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Instinct by Nature's Variety Freeze Dried Raw Boost Mixers Blends Grain-Free Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Dog Food Topper is a Freeze-Dried dog food made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 6 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 2 anti-nutrients including Sweet Potatoes and Peas (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), but has no other questionable ingredients. Many consider this food to be inconvenient, because it requires preparation, special handling, and careful clean-up.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Instinct 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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Instinct
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • No Prep
  • No Handling Risk
  • No Clean-up
  • Freeze Dried
  • Feed Grade
  • 6 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Pathogen Risk
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Instinct by Nature's Variety Freeze Dried Raw Boost Mixers Blends Grain-Free Cage-Free Chicken Recipe Dog Food Topper
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Freeze Dried
No Anti-Nutrients
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Sweet potatoes, Peas
All-Natural
6 Synthetics:
Tricalcium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Zinc proteinate, Vitamin e supplement, Copper proteinate
No Prep Required Prep Required
No Clean-up Required Clean-up Required
No Pathogen Risk Pathogen Risk
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 (including Ground Chicken Bone), Chicken Liver, Chicken Heart, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Pumpkinseeds, Blueberries, Salmon Oil, Montmorillonite Clay, Carrots, Tricalcium Phosphate, Butternut Squash, Potassium Chloride, Cod Liver Oil, Salt, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Yeast Culture, Cranberries, Zinc Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (for freshness), Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Rosemary Extract.