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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!

Natura Pet Products recalls Evo cat and ferret food
November 25th, 2014 at 11:24:19 am

Natura Pet Products has initiated a limited, voluntary recall of certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals. These lots were distributed through independent retailers in CA, GA, MI, MN, NV, PA, TX, VT and Canada, as well as online.

EVO Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food 15.4 LB UPC 5148 541400 Exp. Date 02/19/2016 Lot Code 4300A700D2

EVO Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food 2.2 LB UPC 5148 541402 Exp. Date 02/20/2016 Lot Code 4301A700A4

EVO Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food 2.2 LB UPC 5148 541402 Exp. Date 02/20/2016 Lot Code 4301A700B4

EVO Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food 2.2 LB UPC 5148 541402 Exp. Date 02/20/2016 Lot Code 4301A700C4

EVO Grain Free Ferret Food 6.6 LB UPC 5148 542101 Exp. Date 02/19/2016 Lot Code 4300A700D3

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm424607.htm

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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.

Please note that this isn't an endorsement for any specific products offered for sale, but have fun shopping and enjoy! :)

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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.

Mars Petcare is one of the world's leading pet food and veterinary care providers with presence in over 50 countries.

Upon completion of the transaction, expected in the second half of 2014, the three Procter and Gamble brands will join Mars Petcare's billion dollar stable mates Pedigree, Whiskas, Banfield, and Royal Canin.

http://www.industriesnews.net/story?sid ... 225&cid=27

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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.

Product--------------------------------------------Best By--------------------------Lot Code-----------------UPC Number
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food--05 06 14 ---------------------096 13 SM L2 2A--------------------- 1219033878
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food--05 06 14 ---------------------096 13 SM L2 1A--------------------- 1219033878
18 lb Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food-------05 06 14 ---------------------096 13 SM L2 1A--------------------- 1219033873
40 lb Hubbard Life Maintenance Dog Food--05 06 14 ---------------------096 13 SM L2 2A--------------------- 1219033875
15 lb Joy Combo Cat Food---------------------05 06 14 ---------------------096 13 SM L2 1A--------------------- 7065407721
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food---------------------05 06 14 ---------------------096 13 SM L2 1A--------------------- 7065407713
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food---------------------05 06 14 ---------------------096 13 SM L2 2A--------------------- 7065407713
20 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food------------------05 07 14 ---------------------097 13 SM L2 2A--------------------- 2351780103
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food------------------05 07 14 ---------------------097 13 SM L2 2A--------------------- 2351780104
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food------------------05 07 14 ---------------------097 13 SM L2 1A--------------------- 2351780104

These products were distributed through select retailers, distributors and on-line consumer purchases in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia

No other products/lot numbers are affected by this recall. Customers should immediately discontinue use of any impacted product and contact Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190 for disposition.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm384876.htm
http://www.propet.com/

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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.

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., is expanding the recall to include additional five-ounce packages of dog treats, including:

100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 2 2013”
100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 3 2013”
100% Chicken Breast Treat, lot # “Jun 4 2013”
100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jun 15 2013”
100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jul 8 2013”
100% Chicken Treat, lot # “Jul 11 2013”
100% Teriyaki Chicken Treats, lot # 132881

Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will continue checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm374043.htm

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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.

Only Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food with both the "Best By" date and the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall:
Bag Size 3.5 lb.

"Best By" Date & Production Code OCT 2014 31071083
UPC Code 17800 12679

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm366953.htm

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