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Black Gold Explorer Beef Meal & Barley Formula Dry Dog Food is hot extruded (which means it's processed under extreme heat and pressure) and made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 25 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 2 anti-nutrients including Dried Sweet Potatoes and Pea Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Brewers Dried Yeast and Tomato Pomace.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Black Gold recipe may be implicated in the FDA's ongoing investigation into diet-related Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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Black Gold
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 25 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Black Gold Explorer Beef Meal & Barley Formula Dry Dog Food
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Dried sweet potatoes, Pea protein
All-Natural
25 Synthetics:
Chicken fat )preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Potassium chloride, Minerals (zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Zinc proteinate, Iron proteinate, Zinc oxide, Copper sulfate, Copper proteinate, Manganese sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Vitamins (vitamin a supplement, Vitamin d3 supplement, Vitamin e supplement, Calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Thiamine mononitrate, Menadione sodium bisulfite complex, Folic acid, Vitamin b12 supplement), Calcium carbonate, Choline chloride, Dl-methionine
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Dried beet pulp, Natural flavors, Brewers dried yeast, Tomato pomace
Ingredients:
USDA Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Bone, Pumpkin, Millet, Wild Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kale, Flaxseed, Zucchini, Sea Salt, Parsely, Kelp, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols, Ginger, Selenium Yeast, Blueberries, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Broccoli, Oranges, Cranberries, Spinach, Beets, Tart Cherries, Strawberries
Ingredients:
Beef Meal, Brown Rice, Grain Sorghum, Chicken Meal, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat )Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Oatmeal, Dried Beet Pulp, Natural Flavors, Flaxseed, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Salmon Oil, Dried Eggs, Fish Meal, Turkey Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Pea Protein, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Dried Chicory Root, Yeast Culture, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries.