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What do you think of Natural Balance cat food???

crazyk1020
March 15th, 2006, 10:52 AM
I have decided to up grade the dry food that I set out for my cats for nibbling between wet food feedings. I am thinking about natural balance, I couldn't see anything that was horrible in it, but what do you guys think?

This is their orginal formula: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Duck, Lamb Meal, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, Vitamin E) Canola Oil, Oatmeal, Fish Meal, Brewers Yeast, Rosemary Extract, Dried Skimmed Milk, Natural Flavor, Dried Eggs, Carrots, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Kelp, DL Methionine, Dried Cranberries, Lecithin, Parsley Flakes, Tomato Pomace, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin C Supplement, Yucca Schidigera, Folic Acid, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylene Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite.

This is their other formula: Venison, Whole Dried Green Peas, Venison Meal, Canola Oil, Venison Liver, Natural Flavor, Phosphoric Acid, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Kelp, DL Methionine, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Lysine, Rosemary Extract, Dried Parsley, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin C Supplement (Ascorbic Acid), Yucca Schidigera, Folic Acid, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylene Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite.

Are they both just as good as the other or is neither one good? I am just curious if I am missing anything. I have tried to go back and read a lot of the other postings, and I have gotten the gist that corn is really bad and I didnt' see that in either of them. I am really busy with school this month and I haven't had time to go back and read all of the posts on the food forum and I wish that I had time to do it all, but I am slowly getting there one at a time. Thanks for any advice you can give me :)

Prin
March 15th, 2006, 05:27 PM
The first one is better than the second. The second one's first ingredient is peas. (The venison gets bumped from #1 because it dries out during cooking and loses a lot of mass.)

The first one is not bad at all. IMO Some people on here don't like potatoes, but I still don't mind them at all.

chico2
March 15th, 2006, 05:32 PM
My cats freefeed on Natural Balance(Nutro) and they like it,but they also eat Chicken-soup and lately snack on Medical dental,a gift from the vet,the only thing that makes it Dental is because the kibbles are really big:rolleyes: