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Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Chicken & Sweet Potato Formula Shreds Grain-Free Wet 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 20 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 1 anti-nutrient, Sweet Potatoes (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 3 other sketchy ingredients, including Guar Gum and Natural 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
  • 20 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 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 Chicken & Sweet Potato Formula Shreds Grain-Free Wet Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by J.M. Smucker
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Sweet potatoes
All-Natural
20 Synthetics:
Tricalcium phosphate, Calcium sulfate, Potassium chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, Vitamin a supplement, Niacin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid, Minerals (zinc amino acid complex, Ferrous glycine complex, Copper amino acid complex, Manganese amino acid complex, Potassium iodide, Sodium selenite), Choline chloride
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Guar gum, Natural 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:
Chicken, Chicken Broth, Sweet Potatoes, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Salt, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Beta-Carotene), Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Glycine Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Rosemary Extract.