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Instinct by Nature's Variety Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Cage-Free Duck Recipe 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 23 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 1 anti-nutrient, Tapioca (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor and Dried Tomato Pomace.

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
  • 23 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Instinct by Nature's Variety Ultimate Protein Grain-Free Cage-Free Duck Recipe Dry Dog Food
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Tapioca
All-Natural
23 Synthetics:
Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dicalcium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, Niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Menadione sodium bisulfite complex, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin b12 supplement, Folic acid, Vitamin d3 supplement, Minerals (zinc proteinate, Iron proteinate, Copper proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Sodium selenite, Ethylenediamine dihydriodide), Choline chloride, Taurine
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Natural flavor, Dried tomato pomace
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:
Duck, Chicken, Chicken Eggs, Tapioca, Ground Flaxseed, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Whey Protein Concentrate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Montmorillonite Clay, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Freeze Dried Duck (including Freeze Dried Ground Duck Bone), Pumpkinseeds, Dried Bacillus coagulans Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract