|VOM organic||Dogs For Earth||Raw Paw||Organic Paws||Small Batch Pets|
|Certified organic||+99%||+95%||wild organic||+70%||-70%|
|Human Grade Ingredients|
|Human Grade Supplements||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Human Grade Manufacturing|
|Meats from Humanely Raised Animal|
|Disclosure of country of origin|
|Manual confirmation on above criterias|
|Ingredient types (1-5 score)||5||5||5||5||5|
|Favorable legal regulations|
|Average customer reviews||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
1. Degree of Certified Organic (%): 100% certified, 95%, 70%, or <70%. Some consideration is also taken to type of organic certification. For example: Swedish organic (KRAV) > EU organic > USDA organic.
2. Human Grade Ingredients: All ingredients are human grade.
3. Human Grade Supplements: All supplements are human grade.
4. Human Grade Manufacturing: Human food standard manufacturing.
5. Meats from Humanely Raised Animals: Certification that the meat animals are “humanely raised”.
6. Disclosure of country of origin of all ingredients and supplements: Letters of confirmation sent and verified.
7. Manual confirmation on criteria 1-6: Manufacturer manually (email) provided certification on all quality criteria 1-6.
8. Ingredient types: Are the ingredient types protein based? Are they ideal for dogs and other carnivores? (Example: Hidden sugars and other unhealthy or unnecessary ingredients mean instant disqualification.)
9. Number of ingredients: Generally, fewer ingredients normally means higher quality. (There are exceptions to this, and I carefully consider those exceptions.)
10. Regulations: Different countries have different legislations, law enforcements, food processing procedures, levels of corruption and lobbying, and organic certification procedures. Consideration is taken to these variables, even though they sometimes lack clear definitions.
11. Reviews: On-line feedback and reviews from earlier customers (number of reviews and average review score). Checking that the reviews seem authentic.
12. Other: Vague claims or specifications normally mean instant disqualification from the list.
Recommendation: Visit Thixton’s Petsumer List for in-depth listings for the US market. She manually quality checks every product.
Disclaimer: No matter how hard I check facts, mistakes or misinformation may occur. Please do your diligence.