Extreme Dog Fuel (Dry)

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Rating: ★★½☆☆

Extreme Dog Fuel receives the Advisor’s second-lowest tier rating of 2.5 stars.

The Extreme Dog Fuel product line includes two dry dog foods, each claimed to meet AAFCO nutrient profiles for adult maintenance.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Extreme Dog Fuel 26-18 Professional Formula (3 stars)
  • Extreme Dog Fuel 24-18 Performance Formula (2 stars)

Extreme Dog Fuel 24-18 Performance Formula was selected to represent both products in the line for this review.

Extreme Dog Fuel 24-18 Performance

Dry Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 27% | Fat = 20% | Carbs = 45%

Ingredients: Chicken by-product meal, ground corn, brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), rice bran, meat and bone meal, beet pulp, ground wheat, corn gluten meal, brewers dried yeast, salt, potassium chloride, liver digest, vitamin E supplement, lecithin, vitamin B12 supplement, choline chloride, rice flour, garlic, zinc oxide, ascorbic acid, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, manganous oxide, biotin, vitamin A acetate, copper oxide, calcium pantothenate, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), potassium iodide, folic acid, sodium selenite, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (a source of vitamin K activity), vitamin D3 supplement, tetra sodium phosphate, Yucca schidigera extract

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.3%

Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis24%18%NA
Dry Matter Basis27%20%45%
Calorie Weighted Basis22%40%38%

The first ingredient in this dog food is chicken by-product meal, a dry rendered product of slaughterhouse waste. It’s made from what’s left of a slaughtered chicken after all the prime cuts have been removed.

In addition to organs (the nourishing part), this stuff can contain almost anything — feet, beaks, undeveloped eggs — anything except feathers.

On the brighter side, by-product meals are meat concentrates and contain nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken.

In any case, although this item contains all the amino acids a dog needs, we consider chicken by-products an inexpensive, lower quality ingredient.

The second ingredient is corn. Corn is an inexpensive and controversial cereal grain. And aside from its energy content, this grain is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

For this reason, we do not consider corn a preferred component in any dog food.

The third ingredient is brown rice, a complex carbohydrate that (once cooked) can be fairly easy to digest. However, aside from its natural energy content, rice is of only modest nutritional value to a dog.

The fourth ingredient is chicken fat. Chicken fat is obtained from rendering chicken, a process similar to making soup in which the fat itself is skimmed from the surface of the liquid.

Chicken fat is high in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid essential for life. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing, chicken fat is actually a quality ingredient.

The fifth ingredient is rice bran, a healthy by-product of milling whole grain rice. The bran is the fiber-rich outer layer of the grain containing starch, protein, fat as well as vitamins and minerals.

The sixth ingredient is meat and bone meal, a dry “rendered product from mammal tissues, including bone, exclusive of any added blood, hair, hoof, horn, hide trimmings, manure, stomach and rumen contents”.1

Meat and bone meal can have a lower digestibility than most other meat meals.

Scientists believe this decreased absorption may be due to the ingredient’s higher ash and lower essential amino acid content.2

What’s worse, this particular item is anonymous. Since there’s no mention of a specific animal, this ingredient could come from almost anywhere: spoiled supermarket meat, roadkill, dead, diseased or dying livestock — even euthanized farm animals.

Even though meat and bone meals are still considered protein-rich meat concentrates, we do not consider a generic ingredient like this a quality item.

The seventh ingredient is beet pulp. Beet pulp is a controversial ingredient, a high fiber by-product of sugar beet processing.

Some denounce beet pulp as an inexpensive filler while others cite its outstanding intestinal health and blood sugar benefits.

We only call your attention here to the controversy and believe the inclusion of beet pulp in reasonable amounts in most dog foods is entirely acceptable.

The eighth ingredient is wheat. Wheat is another cereal grain and subject to the same issues as corn (previously discussed).

The ninth ingredient is corn gluten meal. Gluten is the rubbery residue remaining once corn has had most of its starchy carbohydrate washed out of it.

Although corn gluten meal contains 60% protein, this ingredient would be expected to have a lower biological value than meat.

And less costly plant-based products like this can notably boost the total protein reported on the label — a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

From here, the list goes on to include a number of other items.

