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Nutro Ultra Puppy Chunks in Gravy Canned 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 22 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 3 anti-nutrients including Potato Starch, Dried Peas, and Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 8 other sketchy ingredients, including Xanthan Gum and Beta Carotene Color. Many consider this food to be inconvenient, because it requires clean-up.

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

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Nutro Ultra Puppy Chunks in Gravy Canned Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Mars, Inc.
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
3 Anti-Nutrients:
Potato starch, Dried peas, Dehydrated alfalfa meal
All-Natural
22 Synthetics:
Sodium phosphate, Calcium carbonate, Cranberry pomace tricalcium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Iron proteinate, Sodium alginate, Zinc proteinate, Vitamin e supplement, Ascorbic acid, Choline chloride, Taurine, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Zinc oxide, Copper proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Cobalt proteinate, Sodium selenite, Potassium iodide, Vitamin a supplement, Vitamin d3 supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Riboflavin supplement
Nothing sketchy
8 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Wheat gluten, Guar gum, Tomato pomace, Dried plain beet pulp, Natural flavors, Blueberry pomace, Xanthan gum, Beta carotene color
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:
Chicken Broth, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Potato Starch, Wheat Gluten, Dried Egg Product, Lamb, Lamb Liver, Salmon, Turkey, Salt, Ground Flaxseed, Dried Peas, Dried Carrots, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Whole Brown Rice, Guar Gum, Sodium Phosphate, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Tomato Pomace, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Ground Rice, Natural Flavors, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil, Blueberry Pomace, Cranberry Pomace Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Dried Avocado, Dried Pomegranate, Iron Proteinate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Alginate, Zinc Proteinate, Dried Pumpkin, Vitamin E Supplement, Dried Spinach, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Beta Carotene Color, Taurine, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Zinc Oxide, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement.