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Merrick Lil' Plates Grain-Free Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe with Freeze-Dried Raw Bites Dry Dog Food is a Freeze-Dried dog food made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 19 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 6 anti-nutrients including Sweet Potatoes, Peas, and Potatoes (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 1 other sketchy ingredient, Natural Flavor.

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
  • Freeze Dried
  • Feed Grade
  • 19 Synthetics
  • 6 Anti-Nutrients
  • 1 Sketchy Ingredient

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Merrick Lil' Plates Grain-Free Beef & Sweet Potato Recipe with Freeze-Dried Raw Bites Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Nestlé
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Freeze Dried
No Anti-Nutrients
6 Anti-Nutrients:
Sweet potatoes, Peas, Potatoes, Potato protein, Pea protein, Organic dried alfalfa meal
All-Natural
19 Synthetics:
Choline chloride, Minerals (iron amino acid complex, Zinc amino acid complex, Zinc sulfate, Sodium selenite, Manganese amino acid complex, Copper amino acid complex, Potassium iodide, Cobalt proteinate, Cobalt carbonate), Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Vitamin a acetate, D-calcium pantothenate, Thiamine mononitrate, Riboflavin supplement, Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid, Pyridoxine hydrochloride)
Nothing sketchy
1 Other Sketchy Ingredient:
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:
Deboned Beef, Lamb Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Potatoes, Salmon Meal, Potato Protein, Pea Protein, Pork Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Sunflower Oil, Beef Liver, Organic Dried Alfalfa Meal, Salt, Apples, Blueberries, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil, Minerals (Iron Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Proteinate, Cobalt Carbonate), Inulin (From Chicory Root), Gelatin, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product.