GoodGuide's Dog Food Ratings: Which Products Are Best and Worst?
Science Diet Adult Advanced Fitness Gourmet Turkey Entrée tops the list of more than 300 wet dog food products, with Ol' Roy Dog Food Hearty Cuts In Gravy with Beef finishing last.
Consumer Ally has teamed up with GoodGuide, whose experts have rated more than 65,000 consumer goods -- including food, toys, personal care and household products -- using factors that include concern for the environment, personal health and social responsibility, as consumers begin increasingly to consider those in addition to price.
ratings also include a brief explanation for each category, though the user can drill down into each score for more detail. The health score measures a product's potential health impact on consumers. The environment score is based on the impact of the product in question and the company's overall policies and practices. The society score evaluates social impact, which can include treatment of workers, workplace diversity, community involvement and corporate ethics.As we wrote about on Friday, pet food is easily the most requested item by GoodGuide users, and the full ratings were published today, including its pet food ratings methodology. Because GoodGuide rated both dry and wet food for cats and dogs, we've decided to publish two separate article on ratings. You can read about the dog food ratings below, and the cat food ratings here.
GoodGuide rated 543 dry dog food products, which also included useful information for consumers on dry dog food. Below are its top-five best and worst products. In order to avoid repetition of a particular brand (Science Diet monopolized the top 31 slots, while
Kibbles 'n Bits accounted for 7 of the 10 worst), we've skipped ahead to the next best or worst brand.
The Best Dry Dog Food
- Science Diet Adult Healthy Mobility (7.4)
- Innova Senior Dry Dog Food 15 Lb (7.2)
- California Natural Lamb Meal & Rice Adult Large Bites Dry Dog Food, 15 Lb (7.1)
- Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy (7.0)
- Evo Turkey & Chicken Formula, 28.6 Lb (7.0)
- Beneful Playful Life (5.6)
- Ol' Roy Dog Food Krunchy Bites & Bones, 40lb (5.2)
- Purina Little Bites Dog Food (5.1)
- Nature's Recipe Adult Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe (4.9)
- Kibbles 'n Bits Wholesome Medley (4.9)
GoodGuide also rated 346 wet dog food products, which also included useful information on wet dog food. Below are its top-five best and worst products. In order to avoid repetition of a particular brand, we've skipped ahead to the next best or worst brand.
The Best Wet Dog Food
- Science Diet Adult Advanced Fitness Gourmet Turkey Entree (7.4)
- Innova Adult Dog Flex Beef & Barley Stew, 13.2 Oz (6.8)
- Evo 95% Chicken & Turkey, 13.2 Ounce (6.7)
- Wellness Simple Food Solutions Salmon & Rice Formula (6.6)
- Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Bison Formula, 3 Lb (6.6)
- Alpo Chop House Originals Filet Mignon Flavor (5.3)
- Chef Michael's Herb Chicken Flavor (5.3)
- Beneful Prepared Meals Simmered Chicken Medley (5.3)
- Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Food For Dogs Chicken & Rice Dinner In Meaty Juices (5.3)
- Ol' Roy Dog Food Hearty Cuts In Gravy with Beef, 22oz (5.2)