But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of this product.

With six notable exceptions

First, we find brewers yeast which can be a controversial item. Although it’s a by-product of the beer making process, this ingredient is rich in minerals and other healthy nutrients.

Fans believe yeast repels fleas and supports the immune system.

Critics argue yeast ingredients can be linked to allergies. This may be true, but (like all allergies) only if your particular dog is allergic to the yeast itself.

In addition, a vocal minority insists yeast can increase the risk of developing the life-threatening condition known as bloat. However, this is a claim we’ve not been able to scientifically verify.

In any case, unless your dog is specifically allergic to it, yeast can still be considered a nutritious additive.

What’s more noteworthy here is that brewers yeast contains about 48% protein, a factor that must be considered when judging the actual meat content of this dog food.

Next, liver digest is made from the enzymatic breakdown of liver tissue. Digests are commonly used by pet food manufacturers as flavor enhancers.

Normally, a digest can be considered an acceptable ingredient. However, in this case, the digest is of lower quality — made from the organ tissue of an unnamed (generic) source species.

Next, garlic can be a controversial item. Although many favor the ingredient for its claimed health benefits, garlic has been linked to Heinz body anemia in dogs.3

In addition, garlic is also officially classified as “toxic to dogs” by the Poison Control Center of the ASPCA.4

So, even when used in only small amounts, one must weigh the questionable benefits of feeding garlic against its proven tendency to cause subclinical damage to the red blood cells of the animal.5

In addition, we find no mention of probiotics, friendly bacteria applied to the surface of the kibble after processing to help with digestion.

Next, the minerals listed here do not appear to be chelated. And that can make them more difficult to absorb. Non-chelated minerals are usually associated with lower quality dog foods.

And lastly, this dog food contains menadione, a controversial form of vitamin K linked to liver toxicity, allergies and the abnormal break-down of red blood cells.

Since vitamin K isn’t required by AAFCO in either of its dog food nutrient profiles, we question the use of this substance in any canine formulation.

Extreme Dog Fuel
The Bottom Line

Judging by its ingredients alone, Extreme Dog Fuel looks like a below-average dry product.

But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 27%, a fat level of 20% and estimated carbohydrates of about 45%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 28% and a mean fat level of 20%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 44% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 72%.

Near-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical dry dog food.

When you consider the protein-boosting effect of the corn gluten meal and brewers dried yeast, this looks like the profile of a kibble containing a moderate amount of meat.

Bottom line?

Extreme Dog Fuel is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of chicken by-product meal as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 2.5 stars.

Not recommended.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.

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Notes and Updates

11/18/2014 Last Update

  1. Association of American Feed Control Officials, 2008 Edition
  2. Shirley RB and Parsons CM, Effect of Ash Content on Protein Quality of Meat and Bone Meal, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Poultry Science, 2001 80: 626-632
  3. Yamato et al, Heinz Body hemolytic anemia with eccentrocytosis from ingestion of Chinese chive (Allium tuberosum) and garlic (Allium sativum) in a dog, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 41:68-73 (2005)
  4. Garlic, Poison Control Center, ASPCA
  5. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant DVM, Veterinary Toxicologist, Vice President and Medical Director, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in an interview with Dr. Bernadine D. Cruz for Pet Life Radio, Pets Have a Real Taste for Danger
  • Elena

    All I can say is this comment made my day!

  • Shawna

    You are probably right!! :(

  • beaglemom

    I think it’s just easier and cheaper to live in a bubble of blissful ignorance like this person :(

  • Shawna

    I would no more feed a food made with meat and bone meal and corn gluten meal etc to my dogs than I would feed my kids Swanson TV dinners every night day after day. However my dogs sleep with me and go on vacations with the family etc. I’m sure not all view their dogs in that same way. Or maybe it’s that they don’t understand the importance of nutrition?

  • Pattyvaughn

    Comparing garbage to garbage, yes, you’re right, it is cheap garbage. They do have that going for them. BTW I don’t have to feed this to my dogs to know I would never want to feed this to my dogs, I just have to read the ingredients list. This website wasn’t really designed for people who don’t care what they feed their dog. It was designed for people who do care and so far it’s the best one I’ve found.

  • LabsRawesome

    Ingredient lists don’t lie. This food is terrible.

