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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  • Item Number
    48082
  • Weight
    28.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Vegetarian

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

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 (cup)
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 - 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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  • Not bad - -

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    Gus likes this just fine, gobbles it up with no problem. Decent sized kibble. Gus and I are not vegetarians. This is used as just a base to add various top quality and non-rendered protein (and fat) sources. This allows me to control the type and amount depending on the weather, energy expenditures, etc. This way he has something different every day. I don't believe in feeding multiple protein sources at each and every meal. Gus is not fussy, he will eat almost anything edible, and somethings that are not. It may not work for your dog. I give it four stars because it is not organic. I only bought it because Chewy is out of the Petguard formula, and this is the only other vegetarian Gus likes this just fine, gobbles it up with no problem. Decent sized kibble. Gus and I are not vegetarians. This is used as just a base to add various top quality and non-rendered protein (and fat) sources. This allows me to control the type and amount depending on the weather, energy expenditures, etc. This way he has something different every day. I don't believe in feeding multiple protein sources at each and every meal. Gus is not fussy, he will eat almost anything edible, and somethings that are not. It may not work for your dog. I give it four stars because it is not organic. I only bought it because Chewy is out of the Petguard formula, and this is the only other vegetarian brand that is not pea or legume heavy, low in protein and fat, and that I can buy in a small 4 lb bag. … more

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  • Shhhh my pups a vegan!

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    I struggled for a couple of years trying to find the perfect dog food to assist my dachshund with her severe allergies. I finally found it in this food. No more hair loss, no skin irritation, and no pustules! She loves it, (tbh she eats anything) but she does gobble it right up. I supplement her nutrition needs with a tablespoon of pumpkin on top. Her only request is that we not tell the other dogs that she's a Vegan...says it might tarnish her carnivore reputation!

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  • My dogs' favorite Vegan formula

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    When I switched my dogs to vegan in 2015, we tried several vegan kibbles (Halo, Vdog, a couple others). This is the one they liked right away and never got tired of. I honestly think they like it better than any of the meat-based kibbles they've had over the years. Luckily, it's the cheapest (as far as giant bags go). I do supplement their kibble with a vegan "stew" that I make for them just to keep things interesting and provide some fresh food. My 11 yr old recently had blood work and the vet was amazed at how healthy he is.

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  • Healthy & They Love It!

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    This food is definitely a keeper! Recommended to me by a friend who has fed it to their dog for years. My dogs love it. My sensitive stomach Standard Poodle no longer has digestion issues. It is agreeing with my cockapoo, also. Very pleased, would highly recommend! Love that with Chewy it comes right to my door and I don't have to worry about running out on autoship.

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  • Great food!

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    My dog has liver disease and is limited to the proteins she is allowed to eat. I tried the Science Diet l/d and she was not a fan. This is a great alternative that she seems to love!

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  • Easy on my dog's stomach but creates more "output"

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    This food cleared up my dog's diarrhea that had been going on for weeks. It's not smelly at all (kind of like cardboard) and my dog likes it (and the canned version).The main side effect is that she now has to "go" a lot - 4x a day vs 1-2x day before - she poops out almost as much as she ate. But her coat looks great and she's maintaining her weight, so she must be getting enough nutrition.

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  • "you can't do that!"

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    my dog has been eating this brand of vegan food for two years now. lots of people have told me this isn't possible or isn't in his best interest, but the vets say he is in excellent health, and at 6 years old he is still very energetic, playful, and happy. given the choice, he will still eat meat... roadkill squirrel, discarded chicken bones, whatever, because he is a dog and he loves to eat. but I am not a dog and I can make the decision not to kill other sentient creatures so that my buddy can eat them. also, I believe that limiting his consumption of animal tissue will also decrease his intake of carcinogens. he is a 30 pound cattle dog/Eskimo mix and a 28 pound bag will last him for at least my dog has been eating this brand of vegan food for two years now. lots of people have told me this isn't possible or isn't in his best interest, but the vets say he is in excellent health, and at 6 years old he is still very energetic, playful, and happy. given the choice, he will still eat meat... roadkill squirrel, discarded chicken bones, whatever, because he is a dog and he loves to eat. but I am not a dog and I can make the decision not to kill other sentient creatures so that my buddy can eat them. also, I believe that limiting his consumption of animal tissue will also decrease his intake of carcinogens. he is a 30 pound cattle dog/Eskimo mix and a 28 pound bag will last him for at least 6 weeks. he also likes to snack on carrots, pizza crust, french fries, Pringles, etc... not broccoli tho … more

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  • Forget this

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    My dog refuses to eat this kibble. After the glowing reviews I had great hopes. Now I’m stuck with a 25 bag that she will not eat!

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  • My dogs love this

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    Both my small terrier and my large shepherd love this food even though they also get fresh chicken etc, good for their bodies

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  • Vegetarian Formula

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    Finally!!! My dog is allergic to every meat. This vegetarian formula is great! Now, he can eat and NOT have hives all over. Thank you Chewy.

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