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Here is a list of ingredients and definitions you'll find in your dog's food: http://www.redbandannapetfood.com/ingredient.htm

An updated 2014 website posted by cowsmom: Dog Food Reviews and Ratings | Dog Food Advisor

More websites:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/
http://www.mordanna.com/dogfood/
http://www.feedmypet.com/dog-food-comparison.html

Here are a couple of picture charts to help give you a guideline
as to how your dog would look at different weight stages.
When in
doubt, ask your vet.
:)

http://findavet.us/wp-content/upload...ight_Chart.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_83OotDXqde...ght_chart1.jpg

How to grade your dog's food:

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


Here are some foods that have already been scored. If you don't see your dog's food here, ask and someone will score it for you.
Dog Food scores:


Alpo Prime Cuts / Score 81 C

Artemis Large/Medium Breed Puppy / Score 114 A+

Authority Harvest Baked / Score 116 A+

Authority Harvest Baked Less Active / Score 93 B

Beowulf Back to Basics / Score 101 A+

Bil-Jac Select / Score 68 F

Blackwood 3000 Lamb and Rice / Score 83 C

Blue Buffalo Chicken and Rice / Score 106 A+

Burns Chicken and Brown Rice / Score 107 A+

Canidae / Score 112 A+

Chicken Soup Senior / Score 115 A+

Diamond Maintenance / Score 64 F

Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice / Score 92 B

Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula / Score 99 A

Diamond Performance / Score 85 C

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

[-([-([-([-( Van Patten�s Natural Balance Venison and Brown Rice / Score 106 A+

[-([-([-([-( Van Patten's Duck and Potato / Score 106 A+

EaglePack Holistic / Score 102 A+

Eukanuba Adult / Score 81 C

Eukanuba Puppy / Score 79 C

Flint River Senior / Score 101 A+

Foundations / Score 106 A+

Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold / Score 93 B

Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium / Score 73 D

Innova Dog / Score 114 A+

Innova Evo / Score 114 A+

Innova Large Breed Puppy / Score 122 A+

Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables / Score 110 A+

Member�s Mark Chicken and Rice / Score 84 C

Merrick Wilderness Blend / Score 127 A+

Nature�s Recipe / Score 100 A

Nature�s Recipe Healthy Skin Venison and Rice / Score 116 A+

Nature�s Variety Raw Instinct / Score 122 A+

Nutra Nuggets Super Premium Lamb Meal and Rice / Score 81 C

Nutrience Junior Medium Breed Puppy / Score 101 A+

Nutrisource Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B

Nutro Max Adult / Score 93 B

Nutro Natural Choice Lamb and Rice / Score 98 A

Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy / Score 87 B

Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Wheat Free / Score 86 B

Nutro Natural Choice Senior / Score 95 A

Nutro Ultra Adult / Score 104 A+

Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice / Score 23 F

Premium Edge Chicken, Rice and Vegetables Adult Dry / Score 109 A+

Pro Nature Puppy / Score 80 C

Pro Plan Sensitive Stomach / Score 94 A

Purina Benful / Score 17 F

Purina Dog / Score 62 F

Purina Come-n-Get It / Score 16 F

Purina One Large Breed Puppy / Score 62 F

Royal Canin Boxer / Score 103 A+

Royal Canin Bulldog / Score 100 A+

Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult / Score 106 A+

Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ / Score 63 F

Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies / Score 69 F

Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice / Score 97 A

Solid Gold / Score 99 A

Summit / Score 99 A

Timberwolf Organics Wild & Natural Dry / Score 120 A+

Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken / Score 110 A+

Wolfking Adult Dog (bison) by Solid Gold / Score 97 A
 

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This thread has been cleaned up. I still have about 10-12 foods to rate and add to the list from the 10 pages of posts. I hope this is easier for everyone to read. I've tried to keep it alphabetical too.
 

