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Natural Balance is one of the few good choices a pet owner can make when they walk into a store like Petsmart or Petco. It’s pretty widely carried, so if somebody doesn’t want to take the time to go to their local pet store, this is a good option. It’s also fairly cheap for what you’re getting, so that’s an additional bonus.
The food is of good quality, no question. There are 4 meal products here, plus some good grains, fruits and vegetables to balance it out. What’s more, they do use flaxseed for the Omega fatty acids as well.
I do have to quibble with the brewers yeast, though. They have almost all good ingredients, yet they use an alcohol production by-product? I just don’t understand the inclusion of that. It’s like going through college with a 4.0, and then tanking your last couple classes because you figure it’s “good enough”.
If you’re either on a budget or don’t want to venture outside major pet stores though, this is a great choice.
What’s good about this food….
Solid meat content (4 named meat meals), high quality grains, potatoes.
….and what’s not so good.
Brewers yeast included.
Chicken Meal, Chicken, Brown Rice, Duck Meal, Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Potatoes, Carrots, Lamb Meal, Salmon Meal, Canola Oil, Natural Flavor, Dried Egg, Brewers Yeast, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberries, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.