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Merrick Grain-Free Real Texas Beef & Sweet Potato 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 18 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 5 antinutrients including Peas, Potatoes, and Sweet Potatoes (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 1 other sketchy ingredient, Natural Flavor.

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Merrick
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 18 Synthetics
  • 5 Anti-Nutrients
  • 1 Sketchy Ingredient

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Merrick Grain-Free Real Texas Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Nestlé
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
5 Anti-Nutrients:
Peas, Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, Potato protein, Organic alfalfa
All-Natural
18 Synthetics:
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
1 Other Sketchy Ingredient:
Natural flavor
Ingredients:
Beef, Beef Hearts, Beef Livers, Millet, Pumpkin, Honey, Zucchini, Beef Bone, Kale, Sea Salt, Flaxseed, Wild Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kelp, Parsley, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Ginger, Selenium Yeast, Blueberries, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Broccoli, Oranges, Cranberries, Spinach, Beets, Tart Cherries, Strawberries
Ingredients:
Old Formulation: Deboned Beef, Lamb Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Natural Flavor, Potato Protein, Pork Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed Oil, Apples, Deboned Salmon, Salmon Oil, Blueberries, Organic Alfalfa, 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, Rosemary Extract.