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Old November 5th, 2005, 07:32 PM
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Top Dry Dog food list 2005 (Whole Dog Journal)

GOt this from my bulldog forum. THere is a WAR going on there. Most of the members are from the USA and are CONVINCED that Eukanuba is the worlds best food! THe rest love their Iams and similar brands. And then they post "my dog has tear stains" "my dog has the poop issues" "My dog's skin is raw" etc etc. It's so PAINFUL to watch. At least this guy has some good sense (that posted this). Thought it would be informative here (would make a nice sticky...hint hint)

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"Here is the top dry dog food list by "Whole Dog Journal" which makes some very good (independant) assessments of dog foods. They reject any food that uses nasty ingredients such as by-products or cheap grains like corn and wheat that commonly cause allergy problems, or use any artificial preservatives that are thought to be carcinogenic.

Here's their current list:
Artemis
Azmira
Back to Basics
Bench & Field Holistic Natural
Blue Buffalo
Burns
California Natural
Canidae
Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul
Drs Foster & Smith
Eagle Pack Holistic
Flint River
Foundations
Fromm Four Star
Go! Natural
Innova
Karma Organic
Lick Your Chops
Lifespan
Limited Diets
Merrick
Natural Balance Ultra
Newman’s Own Organic
Organix
PHD Viand
Pinnacle
Prairie
Prime Life
Royal Canin Natural Blend
Solid Gold
Timberwolf Organics
VeRUS
Wellness
Wysong

New to 2005
By Nature Brightlife
Canine Caviar
Cloud Star
Evolve
Nutro Natural Choice Ultra
Premium Edge
Wellness Simple Food Solutions"
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Old November 5th, 2005, 10:33 PM
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This is kind of a repeat of what you just posted, but this list includes the first 3 ingredients of the foods. This is a fairly comprehensive list of dog foods, although mine doesn't list solid gold (!!!!). The Whole Dog Journal recommended foods are in bold.
Taken from http://www.allaboutdogsinc.com/foodlist.htm

