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Natural Balance Ultra Premium Lamb Formula 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 2 anti-nutrients including Potatoes and Dehydrated Potatoes (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 3 other sketchy ingredients, including Guar Gum and Natural Smoke Flavor. 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
  • 2 Anti-Nutrients
  • 3 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Natural Balance Ultra Premium Lamb Formula 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
2 Anti-Nutrients:
Potatoes, Dehydrated potatoes
All-Natural
23 Synthetics:
Vitamins(l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), Vitamin e supplement, Thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, Vitamin a supplement,riboflavin supplement, Vitamin d3 supplement, Vitamin b12 supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Folic acid), Sodium tripolyphosphate, Minerals(zinc proteinate, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Iron proteinate, Copper sulfate, Copper proteinate, Manganese sulfate, Manganese proteinate, Calcium iodate, Sodium selenite), Potassium chloride, Choline chloride, Taurine
Nothing sketchy
3 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Guar gum, Natural smoke flavor
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:
Lamb Broth, Lamb, Lamb Liver, Brown Rice, Potatoes, Carrots, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dehydrated Potatoes, Oat Bran, Lamb Meal, Vitamins(L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement,Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid), Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Minerals(Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Dried Kelp, Guar Gum, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Natural Smoke Flavor, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Taurine, Carrageenan, Parsley Flakes, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.