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Natural Balance Delectable Delights Pawpaya Pilaf 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 18 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 3 anti-nutrients including Pea Protein, Potato Starch, and Modified Tapioca Starch (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Caramel Color 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
  • 18 Synthetics
  • 3 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 Pawpaya Pilaf 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
3 Anti-Nutrients:
Pea protein, Potato starch, Modified tapioca starch
All-Natural
18 Synthetics:
Tricalcium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, Niacin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid, Vitamin b12 supplement), Choline chloride, Minerals (ferrous sulfate, Zinc oxide, Copper amino acid complex, Manganese amino acid complex, Potassium iodide, Sodium selenite)
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Guar gum, Caramel color, 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:
Tuna Broth, Whitefish, Chicken, Tuna, Dried Egg, Papaya, Carrots, Brown Rice, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Turkey, Potato Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Modified Tapioca Starch, Salt, Caramel Color, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Natural Flavor, Rosemary Extract.