Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Venison & Green Pea Formula Canned Cat Food
Cat responding well with this food
One day, our two year old cat started to develop itchy bumps on back and face. We'd been feeding him popular brand of wet food. Both our cat-expert friend and our vet suggested he might be reacting to allergy of some kind (food, environment, other). We started with changing his food gradually (over several weeks) to this product. We had to make our transition very gradual as he had started to throw up the food at first - the vet explained this is very rich content with few fillers, so his system would take time to acclimate. Had no more throwing up after we made the amounts more modest. Now about two months later, his skin is clearing up well with a few more bumps to resolve.
The vet had recommended prescription food, but after looking on-line and being totally uncertain what was really prescription versus just called prescription, I wasn't sure what to get. Our cat-expert friend read the ingredient labels for both and offered that this and prescription were essentially the same, that this might actually be better and less expensive.
We will keep on this track unless there are further developments.
September 1, 2012
Cured my cat's ear problems!
My tabby cat kept getting ear infections, which the vet suspected were a secondary result of inflammation caused by food allergies. Since I switched her to Natural Balance Limited Ingredient duck and venison, her ear problems have disappeared. A bonus effect is that her once-rough coat has become silky smooth.
This food is definitely worth the relatively high price.
February 16, 2012
I had to change my cats' diet because one had developed constant diarrhea and the other was puking all the time. The vet suggested a "novel diet" and the only food I had never given them was venison. I found Natural Balance had one of the few venison foods without a lot of additives. The cats love it and both problems were eliminated in just days!
December 27, 2013
Smooth and Delicious
Due to heroic surgery, one of my kitties needs a perfectly smooth, free of any bits, food. This is the winner in consistency and taste. I am most impressed in the ingredients and most highly recommend this food.
October 9, 2013
This product serves its purpose.
I had to start feeding one of my cats limited ingredient food because of IBD. The consistency of the food seems kind of sticky, but Barney and my other cats do eat it and seem to like it ok. I guess the consistency bothers me more than it does them. I am getting the desired results with less diarrhea and gas for Barney. I would recommend it for anyone who needs to feed their cats limited ingredient foods. And it's cheaper than the prescription ones.
May 23, 2013
Food has cured my cat!
My cat diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease was vomiting chronically. Vet recommended a prescription diet that none of my cats would eat. I found Natural Balance & tried it because it is a novel protein(a protein most cats haven't been exposed to, I choose the venison ) my cats love it and the vomiting has stopped for over a month now. They also love the duck dried food. My cat has regained the weight she lost & I feel great about giving her food that doesn't have junk & extra ingredients in it. A win win for us all!Plus delivery to my door in less than 48 hrs, I am thrilled!
January 27, 2013
My cat eats better than the rest of us...
When I first bought this to try it out, I was nervous since I usually feed my cat poultry. Branching out and providing a variety of different meats is healthy for the cat, but I was nervous since mine is super picky. Turns out she loves the gamey flavor of the venison. My dad half-joked that she's now eating better than the rest of us (she was eating venison and peas vs we were eating frozen pizza that night), but considering the quality of her diet now, he's right.
The only downside is that if you have to refrigerate any leftovers, the pate becomes a lot more solid compared to other pates I've fed my cat (it's the pea flour), and you have to heat it up in the microwave to thin it out a little. Other than that, no complaints.
February 13, 2014
Good for novel-protein diets
My cat has IBD, and he's a picky little jerk. This stuff is okayed by his doctor for the novel-protein diet to control his symptoms, and it's easy on his stomach. It's also the cheapest canned venison I can find. He loves the taste, too, as long as I put it in the rotation with all his other flavors (ugh, he's such a diva).
November 13, 2013