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Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Small Breed Grain-Free Real Beef Recipe Natural 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 21 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 2 anti-nutrients including Ground Dried Peas and Pea Fiber (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 3 other sketchy ingredients, including Cassia Gum and Xanthan 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 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
  • 21 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 3 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Small Breed Grain-Free Real Beef Recipe Natural Wet Canned Dog Food
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Ground dried peas, Pea fiber
All-Natural
21 Synthetics:
Tricalcium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Minerals (zinc proteinate, Iron proteinate, Copper proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Sodium selenite, Cobalt proteinate, Potassium iodide), 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), Choline chloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Guar gum, Cassia gum, Xanthan 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:
Old Formulation: Beef, Beef Broth, Beef Liver, Ground Dried Peas, Cod, Pea Fiber, Tricalcium Phosphate, Montmorillonite Clay, Ground Flaxseed, Guar Gum, Sunflower Oil, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Cassia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Proteinate, Potassium Iodide), 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), Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley