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Nutro Wholesome Essentials Small Breed Puppy 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 Pea Protein and Soybean Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols) (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
  • 18 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 3 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Nutro Wholesome Essentials Small Breed Puppy 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:
Pea protein, Soybean oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
All-Natural
18 Synthetics:
Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Zinc sulfate, Niacin supplement, Vitamin e supplement, Calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement (vitamin b2), Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Vitamin b12 supplement, Iron amino acid chelate, Copper amino acid chelate, Manganese amino acid chelate, Vitamin a supplement, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Vitamin d3 supplement, Potassium iodide, Folic acid, Decaffeinated green tea extract
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Brewers rice, 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:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Pea Protein, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Whole Grain Oatmeal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Rice Bran, Natural Flavor, Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sunflower Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Soybean Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Selenium Yeast, Biotin, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Folic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.