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 Meal, Salmon Meal, Chickpeas...Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice...Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Brown Rice...Lamb, Lamb Meal, Brown Rice...
Health FeatureImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, Brain Health...Weight ManagementSkin & Coat Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Immune Support, Vitamins & Minerals
Special DietSensitive Digestion, With GrainWeight Control, With GrainWeight Control, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, With GrainChicken-Free, With GrainNo Corn No Wheat No Soy, With Grain
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Food FlavorChicken, Lamb, Poultry, Meat, Seafood & FishSalmon, Chicken, Poultry, Seafood & FishChicken, PoultrySalmon, Seafood & FishLamb, Meat
Food FormDry FoodDry FoodDry FoodDry FoodDry Food

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

14 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 Finn 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!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By tink09 on Dec 12, 2020

I'm glad we switched brands

I have 3 large breed dogs, ages 1, 7 and 11. I have had them on a grain free diet for years. During the past 6 months I noticed excess gas, diarrhea and so I started reading the labels more closely. I decided to try the Natural Balance Synergy formula and all of their issues have gone away.