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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Large Breed 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 19 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 4 anti-nutrients including Chickpeas, Split Peas, and Pea Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Brewers Rice 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
  • 19 Synthetics
  • 4 Anti-Nutrients
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Nutro Wholesome Essentials Large Breed 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
4 Anti-Nutrients:
Chickpeas, Split peas, Pea protein, Soybean oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
All-Natural
19 Synthetics:
Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Dl-methionine, Mixed tocopherols and citric acid (preservatives), Taurine, Zinc sulfate, Niacin supplement, Vitamin e supplement, Iron amino acid chelate, D-calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement (vitamin b2), Copper amino acid chelate, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Manganese amino acid chelate, Vitamin a supplement, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Brewers rice, 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, Lamb Meal (source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Whole Brown Rice, Rice Bran, Brewers Rice, Chickpeas, Split Peas, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (preservatives), Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Selenium Yeast, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract.