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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Selected Protein Adult PW Moderate Calorie 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 28 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 2 anti-nutrients including Dried Potato and Potato Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Powdered Cellulose and Natural Flavors.

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
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 28 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Selected Protein Adult PW Moderate Calorie 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
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Dried potato, Potato protein
All-Natural
28 Synthetics:
Dl-methionine, Taurine, Potassium chloride, Calcium carbonate, 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, Menadione sodium bisulfite complex], Trace minerals [zinc proteinate, Zinc oxide, Ferrous sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Manganous oxide, Copper sulfate, Copper proteinate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite], L-carnitine, Preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Powdered cellulose, Natural flavors
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:
Dried Potato, Fish Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Potato Protein, Natural Flavors, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Oil, Fish Oil, Salt, Dl-Methionine, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, 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, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex], Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.