Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dog Food

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

Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dog Food

Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dog Food 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 Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dog Food is one of 9 different recipes of Natural Balance dog food.

Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie 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 Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Brown Rice
  2. Chicken
  3. Duck Meal
  4. Lamb Meal
  5. Oatmeal

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

Chicken is the second 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

Duck Meal is the third 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.

Lamb Meal is the fourth 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.

Oatmeal is the fifth ingredient and is a decent quality ingredient. If your dog has allergies to Oatmeal Gluten one should avoid this ingredient.
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Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Brown Rice, Chicken, Duck Meal, Lamb Meal, Oatmeal, Barley, Potatoes, Carrots, Potato Fiber, Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Brewers 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 Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein 16.5% minimum
Crude Fat 6.0% minimum
Crude Fiber 5.0% maximum
Moisture 10.0% maximum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.3% minimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 1.7% minimum
Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance® Original Ultra™ Reduced Calorie Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the A.A.F.C.O. dog food nutrient profile for all adult dogs.
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Should you have a concern regarding the diet of your dog, you should contact your veterinarian. All information on this site is the opinion of the author, and is presented solely for informational purposes and should not, at any time, be considered a substitute for seeking or receiving professional veterinary care for your dog(s).
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