The Dog Food Project
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How does your Dog Food Brand compare?
Are you concerned about the dry food your dog is eating? Looking for detailed information about certain food ingredients? Confused about inconsistent information about dogfood from pet food manufacturers? Need help comparing dog food brands and finding a better one?
Then you are exactly where I was when I first heard about the disgusting materials some pet food manufacturers put into their products. I picked up a bag of Science Diet and consciously looked at the ingredient list for the first time. Even without any previous knowledge I could see that it did not include any real meat and was preserved with the same chemicals I avoid in human food products. I never bought another bag of Science Diet and started researching and comparing products. One of the things I learned was that any commercial sources are best avoided if you want hard facts, not biased "infomercial" style sales pitches trying to sell you one product or another. Hopefully you will find this site helpful, make up your own mind about different food brands and their quality, choose a better food and who knows - maybe even save some money.
Questions? Feel free to send me an email!
Making better choices pays off!
May 16th, 2014 at 3:37:08 pm
I'm always happy to help pet owners to make better choices, but of course retailers and other businesses as well! As a thank you the nice folks at SitStay are offering a 10% off deal when you enter the coupon code THEDOGFOODPROJECT at check out.
Procter & Gamble sells IAMS, Eukanuba and Natura to Mars
April 10th, 2014 at 11:31:10 am
Procter and Gamble Company Wednesday announced that confectionary and veterinary products major Mars, Incorporated has agreed to buy three of its pet food brands IAMS, Eukanuba and Natura in the United States and Latin America for $2.9 billion in cash to expand Mars Petcare business.
Pro-Pet LLC, recall due to possible salmonella
February 06th, 2014 at 12:19:42 pm
Pro-Pet LLC, St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods for possible Salmonella contamination. A single field test indicated products manufactured during a two day period, on a single production line may have the potential for Salmonella contamination. Pro-Pet LLC is voluntarily recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.
Bailey’s Choice Expands Recall of Dog Treats in Georgia
November 07th, 2013 at 12:41:41 pm
Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the expanded recall of particular packages of Bailey’s Choice dog treats sold in Georgia. These products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and should be discarded.
Recall: Purina ONE beyOnd - salmonella contamination
August 30th, 2013 at 2:56:21 pm
Nestlé Purina Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food due to salmonella contamination.
Iams and Eukanuba Recall - Possible Salmonella
August 14th, 2013 at 7:59:33 pm
Procter & Gamble announced a recall of the following products today:
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