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Natural Balance Delectable Delights Chow-Down Chowder Stew Wet 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 21 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 4 anti-nutrients including Peas, Pea Protein, and Potato Starch (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Guar Gum and Natural Flavor. Many consider this food to be inconvenient, because it requires clean-up.

Warning In June 2019, the FDA implicated Natural Balance'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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Natural Balance
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • No Prep
  • No Clean-up
  • Canned Wet
  • Feed Grade
  • 21 Synthetics
  • 4 Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Natural Balance Delectable Delights Chow-Down Chowder Stew Wet Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by J.M. Smucker
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
4 Anti-Nutrients:
Peas, Pea protein, Potato starch, Tapioca starch
All-Natural
21 Synthetics:
Tricalcium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, Vitamin a supplement, Niacin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid, Choline chloride, Magnesium sulfate, Taurine, Minerals (ferrous sulfate, Zinc oxide, Copper amino acid complex, Manganese amino acid complex, Potassium iodide, Sodium selenite)
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Brewers rice, Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Guar gum, Natural flavor
No Prep Required Prep Required
No Clean-up Required Clean-up Required
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:
Chicken Broth, Chicken, Dried Egg, Peas, Carrots, Brewers Rice, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Potato Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salmon Oil ( Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Guar Gum, Tapioca Starch, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Beta-Carotene), Salt, Choline Chloride, Natural Flavor, Magnesium Sulfate, Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Rosemary Extract.