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Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula 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 25 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 2 anti-nutrients including Dried Potato Products and Potatoes (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 4 other sketchy ingredients, including Natural Flavor 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
  • 25 Synthetics
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 4 Sketchy Ingredients

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula 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
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Dried potato products, Potatoes
All-Natural
25 Synthetics:
Chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and lactic acid), Potassium chloride, 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), Taurine, Citric acid (preservative), L-lysine monohydrochloride
Nothing sketchy
4 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Dried tomato pomace, Dried beet pulp, Natural flavor, 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:
Brown Rice, Chicken, Chicken Meal, Dried Potato Products, Rice Bran, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Beet Pulp, Barley, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols And Lactic Acid), Lamb Meal, Oat Groats, Natural Flavor, Carrots, Potatoes, Brewers Dried Yeast, Duck, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Parsley, 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), Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Citric Acid (Preservative), Dried Spinach, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.