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post #1 of 11
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Is this dry food any good? I couldn't find the Chicken Soup food anywhere in town, but found this. My question is if this food is good ingrediant wise. i got a few samples from the store, the only samples they had were the low calarie formula which the farm cats loved. i wouldn't get that kind though, i'd get the original formula. http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/cat...as/UltCat.html

Ingrediants: Chicken Meal, Chicken, Brown Rice, Duck Meal, Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Potatoes, Carrots, Lamb Meal, Salmon Meal, Canola Oil, Natural Flavor, Dried Egg, Brewers Yeast, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberries, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
post #2 of 11
I am not sure how "good" it is but when I bought it for my cats they liked it briefly then didn't want it anymore? It also was very crumbly loike almost a third of the bag was crumbs!!
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by furryfriends50 View Post
Is this dry food any good? I couldn't find the Chicken Soup food anywhere in town, but found this. My question is if this food is good ingrediant wise. i got a few samples from the store, the only samples they had were the low calarie formula which the farm cats loved. i wouldn't get that kind though, i'd get the original formula. http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/cat...as/UltCat.html

Ingrediants: Chicken Meal, Chicken, Brown Ricewhole grain IMHO not a great thing for kitty , Duck Mealtoo rich for some kittys , Barley, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols), Potatoes, Carrots, Lamb Meala hot meat can cause inflamation, Salmon Meal, Canola Oil, Natural Flavor, Dried Egg, Brewers Yeastcan be allergen , Whole Ground Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberries, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
Good solid food ... touch grainy ... often too rich
post #4 of 11
We are feeding the Natural Balance in the canned foods because Charlie has to eat Royal Canin for Urinary with the dry.

They love the canned foods - the venison & green pea and duck & green pea are their favorites. Maybe try canned food.
post #5 of 11
I feed natural balance duck and green pea.
post #6 of 11
I am very happy with this brand.

I fed Matilda the Natural Balance Green Pea & Duck dry food for 5 months and wouldn't buy it again for her, she threw up quite often on it. It could have just been the time of year, but I'll pass on this in the future.

I fed Matilda & Chloe the Natural Balance Ultra dry formula for about 7 months. Henry has been eating it for the past few months (as long as we've had him). I like that it's all-life-stages. It's very affordable and easy to find (Petco has it), there aren't any by-products in it, and chicken meal is the first ingredient. It has no animal digest, no corn, no soy, etc. Henry's coat is noticeably shinier now that he's on this food.

The only thing is that this food is very high in calories (553 in a cup) so you have to be really careful with portions.

I fed Mattie & Chloe the Natural Balance wet food for a while but they won't eat it now. It's one of the least expensive wet foods I can find here that has ingredients I like. We feed Henry the Natural Balance wet food though (he'll eat anything).
post #7 of 11
I agree, Natural Balance is very good food with high-quality ingredients... pricey, but excellent.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
thanks. i want to switch to that from by nature, because it is cheaper and seems to have more meat. i got several samples yesterday (it takes a lot to make sure all the farm cats get enough!) and used it last night and they loved the original recipe. i want to give mikey (house cat) canned natural balance because it is actually quite cheap, and i got a small 3 oz can that he choose that food over fancy feast.

i found an awesome store yesterday that isn't to far away, it has most of the high quality brands. one brand that i hadn't heard of that they had was Instinct. they have two differant recipes that are meant for all life stages. could someone tell me how they look ingrediant wise?

Nature's Variety Instinct Grain Free Rabbit Meal Dry Cat Food (90% of protien is from meat)
Rabbit Meal, Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Herring Meal, Tapioca, Chicken Fat (naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Pumpkinseeds, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Meal, Tomato Pomace, Montmorillonite Clay, Sunflower Oil, Natural Chicken Flavor, Brewers Yeast, DLMethionine, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Carotene, Folic Acid, Iodine Supplement), Sea Salt, Potassium Chloride, Peas, Cranberries, Blueberries, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Inulin, Freeze Dried Rabbit, Freeze Dried Rabbit Liver, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Freeze Dried Rabbit Lung, Dried Kelp, Freeze Dried Rabbit Hearts, Freeze Dried Ground Rabbit Bone

Chicken Meal cat food Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Tapioca, Pumpkinseeds, Salmon Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Chicken Liver Flavor, Chicken Liver, Kelp, DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Folic Acid), Sea Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate , Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Inulin, Flaxseed Oil, Apples, Chicken Eggs, Cottage Cheese, Cranberries, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Freeze Dried Turkey Hearts, Carrots, Ground Chicken Bone, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseeds, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Kelp, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Citric Acid, Alfalfa Sprouts, Olive Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Persimmons, Duck Eggs, Pheasant Eggs, Quail Eggs, Sage, Clove
post #9 of 11
Nature's Variety Instinct Grain Free Rabbit Meal Dry Cat Food (90% of protien is from meat)
Rabbit Meal, Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Herring Meal, Tapiocaknown not to cause allergies in humans, Chicken Fat (naturally preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid can be chemical), Pumpkinseeds, Sun-Cured Alfalfa Mealmany foods took this out for allergy and processing issues, Tomato Pomace, Montmorillonite Clay, Sunflower Oilhigh in omega 6 fatty acids, Natural Chicken Flavor, Brewers Yeastallergen, DLMethionine, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Carotene, Folic Acid, Iodine Supplement), Sea Salt, Potassium Chloride, Peas, Cranberries, Blueberries, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Inulin, Freeze Dried Rabbit, Freeze Dried Rabbit Liver, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Freeze Dried Rabbit Lung, Dried Kelp, Freeze Dried Rabbit Hearts, Freeze Dried Ground Rabbit Bone

Chicken Meal cat food Ingredients:
Chicken Meal, Chicken Fat, Tapioca, Pumpkinseeds, Salmon Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Chicken Liver FlavorCan be nearly anything including MSG, Chicken Liver, Kelp, DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Beta Carotene, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Folic Acid), Sea Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate , Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Inulin, Flaxseed Oil, Apples, Chicken Eggs, Cottage Cheese, Cranberries, Freeze Dried Chicken, Freeze Dried Turkey, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver, Freeze Dried Turkey Hearts, Carrots, Ground Chicken Bone, Butternut Squash, Ground Flaxseeds, Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Kelp, Salmon Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Honey, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Citric Acid, Alfalfa Sprouts, Olive Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Persimmons, Duck Eggs, Pheasant Eggs, Quail Eggs, Sage, Clove[/quote]

good foods some ??able ingredients but all foods have those
post #10 of 11
Furry - What store did you find? I worked for a retailer in WA based out of Olympia called Mud Bay.
post #11 of 11
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Furry - What store did you find? I worked for a retailer in WA based out of Olympia called Mud Bay.

its a 'farm store'. that's not its name, but since it is not a huge chain of stores i don't want to say the name therefore give away exactly where i live.




thanks sharky!
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