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Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Sweet Potato & Fish Formula Grain-Free Canned 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 23 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 3 anti-nutrients including Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, and Potato Protein (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 3 other sketchy ingredients, including Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols) and Guar Gum. 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
  • 23 Synthetics
  • 3 Anti-Nutrients
  • 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 Sweet Potato & Fish Formula Grain-Free Canned Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by J.M. Smucker
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
3 Anti-Nutrients:
Sweet potatoes, Potatoes, Potato protein
All-Natural
23 Synthetics:
Sodium tripolyphosphate, Vitamins (l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Vitamin e supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement, Riboflavin supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid), Minerals (zinc proteinate, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Iron proteinate, Copper sulfate, Copper proteinate, Manganese sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Calcium carbonate, Potassium chloride, Choline chloride
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Ocean whitefish, Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Guar gum
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:
Fish Broth, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Salmon, Potato Protein, Fish Meal, Ocean Whitefish, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid), Guar Gum, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Carrageenan, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.