fat. It's too high in protein as my dog is not all that active.



The following I copied from a website;

All Artemis dog food is made with hormone free human grade protein selected from FDA approved plants. All natural Artemis food does not contain any chemicals, preservatives, artificial additives or by products. Its nutrient profile and palatability is superior. There is no hidden secret they simply use the highest quality ingredients in optimal proportions.


-Seven protein sources, fresh chicken and turkey as well as chicken meal, turkey meal, lamb meal, fish meal and eggs provide the complete amino acid profile.


-Fresh fruits and vegetables potatoes, carrots, peas, apples and cranberries replace hard to digest grains and add natural vitamins and minerals.


-Select herbs promote wellness, reduce body and waste odor and aid the gastrointestinal tract to absorb the nutrients.


-Custom vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes and balanced levels of omega 3 and 6 make nutrients more bio-available and are essential for overall health.


-The following ten skin and coat conditioners are contained in Artemis dog food, chicken fat, fish meal, flaxseed, canola oil, lecithin, kelp, rosemary extract, sage, vitamin E, and biotin.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 05:14 PM

Thanks Panda for the info where would one get a sample from? I shall google them and see what it shows :-)

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 05:19 PM

View Postcatsmother, on 27th Feb 2008 - 06:14 PM, said:

Thanks Panda for the info where would one get a sample from? I shall google them and see what it shows :-)


I sent an e-mail to http://k9katzkitchen...store/index.php I put in a request for a sample.They are located in Melbourne. Delivery to Sydney is only $6.95 for a 6.8kg bag. I'm going to give it a go if my dog likes the sample. I'll still feed him ZiwiPeak for breakfast though. He really loves that stuff.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:35 PM

Orijen and Artemis are quite high in protein.
And i am not sure that i agree with those lists either

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:26 PM

View Posti haz flava!, on 27th Feb 2008 - 07:35 PM, said:

Orijen and Artemis are quite high in protein.
And i am not sure that i agree with those lists either

OK, there has been heaps of discussion about proteins and dogs diet. The issue arose when the researchers realized that high protein diet caused a lot of health problems with dogs. People understood it as such and decided to keep the protein content low (lower than 30%). What they didn't understand that in these studies the main (80%) protein source was grains. Dogs are having hard time digesting these. So by feeding them heaps of grains they just amplified all the bad effects of feeding grains.

Now if you feed your dogs just meat you will have no such ill effects but some people just don't want to take it as an argument.
Btw if you are on a pray model diet (raw diet) the protein content is very high as well. It's not a bad thing!

In all the grainless foods meat is at least 70% that's why the protein content is so high.

Also have a look at this:
http://www.thepetcen...op/protein.html

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:12 AM

View Posti haz flava!, on 27th Feb 2008 - 08:35 PM, said:

Orijen and Artemis are quite high in protein.
And i am not sure that i agree with those lists either


Artemis also have a full range of puppy, adult, senior and diet foods for different size breeds that do have a lot less protein.

Artemis Fresh Mix Adult contain 23% protein which is around the same as Eagle Pack Holistic, Innova, Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance etc...

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