Dog Food Rating

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    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.

    “◾Pure Balance Wild and Free Bison and Pea Recipe (4.5 stars)
    ◾Pure 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! 😉

    #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. 🙂

    #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. 🙂

    #65383 Report Abuse

    Bobby dog
    Member

    You’re welcome! 😉

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