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Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Buffalo & Sweet Potatoes Formula Grain-Free Canned 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 26 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 4 anti-nutrients including Sweet Potatoes, Dehydrated Potatoes, and Potatoes (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 3 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor and Guar Gum. 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
  • 26 Synthetics
  • 4 Anti-Nutrients
  • 3 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Buffalo & Sweet Potatoes Formula Grain-Free Canned Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by J.M. Smucker
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
4 Anti-Nutrients:
Sweet potatoes, Dehydrated potatoes, Potatoes, Potato protein
All-Natural
26 Synthetics:
Dicalcium phosphate, Vitamins (l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Vitamin e supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Vitamin d3 supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid), Calcium carbonate, Minerals (zinc proteinate, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Iron proteinate, Copper sulfate, Copper proteinate, Manganese sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Choline chloride, Taurine, Potassium chloride, Dl-methionine
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural flavor, Guar gum
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:
Water (Sufficient For Processing), Buffalo, Sweet Potatoes, Dehydrated Potatoes, Potatoes, Potato Protein, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Guar Gum, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Salt, Carrageenan, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.