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Hill's Ideal Balance Slow-Cooked Chicken & Zucchini Stew Canned 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 1 anti-nutrient, Green Peas (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Chicken Liver Flavor and Guar Gum. Many consider this food to be inconvenient, because it requires clean-up.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Hill's Ideal Balance 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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Hill's Ideal Balance
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • No Prep
  • No Clean-up
  • Canned Wet
  • Feed Grade
  • 25 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Hill's Ideal Balance Slow-Cooked Chicken & Zucchini Stew Canned Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Colgate-Palmolive
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Green peas
All-Natural
25 Synthetics:
Potassium alginate, Calcium chloride, Dicalcium phosphate, Calcium lactate, Calcium gluconate, Monosodium phosphate, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Thiamine mononitrate, Niacin supplement, Calcium pantothenate, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Riboflavin supplement, Folic acid, Vitamin d3 supplement), Choline chloride, Magnesium oxide, Taurine, Sodium tripolyphosphate, Minerals (zinc oxide, Ferrous sulfate, Manganese sulfate, Copper sulfate, Calcium iodate)
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Rice starch, Powdered cellulose, Chicken liver flavor, Guar gum
No Prep Required Prep Required
No Clean-up Required Clean-up Required
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 Broth, Chicken, Pork Liver, Zucchini, Carrots, Green Peas, Rice, Rice Starch, Powdered Cellulose, Sunflower Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Potassium Alginate, Flaxseed, Calcium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Calcium Lactate, Calcium Gluconate, Monosodium Phosphate, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Magnesium Oxide, Cranberries, Taurine, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Apples, Broccoli.