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Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Real Turkey & Chickpeas Recipe 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 18 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 3 anti-nutrients including Chickpeas, Lentils, and Peas (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 1 other sketchy ingredient, Natural Flavor.

Warning In June 2019, the FDA implicated Merrick'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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Merrick
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 18 Synthetics
  • 3 Anti-Nutrients
  • 1 Sketchy Ingredient

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Merrick Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Real Turkey & Chickpeas Recipe Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Nestlé
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
3 Anti-Nutrients:
Chickpeas, Lentils, Peas
All-Natural
18 Synthetics:
Minerals (salt, Zinc amino acid complex, Iron amino acid complex, Potassium chloride, Sodium selenite, Manganese amino acid complex, Copper amino acid complex, Calcium iodate), Vitamins ( choline chloride, Vitamin e supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Vitamin a acetate, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid, Vitamin d3 supplement)
Nothing sketchy
1 Other Sketchy Ingredient:
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:
Deboned Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chickpeas, Lentils, Peas, Sunflower Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Minerals (Salt, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins ( Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement).