Natural Balance Vegetarian Formula Dry Dog Food

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Hey, even some pups appreciate the life of the vegan! Natural Balance Vegetarian Formula provides adult dogs with the same essential nutrients found in diets with meat as the protein source but uses only vegan ingredients. It provides complete and balanced nutrition for adult dogs without any animal or dairy products. It features brown rice, oatmeal, pearled barley, peas and potatoes for a great taste your dog will love. It contains increased levels of B vitmains, and is made without any artificial flavors or colors.

Key Benefits

  • Makes the perfect vegetarian and vegan formula for pups with meat protein sensitivities
  • DHA and EPA aid in an active and healthy brain function
  • Added zinc and manganese support good hip and joint health
  • Oat fiber help aid in proper digestion
  • Contains antioxidant nutrients from dried cranberries, blueberries and spinach

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

Nutritional Info


Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Peas, Potato Protein, Canola Oil, Potatoes, Tomato Pomace, Vegetable Flavoring, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberries, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, 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, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-2 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Caloric Content

3,479 kcal/kg, 360 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 18.0% min
Crude Fat 8.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.0% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.3.0% 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
30 - 40 lbs 2 - 2 1/2
40 - 60 lbs 2 1/2 - 3 1/2
60 - 80 lbs 3 1/2 - 4 1/2
80 - 100 lbs 4 1/2 - 5 1/2

These feeding guidelines are suggested only. Feeding amounts may vary by breed, activity level, temperament and climate. Amounts are recommended for an average dog with normal activity. Adjust feeding guideline according to your dog’s age, activity level, and environment.

Adult dogs: Feed either once or twice a day. When you first start feeding Natural Balance® Vegetarian Dry Dog Food, we suggest starting with the amounts recommended in the table. The amount of food should always be adjusted to suit your dog’s needs. Working dogs: Based on the work your dog will be asked to perform, the nutritional requirements will vary accordingly. As the workload increases, the demand for protein and fat increases proportionally. Dogs in hard training will generally require twice the maintenance levels. 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 a less active dog.

We recommend that you do not add vitamins, minerals, or any other supplements, except upon the advice of a veterinarian. 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® Vegetarian Dry 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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  • My dogs love it!

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    My dogs love this! It's great to feed them healthy food that doesn't require the death of other animals. It never made sense to me to kill other animals to feed the ones I that live with me. I love all animals. I hope there are more vegetarian options in the future. This food has all the protein and nutrients a dog needs to be healthy and happy.

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  • very good for my purpose

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    I decided that I no longer wanted my dogs to eat the meat in commercial dog foods anymore. My dogs are not that fond of this by itself but I mix it with meat that I prepare and with yogurt or coconut and they like it. This brand does not stink like meat based kibble and I no longer feel like I have to wash my hand repeatedly to get the smell of kibble off my hands. This is clean kibble and smells like dry oatmeal. After a couple of weeks, they are starting to eat it a little more.

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  • Not a top choice

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    I recently bought this for my little dogs; Chi-dachshund and 2 Papillons. None of them liked it! Thankfullly I have big dogs who will eat anything, I mixed it in with their normal diet and it will eventually get eaten, but I won't purchase it again.

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  • Great product

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    I have mostly been feeding this Natural Balance vegan food to my dog friends since 2005. They seem to love it an dour doing great. My 2 current ~60 pound dogs have been eating this since adopting them in 2012 and are doing great and have great checkups at the vet. Fantastic product.

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  • I don't know

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    My dog stopped eating her last food which had meat in it, so I switched her to this which has no meat and she's stopped eating it too. She might just be weird. I think the food is fine, I'm just not sure what she wants.

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  • Great product

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    Since i decided to change from vegetarian to vegan i thought my 7 pets should too and they have adapted very well, they seem energic , have nice shiny fur and are happy!!!

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  • Great vegan dog food.

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    Before going vegan my beagle loved natural balance organic. We had to Choose another brand and we're very happy to see the veg formula went vegan Molly loves it.

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  • best food for great coats

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    I have two yellow labs and one chocolate labs. They love this food and their coats are amazing. Best of all with vegetarian diets, you do not have to worry about all the nasty remnant meat byproducts in the other foods. Can't recommend this enough! Go VEG for all the dogs and watch them thrive!

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  • No Complaints from my dog

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    I buy this to cut with my dog's very expensive prescription food. I haven't heard him complain about this and it's been several years.

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  • Trail sensitive belly

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    Our yellow lab has been on perscription for three years.. we are transitioning her to this LID and have been liking the results

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