Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dry Dog Food

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If your pup has a few rolls where they should't be, it's time for a change of diet. Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula is made specifically for senior or overweight dogs. It contains 17% less calories per cup than Natural Balance Ultra Premium Dog Food. One cup of this Reduced Calorie kibble contains 330 kilocalories, compared to one cup of Ultra Premium kibble, which contains 400 calories; resulting in a reduction of 17% of caloric intake.

Key Benefits

  • Contains chicken, salmon meal and lamb meal for a natural protein balance with no artificial flavors or colors
  • Added carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta carotene
  • Oatmeal gives an exceptional source of carbohydrates, fiber, thiamin and vitamin E
  • Fresh potatoes are rich in potassium and provide highly digestible energy
  • Essential fatty acids give pups a healthy and shiny coat

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  • Weight
    28.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult, Senior
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Weight Control

Nutritional Info


Brown Rice, Chicken, Chicken Meal, Potato Fiber, Rice Bran, Tomato Pomace, Beet Pulp, Pearled Barley, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Lamb Meal, Oatmeal, Natural Flavor, Carrots, Potatoes, Duck, Brewers Dried Yeast, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberries, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Caloric Content

3,337 kcal/kg, 330 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 18.0% min
Crude Fat 8.0% min
Crude Fiber 8.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 1.7% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.3.0% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
Up to 10 lbs 1/2 - 1
10 - 20 lbs 1 - 1 1/2
20 - 30 lbs 1 1/2 - 2 1/2
30 - 40 lbs 2 1/2 - 3
40 - 60 lbs 3 - 3 3/4
60 - 80 lbs 3 3/4 - 4 3/4
80 - 100 lbs 4 3/4 - 5 3/4

These feeding guidelines are suggested only. Feeding amounts may vary by breed, activity level, temperament and climate. Consult a veterinarian for specific weight recommendations.

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

Older Dogs: As your dog 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 dog. Older dogs are sometimes more reluctant to eat hard foods. Adding larger amounts of Natural Balance® Canned Dog Food or Natural Balance® Dog Food Rolls will make the most "finicky" eater enjoy his daily meals.

Remember, fresh clean water should be available at all times!

Transition Instructions

When switching your dog's diet, the change should be made gradually, by replacing the current food with increasing portions of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Reduced Calorie Dog Food. The change should be completed after 5 - 7 days. The maintenance of proper body weight is most important for your dog's health. Consult your veterinarian for specific weight recommendations for your dog.

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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 dogs love Natural Balance! I feed them the reduced calorie formula so they don't look at me like they're starving all the time. I feed my beagle the Fat Dog formula because he needs to lose a little. Love the auto-ship!

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  • Ultra Reduced Calorie Dog Food

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    The Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dry Dog Food was chosen due to by dog looking like a little porky pig. He has been satisfied with all the other Natural Balance products but I was curious about what I would call "Diet" food, which just means it has less calories. Surprisingly he liked it. The ingredients are quality and I was at ease with that information.

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  • Quality food, palatable for the dog

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    Have been using this for a number of years and it truly works to help your pup loose weight. It took about 7 mos , but we got our stout pug looking lean and he is still maintaining!!

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  • Dog loves it

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    My lab mix is on the chunky side, we were afraid she would not like switching from the High Prairie food, but she took right to it.

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  • Switched food

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    I am pleasantly surprised with this new brand of food. I have always purchased food with no grain. However, my German Shepherd is now considered a "senior", And I truly believe her system cannot handle all the protein. She had had diarrhea that was nonstop. Had her checked out, everything was fine. After a few days of feeding her rice with ground beef, I opted to go to a food with grain as it goes through the digestive system much slower. Not to mention German Shepherd's have a very sensitive G.I. tract. Needless to say, her diarrhea is gone, and I know that makes her very happy

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  • Sadie love this one

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    Our 7 year old Belgium is a tad over weight so we tried this food and she loves it. She's eaten Natural Balance since she was 4 months old and this one seems to be her favorite.

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  • She likes it!!!

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    My cocker spaniel is a few pounds over weight and her vet recommended a weight control food. We were already feeding her Natural Balance so staying with the brand and just switching to a different formula seemed like a good idea. She never skipped a beat. I fed Sadie a few like they were treats and the next day I switched to the weight control. She likes it!!!

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  • Oh Darn it

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    Even though I blended in this dog food with his regular food, he picked around it, so I've just decreased his amount of food to 3/4 cup in morning and evening and donated this to a friend who's dog will eat anything and needs to lose weight! However, i do want to say that he shipment came quickly and I was quite impressed with that!

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  • Good quality low fat dog food

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    We've been using this particular brand and variety of dog food for several years now. We switched to it after an attack of pancreatitis hit our little chihuahua. He cannot process fats and needs a very low fat kibble. He likes this one and he is a picky eater! We also feed it to our medium mixed breed dog and she loves it too!

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  • Good for losing a few..

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    My terrier mix has gained a few pounds since it has been so hot outside. We are not walking as much because she quickly gets too hot. This food seems to be helping with its reduced calories. No GI issues when changing the food over which was nice!

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