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    Thumbs up WDJ's 2011 List of Approved dry dog foods

    The Whole Dog Journal (WDJ) has just come out with it's annual list of approved dry dog foods.

    (please don't use this as an opportunity to say how much you don't like the WDJ, this is just another reference for new dog owners attempting to find a good food for their dogs.)

    Listed alphabetically, here are the WDJ's 2011 approved dry foods:

    ADDICTION addictionfoods.com

    ANNAMAET Annamaet Petfoods - a Holistic & Natural Way to Feed Your Pet

    ARTEMIS Artemis - Holistic Approach to Pet Food

    BACK TO BASICS Back To Basics ... The hunt ends March 2011.

    BENCH & FIELD Bench and Field Pet Foods

    BLUE BUFFALO Blue Buffalo — Discover the Best Dog Food and Cat Foods with our Pet Food Comparison Tools

    BLUE SEAL BY NATURE By Nature Pet Foods – Natural and Organic Nutritionally Complete Pet Food

    BREEDER'S CHOICE PINNACLE Pinnacle® - Holistic Limited Ingredient Dog and Cat Foods

    BURNS PET HEALTH Burns Pet Health - natural Food for Dogs and Cats

    CANIDAE Dog Food: All Natural, High Quality, Holistic Pet Food. Dog Foods, Cat Foods, Dog Biscuits

    CANINE CAVIAR Canine Caviar Home

    CASTOR & POLLUX (ORGANIX & ULTRAMIX) Natural Pet Food-Organic Dog Food-Organic Cat Food | Castor & Pollux Pet Works

    CHAMPION PET FOODS (ORIJEN & ACANA) Champion Petfoods | Home

    DELLA NATURA (WENAEWE) Dellanatura oficial dealer Wenaewe Organic Pet Food USA & CANADA

    DIAMOND (TASTE OF THE WILD; PREMIUM EDGE; CHICKEN SOUP) diamond dog food pet product at diamondpetproducts.com

    NATURAL BALANCE www.naturalbalancepet.com

    DOGSWELL Home

    DR. G'S FRESH PET FOOD Dr. G's World's Freshest Holistic Natural Dog Food, Preservative Free Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Premium Dog Food Secrets - Home Page

    DR. TIM'S PET FOOD Dr. Tim's | Premium All Natural Pet Food

    DRS. FOSTER & SMITH Pet Supplies | Dog & Cat Supplies, Pet Meds | DrsFosterSmith.com Pet Products

    EARTHBORN HOLISTIC Home : Earthborn Holistic Pet Food

    EVANGER'S Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company

    FIRSTMATE PET FOODS FirstMate - pet foods

    FROMM FAMILY FOODS Fromm Family Foods - Gourmet Pet Food, Naturally Holistic

    HORIZON PET NUTRITION Horizon Pet Nutrition

    LAUGHING DOG Laughing Dog All Natural Pet Products

    LINCOLN BIOTECH (ZINPRO) www.lincolnbiotech.com

    LOTUS NATURAL FOODS LOTUS Natural Food For Pets

    MERRICK Merrick Pet Foods : merrickpetcare.com

    MULLIGAN STEW Mulligan Stew™ Pet Food : All Natural Pet Nutrition

    NATURA PET PRODUCTS The Healthiest Pet Foods in the World – Natural & Organic Pet Food – Natura Pet Products

    NATURE'S VARIETY Nature's Variety

    OMNIPRO PET FOODS www.omnipropet.com

    PERFECT HEALTH DIET PRODUCTS PHDPRODUCTS.COM

    PET CHEF EXPRESS Pet Chef Express

    PETCUREAN Petcurean Pet Nutrition

    PET VALU (PERFORMATRIN ULTRA) Performatrin Ultra

    PRECISE PET PRODUCTS Precise Pet Products |

    SMARTPAK CANINE (LIVESMART FORMULA) Healthy Solutions for Happy Dogs

    SOLID GOLD Solid Gold Health Products for Pets - Home

    TUFFY'S (NATURAL PLANET ORGANICS; NUTRISOURCE; PUREVITA) Nutri Source Dog Foods

    VERUS PET FOODS VeRUS All natural holistic human grade pet food, dog & cat food

    WELLPET (WELLNESS; HOLISTIC SELECT; SIMPLE SOLUTIONS; CORE) WellPet - The Healthiest Natural Products for Pets

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    I love the list that WDJ puts out. I think its a fantastic starting point for choosing a good food.

    Thanks for posting.
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    Orijen isn't on there

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    Quote Originally Posted by LabbieMama View Post
    CHAMPION PET FOODS (ORIJEN & ACANA) Champion Petfoods | Home
    It's lumped in with Champion.

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    Not a Verus fan but it's better than most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamWu1 View Post
    Not a Verus fan but it's better than most.
    Why not? I haven't fed it, wasn't even aware of it until I moved to PA, but it seems like a decent food for a decent price. Was considering it for my hound mix.

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    I always look forward to that magazine or should I say that letter a sort of type of magazine can't quiet call it a magazine there!!!!!
    I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
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    I actually liked the 2nd part of the article where they explained why several brands did NOT make the list.

    Wish they would also highlight which ones they dropped and why.

    Is my memory bad or wasn't Nutro on the approved list in 2010 or 2009? I notice Natura is still on there (no, I'm not confusing the two).
    Last edited by ajcstr; 02-27-2011 at 12:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajcstr View Post
    I notice Natura is still on there (no, I'm not confusing the two).
    As it should be unless any hard evidence (not anecdotal "I fed Evo and my dog got sick" evidence) of an unacceptable quality decline occurs in Natura foods. Which, to my knowledge, hasn't occurred.

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    Default Best dried dog food for Australia and New Zealand?

    I think I have just found the best dried dog food I've ever had the pleasure to read the ingredients panel for!! It's called ZiwiPeak and is made from grass-fed, hormone-free, raw New Zealand meat, liver and organs that has been air dried! Yes, not cooked!!! It even has Green Lipped Mussel in it. It's grain-free, of course.

    For these fine reasons it's staggeringly expensive . OK if you have a tiny dog or a large bank account . I bought it to use as treats.

    I am blown away by how good this stuff is. It even smells great to my nose - very fresh and flavoursome. The formula I bought is 'Daily Dog Cuisine' Venison. Game meat, hooray! Please buy this product folks, to help bring the price down!

    BTW, no, I am not working for / dating / related to / friends with / invested in or have any other association with the manufacturer by any twist that I am aware of! This is a consumer review - or, technically, an 'owner of the consumer' review.

    The web site is: Ziwipeak - Natural New Zealand Pet Nutrition They do cat food too...
    Last edited by Finster; 03-02-2011 at 10:55 PM.

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