Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Dog Food Recall

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  • At a Glance: The Best Natural Balance Dog Food Recipes

    Rating Product Details
    Our Favorite Winner Natural Balance Original Ultra
  • High in protein
  • No corn
  • wheat
  • or soy
  • Fiber for the digestive system
  • Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets — Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  • Ideal nutrition for dogs with allergies
  • Minimal ingredients
  • Grain free
  • Natural Balance Limited Ingredients Diets — Dry Puppy Food
  • Whole grains
  • Full of nutrients
  • High-quality protein
  • Natural Balance Limited Ingredients Diets — Grain-Free Small Breed Bit
  • Features real salmon as the number 1 ingredient
  • Does not contain any added peas
  • pea protein
  • lentils
  • legumes
  • corn
  • wheat or soy
  • Natural Balance Vegetarian Dry Dog Food
  • DHA and EPA aid in an active and healthy brain function
  • Added zinc and manganese support good hip and joint health
  • Oat fiber help aid in proper digestion
  • Natural Balance Original Ultra — Dry Dog Food

    Original Ultra is a grain-free dry dog food that helps support brain health, immune function, and strong bones. It is fortified with vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. What it doesn’t contain is corn, soy, wheat, or artificial colors or flavors.

    The primary protein ingredients in order are chicken, peas, chicken meal, and lentils — the amount of protein is 27%. Fat shows up as chicken fat and fish oil, with a total of 15%, and the fiber amount is 5%. There are plenty of fruits and vegetables in this recipe. The downside is that it contains tomato pomace, which is a debatable ingredient, especially if used as a filler. It also contains dried egg.Pros

  • High in protein
  • No corn, wheat, or soy
  • Meets nutritional levels
  • Veggies and fruit
  • Fiber for the digestive system
  • Cons

  • Contains tomato pomace
  • Dried egg, a possible allergen
  • FAQ

    Does Natural Balance dog food have any recalls?

    Recalls of Natural Balance Dog Food

    Both were related to possible salmonella contamination and were a voluntary recall. No recalls have occurred since 2012.

    What dog food is being recalled right now 2022?

    July 6, 2022 — Primal Pet Foods is recalling a single lot of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

    Is Natural Balance dog food made in China?

    Yes. Some of the ingredients in Natural balance dog foods are sourced from China.

    Why is Natural Balance dog food out of stock?

    Like many other companies, we have had ongoing supply chain issues for the past several months that has resulted in a temporary out of stock issue with our canned dog foods. We hope to have the canned dog formulas back on shelf by the end of this year – the first part of 2023.