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Instinct by Nature's Variety Grain-Free Stews Beef Recipe Wet 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 23 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 1 anti-nutrient, Peas (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Guar Gum and Natural Flavor. 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 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 Clean-up
  • Canned Wet
  • Feed Grade
  • 23 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Instinct by Nature's Variety Grain-Free Stews Beef Recipe Wet Canned Dog Food
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Peas
All-Natural
23 Synthetics:
Tricalcium phosphate, Calcium carbonate, Sodium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Minerals (zinc proteinate, Iron proteinate, Copper proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Sodium selenite, Cobalt proteinate, Potassium iodide), Choline chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Guar gum, Natural flavor
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:
Beef, Beef Broth, Lamb Broth, Beef Liver, Egg Whites, Carrots, Peas, Pumpkin, Montmorillonite Clay, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Sunflower Oil, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Natural Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Proteinate, Potassium Iodide), Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Inulin, Cinnamon, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Rosemary Extract