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Natural Balance Original Ultra Whole Body Health Dry Dog Food

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Natural Balance Original Ultra Whole Body Health Dry Dog Food

Updated: Oct. 17, 2018

Ranked 6th of 10 dog food with a Quid Score of 89.

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Natural Balance Original Ultra Whole Body Health Dry Dog Food

Ranked 6th of 10 dog food with a Quid Score of 89.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 6th overall.

Key Information
  • Bag Sizes: 5lb, 15lb, 30lb
  • Available Dog Sizes: Small, regular and large dogs
  • First 5 Ingredients: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Chicken Fat
  • Available Life Stages: All Life Stages
Product Specifications
  • Recall History: 6/19/2010; 5/5/2012
  • Calories Per Cup: 410 kcal/1 cup
  • Flavors Available: 1
  • Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein 23.0% min, crude fat 13.0% min, crude fiber 5.0% max, moisture 10.0% max, calcium 1.2% min, phosphorus 0.92% min, vitamin E 100 IU/kg min, taurine 0.05% min, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 200 mg/kg min, EPA & DHA 0.25% min, omega-6 fatty acids 2.5% min, omega-3 fatty acids 0.4% min
  • Protein By-Products: Yes - Chicken and Duck Meal
  • Full Ingredients List: Chicken, Chicken Meal, Peas, Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Pea Protein, Carrots, Duck Meal, Natural Flavor, Dried Tomato Pomace, Menhaden Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols) , Oat Hulls, Flaxseed, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Vitamins(Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), L-Tryptophan, Dried Kelp, Dried Spinach, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Cranberries, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract

Expert Rating: 81%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 81%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Experts say that Natural Balance original ultra whole body health dry kibble is high in protein and fiber, and that it contains many vitamins and minerals. Experts also say that the dry kibble is high in carbohydrates and has a fat-to-protein ratio that could be unhealthy for some dogs.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Price- Average
  • Flavor Variety- Above Average
  • Life Stage/Size Variety- Average
  • Healthiness- Average
Notable Positives
  • High in protein
  • Contains many vitamins and minerals
  • Contains probiotics
  • High in fiber
Notable Negatives
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low fat-to-protein ratio
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Price- Average
  • Flavor Variety- Above Average
  • Life Stage/Size Variety- Average
  • Healthiness- Average

Customer Rating: 91%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 91%

Ranks 8th among competitors.

Customers say that Natural Balance ultra whole body dry kibble helps with itching, dryness, and hair loss, although it’s high in carbohydrates and is not ideal for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

Ideal for people:

Owners who are looking for healthy, premium dog food that their pet will enjoy. Dogs who do not have a sensitive stomach.

Not ideal for people:

Owners who are not looking to spend a lot or who have dogs that do not react well to new food recipes.

Notable Pros:
  • Helps with itching and dryness
  • Helps with hair loss
  • Dogs enjoy the taste
  • Improves coat
  • Premium quality
Notable Cons:
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Some dogs with sensitive stomachs do not react well to this product
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Brand Score: 84%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Brand Score: 84%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Natural Balance prides itself on producing nutritional, premium dog food that owners can trust. The company has been making dog food since the 1980's and has been trusted by dog owners for generations.

Heritage - 5/5

Dick Van Patten founded Natural Balance Pet Foods in 1989. The company is based in Burbank, California. Natural Balance creates natural, health conscious kibble.

Innovation - 5/5

Natural Balance creates premium dog food filled with protein, vegetables, and fruits. Nature Balance has provided its customers with reliable, nutritious products for generations.

Reliability - 5/5

The Natural Balance official website provides its customers with a contact page and a live chat option. Natural Balance representatives are available via telephone Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm.

Social Good - 5/5

Natural Balance supports National Guide Dog Month by asking its customers to donate to the cause.

Relevance - 1/5

Natural Balance has a strong social media presence, promoting its products on Instagram Facebook, and Twitter.

Retail: Best Price $52.10

Ranks 3rd in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $52.10

Ranks 3rd in value among competitors.

Petflow.com and chewy.com offer coupons for Natural Balance original ultra whole body health dry kibble.

Best Purchase Options
Petsmart - $52.10
PetFlow - $52.10
Other Purchase Options
Chewy - $52.10
Best Purchase Option
Petsmart - $52.10
Other Purchase Options
PetFlow - $52.10
Chewy - $52.10

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