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

This should be a B not a D. My son and co-worker found this when they were grading some natural food (they work at a natural pet food store). Just thought you would like to know this so that you can fix it.
 

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Hi there,

The food im using isnt there, its a food I think only available in Argentina called Vital Can Junior.
http://www.vital-can.com.ar/pproductos/plineav50c.php

The Vet we use sells this food so thats why we used it, it seems ok, the dogs are healthy, have nice coats and plenty energy. Moto is growing so fast he has a shoulder problem.

The ingredients are as follows,

Chicken Flou, meta flour, wheat, rice, precooked corn, corn gluten, wheat germ, micornized soybean flour, brewers yeast, oatmeal, wheat bran, chicken fat, vegetal oil, rosemary extract and natural flavouring.

VITAMINS,

A, D3, E, K, B1, B2, B6, B12, Folic Acid, Nicotinic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Choline.

Minerals,

Zinc, Copper, Iron, Iodum, Manganese, Selenium


Protein Mín. 30%
Extracto etéreo Mín 20%
Fibre. 3,5%
Calcium Máx. 2%
Mín. 1%

Phosphor Máx.
Mín. 1,2%
0,6%
Minerales totales Máx. 8%
Moisture. 10%
E. M. Perros Min. 4100 Kcal/Kg. M.S.

Can someone please rate this for me, I did try but i couldnt do it very well. Is this a good balanced food?
 

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Does anyone know what Diamond Hi-Energy grades? The place where I buy my current dog food which is Diamond Lamb & Rice has switched out the Lamb & Rice with Hi-Energy. Here are the first few ingredients I could get off the bag.

Meat Meal, Ground Corn, Wheat Flour, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Corn Gluten Meal, Beet Pulp, Natural Chicken Flavor, Potassium Choloride, Salt, Choline Chorloride, Vitamine E supplement

Crude Protein 24.0% Minimum
Crude Fat 20.0% Minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% Maximum
Moisture 10.0% Maximum

If anyone could help me out I'd appreciate it.
 

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Tyson said:
Does anyone know what Diamond Hi-Energy grades? The place where I buy my current dog food which is Diamond Lamb & Rice has switched out the Lamb & Rice with Hi-Energy. Here are the first few ingredients I could get off the bag.

Meat Meal, Ground Corn, Wheat Flour, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Corn Gluten Meal, Beet Pulp, Natural Chicken Flavor, Potassium Choloride, Salt, Choline Chorloride, Vitamine E supplement

Crude Protein 24.0% Minimum
Crude Fat 20.0% Minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% Maximum
Moisture 10.0% Maximum

If anyone could help me out I'd appreciate it.
This is what we have our foster on, because it's what the previous owners were feeding him. We tried to switch him to Lamb and Rice, since it's what our dogs eat, but he had the runs. We think it was due to the stress of being torn from everything he knew, but that's for a different thread. It's not really a good food, seeing as the first 3 ingredients are Meat meal(from an unspecified source), corn(not good if your dog is allergic) and wheat(again, not good if your dog is allergic). Plus, it's not good to see salt that high on the ingredient list.
 

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HausMommy said:
Tyson said:
Does anyone know what Diamond Hi-Energy grades? The place where I buy my current dog food which is Diamond Lamb & Rice has switched out the Lamb & Rice with Hi-Energy. Here are the first few ingredients I could get off the bag.

Meat Meal, Ground Corn, Wheat Flour, Rice Bran, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Corn Gluten Meal, Beet Pulp, Natural Chicken Flavor, Potassium Choloride, Salt, Choline Chorloride, Vitamine E supplement

Crude Protein 24.0% Minimum
Crude Fat 20.0% Minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% Maximum
Moisture 10.0% Maximum

If anyone could help me out I'd appreciate it.
This is what we have our foster on, because it's what the previous owners were feeding him. We tried to switch him to Lamb and Rice, since it's what our dogs eat, but he had the runs. We think it was due to the stress of being torn from everything he knew, but that's for a different thread. It's not really a good food, seeing as the first 3 ingredients are Meat meal(from an unspecified source), corn(not good if your dog is allergic) and wheat(again, not good if your dog is allergic). Plus, it's not good to see salt that high on the ingredient list.
Thanks I'll try to look around for something better.
 

