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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hydrolyzed Protein Moderate Calorie Dry Dog Food is a prescription dog food made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 29 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 1 anti-nutrient, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 3 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavors and Dried Plain Beet Pulp.

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
  • Prescription Extruded
  • Feed Grade
  • 29 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 3 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Hydrolyzed Protein Moderate Calorie Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Mars, Inc.
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Prescription
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Hydrolyzed soy protein
All-Natural
29 Synthetics:
Sodium silico aluminate, Monocalcium phosphate, Calcium sulfate, Potassium chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Calcium carbonate, Taurine, Choline chloride, Vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin e), Niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), D-calcium pantothenate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Riboflavin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Vitamin a acetate, Folic acid, Vitamin b12 supplement, Vitamin d3 supplement], Trace minerals (zinc proteinate, Zinc oxide, Ferrous sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Copper proteinate, Copper sulfate, Manganous oxide, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Brewers rice, Natural flavors, 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:
Brewers Rice, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavors, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Vegetable Oil, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Inositol, Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Trace Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.