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
My picky cats love this (so far)
I was looking for a cat food that had limited ingredients and a novel protein for my cat with food allergies. This one fit the bill and, so far, all of my cats love it and clean their bowls. Of course, with anything, they could always change their minds. They'll probably wait until I order 2 more cases. :)
August 10, 2014
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
Some cats really like it.
I only have two cats who like this food, but they REALLY like it! And since one of them is allergic to both chicken and turkey, having another "safe" food to add to their rotation is a good thing.
It does lose a star for having carrageenan in it - that whole "protects against kitty colds" is marketing BS and we all know it. Carrageenan is a problematic ingredient that more and more companies are working to phase out of their lines. At least here it's pretty far down on the ingredients list. Hopefully, they'll be able to get rid of it altogether in the future.
Bottom line - a decent food for allergic cats (if they like it), but nothing super special.
July 29, 2014