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Black Gold Explorer Puppy 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 23 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 2 anti-nutrients including Dried Sweet Potato and Pea Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 5 other sketchy ingredients, including Dried Beet Pulp 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
  • 23 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 5 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Black Gold Explorer Puppy 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 potato, Pea protein
All-Natural
23 Synthetics:
Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dicalcium phosphate, 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)
Nothing sketchy
5 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Brewers rice, Brewers dried yeast, Natural flavors, Dried beet pulp, 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:
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Oatmeal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Eggs, Salmon Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, Fish Meal, Dried Sweet Potato, 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), Beta Carotene, Dried Chicory Root, Yeast Culture, Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Dried Blueberries.