  • HC

    I laugh at the guy making judgements on this food!!!! He didn’t feed it and text how his dogs did on it. He just read the ingredient and wrote an article telling you what it is. Well I have fed it, along with science diet and proplain and other similar dog food. So a real review is simple. When talking about 40 and 50 lbs bags, extreme dog food is one of the best I’ve seen under $40 a bag. The hunting dogs we use, are healthy, can hunt all day, day after day, have a shinny coat, firm no smelling stole etc. I order it by the pallet to get the best price. Averages around $25 per 40 when doing that. Almost Half the cost of proplain and other compairible dog foods. It’s just a nice solid food

  • Jonathan

    “Extreme dog fuel… so EXTREME, your dog will run faster, jump higher, and his bowel movements will blast holes in the Earth!”

    Advertising… that’s where I should be.

    lol

  • Antonio

    Mary,

    They eat it b/c their hungry LOL, dogs, wolves, coyotes, etc,, are also scavengers, I’ll take a twist from Doc Mike & Jonathan, when they say they are Omnivores w/ a carnivorous preference, the same is true about their lifestyles, they are hunters that prefer to scavenge on easy meals, but in the event they have to hunt down a prey for a meal they will. Coyotes, dogs, wolves, etcc generally spend their entire days laying around doing absolutely nothing until it’s meal time.

  • Mary

    Thank you Antonio for your help. Don’t worry my pack get alot of exercise. And I must say you have a beautiful Dobie. I had one, a black and rust female. She was the 3 year old I spoke of above. She would mind better than my children. I do love my babies and the more I think of it the more I believe I will start feeding them from home. We will be moving to Ohio in a couple of months and my husband said we were gonna start gardening since we will have a larger space. When you only have an acre for 9 dogs to play on it kind of takes away your gardening space lol. But up there we will have several acres. I do have a question if y’all don’t mind. My husband is a hunter and he has trail cams out on his food plots and corn piles and we’ve got pictures of Coyotes eating the corn, hard freakin deer corn at that. Wonder what makes them eat it? Have a wonderful day guys and gals.

  • Antonio

    man she ran over a hour at a ball??? my goodness, I’m pretty sure my Dobie would stop before getting to a hour as warm as it was outside yesterday. You know Fetch is the ultimate dog drill, you can cover so many things w/ a simple game of fetch, like obedience, conditioning, patience…. etcc..

  • Jonathan

    Noted, Antonio. Physical activity is an important factor as well. We ran poor Sadie so hard after the ball yesterday that she didn’t stop breathing hard for an hour. And she STILL wanted to play! lol

  • Antonio

    And Mary, while looking at the 4 or 5 star foods, make sure most importantly that you get the animals out for some good exercising, I can’t stress enough how important it is for animals to maintain proper conditioning while eating a balanced diet.

  • Jonathan

    Hey Mary, you asked what the best food was… oh, man, I wish I knew! There are many great foods… and finding which one is right for your pack could take some trial and error. Have a look at mike’s lists of 4-star and 5-star dog foods and see if you have any of them in your area and then do food trials. Keep in mind that kibble is the “lowest” form of dog food. Canned would be next best, then dehydrated raw, then fresh or frozen raw. So with kibble, try to find the lowest amount of carbs because carbs are the biggest part of why kibble is inferior to the other types of dog food. With the amount of dogs you have, I don’t think leaving kibble is even a practical or affordable option! Let us know what you find. :-)

  • Antonio

    Another brand you might want to try is Pro Pac, I fed it in the past and was very pleased w/ the results as well, the only problem I ran into was the inconvenience of driving distance to the only location that carries it in Central arkansas.

  • Antonio

    Mary, I noticed that you said you were a southern girl, if so you might want to see if your Local Feed store carries Victors Dog Food http://www.victordogfood.com/, I’m located in Central Arkansas and this feed is available in my area and it has done very well w/ my dog. Also the prices are very competitive, and when it come to K9 nutrition you will find that diet and excercise COMBINED is the key, generally food alone will not sustain a animal’s health over time unless the owner takes time to maintain the dogs weight and condition. When you combine the two you increase the animals chance for healthy longevity.

