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Hill's Science Diet Healthy Development Puppy Kit 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 Soybean Oil and Green Peas (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 6 other sketchy ingredients, including Pork Flavor and Natural Flavors.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Hill's Science Diet 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 Science Diet
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 23 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 6 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Hill's Science Diet Healthy Development Puppy Kit
Family-owned Owned by Colgate-Palmolive
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Soybean oil, Green peas
All-Natural
23 Synthetics:
Lactic acid, Dicalcium phosphate, Potassium chloride, L-lysine, Choline chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Niacin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin a supplement, Calcium pantothenate, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Riboflavin supplement, Folic acid, Vitamin d3 supplement), Minerals (ferrous sulfate, Zinc oxide, Copper sulfate, Manganous oxide, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Taurine
Nothing sketchy
6 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Whole grain corn, Corn gluten meal, Chicken liver flavor, Dried beet pulp, Pork flavor, Natural flavors
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:
Healthy Development with Chicken Meal & Barley Recipe Dry Dog Food: Chicken Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Pork Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Gluten Meal, Pork Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Flaxseed, Lactic Acid, Pork Flavor, Soybean Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Iodized Salt, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene, Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Cranberries, Green Peas.