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Merrick® Classic Healthy Grains
Chicken + Brown Rice Recipe with Ancient Grains
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Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula®
Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
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Instinct - Be Natural
Real Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
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NutriSource®
Chicken & Rice Recipe
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Nutro Wholesome Essentials
Farm-Raised Chicken, Brown Rice & Sweet Potato Recipe
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Stella & Chewy's® Essentials - Wholesome Grains
Cage-Free Chicken & Ancient Grains Recipe
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Wellness® Complete Health
Deboned Chicken & Oatmeal Recipe
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Deboned Meat Or Poultry #1 Ingredient
Blend Of Grains Including Ancient Grains
Made With Real Whole Foods
Pea & Lentil Free
Potato Free
Crude Protein (Min.) %
Omega 6 (Min.) %
Glucosamine (Min.)
Chondroitin Sulfate (Min.)
First 5 Ingredients
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26.0%
3.0%
1200 mg/kg
1200 mg/kg
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Turkey Meal
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No
No
No
No
24.0%
3.0%
400 mg/kg
Not Guaranteed
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal
No
No
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No
No
25.0%
2.1%
Not Guaranteed
Not Guaranteed
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Barley
No
No
No
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27.3%
2.6%
300 mg/kg
150 mg/kg
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Barley, Chicken Fat
No
No
No
No
No
22.0%
2.0%
Not Guaranteed
Not Guaranteed
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whole Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Barley
No
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25.0%
3.5%
800 mg/kg
800 mg/kg
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Pearled Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat
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No
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No
No
24.0%
2.4%
250 mg/kg
200 mg/kg
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Barley, Peas

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Comparison as of April 2020. Blue Buffalo® is a registered trademark of ©Blue Buffalo Co., Ltd. Nutro® is a registered trademark of The Nutro Company. Nutrisource® is a registered trademark of KLN Family Brands. Wellness® is a registered trademark of Well Pet LLC. Stella & Chewy’s® is a registered trademark of Stella & Chewy’s LLC. Instinct ® is a registered trademark of Nature’s Variety Inc. Product information was sourced from brand websites: bluebuffalo.com, nutro.com, nutrisourcepetfoods.com, naturalbalanceinc.com, wellnesspetfood.com, stellaandchewys.com, and instinctpetfood.com.