Overall, Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Lamb & Brown Rice Dry Puppy Formula is a significantly below average dog food, earning 4 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 Limited Ingredient Diets Lamb & Brown Rice Dry Puppy 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 Limited Ingredient Diets Lamb & Brown Rice Dry Puppy Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is lamb, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains lamb meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Lamb & Brown Rice Dry Puppy Formula also contains as top ingredients brown rice and ground white rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Allergen alert: This product contains lamb, lamb meal and salmon oil which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from lamb or seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Lamb & Brown Rice Dry Puppy Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Lamb & Brown Rice Dry Puppy Formula has approximately 356 calories per 100g (101 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 3, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Lamb, Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Lamb Meal, Pea Protein, Rice Bran, Brewers Dried Yeast, Canola Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Salmon Oil, Tomato Pomace, Flaxseeds, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Inulin, DL-Methionine, Choline 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), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid (Preservatives), Taurine, Dried Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Bovine Colostrum, 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.