Active Care Lamb & Rice . . . brown rice, lamb meal, bovine cartilage
Alpo . . . ground yellow corn, wheat middlings (a granular product of milling), meat & bone meal
Artemis . . . chicken meal, turkey meal, brown rice
Authority Chicken . . . chicken meal, brewer’s rice, corn gluten meal
Authority Lamb & Rice . . .lamb meal, brewer’s rice, ground yellow corn
Authority Puppy Lamb . . . lamb meal, brewer’s rice, wheat
Avoderm Chicken & Rice . . . Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Ground Rice
Avoderm Lamb & Rice . . . lamb meal, brown rice, ground rice
Avoderm Puppy . . . chicken meal, brown rice, ground rice
Azmira . . . beef meal, whole ground barley, oatmeal
Back to Basics . . . chicken meal, ground corn, chicken fat
Bench & Field . . . chicken meal, ground brown rice, whole ground barley
Beneful . . . ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal
Bil-Jac . . . chicken by-products, chicken, corn
Blue Adult . . . chicken, chicken meal, ground brown rice
Blue Puppy . . . chicken, chicken meal, ground brown rice
Blue Senior . . . chicken, whole ground brown rice, oatmeal
Burns . . . brown rice, ocean fish meal, peas
By Nature BrightLife . . . chicken meal, lamb meal, barley
California Natural . . . lamb meal, brown rice, rice
Canidae . . chicken meal, turkey meal, brown rice
Canine R/D Prescription Diet . . . ground corn, peanut hulls, poultry by-product meal
Canine Caterers . . . see “Nature’s Select”
Canine Caviar Chicken & Pearl Millet, Adult . . .chicken meal, pearl millet, brown rice
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Adult . . . chicken, turkey, chicken meal
Cloud Star Kibble Chicken . . . chicken meal, barley, brown rice
Cowboy Cookout . . . beef, beef liver, beef meal
Cycle Adult . . . ground yellow corn, chicken by-product meal, feeding oatmeal
Drs Foster & Smith Chicken & Brown Rice . . . chicken, chicken meal, brown rice
Drs Foster & Smith Lamb & Brown Rice . . . lamb meal, lamb, brown rice
Drs Foster & Smith Puppy . . . chicken, chicken meal, brown rice
Drs Foster & Smith Senior . . . chicken, brown rice, rice
Eagle Pack Holistic Select Chicken . . . chicken meal, ground brown rice, whole ground barley
Eagle Pack Holistic Select Fish & Oatmeal . . . anchovy, sardine, and salmon meal, oatmeal, ground brown rice
Eagle Pack Holistic Select Lamb . . . lamb meal, ground brown rice, oatmeal
Eagle Pack Large & Giant Breed Puppy . . . lamb meal, ground brown rice, ground yellow corn
Eagle Pack Natural . . . lamb meal, ground brown rice, ground yellow corn
Eagle Pack Power . . . chicken meal, ground yellow corn, ground brown rice
Eagle Pack Small & Medium Breed Puppy . . . chicken meal, ground yellow corn, ground brown rice
Eukanuba Lamb & Rice . . . lamb, rice flour, ground yellow corn
Eukanuba Maintenance . . . chicken, chicken by-products meal, corn meal
Eukanuba Premium Performance . . . chicken, chicken by-products, ground corn
Eukanuba Puppy Lamb & Rice . . . Lamb, Brewers Rice, Corn Meal
Evo . . . turkey, chicken, turkey meal
Evolve, Adult . . . lamb, chicken meal, brown rice
Fit & Trim . . . ground yellow corn, soybean meal, soybean hulls
Flint River Ranch . . . chicken meal, wheat flour, ground rice
Flint River Ranch Dry Water . . . chicken meal, whole wheat flour, whole chicken
Flint River Ranch LC . . . chicken meal, wheat flour, ground rice
Foundations Chicken & Vegetables . . . chicken meal, hulless barley, oatmeal
Fromm Four Star Duck & Sweet Potato . . . duck, duck meal, pearled barley
Giant brand . . . ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, soybean meal
Go! Natural . . . chicken meal, chicken meat, whole brown rice
Gravy Train Beef Flavor . . . corn, soybean meal, meat and bone meal
Health Food for Dogs . . . chicken meal, brown rice, ground rice
Hi Pro . . . ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, ground brewer’s rice
Hund-n-Flocken . . . lamb meal, ground millet, ground brown rice
Iams Chunks & Mini-Chunks . . . chicken, corn meal, ground grain sorghum
Iams Lamb & Rice . . . lamb meal, rice flour, corn meal
Iams Lamb & Rice Puppy . . . lamb meal, brewer’s rice, corn meal
Iams Large Breed . . . chicken, corn meal, ground whole grain sorghum
Iams Large Breed Puppy . . . chicken, corn meal, ground whole grain sorghum
Iams Original Puppy . . . chicken, chicken by-product meal, corn meal
Innova . . . turkey, chicken, chicken meal
Karma . . . free-range chicken, kamut, brown rice
Kibbles & Bits . . . ground yellow corn, ground wheat, soybean flour
Kirkland Chicken & Rice . . . chicken, chicken by-product meal, whole grain brown rice
Kirkland Lamb & Rice . . . lamb meal, rice flour, whole grain brown rice
Life’s abundance . . . chicken meal, ground brown rice, potato product
Lifespan . . . chicken, chicken meal, ground whole brown rice
Limited Diets Duck & Potato . . . potatoes, duck, duck meal
MMillenia . . . beef meal, ground barley, ground brown rice
Natural Balance Beef (roll) . . . Beef, beef hearts, beef kidneys
Natural Balance Lamb & Rice (roll) . . . Lamb, lamb hearts, lamb kidneys
Natural Balance Potato & Duck . . . Potatoes, duck, duck meal
Natural Balance Ultra Premium . . .chicken, brown rice, duck
Natural Choice Ultra, Adult . . . chicken meal, brown rice, rice
Nature’s Best . . . brewer’s rice, ground wheat, turkey meal
Nature’s Recipe Chicken Meal . . . chicken meal, ground rice, cracked pearl barley
Nature’s Recipe Dog . . . ground wheat, ground brown rice, wheat bran
Nature’s Select Chicken, Rice, & Lamb . . . chicken meal, ground rice, rice bran
