Merrick Lil' Plates Grain-Free Real Beef & Sweet Potato 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 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.
|Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe||Merrick Lil' Plates Grain-Free Real Beef & Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food|
|Family-owned||Owned by Nestlé|
|Human Grade||Feed Grade|
|Air-Dried||Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure|
Sweet potatoes, Peas, Potatoes, Potato protein, Pea protein, Organic dried alfalfa meal
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)
1 Other Sketchy Ingredient:
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
Old Formulation: 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, 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.