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Nutro Puppy Tender 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 22 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has no antinutrients like peas, lentils, or potatoes (which is great, because these ingredients may interfere the absorption of vital nutrients), and it has 7 other sketchy ingredients, including Guar Gum and Chicory Pulp. Many consider this food to be inconvenient, because it requires clean-up.

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

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Nutro Puppy Tender Grain-Free Chicken
Family-owned Owned by Mars, Inc.
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
No Anti-Nutrients
All-Natural
22 Synthetics:
Tricalcium phosphate, Sodium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Calcium carbonate, Methionine, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Vitamin e supplement, Zinc oxide, Sodium ascorbate, Choline chloride, Taurine, L-carnitine, Copper proteinate, Manganese sulfate, Sodium selenite, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Potassium iodide, Vitamin a supplement, Vitamin d3 supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Riboflavin supplement (vitamin b2)
Nothing sketchy
7 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Wheat gluten, Corn starch, Brewers dried yeast, Caramel color, Xanthan gum, Guar gum, Chicory pulp
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:
Old Formulation: Chicken Broth, Chicken, Beef Liver, Chicken Liver, Wheat Gluten, Pork Plasma, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Whole Brown Rice, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Corn Starch, Dried Carrots, Ground Rice, Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Caramel Color, Xanthan Gum, Methionine, Guar Gum, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Chicory Pulp, Sodium Ascorbate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Potassium Iodide, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2).