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Natural Balance Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationSan Francisco, California

Parent company

J.M. Smucker Company

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dry Dog Food, Wet Dog Food


? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 42%
? 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 44%
? 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 60%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 78%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 45%

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  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All protein comes from animal sourced ingredients
  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled

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.

We’ve compared Natural Balance dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

How Much Does Natural Balance Dog food Cost

Dry Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per lb$2.45$2.51-2%
Price per 100 kcal$0.15$0.17-7%
Price per day$0.09$0.10-10%

Wet Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.33$0.316%
Price per 100 kcal$1.20$1.127%
Price per day$0.72$0.677%

Natural Balance dog food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Natural Balance Nutrient Profile comparison

Dry Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 27.59% 30.01% -8%
Fat 13.64% 15.98% -15%
Fiber 5.11% 5.38% -5%

Wet Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 38.58% 43.24% -11%
Fat 19.93% 22.90% -13%
Fiber 7.74% 7.03% 10%

All of Natural Balance dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

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

Natural Balance - Dog Food (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) -+
Company Name:J. M. Smucker Company
Product Description:Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula
Recall Reason:Due to elevated levels of choline chloride
Natural Balance - L.I.D. Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula (05/20/2021) -+
Company Name:Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.
Product Description:L.I.D. Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula
Recall Reason:Potential Salmonella Contamination

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faq-item-image Who owns Natural Balance dog food?

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

faq-item-image Where is Natural Balance dog food made?

Natural Balance is manufactured in the United States .

faq-item-image Is Natural Balance AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Natural Balance recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Natural Balance dog food been recalled?

Natural Balance has been recalled 3 times in the years 2012, 2020, and 2021.

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