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

Nutritional Info


  1. 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

  1. 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% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
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 to 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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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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  • This product is designed for overweight pets

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    Sammy seemed to like this food. Unfortunately, a few days after starting this food, he went to the vet for his ck. up & he is overweight, so, under the direction of the vet, I have to put him on prescription reduced weight dog food. So, I did not get to use the Natural Balance food but for a few days. Now a whole bag will sit unused. Of course, I ordered his new food from Chewy as well. Thank you Chewy! I love this company! Pam

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  • Good stuff

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    I've been trying to find a food that my dog likes and it seems to limit her chewing and itching. so far this one is the best!

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  • Doggie Diet

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    I have a small cairn terrier/poddle mix who needs to keep his weight down in his middle age. This product allows him to continue to enjoy Natural Balance food but also keep the weight off!

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  • Excellent food

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    I have been looking for this food for so long. It's reduce diet by Natural Balance. I can see my dog acting more active and playing alot now. And the delivery was so fast. Thank u all at Chewy!

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  • I am giving a qualified yes.

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    My dogs are a chihuahua and a chihuahua minidachshund mix. They have only been eating this new food for a couple of weeks so until they have finished the bag in another 8 weeks, my review is speculative. I like the quality of this brand but this product has a larger kibble and is a bit off putting for their small mouths. But being dogs and loving food it just slows them down a bit and that is actually a good thing. Will revisit this review in a few weeks to see if it helps with "table chihuahua syndrome." (Lazy dog weight problem)

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  • My Young Dogs are Super Happy!

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    I've also reviewed the Blue Buffalo Senior reduced calorie... dogs wouldn't touch it. German Shepherds should be fed a low fat and low protein diet or they are at high risk for pancreatic issues... it is just the breed. Expensive lesson learned and my dog is only three years old. I also have a three year old picky Alaskan Malamute. Both have five fenced acres to run on, on the side of a mountain. Both are very active, both are doing EXCELLENT on this food. And they are eating one cup with water day and one with water at night. We give them an extra feeding if it is extremely cold. They are doing great on this. Highly Recommend!

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  • Eats it up!

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    Out of all the weight management foods we've tried, they like this one the best.

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  • Great Food

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    My dog seems to love his food & doesn't realize he on a diet...lol

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  • Best for my dog!

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    This is a quality product that I have used previously and works well to keep my "food-driven" Chihuahua-Corgi mix svelt, active and healthy. It had been discontinued by all the 'big box' pet stores in my area. When I tried a different lo-cal kibble, my 12 yr. old and missing teeth dog swallowed the larger chunks whole, resulting in constipation from overly dry poop. Switching back to Natural Balance Reduced Calorie has made a huge difference in his nutrition, and digestive health. Thanks for carrying this quality product!

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  • My vet recommended it

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    I was looking for a low cal food for my dogs and my vet recommended this. I have since started mixing it with the other food I order since they don't need the low cal as much.

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