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Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Vegetarian 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 28 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 1 anti-nutrient, Soybean Meal (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor and Garlic Powder.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Nature's Recipe recipe may be implicated in the FDA's ongoing investigation into diet-related Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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Nature's Recipe
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 28 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Nature's Recipe Healthy Skin Vegetarian Recipe Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by J.M. Smucker
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Soybean meal
All-Natural
28 Synthetics:
Calcium carbonate, Dicalcium phosphate, Taurine, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin b12 supplement, Menadione sodium bisulfite complex, Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid, Minerals (ferrous sulfate, Iron proteinate, Zinc proteinate, Zinc oxide, Copper sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Copper proteinate, Manganous oxide, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Lactic acid, L-carnitine, Choline chloride, Citric acid (used as a preservative)
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Brewers rice, Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural flavor, Garlic powder
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:
Brewers Rice, Soybean Meal, Barley, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Natural Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Carrots, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Inositol, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta-Carotene, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Garlic Powder, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Lactic Acid, L-Carnitine, Choline Chloride, Citric Acid (Used As A Preservative), Onion Extract, Rosemary Extract.