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Natural Balance Cat Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 72%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 68%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 33%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 32%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 84%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 46%

Company HQ

LocationSan Francisco, California

Parent company

J.M. Smucker Company

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Cat Dry Food, Cat Wet Food, Dog Dry Food, Dog Wet Food

Where to Buy



  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards


  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled
  • Price is above market average

Brand Overview

Natural Balance formulates premium pet food and treats. The company offers a wide range of products for dogs and cats including wet and dry food in a variety of flavors. A few Natural Balance recipes are grain free.

How Much Does Natural Balance Cat food Cost

We’ve compared Natural Balance cat food to the other 202 cat foods in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Dry Food $3.36/lb $3.49/lb -$0.13/lb
Cat Wet Food $0.40/oz $0.43/oz -$0.03/oz
Natural Balance cat food is priced below the average market price for cat food.

Natural Balance Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared Natural Balance cat food to the other 202 cat foods in our database.

Protein Market Protein Avg +- From the Avg
Cat Wet Food 48.46% 51.63% -3.17%
Cat Dry Food 36.62% 38.25% -1.63%
All of Natural Balance cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Natural Balance since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Natural Balance - Dog Food (05/04/2012) -+
Date: 05/04/2012
Company Name: Natural Balance Pet Foods
Product Description: Dog Food
Recall Reason: Salmonella
Natural Balance - Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula (07/03/2020) -+
Date: 07/03/2020
Company Name: J. M. Smucker Company
Product Description: Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula
Recall Reason: Due to elevated levels of choline chloride

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Who owns Natural Balance cat food?

Natural Balance is owned by J.M. Smucker Company.

Where is Natural Balance cat food made?

Natural Balance is manufactured in the United States .

Is Natural Balance AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Natural Balance recipes are AAFCO approved.

Has Natural Balance cat food been recalled?

Natural Balance has been recalled 2 times in the years 2012, and 2020.

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