Nature’s Select Lamb & Rice . . . lamb meal, ground rice, rice flour
Nature’s Select Puppy . . . chicken meal, ground rice, poultry fat
Nature’s Select Ultra-Lite/Senior . . . ground rice, ground barley, poultry meal
Newman’s Own Chicken & Rice . . . chicken, barley, rice
Nutro Lamb & Rice . . . lamb meal, ground rice, rice bran
Nutro Max . . . chicken meal, wheat flour, ground rice
Nutro Max Large Breed . . . Beef Meal, Ground Rice, Rice Flour
Nutro Max Mini-Chunk . . . Chicken Meal, Wheat Flour, Ground Whole Wheat
Nutro Max Puppy . . . Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour
Nutro Natural Choice Chicken & Rice . . . chicken meal, ground rice, rice bran
Nutro Natural Choice High Energy . . . chicken meal, ground rice, corn gluten meal
Nutro Natural Choice Lamb & Rice . . . lamb meal, ground rice, rice flour
Nutro Natural Choice Ultra . . . chicken meal, brown rice, ground rice
Old Roy . . . ground yellow corn, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal
ONE Beef . . . beef, brewer’s rice, ground yellow corn
ONE Chicken . . . chicken, ground yellow corn, ground wheat
ONE Lamb & Rice . . . lamb, brewer’s rice, ground yellow corn
ONE Large-Breed Adult . . . Chicken, brewers rice, whole grain corn
ONE Large Breed Puppy . . . Chicken, corn gluten meal, brewers rice
ONE Puppy . . . lamb, brewer’s rice, corn gluten meal
Organix Canine Formula . . . chicken, chicken meal, peas
Pedigree Lamb & Rice . . . ground corn, chicken by-product meal, ground wheat
Pedigree Performance . . . ground corn, chicken by-products, chicken meal
Pedigree Puppy . . . rice, ground corn, chicken by product meal
Pet Gold Chicken & Rice . . . chicken, chicken by-product meal, whole grain brown rice
Pet Gold Lamb & Rice . . . lamb, lamb meal, brewer’s rice
Pet Gold Puppy Chicken & Rice . . . chicken, chicken by-product meal, whole grain brown rice
Pet Gold Senior Chicken & Rice . . . chicken, chicken by-product meal, whole grain brown rice
Petsmart Premier Chicken . . . chicken, wheat flour, chicken meal
Petsmart Premier Chicken Puppy . . . chicken, wheat flour, chicken meal
Petsmart Premier Lamb . . . lamb, wheat flour, lamb meal
PHD Canine Growth & Maintenance . . . lamb meal, poultry meal, brown rice
Pinnacle Chicken & Oats . . . chicken meal, chicken, whole oat flour
Pinnacle Trout & Sweet Potato . . . Trout, Oatmeal, Toasted Oats
Prairie Beef & Barley . . . beef, barley, brown rice
Prairie Chicken & Rice . . . chicken, brown rice, barley
Prairie Lamb & Rice . . . lamb, brown rice, barley
Premium Edge, Adult . . . chicken, chicken meal, brown rice
Prime Life . . .chicken meal, turkey meal, whole brown rice
Pro Plan Adult . . . beef, brewer’s rice, ground wheat
Pro Plan Chicken & Rice . . . chicken, brewer’s rice, ground wheat
Pro Plan Large-Breed Puppy . . .
Pro Plan Performance . . . chicken, corn gluten meal, brewer’s rice
Pro Plan Puppy Chicken & Rice Formula . . . chicken, brewer's rice, poultry by-product meal
Purina Dog Chow . . . ground yellow corn, soybean meal, meat & bone meal
Purina Puppy Chow Balanced Nutrition . . . ground yellow corn, chicken by-products meal, corn gluten meal
Purina Puppy Chow Beef . . . ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, brewer’s rice
Purina Puppy Chow Healthy Morsels . . . ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, whole wheat flour
Purina Puppy Chow Large Breed . . . ground yellow corn, chicken by-products meal, corn gluten meal
Regal Adult Bites . . . turkey meal, ground rice, corn meal
Royal Canin Maxi . . . chicken meal, brewers rice, brown rice
Royal Canin Mini . . . chicken, brewer’s rice, chicken meal
Royal Canin Natural Blend Holistic . . . chicken meal, brown rice, oatmeal
Royal Canine Natural Blend Holistic, Puppy . . . chicken, brown rice, chicken meal
Science Diet Canine Growth . . . ground corn, poultry by-products meal, soybean meal
Science Diet Lamb & Rice . . . lamb meal, brewer’s rice, rice flour
Science Diet Large Breed Puppy . . .corn meal, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal
Science Diet Savory Recipe . . . beef, brewer’s rice, rice flour
Science Diet Sensitive Skin . . . brewer’s rice, corn meal, corn gluten meal
Science Diet Sensitive Stomach . . . brewer’s rice, corn meal, corn gluten meal
Sensible Choice Chicken & Rice . . . chicken meal, brewer’s rice, rice hulls
Sensible Choice Lamb & Rice . . . lamb meal, brewer’s rice, rice hulls
Showbound Naturals . . . chicken, chicken meal, brown rice
Timberwolf Organics . . . lamb meal, ground oats, ground barley
Verus . . . chicken meal, ground oat groats, ground brown rice
Waltham Growth . . . chicken by-products, ground rice, ground corn
Waltham High Performance . . . chicken by-products, ground corn, corn gluten meal
Wellness Fish & Sweet Potato . . . white fish, ground barley, rye flour
Wellness Simple Food Solutions, Venison . . . brown rice, venison, brown rice protein (good choice for allergy elimination diet)
Wellness Super5Mix, Chicken . . . chicken, ground barley, oatmeal
Wellness Super5Mix, Lamb . . . lamb, lamb meal, white fish
Wellness Super5Mix Puppy . . . deboned chicken, salmon meal, menhaden fishmeal
Wysong . . . chicken, chicken meal, ground brown rice
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Old November 5th, 2005, 11:15 PM
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It's weird because they have solid gold foods, just not called "solid gold". The Mmillenia Beef and the Hundnflocken are both Solid Gold. I think they don't have Wolf King because it only came out really recently...

