Overall, Natural Balance Rolls - Beef Formula is a significantly below average dog food, earning 3 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 Rolls - Beef 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 Rolls - Beef Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is beef, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains beef liver as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Natural Balance Rolls - Beef Formula also contains as top ingredients pea flour. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your dog's diet.
Please also be aware that this product contains carrageenan, which is an additive that some experts claim may be a possible contributor to certain medical conditions in dogs.
Allergen alert: This product contains beef, beef liver, beef broth and dried egg which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from beef or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Natural Balance Rolls - Beef Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Natural Balance Rolls - Beef Formula has approximately 216 calories per 100g (61 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other wet 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:
Beef, Beef Liver, Pea Flour, Dried Egg, Molasses, Brown Rice Flour, Sugar, Glycerin, Pea Fiber, Lactic Acid, Beef Broth, Canola Oil, Natural Smoke Flavor, Sodium Lactate, Carrageenan, Tricalcium Phosphate, Salt, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid), Calcium Propionate, Choline Chloride, Celery Extract, Kelp Meal, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Sage, Zinc Propionate, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), 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.