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Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Chicken & Sweet Potato Formula Grain-Free Dry 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 25 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 5 anti-nutrients including Dried Sweet Potato, Dried Peas, and Dried Garbanzo Beans (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 1 other sketchy ingredient, Natural Flavor.

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
  • Hot Extruded Kibble
  • Feed Grade
  • 25 Synthetics
  • 5 Anti-Nutrients
  • 1 Sketchy Ingredient

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Chicken & Sweet Potato Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by J.M. Smucker
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Hot Extruded Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
5 Anti-Nutrients:
Dried sweet potato, Dried peas, Dried garbanzo beans, Dried potatoes, Pea fiber
All-Natural
25 Synthetics:
Dicalcium phosphate, Dl-methionine, Potassium chloride, Minerals (zinc amino acid chelate, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Iron amino acid chelate, Copper sulfate, Copper amino acid chelate, Sodium selenite, Manganese sulfate, Manganese amino acid chelate, Calcium iodate), Taurine, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, D- calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid), Choline chloride, Citric acid (preservative)
Nothing sketchy
1 Other Sketchy Ingredient:
Natural flavor
Ingredients:
Beef, Beef Hearts, Beef Livers, Millet, Pumpkin, Honey, Zucchini, Beef Bone, Kale, Sea Salt, Flaxseed, Wild Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kelp, Parsley, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Ginger, Selenium Yeast, Blueberries, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Broccoli, Oranges, Cranberries, Spinach, Beets, Tart Cherries, Strawberries
Ingredients:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Dried Sweet Potato, Dried Peas, Dried Garbanzo Beans, Dried Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d- Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Choline Chloride, Citric Acid (Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Rosemary Extract.