Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Pet Health

The 2014 list of the most trusted pet foods announced

See also

The annual report published by features a list of companies that make the cut after being evaluated for providing high quality pet foods. The list is published by industry veteran, Susan Thixton. She is known for scrutinizing pet foods, putting them to the test, and taking on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an effort to help raise awareness about pet food safety.

The criteria used to evaluate the pet foods to decide which ones would make the list includes such factors as country of origin, ingredient quality, company transparency, and customer service by the company. The list uses ingredients that are USDA inspected and approved.

One company included in the list was Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation.

“What an honor it is to be included in this wonderful list of trusted pet foods,” said Will Post, president of Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “Susan Thixton, of, is passionate about making sure that only the best of the best make that list. Her efforts are endless in the pet food industry and making the list says a lot about the quality of our products.”

The list provides consumers important information and benefits that trusted pet food companies have to offer. For example, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation offers such things as pet food made in the USA and the use of BPA free packaging. They use only USDA inspected and approved meats, and they avoid unnatural ingredients or those that are deemed potentially harmful to a pet, while still providing a balanced diet. Their foods focus on having all meat-based products and avoiding such things as grains, carbohydrates, artificial colors, and by-products.

Millions of consumers are searching for safer pet food options amidst this $19 billion per year industry. With the help of the media, pet owners are becoming more savvy to the problems and dangers of pet foods being manufactured in China and the extremely low inspection rate of pet foods by the USDA. Consumers can use this information as a helpful tool when deciding which pet foods to purchase.

“This is a critical report that has been thoroughly evaluated in order to ensure that everyone it deserves to be there,” added Post. “We are thrilled to be on that list and that our products were recognized for their high quality. Susan is a true hero for the millions of pets out there, as her work helps keep them safer and healthier.”

Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation is based in New York. Their mission is to provide the public with high quality pet food options for dogs and cats. Their line of pet foods focuses on the highest quality ingredients that provide maximum nutrition and avoid all bi-products and other ingredients that would generally be unnatural in a pet’s diet. For more information on Hound & Gatos, visit their website.

Visit to learn more. To order a complete copy of the 2014 list, visit this website page for details and pricing information.

Subscribe above to be alerted when more articles are published; your email address will not be shared.

Email if you have comments or a story you would like me to share. I currently write as NJ Animal Rescue Examiner, National Cats Examiner, National Pet Health Examiner, and National General Pets Examiner. Follow me on Twitter and visit us on Facebook for news and updates.



  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!