Dog Food Rating System

Here is a handy dog food grading system we designed so you can easily calculate a score for your favorite dog food.
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Use the buttons below to calculate a score for your favorite dog food.


Score: 100 A Reset

  1. For each listing of “by-product”.
  2. For each non-specific animal source (“meat” or “poultry”, meat, meal or fat) reference.
  3. If the ingredients include BHA, BHT, or ethoxyquin.
  4. If the ingredients include High Fructose Corn Syrup.
  5. For each grain “mill run” or non-specific grain source.
  6. If the same grain ingredient is used more than once in the first five ingredients (i.e. “ground brown rice”, “brewers rice”, “rice flour” are all the same grain).
  7. If the protein sources are not meat meal and there are less than 2 meats in the top 3 ingredients.
  8. If it contains any artificial colorants.
  9. If it contains ground corn or whole grain corn.
  10. If corn is listed in the top 5 ingredients.
  11. If the dog food ingredients include any animal fat other than fish oil.
  12. If lamb is the only animal protein source (unless your dog is allergic to other protein sources).
  13. If it contains soy or soybeans.
  14. If it contains wheat (unless you know that your dog is not allergic to wheat).
  15. If it contains beef (unless you know that your dog isn’t allergic to beef).
  16. If the dog food ingredients include salt.

Score: 100 A Reset

Extra Credit:

  1. If any of the meat sources are organic.
  2. If the food is endorsed by any major breed group or nutritionist.
  3. If the food is baked not extruded.
  4. If the food contains probiotics.
  5. If the dog food ingredients include fruit.
  6. If the food contains vegetables (NOT corn or other grains)
  7. If the food ingredients are GMO-free.
  8. If the animal sources are hormone-free and antibiotic-free.
  9. If the food contains barley.
  10. If the food contains flax seed oil (not just the seeds).
  11. If the food contains oats or oatmeal.
  12. If the food contains sunflower oil.
  13. 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 ” turkey” as 2 different sources).
  14. If the dog food ingredients include Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
  15. If the vegetables have been tested for pesticides and are pesticide-free.

Score: 100 A Reset

Grading Scale

  • 100+ = A+
  • 94-100 = A
  • 86-93 = B
  • 78-85 = C
  • 70-77 = D
  • 69-59 = F
  • 58 or less =

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