Overall, Natural Balance Fat Dogs Low Calorie Dry Dog Formula is an average dog food, earning 6 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
Natural Balance Fat Dogs Low Calorie Dry Dog Formula includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, Natural Balance Fat Dogs Low Calorie Dry Dog Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken meal, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains salmon meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your dog's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.
Allergen alert: This product contains salmon meal, salmon oil and dried egg which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Natural Balance Fat Dogs Low Calorie Dry Dog Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Natural Balance Fat Dogs Low Calorie Dry Dog Formula has approximately 316 calories per 100g (89 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry dog foods in the DogFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on May 4, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Dried Peas, Pearled Barley, Oatmeal, Pea Fiber, Dried Beet Pulp, Alfalfa Meal, Oat Fiber, Pea Protein, Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Egg, Carrot Pomace, Celery Pomace, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Iodate), Inulin, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Beet Pomace, Parsley Pomace, Lettuce Pomace, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), DL-Methionine, L-Carnitine, L-Lysine, Choline Chloride, Watercress Pomace, Spinach Pomace, Taurine, Dried Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.