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Natural Balance Chicken Formula Grain-Free Dog Food Roll 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 22 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 3 anti-nutrients including Peas, Pea Fiber, and Sweet Potatoes (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 3 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor and Natural Smoke Flavor. Many consider this food to be inconvenient, because it requires clean-up.

Warning In June 2019, the FDA implicated Natural Balance'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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Natural Balance
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • No Prep
  • No Clean-up
  • Canned Wet
  • Feed Grade
  • 22 Synthetics
  • 3 Anti-Nutrients
  • 3 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Natural Balance Chicken Formula Grain-Free Dog Food Roll
Family-owned Owned by J.M. Smucker
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
3 Anti-Nutrients:
Peas, Pea fiber, Sweet potatoes
All-Natural
22 Synthetics:
Lactic acid, Monosodium phosphate, Potassium chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, Vitamin a supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid, Minerals (ferrous sulfate, Zinc oxide, Copper amino acid complex, Manganese sulfate, Potassium iodide, Sodium selenite), Calcium propionate (preservative), Choline chloride, Zinc propionate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c)
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Glycerin, Natural flavor, Natural smoke flavor
No Prep Required Prep Required
No Clean-up Required Clean-up Required
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:
New Formula: Chicken, Peas, Chicken Broth, Cane Molasses, Sugar, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Pea Fiber, Dried Egg, Salt, Natural Flavor, Natural Smoke Flavor, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Monosodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Calcium Propionate (preservative), Celery, Choline Chloride, Zinc Propionate, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Rosemary Extract.