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Hill's Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Lamb Meal & Rice 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 24 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 1 anti-nutrient, Soybean Oil (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 6 other sketchy ingredients, including Dried Beet Pulp 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
  • 24 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 6 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Hill's Science Diet Puppy Large Breed Lamb Meal & Rice Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Colgate-Palmolive
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Soybean oil
All-Natural
24 Synthetics:
Lactic acid, Potassium chloride, L-lysine, Sodium tripolyphosphate, 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 (manganese sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Zinc oxide, Copper sulfate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Choline chloride, Taurine, L-carnitine
Nothing sketchy
6 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Brewers rice, Corn gluten meal, Chicken liver flavor, Pork flavor, Dried beet pulp, 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:
Lamb Meal, Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Gluten Meal, Brown Rice, Egg Product, Pork Fat, Flaxseed, Chicken Liver Flavor, Pork Flavor, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Dried Beet Pulp, L-Lysine, Iodized Salt, Soybean Oil, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, 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 (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.