Overall, Natural Balance Synergy Dry Dog Formula is a below average dog food, earning 5 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 Synergy 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 Synergy Dry Dog Formula's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Natural Balance Synergy Dry Dog Formula also contains as top ingredients brown 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 meal, salmon meal, salmon oil and dried egg which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from lamb, seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Natural Balance Synergy Dry Dog Formula has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Natural Balance Synergy Dry Dog Formula has approximately 378 calories per 100g (107 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, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Beet Pulp, Pearled Barley, Lamb Meal, Salmon Meal, Oatmeal, Dried Egg, Oat Fiber, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Carrot, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Inulin, Vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement,folic acid), Minerals (zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite,calcium iodate), Psyllium Seed Husks, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, L-carnitine, Kelp Meal, Dried Cranberries, Dried Parsley, L-lysine, Dried Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Spinach.
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.