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    Default dog food quiz

    Here's the Quiz ==============================

    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 69 = F

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    Last edited by loveabully; 12-04-2012 at 12:11 PM.

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    Default Re: dog food test

    dang my brain hurts reading that !

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    Default Re: dog food test

    ive seen this before some i agree with some others not so much. when i pick out a dog food though im afraid that is to much to do. did help me somewhat when i was learning about good dog foods long ago.
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    Default Re: dog food quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by loveabully View Post
    Here's the Quiz ==============================

    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 69 = F

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    Or...read our Dog Food Ratings...I'm all for letting someone else do the work!

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    Default Re: dog food test

    I just seen it on another website so I thought I would share

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    Default Re: dog food test

    Quote Originally Posted by loveabully View Post
    I just seen it on another website so I thought I would share

    Sharing is what we are about! I was impressed! Lol!

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    Default Re: dog food test

    Quote Originally Posted by loveabully View Post
    I just seen it on another website so I thought I would share
    thanks for sharing it

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    Default Re: dog food test

    I use the limited diet lamb, which only contains lamb meal.

    I think the dog food ratings could be updated. I feed Remi Nature's Variety Instinct (6 star food according to EBN) but some of the formulas aren't as good as others, and do contain lots of "meal" products and some don't contain anything but. It's still awesome food, but they could be separated.

    If I follow this formula... Lamb Meal Formula is a 92, giving it a B. It would be less, except I didn't subtract points for only having one protein source because Remi is allergic to everything. Maybe I will see how he does on the fish. (NVI is rotatable, so it wouldn't be a huge deal to test)



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    Default Re: dog food test

    Franklin had gotten really bad tear stains from fish an got some sores on his back but that was blue buffalo wilderness salmon now he's on Fromm four star beef frittata an his tear stains are going away his fur is so much nicer so I think I finally found the right food the nvi was my next choice if the Fromm didn't work out but so far so good an for some reason the 26 pound bag of Fromm last a lot longer then blue buffalo bag

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