Natural Balance Gentle Balance Chicken, Barley, & Salmon Meal Formula Dry Dog Food, 26-lb bag

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Top IngredientsChicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice...Salmon Meal, Brown Rice, Pearled Barley...Salmon (Source of Omega 3), Salmon Meal, Oatmeal...Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice...
Special DietSensitive Digestion, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Natural, Sensitive Digestion, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, With GrainSensitive Digestion, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, Pea-Free, Flax-Free, With Grain
Health FeatureImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, Brain Health...Digestive Health, Immune Support, Skin & Coat HealthSensitive Skin, Sensitive Digestion
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsAll Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Food FlavorChicken, Lamb, Poultry, Meat, Seafood & FishChicken, PoultrySalmon, Chicken, Poultry, Seafood & FishSalmon, Seafood & FishChicken, Poultry

About This Item

  • Easily digestible dog food specially crafted to be gentle on the stomach.
  • Contains prebiotic to help support your pup’s gut health.
  • Chicory root offers insulin to help support healthy digestion.
  • Features vitamin E, C and zinc to help support immune health.
  • Real chicken is the #1 ingredient for the high-quality protein your dog needs and the taste he loves!


Questions & Answers

15 Customer Questions


Taurine level please?
Answer by ChewyMar 25, 2019
Natural Balance recipes have a minimum taurine level of 0.12% dry matter basis.

What is the calcium phosphorus ratio?
Answer by ChewyOct 05, 2017
This formula contains 1.81 percent calcium on an as fed basis and 1.16 percent phosphorus on an as fed basis.

Is this food a special blend for high energy/active dogs?
Answer by ChewyOct 01, 2019
This formula is a synergistic diet combining the benefits of healthy digestion, excellent skin and coat and superior stool quality.

Is this grain free and gluten free?
Answer by ChewySep 25, 2018
This formula is neither grain free or gluten free. For a complete list of ingredients, click the “Nutritional Info” tab, next to the “Description” tab, just under the product photos.  


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JazminesMom on Sep 4, 2022

Less Regurgitating

My 6 year old yellow lab began randomly regurgitating her food about a year ago, with no changes to her diet. It has been a real mystery. We did consult with our vet and ruled out parasites, etc. We switched to slow feeder bowls, made sure to keep her bowls washed, made sure to keep her out of the trash cans, etc. There have been periods of improvement followed by periods of frequent regurgitation. Like her entire meal all over the carpet without warning. She normally eats Natural Balance Ultra Chicken formula, but I decided to try this formula. We have not yet finished a whole bag, but I realized today she hasn't regurgitated in a couple of weeks. I am also noticing she's slimming down a little, so I'm happy about that too. *We ordered 2 bags, didn't bring them into the house the day they arrived, and an animal tore into one of the bags. Because we don't know what tore into the bag, we can't feed it to Jazzy, so we had to THROW AWAY an ENTIRE $60 bag of dog food! Don't make the same silly mistake we made. :(


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Marla on Nov 1, 2021

Gentle Balance

Our excited and active little Sheltie is doing very well on this food. It must truly be gentle and balanced. Nervous tummy issues are no longer. We had some problems with stool consistency. The kibbles are larger in diameter than what I would pick for a small to medium dog but they are flat so it all works out fine. Finn is doing very well and loves the taste. I also mix the Natural Balance canned food with the kibbles.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Aubrey on Jun 8, 2021

Great for VERY picky huskies!

My 1.5 year old Siberian Husky, Roshe, should be a good critic. I have tried everything from wellness, to Acana, to Very expensive brands, and Natural Balance Synergy/ Gentle balance is a clear winner. Keeps him full, regular, and I don’t have to bribe him to eat it! I would highly recommend!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JenD on May 27, 2021

Highly recommend!

My 14 year old lab was having stomach issues and kept getting diarrhea for no reason a couple times a week. My vet couldn't find anything wrong with her so we decided to try an easy to digest food. She's been on this for almost a month now and hasn't had any more diarrhea and seems to be feeling much better. So thankful I found this food!


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By DogMom on Apr 25, 2021

Not the same

I am disappointed that when I called Chewy after delivery they said it was the same as Synergy. Synergy cleared up my dogs post birth itchiness immediately. This new version with a different bag has not.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Axel on Mar 7, 2021

Better deposits

I'm little Terrier mix with a tender belly that sometimes needs help with digestion. Mom gives me pumpkin baby food and with this new food, my deposits are even better. And I didn't need to adjust to this new food because it's gentle and mom mixed it w/ my regular dry food and some warm water to help with the transition. I lick my bum less now too (don't tell mom)


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ToriandReina on Mar 5, 2021

Would give it 10 stars if I could

Kibble after kibble has suited neither of my girls - either gives one constipation or the other diarrhea. Two weeks full transitioned to this food, perfect poops every time, no smelly farts, even less acrid dog breath and itching. Unbeatable for the price.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Jason on Apr 12, 2021

not really Gentle Balance

They are still shipping the older formula called Synergy. My dog reacted better with the new gentle balance formula but it’s still unavailable on chewy.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Masona on Mar 30, 2021

Special food

Love the food. Just watching if maybe two much protein for a senior dog who just had her spleen removed.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Javalos on Mar 20, 2021

Dogs love it

I don’t see a difference between Synergy and Gentle Balance, except for the bag. Our dogs love it!