It's weird too because they have "Timberwolf Organics" with ingredients but TO makes tons of different foods...

Raingirl, I like that list... Well, Artemis has unbelievably cruddy customer service (I emailed a question and they took a week to reply and didn't answer my question. They didn't listen at all.. ) but the rest are ok, as far as I know.
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Old November 6th, 2005, 12:39 AM
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As for my cut/paste job--I take no responsibility for that! I just liked that it included a little more info about the foods and also illustrated that most brands have some varieties that are better than others. (Not including the "best of the best" brands of course, which are all good)
I've never heard of Mmillenia, so definitely had no idea it was a SG variety, but I should have picked up on the hund-n-flocken by now
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What about Dick van Pattebs Duck and Potatoe?
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Old November 6th, 2005, 12:04 PM
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As for my cut/paste job--I take no responsibility for that!
It was a good job. The list is one of the best out there, even with the minor errors..
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Help with a new Puppy

We just got a 14 week old Great Dane. I understand the Hoc issues etc with this breed and know that growth has to be slow...thus protein and fat are to be kept on the lower side, not more than 23% protein. The breeder is a faithful user of Chicken Soup for the dog lovers soul. Until I come up with another food (if at all) I am feeding him the same. I have spent 2 days at the stores and have considered..Blue Buffalo, Canidae, Eagle Pack and possibly keeping the Chicken Soup food....If anyone has other ideas or suggestions I am open to all advice you can give me. Thanks
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 09:14 PM
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You may want to refer to the thread about the 2009 list here rather than the 2005 one, in case you'd like to read up a bit more on the foods in the list:
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread....light=WDJ+2009
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Interesting that shannon's list showed a LOT of 'meal', byproducts and rice. Hmm...not items that would be on my top three list for Scruff.
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