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

Nutritional Info


Brown Rice, Chicken,�Chicken Meal, Dried Potato Products, Rice Bran, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Beet Pulp, Barley, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols And Lactic Acid), Lamb Meal, Oat Groats, Natural Flavor, Carrots, Potatoes, Brewers Dried Yeast, Duck, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseed, Parsley, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Cranberries, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Citric Acid (Preservative), Dried Spinach, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.

Caloric Content

3300 kcal/kg, 324 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 0.3.0% 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 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 - 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.

Ultra Nutrition

Original Ultra Whole Body Health nourishes your dog's complete well-being by taking an entire body approach. Formulated for all breeds and life stages, from growing puppies to ever-energetic adult dogs, these gluten-free wet and dry food recipes offer an optimal balance of premium proteins and key nutrients — with no artificial flavors or colors.

Ultra Nutrition
Formulated for whole body health

Health Matters, From Tip to Tail

These recipes are formulated for whole body health, from the tip of your dog's nose to the end of his tail. They feature balanced fiber, protein and carbs for digestive health, DHA and EPA for brain health, quality protein for healthy muscles, calcium and phosphorus for strong bones and teeth, omega-3 and 6 for skin and coat health, and added taurine helps support healthy heart and eye function.


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Powerful antioxidants, loaded with phytonutrients and vitamins A, K and C.



High in fiber and low in fat, they boast powerful antioxidant properties.



Great source of iron, vitamins A and K, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus.



An incredible source of omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat health.

About Natural Balance

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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  • Fatty McFat Pants had to switch

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    Well, we all come to that day, don't we. Mine came, and so did Jakes! He got thick around the waist, got some love handles and his vet gasped when he saw how portly he had become. Put Jake on this food, and was splendidly surprised when not only did he start getting his girlish figure back, but his coat dramatically changed! He has the shiniest and most glossy coat! Why, if he wasn't a combination of about 17 different rescue breeds, rolled into a fatty, he could be an expert show dog! Well, that and I am better trained than he is.

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  • Natural Balance Ultra Reduced Calorie

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    My bulldog was on another low calorie food for awhile now,but as he is a senior, he has been having indigestion issues with the high fiber. I switched to Natural Balance since the fiber content is lower. Although the kcal is higher(344 kcals) compared to his old food (277), he likes it so I will just have to exercise him more.

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  • Dick Van Patton's home run for dogs.

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    As a former dog breeder, I've fed Natural Balance almost since it came on the market. The various diets offered have allowed me to offer my dogs healthy food compatible with their age. I'm currently feeding the Reduced Calorie Formula to my 13 year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and he is at his perfect 35 pound weight and still enjoys a good run.

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  • Weight Management

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    Clancy is getting older and didn't need extra calories. He is enjoying the new kibble but since I have just started the new food, am still waiting to see if there is some weight loss. He is still full of energy.

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  • Good Food for dog with sensitive tummy

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    Our beagle has allergies and sensitive tummy. Doesn't completely take care of allergies (only food that has worked for us, they no longer make) but perfect for her sensitive tummy.

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  • Love new balance reduced calorie

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    I have a small Norwich.Terrier Who easily puts on weight. New balance reduced calorie helps my little girl stay at a healthy weight. I tried other brands and they did not work

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  • Excellent Product and Auto Ship Service

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    We have had our golden retriever on this food for several years. It is a high quality food and has helped keep our golden slim and trim. I would also like to compliment Chewy on their speedy delivery each month and the flexibility of changing my shipment date when needed. We are very pleased with the service we have received from Chewy.

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  • Yum yum yummy

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    My dog loves it. He will also eat it bit by bit as a treat. I will continue to use this brand, and it is low calorie too. That helps.

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  • Love Natural Balance!

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    My dogs love Natural Balance! I feed them the reduced calorie formula so they don't look at me like they're starving all the time. I feed my beagle the Fat Dog formula because he needs to lose a little. Love the auto-ship!

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  • Quality food, palatable for the dog

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    Have been using this for a number of years and it truly works to help your pup loose weight. It took about 7 mos , but we got our stout pug looking lean and he is still maintaining!!

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