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Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Potato & Duck Formula Small Breed Bites 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 Potatoes, Dried Potato Products, and Potato 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
  • 24 Synthetics
  • 3 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 Potato & Duck Formula Small Breed Bites 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:
Potatoes, Dried potato products, Potato protein
All-Natural
24 Synthetics:
Potassium chloride, Dl-methionine, 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), Taurine, 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
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:
Potatoes, Duck Meal, Duck, Dried Potato Products, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Potato Protein, Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dl-Methionine, 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), Taurine, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Citric Acid (Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Rosemary Extract.