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Nature's Recipe Small Breed Grain-Free Chicken 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 26 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 5 anti-nutrients including Garbanzo Beans, Peas, and Pea Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor and Tomato Pomace.

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
  • 26 Synthetics
  • 5 Anti-Nutrients
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Nature's Recipe Small Breed Grain-Free Chicken
Family-owned Owned by J.M. Smucker
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
5 Anti-Nutrients:
Garbanzo beans, Peas, Pea protein, Sweet potatoes, Tapioca starch
All-Natural
26 Synthetics:
Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Minerals (zinc proteinate, Ferrous sulfate, Zinc oxide, Iron proteinate, Copper sulfate, Copper proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Manganous oxide, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Riboflavin supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Menadione sodium bisulfite complex, Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid, Vitamin b12 supplement), Lactic acid, Citric acid (used as a preservative)
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Natural flavor, Tomato pomace
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, Chicken Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Poultry Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Pumpkin, Tapioca Starch, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Inositol, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta-Carotene, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Lactic Acid, Citric Acid (Used As A Preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.