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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Gastrointestinal High Energy HE 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 24 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 1 anti-nutrient, Carob Bean Gum (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 5 other sketchy ingredients, including Dried Plain Beet Pulp and Natural Flavors. Many consider this food to be inconvenient, because it requires clean-up.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Royal Canin Veterinary Diet recipe may be implicated in the FDA's ongoing investigation into diet-related Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • No Prep
  • No Clean-up
  • Canned Wet
  • Feed Grade
  • 24 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 5 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Gastrointestinal High Energy HE Canned Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Mars, Inc.
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Carob bean gum
All-Natural
24 Synthetics:
Sodium silico aluminate, Potassium chloride, Sodium tripolyphosphate, Potassium phosphate, Taurine, Calcium carbonate, Vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin e), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Vitamin b12 supplement, Folic acid, Vitamin d3 supplement], Choline chloride, Trace minerals [zinc oxide, Ferrous sulfate, Zinc proteinate, Copper sulfate, Manganous oxide, Sodium selenite, Calcium iodate]
Nothing sketchy
5 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Pork by-products, Brewers rice, Powdered cellulose, Dried plain beet pulp, Natural flavors
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:
Water Sufficient for Processing, Pork By-Products, Chicken, Salmon, Brewers Rice, Powdered Cellulose, Vegetable Oil, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Potassium Chloride, Natural Flavors, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Carob Bean Gum, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil, Carrageenan, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Biotin, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Trace Minerals [Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.).