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Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets High-Protein Pollock 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 26 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 5 anti-nutrients including Garbanzo Beans, Peas, and Pea Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 2 other sketchy ingredients, including Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols) and 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
  • 26 Synthetics
  • 5 Anti-Nutrients
  • 2 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets High-Protein Pollock 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:
Garbanzo beans, Peas, Pea protein, Pea starch, Pea fiber
All-Natural
26 Synthetics:
Citric acid (used as a preservative), Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Taurine, Minerals (ferrous sulfate, Iron proteinate, Zinc proteinate, Zinc oxide, Copper sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Copper proteinate, Manganous oxide, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin b12 supplement, Menadione sodium bisulfite complex, Vitamin d3 supplement, Folic acid, Lactic acid
Nothing sketchy
2 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural flavor
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:
Pollock, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Whitefish Meal, Pea Protein, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Starch, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Citric Acid (Used as a Preservative), Salt, Potassium Chloride, Menhaden Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Inositol, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta-Carotene, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin), Mixed Tocopherols (Used as a Preservative), Lactic Acid, Rosemary Extract.