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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Healthy Weight Large Breed Adult Farm Raised 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 18 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 2 anti-nutrients including Split Peas and Dried Sweet Potato (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor and Dried Plain Beet Pulp.

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
  • 18 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Nutro Wholesome Essentials Healthy Weight Large Breed Adult Farm Raised Chicken
Family-owned Owned by Mars, Inc.
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Split peas, Dried sweet potato
All-Natural
18 Synthetics:
Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Dl-methionine, Mixed tocopherols and citric acid (preservatives), Zinc sulfate, Niacin supplement, Vitamin e supplement, Iron amino acid chelate, D-calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement (vitamin b2), Vitamin b12 supplement, Copper amino acid chelate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Manganese amino acid chelate, Vitamin a supplement, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Powdered cellulose, Brewers rice, Natural flavor, Dried plain beet pulp
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 (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Whole Grain Sorghum, Split Peas, Rice Bran, Powdered Cellulose, Brewers Rice, Lamb Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Natural Flavor, Dried Sweet Potato, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Salt, Dried Apples, Dried Blueberries, Dried Carrots, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Selenium Yeast, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.