Dog Food Rating

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  • #65348 Report Abuse
    Peggy
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    I’m confused about a dog food rating on this site, so thought I would ask.

    Pure Balance has 2 grain-free recipes, Wild & Free Bison and Pea , and Salmon and Pea Recipe. The Bison and Pea is rated 4 stars, while Salmon and Pea is rated 3.5 stars.

    Salmon and Pea is used for the review, and at the end of the review, says
    “Pure Balance Grain Free is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of salmon and salmon meal as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.

    Highly recommended.”

    So my question is – Is the Pure Balance Salmon & Peas recipe rated 3.5 or 4 stars?

    #65350 Report Abuse
    Bobby dog
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    The salmon rates 3.5 stars as noted next to the recipe.

    It is my understanding the 4 star rating is the average for both recipes within the Pure Balance GF line. If recipes within a line warrant a different rating it is noted next to the recipe.

    “โ—พPure Balance Wild and Free Bison and Pea Recipe (4.5 stars)
    โ—พPure Balance Grain Free Salmon and Pea Recipe (3.5 stars)”
    https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/pure-balance-grain-free-dog-food/

    Wellness also has a recipe that is rated different within the Core line; there are several other brands with different ratings within recipes too:
    https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/wellness-dog-food-core-dry/

    Recipes containing more protein from quality meat sources are typically rated higher than foods with more plant based proteins. Here is the criteria for DFA ratings:
    https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/frequently-asked-questions/rate-dog-food/

    #65351 Report Abuse
    Peggy
    Member

    I thought the 4 stars was the combination of both recipes as well.
    But it clearly says: “Pure Balance Grain Free is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of salmon and salmon meal as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.”

    This can be very confusing for people new to the website.

    #65359 Report Abuse
    Bobby dog
    Member

    The comments made in each review are in relation to the recipe that is posted in the dashboard display. I suppose that might be confusing if you aren’t familiar with the DFA. Good thing we can post questions and there is a FAQ section! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #65361 Report Abuse
    Peggy
    Member

    Oh I didn’t even read the comments yet, ha

    #65363 Report Abuse
    Bobby dog
    Member

    The comments on ingredients contained in the recipe review not comments made by posters. I didn’t write that very well. lol

    #65367 Report Abuse
    Peggy
    Member

    Bobby dog, understood.

    In reference to your post further up, I understand that the rating is the average of the two together. But still………….

    It is clearly stated that Salmon & Pea is rated 3.5 stars.
    But in the yellow section it clearly states that the review is for the Salmon & Pea, and under the Bottom Line, says that Salmon & Pea is rated 4 stars and is Highly Recommended.

    It’s just odd.

    #65368 Report Abuse
    Bobby dog
    Member

    I missed that, where does it say the Salmon is rated 4 stars?

    #65369 Report Abuse
    Peggy
    Member

    It is beneath The Bottom Line, still a part of the review –

    “Pure Balance Grain Free is a plant-based dry dog food using a moderate amount of Salmon and Salmon meal as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 4 stars.

    Highly recommended.”

    #65370 Report Abuse
    Bobby dog
    Member

    The last part of the sentence references the brand not individual recipes.

    #65375 Report Abuse
    Peggy
    Member

    Ok, then that makes it even more confusing, lol. For someone who’s been on this site for months, it’s fine, I guess. But for new folks, it makes no sense. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #65379 Report Abuse
    Bobby dog
    Member

    Gotcha, you could always send a suggestion to guest support. I am sure the POV from a new user would be appreciated.

    #65380 Report Abuse
    InkedMarie
    Member

    I looked….on top, above the yellow box, it says that one is 3.5 the other is 4.5.
    That is how I look at all ratings and have since my first day here.

    #65381 Report Abuse
    Peggy
    Member

    Yep I saw that and posted it above.

    #65382 Report Abuse
    Peggy
    Member

    Thanks for the suggestion Bobby dog, I will do that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #65383 Report Abuse
    Bobby dog
    Member

    You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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