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Merrick Grain-Free Real Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Adult 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 19 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 4 anti-nutrients including Sweet Potatoes, Peas, and Potatoes (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor and Canola Oil.

Warning In June 2019, the FDA implicated Merrick's dog food in at least 10 cases of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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Merrick
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 19 Synthetics
  • 4 Anti-Nutrients
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Merrick Grain-Free Real Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Nestlé
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
4 Anti-Nutrients:
Sweet potatoes, Peas, Potatoes, Organic alfalfa
All-Natural
19 Synthetics:
Potassium chloride, Minerals (zinc amino acid complex, Zinc sulfate, Iron amino acid complex, Manganese amino acid complex, Copper amino acid complex, Potassium iodide, Cobalt amino acid complex, Sodium selenite), Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, Vitamin a supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin d3 supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid, Thiamine mononitrate), Choline chloride
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Natural flavor, Canola oil
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: Deboned Salmon, Salmon Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Potatoes, Whitefish Meal, Natural Flavor, Canola Oil, Deboned Whitefish, Apples, Blueberries, Yeast Culture, Organic Alfalfa, Flaxseed Oil, Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate), Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.