  • Mary

    Unfortunately Meagan she has had many dogs and the majority of them have been hit on the highway right in front of her home. And I can see her home from my own and there is nothing worse than seeing this happen and not being able to do a thing about it. Where we live the law won’t help and we’ve just gotten a Humane Society within the last approximately year and a half. Louisiana like many states has a state wide leash law. Even if a person has 500 acres their pets are not suppose to run loose unless fenced in. But not all people abide by the law. In fact the majority of people don’t. I however do keep my dogs off the roads and out of neighbors yards. Many years ago I had a sickly girl who could not be spayed until we got her well, needless to say she came into season and a neighbors male jumped the fence and got to her and we had to find homes for 4 pups. Took a while I was extremely picky about who got them. And talk about someone worried I was gonna loose my baby she was already unwell. But she came through and about 8 months later I was able to get her spayed. But I wasn’t able to pull her through at the age of 11 when another neighbors dog made her sick. I think our move to a new state is the best for us and our pets. Living here is not good for us at all. Well I see I’m talking to much again as usual. Everyone take care and thank you Meagan I, like you, love my babies and hate to loose them for any reason.

  • Meagan

    Thank you Mary. He was my second adopted dog and I have never had to put my own pet to sleep. Hardest thing i’ve ever done. I’m sorry about your girls. I hope that neighbor didn’t get another dog. Dogs deserve the best we can give them.

  • Mary

    Thank you for the heads up. I sure would have thought with all the vet has to know about a dogs insides they would need to know what’s best to put in them. What would y’all recommend is the best dog food in your minds for every need a dog has. Digestion, bone, brain, eyes, hearing, skin, coat and anything else I may have missed. I am truely at your mercy. I want my dogs to have it good in every aspect of life for as long as they can. By the way Johnathan I do love healthy food and eat it alot, it’s just not organic and I do know what organic is and it does taste different. Heck it’s kind of like being spoiled to a particular dish your mom made when you were a kid and no one else could do it right. If I ate it all the time and got use to organic then man made fertilized food would taste nasty to me. I’ve eaten farm raised yard bird free of chemicals and didn’t like it. Reason being I’ve always eaten it from the store and it does taste different. But if I were smart and some days I do wonder about that, I would eat organic foods. My husband told me when we move he wants to start growing a garden, we will have enough room at our new place. If he does I think I’ll get him to do it organic. Then I can get use to it and maybe we can get some chickens and do our own food for the dogs. I’m not afraid to put in a bit of effort for my youngens. I will do for them before myself. Thank y’all for being so nice to me and helping like you are. I truely appreciate it. And Meagan I know we do not know each other but I am truely sorry for your loss. It’s hard, I had to put 2 of my babies down in the same day. They had all their shots every year, one was 3 years old the other 11 years old, and because my neighbor didn’t see fit to keep her sick dog at home she infected mine somehow and there was no helping them. I lost it. If not for my husband and children I would have went to jail. If nothing else you’d think people would want to keep their pets home so they would be safe and not be hit on the highway but I guess she did not care. That poor dog was at my house every day of the week, then when it got sick it came over and transmitted to mine. Needless to say that poor dog suffered and died. I did the humane thing when I was told there was nothing to be done. It’s been 3 years and I still think about my girls everyday. If y’all will be patient with me I will try to be a quick learner on this food issue I want what’s best for the pack of babies I have. And please accept my apologies if anything I have said has offeneded anyone that is not my nature. I want to make friends that will help me not the opposite. Well I hope to hear from y’all soon. Take care.

  • Meagan

    Thank you all so much. I appreciate that. I miss him so much it was bad circumstances in which it happened. I never want to have to put my own baby to sleep again. I hope my little patch can die peacefully in her sleep. Hopefully a long time from now

  • Jonathan

    Oh, man… :-( sorry for your loss Meagan. Dogs leave so fast, but they sure make life better in the little time we have them…

    “That’s the whole secret of life! Life…is a series of dogs.”
    -George Carlin

  • Mike P

    RIP Bolt …

  • melissa

    Meagan-

    I am so sorry for your loss of Bolt.

