2011 Whole Dog Journal Food List

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Smart_Family, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    This is the 2011 list put out by the Whole Dog Journal. Mind you they are very picky about what makes the cut.

    Listed alphabetically, here are the WDJ's 2011 approved dry foods:

    ADDICTION addictionfoods.com

    ANNAMAET Annamaet Petfoods - a Holistic & Natural Way to Feed Your Pet

    ARTEMIS Artemis - Holistic Approach to Pet Food

    BACK TO BASICS Back To Basics ... The hunt ends March 2011.

    BENCH & FIELD Bench and Field Pet Foods

    BLUE BUFFALO Blue Buffalo — Discover the Best Dog Food and Cat Foods with our Pet Food Comparison Tools

    BLUE SEAL BY NATURE By Nature Pet Foods – Natural and Organic Nutritionally Complete Pet Food

    BREEDER'S CHOICE PINNACLE Pinnacle® - Holistic Limited Ingredient Dog and Cat Foods

    BURNS PET HEALTH Burns Pet Health - natural Food for Dogs and Cats

    CANIDAE Dog Food: All Natural, High Quality, Holistic Pet Food. Dog Foods, Cat Foods, Dog Biscuits

    CANINE CAVIAR Canine Caviar Home

    CASTOR & POLLUX (ORGANIX & ULTRAMIX) Natural Pet Food-Organic Dog Food-Organic Cat Food | Castor & Pollux Pet Works

    CHAMPION PET FOODS (ORIJEN & ACANA) Champion Petfoods | Home

    DELLA NATURA (WENAEWE) Dellanatura oficial dealer Wenaewe Organic Pet Food USA & CANADA

    DIAMOND (TASTE OF THE WILD; PREMIUM EDGE; CHICKEN SOUP) diamond dog food pet product at diamondpetproducts.com

    NATURAL BALANCE www.naturalbalancepet.com


    DR. G'S FRESH PET FOOD Dr. G's World's Freshest Holistic Natural Dog Food, Preservative Free Dry Dog Food, Dry Cat Food and Premium Dog Food Secrets - Home Page

    DR. TIM'S PET FOOD Dr. Tim's | Premium All Natural Pet Food

    DRS. FOSTER & SMITH Pet Supplies | Dog & Cat Supplies, Pet Meds | DrsFosterSmith.com Pet Products

    EARTHBORN HOLISTIC Home : Earthborn Holistic Pet Food

    EVANGER'S Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Company

    FIRSTMATE PET FOODS FirstMate - pet foods

    FROMM FAMILY FOODS Fromm Family Foods - Gourmet Pet Food, Naturally Holistic

    HORIZON PET NUTRITION Horizon Pet Nutrition

    LAUGHING DOG Laughing Dog All Natural Pet Products

    LINCOLN BIOTECH (ZINPRO) www.lincolnbiotech.com


    MERRICK Merrick Pet Foods : merrickpetcare.com

    MULLIGAN STEW Mulligan Stewâ„¢ Pet Food : All Natural Pet Nutrition

    NATURA PET PRODUCTS The Healthiest Pet Foods in the World – Natural & Organic Pet Food – Natura Pet Products

    NATURE'S VARIETY Nature's Variety

    OMNIPRO PET FOODS www.omnipropet.com


    PET CHEF EXPRESS Pet Chef Express

    PETCUREAN Petcurean Pet Nutrition

    PET VALU (PERFORMATRIN ULTRA) Performatrin Ultra

    PRECISE PET PRODUCTS Precise Pet Products |

    SMARTPAK CANINE (LIVESMART FORMULA) Healthy Solutions for Happy Dogs

    SOLID GOLD Solid Gold Health Products for Pets - Home


    VERUS PET FOODS VeRUS All natural holistic human grade pet food, dog & cat food

    WELLPET (WELLNESS; HOLISTIC SELECT; SIMPLE SOLUTIONS; CORE) WellPet - The Healthiest Natural Products for Pets

    This is just a starting point for people who may be overwhelmed by the options available. However, just because it's on this list does not mean it's an option for every dog. Every dog and every breed at that has different needs, especially giant breed pups.
  2. stephanieb

    stephanieb Member

    Great resource. Thank you!
  3. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    You're welcome :)
  4. Kellysmithfa

