Natural Balance Vegetarian Formula Dry Dog Food
life saving dog food
I rescued my dog from the humane society. He moaned and vomited frequently so a trip to the vet for blood tests revealed a bad liver panel and a sad prognosis. His liver was too small for his body.
Instead of putting him to sleep (as suggested), I wanted him to try a strict vegan diet first. Eight weeks later his liver panels were perfect, he stopped moaning and vomiting. I tried every other vegan dog food brand, but he wouldn't eat them or he'd get sick. Now, six years later he's still in perfect health and has never refused to eat this stuff everyday...truly amazing! My Vet thinks I'm a genius, but Natural Balance deserves ALL the credit and I'm just happy I stayed awake during my boring nutrition courses in college. I should note I'm not vegan or vegetarian and never ever go vegan with cats.
December 24, 2013
As a life-long dog owner, this is the dog food that has worked best after many years of searching for the perfect food. Vegan means that there are no animal products in the food, thus it's a cruelty-free food. I am not supporting meat factories in any way, not adding to any other animals agony. Best of all this is an excellent high quality fully balanced food that my dogs love (4 Chihuahuas, 1 Cairn, 1 yellow lab). It's a complete and healthy meal, nutritionally balanced. I plan to use this dog food for as long as I have dogs, which will be for a very long time.
December 30, 2012
Perfect for food allergies
My chihuahua/terrier mix has severe food allergies (no beef or chicken). This vegetarian formula is perfect for him and he loves the taste. I love that the pellets are not too big for his tiny teeth and it's not very high in calories.
October 24, 2013
this product is a game changer
i am disabled. I have five dogs and three cats. The service of delivery to my home is invaluable. The product itself is the best for my dogs i have found. I am a vegan and this vegan food from Natural Balance provides for my dogs everything they need. Since using it their allergies have disappeared. NO more itching and sneezing.Their coat is lovely. This winter has been tough but they have managed to keep oils in their coats. Also your prices are the best around. When you have alot of animals like I do saving money is paramount. Thankyou so much
March 16, 2014
For a liver-challenged dog
About a month ago my 12 year old dog was diagnosed with liver disease. My vet put him on another brand of liver illness food, which was very high in fat. He was unable to eat it without getting loose stools and I could see that the fat content was off the charts. He has a history of Pancreatitis. We took it back and I began cooking a liver cleansing white fish and vegetable diet, but I wanted to supplement it with dog food for the nutrients and to keep him from losing weight. I happened on this vegetarian food with its low fat and low protein content. I began mixing it with the cooked food and he has done very well on it with no loose stools and seems to love it. We have not rechecked the liver enzymes yet, but I hope this does the trick.
February 18, 2014
Best food for bulldogs!
My 12 year old English Bulldog is wheat and animal protein sensitive. After transitioning him to a vegetarian diet a few years ago with Natural Balance wet and dry foods, his health has improved and he loves his food! He is thriving and numerous friends and veterinarians comment that he is an extremely healthy and good-looking bulldog for his age. His teeth are looking good even though he does have some wet food daily. . .Digestion is great with the vegetarian formula because it is very easy on tummies.
July 9, 2012
My dog loves it and is very healthy
My dog loves his food and I love knowing he's healthier. It seems like he's getting all the important nutrient he needs without unneeded byproducts that could cause long term problems. I don't see any disadvantages to this at all so far and will continue to use this. I wish more companies had Vegetarian options.
December 29, 2012
Helps keep my Dalmation from having seizures
My Dalmation started having seizures in Jan 2012. I researched and found that a vegetarian diet can help prevent seizures in dogs. I use the Natural Balance Vegetarian dry and canned formulas. If I give him any animal protein at all, he has a seizure. He is also on phenobarbital, but even with the meds, he has seizures with animal proteins. But as long as he gets a strictly vegetarian diet, no seizures.
March 31, 2012