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So I've been bothering kogeki a lot about stickies and such. I was wondering if we could make this a sticky in the Health and Exercise section.

Ingredient list and definitions:
http://www.redbandannapetfood.com/ingredient.htm


How to grade your dog's food:

Giving Dry Dog Food a Grade: Start with a grade of 100:

1) For every listing of "by-product", subtract 10 points

2) For every non-specific animal source ("meat" or "poultry", meat, meal or fat) reference, subtract 10 points

3) If the food contains BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin, subtract 10 points

4) For every grain "mill run" or non-specific grain source, subtract 5 points

5) If the same grain ingredient is used 2 or more times in the first five ingredients (i.e. "ground brown rice", "brewer’s rice", "rice flour" are all the same grain), subtract 5 points

6) If the protein sources are not meat meal and there are less than 2 meats in the top 3 ingredients, subtract 3 points

7) If it contains any artificial colorants, subtract 3 points

8] If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn, subtract 3 points

9) If corn is listed in the top 5 ingredients, subtract 2 more points

10) If the food contains any animal fat other than fish oil, subtract 2 points

11) If lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is allergic to other protein sources), subtract 2 points

12) If it contains soy or soybeans, subtract 2 points

13) If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog isn’t allergic to wheat), subtract 2 points

14) If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog isn’t allergic to beef), subtract 1 point

15) If it contains salt, subtract 1 point



Extra Credit:

1) If any of the meat sources are organic, add 5 points

2) If the food is endorsed by any major breed group or nutritionist, add 5 points

3) If the food is baked not extruded, add 5 points

4) If the food contains probiotics, add 3 points

5) If the food contains fruit, add 3 points

6) If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains), add 3 points

7) If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free, add 2 points

8) If the food contains barley, add 2 points

9) If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds), add 2 points

10) If the food contains oats or oatmeal, add 1 point

11) If the food contains sunflower oil, add 1 point

12) For every different specific animal protein source (other than the first one; count "chicken" and "chicken meal" as only one protein source, but "chicken" and "" as 2 different sources), add 1 point

13) If it contains glucosamine and chondroitin, add 1 point

14) If the vegetables have been tested for pesticides and are pesticide-free, add 1 point

94-100+ = A
86-93 = B
78-85 = C
70-77 = D
<70 = F

Dog Food scores:
Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium / Score 73 - D

Bil-Jac Select / Score 68 - F

Canidae / Score 112 - A+

Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Ultra Premium / Score 122 - A+

Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult / Score 106 - A+

Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice / Score 23 - F

Purina Benful / Score 17 - F
Purina Come-n-Get It / Score 16 - F
ProPlan Natural Turkey & Barley / Score 103 - A+

Science DietAdvanced Protein Senior 7+ / Score 63 - F

Wolfking Adult Dog (bison) by Solid Gold / Score 97 - A
Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold / Score 93 - D

Diamond Maintenance / Score 64 - F
Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice / Score 92 - B
Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula / Score 99 - A

Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken / Score 110 - A+
 

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out of all the sticky threads... I think this is the best one. I am always referring to this list.
 

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lol, I feel bad for kogeki. I've been bugging him a lot. I'm always thinking of new sticky ideas, and so I pm him because I see him on the most. I just thought it would be helpful to have.
 

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Thanks, I was trying to NOT clutter your inbox. :) Thanks for being so patient!
 

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Hiya

What do you guys think about Iams food, that's what I feed my dogs on but I've just put Iams in on google and it's says that they sponser animal testing.

I've just watched an awful video of about 12 dogs laid on the floor in a lab not even able to get up cause there that over weight is this true does any one know?

Does Iams realy sponser this sort of stuff?
 

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jayse2303 said:
Hiya

What do you guys think about Iams food, that's what I feed my dogs on but I've just put Iams in on google and it's says that they sponser animal testing.

I've just watched an awful video of about 12 dogs laid on the floor in a lab not even able to get up cause there that over weight is this true does any one know?

Does Iams realy sponser this sort of stuff?
What kind of Iams? If you tell me, I'll score it for you. I don't know about the dogs being overweight though. As for Iams sponsoring stuff, I know that it is not a great food, and that most place endorse it because Iams gives them money to do so.
 

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I'll have to watch it when I get home. No media player at work :(
 

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lol thanks for the warning. I'm a big baby! I even cried at last night's episode of Bones. :roll: I'm such a nerd!
 
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