    Kellysmithfa New Member

    who on the list makes Large breed puppy?
  5. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    Wellness and Orijen do off the top of my head. Orijen is pretty expensive though. Chicken Soup has a large breed puppy as well. Giant breed puppies such as mastiffs should be on a quality adult or all life stages food. Certain formulas of Canidae, Acana, Orijen and Taste of the Wild are examples of all life stages foods that are appropriate for mastiff pups.
  6. dmouse66

    dmouse66 New Member

    I do have to chime in as I'm not the only one who experienced this... read the label. Large & giant breeds have an issue digesting chicken fats... it causes diarreha. It cannot be in the top 8 ingredients. I had 2aistlin on Diamond large breed puppy /amb & rice (27% protein, 15% fat, 342 calories per cup) and was topping with (diamond brand) Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul and he had very runny stools until I took him off it. Others I know had the same issue with chicken fat as a main ingredient.
  7. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    The ratio of calcium to phosphorus is very important as well. Chicken is a common allergen in many dogs, as well as corn among other things.
  8. Kellysmithfa

    Kellysmithfa New Member

    What one on her would you recommed for Mastiff Puppy. She is on Eagle Pack large breed puppy now.
  9. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    Eagle Pack does have a Giant Breed Puppy that is the only puppy formula really appropriate for Mastiff pups. I feed Taste of the Wild Sierra Mountain but Sierra Mountain is the only Taste of the Wild formula appropriate for a mastiff puppy. You could also feed Acana Pacifica or Wild Prairie. The Orijen all life stages is good except for the Regional Red but it is expensive. The Petcurean Now Adult grain free is okay for giant breeds as is Fromm Surf and Turf. I'm not sure what Eagle Pack Giant breed costs as our feed store doesn't have it but price wise the lower end of the spectrum would be Taste of the Wild. There may be more on this list but these formulas are what I'm familiar with.
  10. Kellysmithfa

    Kellysmithfa New Member

    it is like 37 for a big bag. Do you think I should keep her on that?
  11. aphayes96

    aphayes96 New Member

    Thanks for the list! This is great info!
  12. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

  13. Kellysmithfa

    Kellysmithfa New Member

    Thanks. I might try TOTW
  14. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    You're welcome :)
  15. Kellysmithfa

    Kellysmithfa New Member

    Can I mix Sierra Mountain and Eagle pack together?
  16. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    Long term or to transition? When transitioning puppies you should always mix the old food with the new food gradually to get the puppy's system used to it. The first 3-5 days give 75% old, 25% new, the next 3-5 50% old 50% new and then finally 25% old and 75% new for 3-5 days before going to 100% new. If you're talking long term I suppose you could but personally I'm not a fan. I like to know exactly what food causes issues if something were to happen.
  17. Kellysmithfa

    Kellysmithfa New Member

    I was thinking long term. I like the better quality in Sierra Mountain but that Eagle Pack is more specialized for puppy? I just can't decide.
  18. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    You really don't need a puppy formula period. Taste of the Wild is an all life stages food which means it's nutritionally good for puppies right up to senior dogs. In general puppy formulas are a gimmick as are senior formulas. They cost more and are almost identical to adult formulas and all life stage formulas. I only mentioned Eagle Pack because so many people buy large breed puppy foods for their giant breed puppies and Eagle Pack is the only one to have an actual Giant Breed Puppy formula.
  19. Smart_Family

    Smart_Family Dog Food Guru

    Just wanted to add to this that recently some lesser quality foods have been recalled for Aflatoxin which is a corn fungus that can be lethal to dogs. While Taste of the Wild has not been recalled yet they are made by the same company and possibly in the same factories as some of these foods so I have transitioned my dogs over to Earthborn Holistics. The ingredients and price are very similar to Taste of the Wild. Taste of the Wild is still currently a good food, but I personally do not feel comfortable feeding it any longer.
  20. tyhatts

    tyhatts New Member

    what forlmula of Earthborn are you feeding ?

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