Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance A.M.P. Ultra Active Dry Formula Dog Food

January 1, 2009  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Natural Balance

Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance A.M.P. Ultra Active Dry Formula Dog Food

Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance A.M.P. Ultra Active Dry Formula is made and manufactured by, Dick Van Pattens Natural Balance Pet Food Inc and comes in both a dry and canned version. Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance A.M.P. Ultra Active Dry Formula is one of 9 different recipes of Natural Balance dog food.

Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance A.M.P. Ultra Active Dry Formula Dog Food Review

As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.

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Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance A.M.P. Ultra Active Dry Formula First Five Ingredients:

  1. Chicken
  2. Chicken Meal
  3. Brown Rice
  4. Barley
  5. Chicken Fat

Chicken is the first ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. Dogs need a diet that is based around meat and protein that comes from meat. It’s always good when the first ingredient is a named meat

Chicken Meal is the second ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. A dog’s diet needs to based on the fact that dogs need meat and protein that derives from meat.

Brown Rice is the third ingredient and is a decent quality grain that adds additional protein and carbohydrates to your dog’s food.

Barley is the fourth ingredient and is of decent quality.

Chicken Fat is going to be the main source of fat. It’s safe to say that the ingredients before this ingredient are going to make up the majority of the dog food. This is a decent quality ingredient. You want to stay away from unidentified fat sources such as, “Animal Fat”
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Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance A.M.P. Ultra Active Dry Formula First Full Ingredients:

Chicken (a natural source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Chicken Meal (a natural source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Brown Rice, Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols), Lamb Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Oatmeal, Potatoes, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salmon Meal, Salmon Oil, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberries, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
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Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance A.M.P. Ultra Active Dry Formula Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein 27.0% minimum
Crude Fat 16.0% minimum
Crude Fiber 3.0% maximum
Moisture 10.0% maximum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* 0.5% minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* 3.0% minimum
Glucosamine* 450 mg/kg minimum
Chondroitin Sulfate* 350 mg/kg minimum
*NOT RECOGNIZED AS AN ESSENTIAL NUTRIENT BY THE AAFCO DOG FOOD NUTRIENT PROFILES.
Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance® A.M.P.™ Ultra Active Dog Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the A.A.F.C.O. dog food nutrient profile for all life stages.
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One Response to “Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance A.M.P. Ultra Active Dry Formula Dog Food”
  1. Julia S says:

    I have been feeding Dick Van Patten’s formula for a long long time, but this new AMP formula is amazing. My female sibe would always pick at her food and barely eat, and my male sibe always loved his food. But now my male siberian actually does a dance for his food when I bring it. My female siberian gobbles up every last drop! They have tons of energy now and dont drag when I walk them.

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