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Now Fresh Grain-Free Puppy 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 26 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 7 anti-nutrients including Potato Flour, Peas, and Potatoes (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols) and Natural Flavor.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Now Fresh 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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Now Fresh
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 26 Synthetics
  • 7 Anti-Nutrients
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Now Fresh Grain-Free Puppy Recipe Dry Dog Food
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
7 Anti-Nutrients:
Potato flour, Peas, Potatoes, Pea fiber, Sundried alfalfa, Lentil beans, Alfalfa sprouts
All-Natural
26 Synthetics:
Calcium carbonate, Dicalcium phosphate, Sodium chloride, Potassium chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin c), Vitamin a supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid, Vitamin b12 supplement), Minerals (zinc proteinate, Ferrous sulphate, Zinc oxide, Iron proteinate, Copper sulphate, Copper proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Manganous oxide, Calcium iodate, Taurine, Dl-methionine, L-lysine, L-carnitine
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural flavor
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:
De-Boned Turkey, Potato Flour, Peas, Potatoes, Whole Dried Egg, Pea Fiber, Tomato, Apples, Flaxseed, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon, De-Boned Duck, Sundried Alfalfa, Carrots, Pumpkin, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Papayas, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Lentil Beans, Broccoli, Spinach, Cottage Cheese, Alfalfa Sprouts, Dried Kelp, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lecithin, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Dried Seaweed Meal, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (a Source of Vitamin C), Niacin, Inositol, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Ferrous Sulphate, Zinc Oxide, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulphate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast), Taurine, Dl-Methionine, L-Lysine, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Yeast Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Marigold, L-Carnitine, Dried Rosemary.