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Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Legume & Duck Meal 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 24 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 3 anti-nutrients including Garbanzo Beans, Peas, and Pea Starch (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Dried Beet Pulp and Brewers Dried Yeast.

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
  • 24 Synthetics
  • 3 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 Legume & Duck Meal 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
3 Anti-Nutrients:
Garbanzo beans, Peas, Pea starch
All-Natural
24 Synthetics:
Salt potassium chloride, Dl-methionine, Taurine, Choline chloride, Vitamins (vitamin e supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin d3 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid, Vitamin b12 supplement), Minerals (zinc proteinate, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Iron proteinate, Copper sulfate, Copper proteinate, Manganese sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Citric acid (preservative)
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Natural flavor, Canola oil(preserved with mixed tocopherols), Dried beet pulp, Brewers dried yeast
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:
Duck Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Pea Starch, Duck, Natural Flavor, Canola Oil(Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salt Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Citric Acid (Preservative), Rosemary Extract.