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Hill's Ideal Balance Large Breed Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult 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 21 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 2 anti-nutrients including Pea Protein and Green Peas (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Chicken Liver Flavor and Natural Flavors.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Hill's Ideal Balance 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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Hill's Ideal Balance
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 21 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Hill's Ideal Balance Large Breed Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Colgate-Palmolive
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Pea protein, Green peas
All-Natural
21 Synthetics:
Lactic acid, Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Niacin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin a supplement, Calcium pantothenate, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Riboflavin supplement, Folic acid, Vitamin d3 supplement), Minerals (ferrous sulfate, Zinc oxide, Copper sulfate, Manganous oxide, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Taurine
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Brewers rice, Dried beet pulp, Chicken liver flavor, 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:
Chicken, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Cracked Pearled Barley, Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Oats, Chicken Fat, Pea Protein, Flaxseed, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Green Peas, Apples, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Cranberries, Carrots, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Broccoli, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.