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« on: January 31, 2006, 10:18:07 PM »

are in this month's issue.  I think that Whole Dog Journal does an awesome job doing all the research on dog foods and on two pages, you have the ingredients, protein, fat and fiber numbers without having to go nuts in the pet stores.  They also list all the manufacturers websites so you can get more info.  I LOVE this publication... ..lots of great articles of interest to anyone who loves their dogs....and it's not for just big paws. Grin Grin Grin

To subscribe:  www.whole-dog-journal.com
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006, 11:42:55 PM »

So who were the top dog foods??? I am dying to know! I do plan on subscribing soon, just not right at this moment...
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006, 12:17:22 AM »

I love that publication!...Awhile back the food I feed, Premium Edge made the to feed list!...That makes me feel even better about feeding it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2006, 12:28:44 AM »

Please post their list. I would love to see who made the cut this year.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2006, 12:48:22 AM »

Thanks for posting the subscription link.   

I'm currently researching a possible food switch for Daisy so this will help a great deal.

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2006, 10:41:09 AM »

Here's the updated list I found on another forum...

Here's the 2006 list from the Whole Dog Journal. These are highest quality foods. Most of these are not carried at large chain stores but you can usually find them at small pet stores, feed and grain stores, etc.

Artemis: www.artemispet food.com
Azmira: www.azmira.com
Back to Basics: www.beowulfs.c om
Bench & Field Holistic Natural Canine: www.benchandfi eld.com
Blue Buffalo: www.bluebuff.c om
Burns: www.bpn4u.com
by Nature BrightLife: www.bynaturepe tfoods.com
California Natural: www.naturapet. com
Canidae: www.canidae.co m
Canine Caviar: www.caninecavi ar.com
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul: www.chickensou pforthepetlove rssoul.com
Cloud Star Kibble: www.cloudstar. com
Drs. Foster & Smith: www.drsfosters mith.com
Eagle Pack Holistic Select: www.eaglepack. com
Evolve: www.evolvepet. com
Firstmate Dog Food: www.firstmate. com
Flint River Ranch: www.flintriver-pet-food.com
Foundations: www.petcurean. com
Fromm Four Star Nutritionals: www.frommfamil yfoods.com
Go! Natural: www.petcurean. com
Hund-N-Flocken: www.solidgoldh ealth.com
Innova: www.naturapet. com
Innova Evo: www.naturapet. com
Karma Organic: www.karmaorgan ic.com
Lick Your Chops: www.healthypet foodsinc.com
Lifespan: www.petguard.c om
Limited Diets: www.royalcanin .us
Merrick Pet Foods: www.merrickpet care.com
Mmillennia: www.solidgoldh ealth.com
Natural Balance Ultra Premium: www.naturalbal anceinc.com
Natural Choice Ultra: www.nutroprodu cts.com
Newman's Own Organics: www.newmansown organics.com
NutriSource: www.nutrisourc edogfood.com
Organix: www.castorpoll uxpet.com
Performatrin Ultra: www.performatr inultra.com
PHD Viand: www.phdproduct s.com
Pinnacle: www.breeders-choice.com
Prairie: www.naturesvar iety.com
Premium Edge: www.premiumedg epetfood.com
Prime Life: www.ompetprodu cts.com
Royal Canin Natural Blend: www.royalcanin .us
Timberwolf Organics: timberwolforga nics.com
VeRUS: www.veruspetfo ods.com
Wellness: www.oldmotherh ubbard.com
Wellness Simple Food Solutions: www.oldmotherh ubbard.com
Wenawe: www.wenawe.com .uy
Wysong: www.wysong.net
Zinpro: www.lincolnbio tech.com

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2006, 12:27:01 AM »

Thank you sooo much for posting that! I am shocked to not see Nutros on there!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2006, 12:29:42 AM »

Yes thank you...Glad to see my food atill has the ok.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2006, 12:38:26 AM »

lol nevermind there it is. Wouldn't it figure that Natural Choice made the list but not Max Cat or Max Dog, and our picky animals will only eat the Max and not the natural Choice!
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006, 01:09:53 AM »

Natural Choice Ultra made the list not their other two lines of products. Not sure what knocked the regular natural choice line out (anyone know?)

I'm sure the Max was due to the corn.
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2006, 11:07:10 AM »

It said in the article that if a manufacturer's line was listed, it was implied that all the foods they make would be on the approved list.
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2006, 11:56:19 AM »

It said in the article that if a manufacturer's line was listed, it was implied that all the foods they make would be on the approved list.
Thanks for this info.  Our guys are on the Solid Gold Wolf King, which wasn't on the list, although Solid Gold's Millenia and Hund-N-Flocken are.  I was wondering if we needed to switch back to the Hund-N-Flocken, but I guess we are good...
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2006, 12:45:50 PM »

It said in the article that if a manufacturer's line was listed, it was implied that all the foods they make would be on the approved list.

I would have to wonder if that was meant how it sounds since first mate dog food is listed and some of theirs is on the same line as feeding a food like Diamond.
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2006, 03:59:14 PM »

Here's what it says:

"The foods on our list are not the only good foods on the market.  Plus, we've named just one variety in each line by each maker.  Usually, all the other varieties in a given line also meet our criteria."*

*pg 4 column 1   2/2006 Whole Dog Journal

The article is several pages and there is a lot of info. There is a sub-article titled "Yes, Dog Food Can Kill" which goes in to the causes of the mycotoxins (vomitoxin and Alfatoxin) which was found in the Diamond line.  It also suggests that you should always keep the dog food bag around until it's empty so you have the date-code number handy if your dog gets sick from the food.

I do think this magazine is well worth subscribing to...they don't take any advertisements so they really do check all of the research without bias. Wink
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2006, 07:11:10 PM »

It also suggests that you should always keep the dog food bag around until it's empty so you have the date-code number handy if your dog gets sick from the food.>>>

Great idea...thanks for posting it.
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