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Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken 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 20 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 3 anti-nutrients including Chickpeas, Tapioca, and Peas (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Dried Tomato Pomace and Natural Flavor.

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
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 20 Synthetics
  • 3 Anti-Nutrients
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Small Breed Grain-Free Recipe with Real Chicken Dry Dog Food
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
3 Anti-Nutrients:
Chickpeas, Tapioca, Peas
All-Natural
20 Synthetics:
Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Potassium chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, Niacin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin b12 supplement, Folic acid, Vitamin d3 supplement, Choline chloride, Minerals (zinc proteinate, Iron proteinate, Copper proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Sodium selenite, Ethylenediamine dihydriodide)
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Dried tomato pomace, Natural flavor
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, Chicken Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Chickpeas, Turkey Meal, Tapioca, Herring Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Peas, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil, Montmorillonite Clay, Salt, Chicken Eggs, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Chicken Liver, Pumpkinseeds, Freeze Dried Chicken Heart, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract