Nutrition

 

INGREDIENT Points
(Add or Subtract)
New Score
For every listing of “By-Product” -10
For every Non-Specific Animal Source (“Meat” or “Poultry”, Meat, Meal or Fat) reference -10
For every Grain “Mill Run” or Non-Specific Grain Source – 5
Same Grain ingredient used 2 or more times in the first 5 ingredients.
(example: ground brown rice, brewer’s rice, and rice flour are all the same grain)
– 5
Corn listed in the top 5 ingredients -2
Protein Sources are not meat meal and there are less than 2 meats in the top 3 ingredients – 3
If Lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is allergic to other protein sources) – 2
Food is Baked NOT Extruded + 5
Food is endorsed by any major breed group or nutritionist + 5
Animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free + 2
Vegetables have been tested for pesticides and ARE Pesticide-Free + 1
Any of the meat sources are Organic + 5
For every different specific animal protein source, other than the 1st one.   (example: Count “chicken” & “chicken meal” as only 1 protein source, BUT count “chicken” & “fish” as 2 different sources) + 1
IF THE FOOD CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING:
BHA, BHT, or Ethoxyquin – 10
Any Artificial Colorants – 3
Ground Corn or Whole Grain Corn – 3
Any Animal Fat (other than Fish Oil) – 2
Soy or Soybeans – 2
Salt – 1
Wheat (unless you know that your dog isn’t allergic to wheat) – 2
Beef (unless you know that your dog isn’t allergic to beef) – 1
Fruit + 3
Barley + 2
Probiotics + 3
Vegetables (NOT Corn or Other Grains) + 3
Flax Seed Oil (not just the seeds) + 2
Oats or Oatmeal + 1
Sunflower Oil + 1
Glucosamine & Chondroitin + 1
TOTAL POINTS HERE

100   +/-     =   _______

Grade Scale

100+ = A+          94-100 = A          86-93 = B          78-85 = C          70-77 = D          69-below = F

SEE THE DOG FOODS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN SCORED.
For convenience we have listed the dog foods Alphabetically by Brand & then by Numerically by
Alphabetically by Brand
Brand Score Grade
Authority Harvest Baked 116 A+
Bil-Jac Select 68 F
Canidae 112 A+
Chicken Soup Senior 115 A+
Diamond Maintenance 64 F
Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice 92 B
Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula 99 A
Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Ultra Premium 122 A+
Dick Van Patten’s Duck and Potato 106 A+
Eagle Pack Holistic 119 A+
Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken 114 A+
Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Puppy 94 A
Eagle Pack Natural 94 A
Eukanuba Large Breed Adult 83 C
Eukanuba Natural Lamb and Rice 87 B
Flint River Ranch (non-specific fat source) 92 B
Foundations 106 A+
Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold 93 A
Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium 73 D
Iams Large Breed 83 C
Innova Dog 114 A+
Innova Evo 114 A+
Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables 110 A+
Kirkland Signature Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable 108 A+
Natural Balance Duck and Potato 114 A+
Nutrisource Lamb and Rice 87 B
Nutro Chicken, Rice, & Oatmeal (non-specific fat source) 85 C
Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy 87 B
Nutro Natural choice Lamb and Rice 85 C
Ol Roy 9 F
Pedigree Complete Nutrition 42 F
Pedigree Adult Complete 14 F
Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice 23 F
Pro Plan All Breed 68 F
Pro Plan Natural Turkey & Barley 103   A+
Purina Beneful 17 F
Purina Dog 62 F
Purina Come-n-Get It 16 F
Royal Canin Bulldog 100   A+
Royal Canin Dachshund 28 Formula 97 A
Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult 106   A+
Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice 97 A
Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ 63 F
Science Diet chicken adult maintenance 45 F
Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies 69 F
Solid Gold Bison
Taste of theWild
            123             121   A+
A+
Timberwolf Organics Lamb and Venison 136   A+
Wellness Just for Puppy 117   A+
Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken 110   A+
Solid Gold Wolfking Adult Dog (Bison)         106        A+
TLC Whole life natural Pet Food
106 A+

Numerical by Score
Brand Score Grade
Timberwolf Organics Lamb and Venison 136   A+
Solid Gold Bison 123   A+
Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Ultra Premium Score 122   A+
Eagle Pack Holistic Score 119   A+
Wellness Just for Puppy Score 117   A+
Authority Harvest Baked Score 116   A+
Chicken Soup Senior Score 115   A+
Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken Score 114   A+
Innova Dog Score 114   A+
Innova Evo Score 114   A+
Natural Balance Duck and Potato Score 114   A+
Canidae Score 112   A+
Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables Score 110   A+
Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken Score 110   A+
Kirkland Signature Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable Score 108   A+
Dick Van Patten’s Duck and Potato Score 106   A+
Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult 106   A+
Foundations 106   A+
ProPlan Natural Turkey & Barley 103   A+
Royal Canin Bulldog 100   A+
Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula 99 A
Royal Canin Dachshund 28 Formula 97 A
Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice 97 A
Solid Gold Wolfking Adult Dog (Bison) 97 A A
Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Puppy 94 A A
Eagle Pack Natural 94 A A
Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) 93 A A
Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice 92 B B
Diamond Taste of the Wild (All life Stages)
Flint River Ranch (non-specific fat source)
101
92 B
  A+
B
Eukanuba Natural Lamb and Rice 87 B B
Nutrisource Lamb and Rice 87 B B
Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy 87 B
Nutro Chicken, Rice, & Oatmeal (non-specific fat source) 85 C
Nutro Natural choice Lamb and Rice 85 C
Eukanuba Large Breed Adult 83 C
Iams Large Breed 83 C
Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium 73 D
Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies 69 F
Bil-Jac Select 68 F
Pro Plan All Breed 68 F
Diamond Maintenance 64 F
Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ 63 F
Purina Dog 62 F
Science Diet chicken adult maintenance 45 F
Pedigree Complete Nu 42 F
Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice 23 F
Purina Beneful 17 F
Purina Come-n-Get It 16 F
Pedigree Adult Complete 14 F
Ol Roy 9 F

***Thank you Smith Poodles for the information on this page!***

No ingredient in TLC includes ethoxyquin, nor do we use it in the formula. TLC’s salmon meats and oils NEVER contain ethoxyquin. We work directly with our fish meal suppliers and pay them a premium to have TLC salmon meal and salmon oil preserved naturally with Vitamin E, Citric acid and Rosemary extract instead of ethoxyquin chemical preservative. In addition, all of TLC’s fish products are tested for ethoxyquin by independent labs before we accept them, to ensure compliance with TLC’s zero ethoxyquin pledge. We do not use any artificial preservatives in the formula so we would not have any BHA or BHT in our dog food either as our formula is only preserved naturally with rosemary extract.
If you have any other questions, please let me know.

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