    Melissa

  • Jonathan

    Mary, before I go about answering and/or refuting some of the above that you typed, let me assure you that if certain things I type come across as “harsh”, it is not directed at you! I am just really passionate about my disdain for bad dog food. I’m sure you are a lovely doggy momma and care about your “kids” just as much as any of us do. :-)

    “All my vet has ever recommended to me in the past was Science Diet, Iams, Eukanuba and at the bottom is Purina…”

    Okay, right there, I need to clear something up for you, because, as well-meaning as your vet may be, and as good a vet as she may be, VETS ARE NOT ANIMAL NUTRITIONISTS. So what is so bad about Iams, Euk, SD, etc? If you don’t know anything about the evolutionary diet of the dog, then you need to be caught up, so have a look at this page…

    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/canine-nutrition/dogs-carnivores-omnivores/

    Okay, you back? Done reading all that? If you did, then you are now aware that dogs evolved eating nothing but meat, and their teeth, digestive system, and body all suggest a meat diet, and just because a dog “can” survive on carbs, does not mean that carbs are what’s good for dogs. Okay, so back to your vet. Why on earth does your vet recommend high-carb foods? Well, looking at the brands that she recommends, I’d say it’s what she was taught animal nutrition… by those very companies she recommends! Vets are not taught very much at all about animal nutrition, believe it or not. And the “continuing education” they receive is actually conducted by the big dog food companies that have monetary interest in using vets to sling their product. That would be like McDonald’s heading the school lunch nutrition program. See the big conflict of interests?

    “And organic food is awful, sorry if I offend anyone with that comment but I’m a down home southern country girl and food is suppose to taste good…”

    Hey, I like tasty food too. I don’t understand why you equate “organic” with “tastes bad”. All organic means is that it’s grown without chemicals and such. I defy anyone to eat a regular carrot and an organic carrot and tell me which is which. Maybe you think organic food has to be healthful? Well, you can add pork hocks to organic collard greens! Still just as tasty.

    “…if Extreme is so low quality why all 9 of my dogs do so well on it and we no longer have tummy issues with any of them.”

    The answer to this is the remarkable animal it’s being fed to! Dogs can and will survive on all types of stuff! Some foods just digest well by some dogs. I digest Wendy’s better than Burger King which always gives me heart-burn. But I’m not going to argue that one is more healthful that the other… and I don’t eat either any more.

    So, anyways, I hope you spend some time on this website and read all the articles under “article library” up at the top left and read some reviews of various foods to get an idea of why this site exists and why foods like what your vet recommends are so deficient. Have fun! :-)

  • Meagan

    My dog does great on diamond naturals as did my sensitive stomach boy that is no longer with me. RIP BOLT MAY 17 2011

  • Mary

    I sure appreciate the answers guys. I will tell you this, my vet would kill me if I used Diamond dog food in any form. She told me to never use it. People whom I personally know use that particular Diamond had horrible times trying to keep thier dogs from having diarrhea. All my vet has ever recommended to me in the past was Science Diet, Iams, Eukanuba and at the bottom is Purina but only one of the kinds they have and right now I don’t recall which one it is. When we gave our vet a brochure on the Extreme she said it would not be at the top of her list but she would not condemn us for using it if our dogs were doing that well on it. May I ask who is doing the 4 star ratings? I thought our vets were suppose to know what was best for our dogs. I know not all vets think alike but mine is one of those that will gladly call you out if you aren’t doing right by your pet. At times I’ve thought about cooking for my dogs but heck the stuff we buy to cook is so full of steroids and mess I don’t think I’d be doing them a much better service. And organic food is awful, sorry if I offend anyone with that comment but I’m a down home southern country girl and food is suppose to taste good and to me organic is not what I consider at the top of the great taste list. I don’t want y’all to think that I am worried about expense of the dog food. If I was worried about that I wouldn’t be spending $70 a week on it, lol. I will do what my dogs need, I’ve just had such good results with this food I want to make sure before I put my babies on something else that my keep their stomaches messed up like the other foods I’ve tried. If y’all would not take this as being a smart butt question, can you explain to me if Extreme is so low quality why all 9 of my dogs do so well on it and we no longer have tummy issues with any of them. Extreme is the only dog food out of all the ones I’ve tried, and there have been more than a couple, that none of my dogs have had a problem with it. I am asking repectfully I know when reading sometimes a sentence does not seem polite. I sure appreciate getting to converse with well mannered people who try to talk to and help each other, some places people are down right ugly, it’s their way or no way, LOL. I will ask my vet about the other dog foods you mentioned all except the Diamond, I want to keep my head LOL. So thank you for that information. Well I think I’ve filled the page enough, thanks for your help and support. Hope to hear from you soon. Y’all take care for now.

