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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Healthy Weight Adult Pasture Fed Lamb & Rice 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 20 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 5 anti-nutrients including Split Peas, Chickpeas, and Pea Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 3 other sketchy ingredients, including Dried Plain Beet Pulp and Natural Flavor.

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
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 20 Synthetics
  • 5 Anti-Nutrients
  • 3 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Nutro Wholesome Essentials Healthy Weight Adult Pasture Fed Lamb & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Mars, Inc.
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
5 Anti-Nutrients:
Split peas, Chickpeas, Pea protein, Dehydrated alfalfa meal, Soybean oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
All-Natural
20 Synthetics:
Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Dl-methionine, Mixed tocopherols and citric acid (preservatives), Taurine, Zinc sulfate, Niacin supplement, Vitamin e supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement (vitamin b2), Vitamin b12 supplement, Iron amino acid chelate, Copper amino acid chelate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Manganese amino acid chelate, Vitamin a supplement, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Vitamin d3 supplement, Potassium iodide, Folic acid
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Powdered cellulose, Dried plain beet pulp, 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:
Old Formula: Deboned Lamb, Whole Brown Rice, Rice Bran, Lamb Meal, Split Peas, Powdered Cellulose, Chickpeas, Pea Protein, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Selenium Yeast, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.