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Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Formula Small Breed Bites 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 no antinutrients like peas, lentils, or potatoes (which is great, because these ingredients may interfere the absorption of vital nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Brewers Dried Yeast 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
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Formula Small Breed Bites 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
No Anti-Nutrients
All-Natural
26 Synthetics:
Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and lactic acid), Potassium chloride, Taurine, 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, Minerals (ferrous sulfate, Iron proteinate, Zinc proteinate, Zinc oxide, Copper sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Copper proteinate, Manganous oxide, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Choline chloride, Citric acid (used as a preservative)
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Brewers rice, Dried tomato pomace, Brewers dried yeast, 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:
Lamb Meal, Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Rice Bran, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols And Lactic Acid), Lamb, Dried Tomato Pomace, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, 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), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride, Citric Acid (Used As A Preservative), Rosemary Extract.