  • Bob K

    Mary – There are many affordable 4 star dog foods on the market including: Diamond Natural (4), Kirkland (4 Star at Costco), Healthwise (4), Whole Earth Farms (4), Annamet (4), Premium Edge (4). Most have websites that list where the food can be purchased. You can frequently get 40lbs. of Diamond Natural at Menards for around $26.00. Remember to seperate the fact from fiction along with creative marketing. Some of the large name brand dog foods you list are 2 or maybe 3 stars that you pay a premium for. You can do better and save money at the sametime.

  • Jonathan

    Mary, the thing I said about the bag was meant to be comical. I could care less about advertising and bag design.. it was a joke. I do, personally, think this food deserves two stars rather than one, as it is no worse than Sportmix. But still, just two stars. Maybe their chicken by-products are the “better quality” parts they mention in the video, but do they explain the reason for the generic “meat and bone meal”? Or the “corn gluten meal”? Those are the ingredients I am most disturbed by. Also, you mention Hill’s and Iams… they are two star foods as well. Have you ever tried better foods? Spend some time on this site and read up on the 3 and 4-star foods. Some of them are pretty cheap, too.

  • Mary

    I have used Extreme Dog Fuel for 2 years now and have a question about the low quality. My husband and I have several dogs and at one time, by the time it came time to go through the yard with a shovel and bucket it was an awful odor. When we started using the Extreme the odor was practically non existant, and the house dogs had very little to almost no gas. I saw the video on how the food was made and it showed the chicken and said there were no feet, feathers, beaks and such used. Only the chicken meat and innards. I know it could have been false statements but if so then the vet on the video should be held accountable for his part in a low quality food being held up as high quality. He even stated in the video he sold the food at his clinic. I checked and the vet on the video is the real deal, before anyone decides to say maybe he was an actor. I know of law enforcement agencies that use it for their K9 units. I have even had friends use it and it made their dogs do better. One friend has a dog that kept a loose stool and now it’s firm and his coat which was falling out is growing much better and he looks great. Maybe this food isn’t for every dog but what food is. I have tried the Science Diet and Iams and my dogs stayed with gas and their potty was awful. I know it isn’t suppose to smell like roses but is it hurting anything for their bowel movements not to smell so strong? Or for the dogs to not have so much gas. I don’t want to keep using a food that may damage my dogs in the long run and I’d rather deal with the nasty smell than hurt them. But so far my dogs do great with it. And as far as the look of the bag that’s just vanity to need to purchase a pretty bag. The dogs don’t care what the bag looks like it’s not like they are going to eat it. And as far as the name, we all need fuel of one kind or another to keep going. Vehicles need gas. We need proper nutrition so do our loving pets. So if you keep your mind open the name makes perfect sense. The dog food was originally the product and baby of Field Trial Hunters that wanted the dogs they had to be able to go longer in life and not be retired so early from the hunting trials. But as I stated I want to do the best for my dogs so I will talk to my vet and see what she suggest.

  • Meagan

    I would think the bag art would have gas tank or something on it, FUEL, really LOL.

  • Jonathan

    You know, this food may need a second look, Mike. It kinda looks like a two star food. It doesn’t necessarily look “worse” than Sportsmix or Rachael Ray which are two star foods… but is does look “better” than Dog Chow or Beneful. Of course, this is all relative, as these are all “not recommended” foods, anyways. :-)

  • Sean

    All I can say is that with a name like Extreme Dog Fuel, I expected a much higher quality product, who would have guessed it would be so low quality.

  • Jonathan

    Every time I see the name of this dog food, I imagine the bag art being a mean looking, snarling, cartoon bulldog with his head bursting through some sort of tough looking metal cage and a caption that says “fuel so extreme… your dog will be… EXTREME!” But then I found their web page and was grossly disappointed to see they have a very generic bag. Oh well.