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dog food

I know that Ol Roy is probably one of the loweer graded foods. but honestly, i cannot afford to pay much more than 10 bucks for atleast 20 pounds for food. i must be a terrible owner. cheeto seems to like it though and he seems healthy also.
does anyone know of and inexpensive food that would fit my budget????
 

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ephemeral said:
I know that Ol Roy is probably one of the loweer graded foods. but honestly, i cannot afford to pay much more than 10 bucks for atleast 20 pounds for food. i must be a terrible owner. cheeto seems to like it though and he seems healthy also.
does anyone know of and inexpensive food that would fit my budget????
Diamond Lamb Meal and Rice is only about $25 for a 40lb. bag. It's a decent food - much better than Ol Roy. The Petco in my town sells Diamond.
 

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ephemeral said:
I know that Ol Roy is probably one of the loweer graded foods. but honestly, i cannot afford to pay much more than 10 bucks for atleast 20 pounds for food. i must be a terrible owner. cheeto seems to like it though and he seems healthy also.
does anyone know of and inexpensive food that would fit my budget????
Just for perspective, remember they'll eat A LOT less of the "good stuff". I went 3 months on one 40 lb. bag of Nutro ($35 on sale) for Harley (65lbs at last check-up). That's like just over $10 a month. Not too bad for high quality kibble. :D
 

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ephemeral said:
I know that Ol Roy is probably one of the loweer graded foods. but honestly, i cannot afford to pay much more than 10 bucks for atleast 20 pounds for food. i must be a terrible owner. cheeto seems to like it though and he seems healthy also.
does anyone know of and inexpensive food that would fit my budget????
Just for perspective, remember they'll eat A LOT less of the "good stuff". I went 3 months on one 40 lb. bag of Nutro ($35 on sale) for Harley (65lbs at last check-up). That's like just over $10 a month. Not too bad for high quality kibble. :D
Lucky!! I was feeding Bella and Remy Diamond Lamb Meal and Rice at $25 for 40lbs. They eat the same amount of Timberwolf (3 cups), but that stuff is $53 for 33lbs! They go through 33 lbs. of food in about 3 weeks.
 

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I recently shared this thread woth a friend who lives & breathes for her Goldie :D . I'm curious if this formula for rating dog food is appropriate for other breeds as well. She was ready to go get her pooch's tummy pumped when she read the rating for Purina Beneful (her current brand) :lol: .
 

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I see, so if I feed Cheeto about 4-6 cups of Ol Roy then maybe I can feed him 3-4 cups of higher quality food? That is really something to consider, thanks for the eye opener.....and once I get thru with school I should be able to afford the better food with out worrying about the $$$$. :oops:
 

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I see, so if I feed Cheeto about 4-6 cups of Ol Roy then maybe I can feed him 3-4 cups of higher quality food?
That's usually the case, yep! In my situation, feeding a higher quality food has kept my allergy-prone female pit bull out of the vet's office, which has saved us a TON of money. Being on a high quality kibble has boosted her immune system to the point where she can finally go outside in the spring/summer without breaking out into hives!
 

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I see, so if I feed Cheeto about 4-6 cups of Ol Roy then maybe I can feed him 3-4 cups of higher quality food? That is really something to consider, thanks for the eye opener.....and once I get thru with school I should be able to afford the better food with out worrying about the $$$$. :oops:
I see you are in Georgia. You guys have a Tractor Supply chain down there. I'd check them out for food. We buy our Diamond Lamb and Rice there. It's about $20 for 40 lbs of food. :wink:
 
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