Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dry Cat Food

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Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula is made specifically for senior or overweight cats. It contains 20% fewer calories per cup than Ultra Premium Dry Cat Food. A great option for less active cats, mature cats, and those needing to maintain a healthy weight.

Key Benefits

  • Formula is perfect for overweight, less active and senior cats
  • High-quality protein formula does not contain any artificial flavors or colors
  • Brown rice adds nutrients, essential oils and fiber for proper digestion
  • Omega- 3 fatty acids aid in proper sell growth and healthy skin and coat
  • Added taurine helps your furry feline maintain good heart and vision health

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  • Item Number
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, Senior
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Gluten Free, Weight Control

Nutritional Info


  1. Chicken Meal, Chicken, Brown Rice, Potatoes, Oats, Pea Protein, Pearled Barley, Pea Fiber, Alfalfa Meal, Salmon Meal, Lamb Meal, Carrots, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Natural Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Duck, Tomato Pomace, Salmon Oil, Dried Egg, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Taurine, Choline Chloride, Flaxseed Meal, Dl-Methionine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, L-Carnitine, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Citric Acid and Mixed Tocopherols (Preservatives), Kelp Meal, Cranberries, Parsley Flakes, L-Lysine, Dried Spinach, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

  1. 3420 kcal/kg, 330 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 35.0% min
Crude Fat 10.5% min
Crude Fiber 8.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Taurine 0.16% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 1.7% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.3% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
4 lbs or less 3/8
4 - 7 lbs 3/8 - 2/3
7 - 10 lbs 2/3 - 3/4
10 - 13 lbs 3/4 - 7/8
13 - 16 lbs 7/8 - 1

These feeding guidelines are suggested only. Feeding amounts may vary by breed, activity level, temperament and climate.

Adult cats should be fed either once or twice per day. When you first start feeding Natural Balance® dry cat food, we suggest to start with the amounts recommended in the Table. Energy requirements vary with environmental conditions, temperature and activity of your cat. The amount of food should always be adjusted to suit your cat’s needs. If you would like to provide a special treat for your cat, you can add small amounts of Natural Balance® Canned Cat Food.

For Older Cats: As your cat begins to age, his energy expenditure will decrease. Decreasing the amount of food accordingly will allow for the maintenance of proper body weight for less active cat. Older cats are sometimes more reluctant to eat hard foods. Adding larger amounts of Natural Balance® Canned Cat Food will make the most "finicky" eater enjoy their daily meals.

We recommend that you do not add vitamins, minerals or any other supplements, except upon the advice of a veterinarian. The maintenance of proper body weight is most important for your cat's health. Consult your veterinarian for specific weight recommendations for your cat. Remember, fresh clean water should be available at all times!

Transition Instructions

When switching your cat's diet, the change should be made gradually, by replacing the current food with increasing portions of Natural Balance® Original Ultra® Reduced Calorie Cat Food. The change should be completed after 5 to 7 days.

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About Natural Balance

Natural Balance was founded in 1989 with a philosophy of providing pets and their owners "the food for a lifetime." Their goal is to create pet food based on sound scientific principles and nutritional truths. Today, Natural Balance proudly offers a selection of premium dog and cat foods that are used and respected by top trainers, rescues and caring pet owners who want the very best.

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  • My Cat Loves It!

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    I've fed my cat Natural Balance Green Pea & Duck for years. Now that he's older he's putting on a little weight. So, I go this. I mixed it with his old food and we transitioned without any trouble at all. He still gets the same amount, but now has fewer calories. Natural Balance is in my opinion the best cat food you can buy. I love it. I do want to stress the importance of using Natural Balance REDUCED CALORIE over their Fat-Cat brand. Fat-Cat is NOT good. Avoid it. It's the only Natural Balance food I do not recommend. REDUCED CALORIE is the way to go!

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  • Love the small kibble size ;=]

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    The cats enjoy the small size of the cat food Natural Balance original ultra reduced calorie dry cat food ,but I still have one that has problems keeping it down some of the times ,but other wise they really enjoy it very much . Will keep trying till we fine the right one ;=]]

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  • Good quality, cats like it better than other lite food.

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    Since both of our cats are overweight, I have been trying to find a lower calorie, high quality food for them. Being used to high quality, grain free food, these cats are picky. They really disliked other "lite" foods, but seem to accept this one better. I trust Natural Balance for quality & value.

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  • Cat likes it

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    My kitty really likes this food. We just switched him to it so I can't comment on the weight loss aspect of it yet, but it's at least palatable for one adult kitty!

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  • Great Indoor Cat Food

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    Great brand, limited ingredients. High quality - if you feed your cat appropriate portions this bag lasts a very long time.

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  • A Low Calorie Formula that works

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    And doesn't leave my cat begging for more food. My vet recommended it and I've had my huge Maine Coone on it for 5 years, maintains his weight well. They have a Fat Cat Formula I purchase ever so often if he puts on a few pounds from sneaking the other cat's food.

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  • Sheds pounds!

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    I have been feeding my cats (9 in all) this product and hopefully it will get them back to a more desired weight. I have a short male kitty that weighs 18 lbs. and I have tried food restriction to no avail. He waddles from side to side and lays on his back. This reduced calorie and the fat cats recipe should do the trick. (I need to send him to Overeaters Anonymous for cats! Ha!)

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  • My loving cat family

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    The cats are enjoying this food very much and seem to have more spunk

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  • Too much waste

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    Cats seem to like it but I haven't used it long enough to see if they lose any weight. I am probably losing at least a couple of cups from crumbling.

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  • 15 out of 15 love it!

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    I have a lot of kitties and they love this food! Recently purchased the wet canned cat food of the same brand, once the kitties try it I'll post a review of that as well! Best price I've found anywhere!

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