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:
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
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
I love the list that WDJ puts out. I think its a fantastic starting point for choosing a good food.
Thanks for posting.
If there are no Dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went. Will Rogers
Orijen isn't on there
Not a Verus fan but it's better than most.
-Male German Pinscher
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. Hidden Content
People may forget what you said, and people may forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel......
Growing old is Mandatory~Growing Up Optional!:Hidden Content Lucky, Gordon, Sandi, Roxi!!!
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.
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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