Rated 4 out of 5 by Buck I have been researching different cat foods for some time and believe I finally found one that works.
One of my cats has been diagnosed with IBD and the vet wanted me to put him on wet food but both my cats would only eat dry food. They were both on a perscription food which was becoming very expensive. I began researching ingredients in all natural cat foods, and began studying feline allergies towards different foods. After my research nattural balance seem to fit the criteria. I bought a bag of Duck and pea dry first and began the transition slowly. They eat it at first real good then tapered off some. I switched to the venison which was what they were on as a perscription food but did not know it was available at first. They are doing well with it after four weeks. I began to introduce the soft venison and pea both are doing well on it. I am very thankful for this product my cat Sam who has IBD is doing very good on this food. I think some times people try to introduce different food to pets to quickly causing intestinal problems. My cats did have soft even close to disentary for almost a week. I monitored it closely and after the first week all is well. Thank you!
August 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by gingerpi Not on my cat's menu
I am always looking for different proteins for my cat because she is allergic to both chicken and fish. This product contains great ingredients. Unfortunately, my cat did not like it. She is very finicky about what she eats so do not let her opinion reflect badly on this product
August 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raine Dry but with water my cat enjoys it mushed up.
I feed this to my allergic cat sometimes by itself (although I wet it with water) and sometimes with frozen venison. She eats the frozen meat first but always comes back and finishes this.
She would not eat the Royal Canin Venison and potato! Why? Dunno. The frst few cans she gobbled down and then, nada, no way. So far Natural Balance has passed the taste test and it has been three weeks.
August 10, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by kcfield Plastic/Bone Material in Food/Manufacturer Failed to Respond to Concern
We chose Natural Balance LID Venison and Pea Formula as a lower cost, natural alternative to venison based prescription cat food. Our cats require a limited ingredient diet due to food allergies. Here is a copy of the complaint that I filed with the FDA and copied to Chewy in November of 2015:
"I regularly purchase Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Venison and Green Pea formula from chewy.com for our cats. The most recent paid shipment evidenced what appears to be pieces of plastic or hard bone/cartilage fragments in approximately 20 percent of the cans. I notified chewy.com which handled this in a prompt and professional manner, immediately sending out a replacement shipment at no charge. The complaint is against Natural Balance; not against chewy.com who has been very helpful. Chewy.com indicated they would notify Natural Balance of the adverse event, but I wanted to make sure FDA/HHS was aware as well. Since some online consumer reviews also report this issue, I am concerned that this may not be an isolated occurrence. The 'best by" date is June 16, 2018, and the sku code is 2363300254" Chewy asked me to send along a piece of the plastic/bone material found in the food so they could forward to Natural Balance, which they indicated they did. When I received no follow up report from Chewy, I recontacted them this month (9 months later). Chewy customer service (Madison) indicated that Natural Balance had not responded to their inquiry! My one star review is based both on the presence of foreign material in the food occasioning an FDA complaint, and Natural Balance's failure to respond to Chewy, who submitted an inquiry to them based on this event.
July 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizM0805 4 paw pads up for the deer meat!
So far so good! I have two kitties: one with soy, wheat, oat, egg and duck allergies and the other with no dietary restrictions. I've been feeding them NB LID green pea and salmon dry formula. I wanted to give them a wet option for variety but was nervous about purchasing an entire case of the NB LID venison and green pea for fear they didn't like it. I purchased a case locally to allow for convenient exchange in the event it was rejected by either cat. Now that I know it's a hit with both cats, I will be taking advantage of purchasing on Chewy for free shipping and no sales tax. The kitty with allergies took a little bit of coaxing and mixing the venison formula with another regular canned food but now she's fully on the venison and gobbling it up! As for the kitty with no dietary restrictions, she hogged the whole serving down in the biggest bites I've ever seen a cat take on the first try. The novelty of a protein she's never tasted? A high quality food with no junky fillers? Check and check. It made both our days!
December 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gmarte74 our babies can't get enough!
Our babies were quite content with their Fancy Feast wet cat food so we were a little worried they wouldn't take to this change so easily... well.... we were quite wrong LOL
we still alternate between brands (we still had so much before we tried this one) and now they will actually turn their noses up to some of the Fancy Feast flavors and want the NB instead...
their fur is so shiny and healthier looking and they are full of energy!
needless to say, we are sticking with this brand from now on!
July 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kiki Nice pate,cats seem to like it.
I ordered limited ingredient pet food for two elderly cats. They seem to be tolerating it well.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasCat YEP ! THIS IS A GOOD ONE
best venison recipe i found of all the recipe criteria I have to weigh the pros and cons of. pricing is decent.
product is thick pate, but not dry.
kitties take their texas-time eating it. they do like it.
Truly Grateful That They Like It.
Have finally learned to get a few different food flavors/combinations to create a few different groups of roatations choices.
They, too, get bored having the same ol same ol day after day after month after month.
As always, however, nutrition is top priority and must be balanced as much as possible with our financial budget.
Sure, there are challenges, but, chewy dot com makes this more of an adventure than it would be otherwise.
So, yeah! Give this a go with your kitty! Hope y'all in your pride enjoy it as much as ours do!
P.S. I do not offer my pride any product with rice in it. Just a little sharing fyi, here.
March 17, 2016