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Natural Balance, the only food that I know of tied to an actor’s name (Dick Van Patton) is a very good choice for the money and isn’t difficult to find. It can even be found in major pet food stores, which is a huge accessibility advantage.
There are 4 meats present in the food: chicken, lamb meal, duck meal and salmon meal. Overall, this is a very solid foundation for quality animal proteins. There are no by-products to be found. They also use some of the best grains that can be used, with brown rice as the highest. Again, this is another huge plus. There is no shortage of vegetables in this food, and the fiber sources (tomato pumace, carrots) are excellent.
Still, why the use of brewers yeast?? Just puzzles me why they’d use excellent ingredients otherwise, then use an alcohol-making side-product. Hmmm.
What’s good about this food….
Chicken is first, overall meat content is good, grains are of high quality, fruits and vegetables present, salmon oil for Omega fatty acides (with flax as well).
….and what’s not so good.
Chicken, Brown Rice, Lamb Meal, Oatmeal, Barley, Duck Meal, Potatoes, Carrots, Chicken Fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Canola Oil, Brewers Yeast, Salmon Meal, Salmon Oil, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberries, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.