With modern advances in pet nutrition, dogs seem to live longer than they ever have. Why? Well, Fur Kids Foundation believes that advancements in dog food quality have helped to extend our four-legged friends’ lives, and we want our supporters to have the best information when it comes to their dog food. Below you’ll find a way to rate your dog food that our Board member Mary has been using for a few years and sharing with people she helps at Big Dogs Huge Paws.
This list was developed by Sarah Irick, civil/industrial engineer who is also a Great Dane owner and rescue volunteer. She developed this grading system because she was concerned about what she feed her dogs and wants to help others decide what to feed their own dogs. Many pet owners may not have the time to do hours of research on pet foods and/or nutrition, so Sarah created an easier way to compare labels. The system is available below, or at the Memphis Area Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.
Start with a grade of 100 points and:
Here’s the grading system:
Below are some foods that have already been scored.
Was your dog food on the list? If so, do you think you’ll switch to a better food? Please share this blog with your friends and family. Nutrition makes a big difference in the life of your dog.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!