I recently changed from Wellness to Natural Balance because several people had told me their dogs had little or no gas on it. Well it pretty much took care of the problem. However, the feedstore that was so convenient to my house has closed and they gave me a card for a free home delivery place (I'm sure the prices are inflated for delivery charge...)I was looking on their website and I cannot remember what kind of food that I bought. I threw away the package and have it in a plastic container. I think it was Venison and Rice, but it says that Venison and Rice is for dogs with allergies. I do not know if my dogs have allergies or not, does it matter? If not, I am going to go ahead and use it because it has done wonders for their coats and their gas:) Maybe if Faye_Girly is on sometime she can tell me...I think she is one of the ones that recommended NB. If anyone else know, please post. Thanks!
sorry jawlaw i am not familiar with their dry foods. i feed scout the lamb dog food rolls. since visiting their website i may start feeding her their raw diet. unfortunately that is not available yet in my side of the country. but when it is i plan on supplementing her diet with it.
I fed, Natural Balance® Ultra-Premium Dry Food to my Bichon. It is a great food and I don't see it making any difference which "flavor" you feed them. I added a spoonful of the canned and used all flavors and gave her a variety that way.
For those of you interested. I just checked out the website and they are introducing two new versions. One is a raw diet which is frozen in cubes...only available in Calfornia and Nevada right now.
The only real difference between the regular ultra premium NB formula and the allergy formulas (duck and potato or venison and brown rice) is that the allergy formulas contain only one source of protein and one source of carbohydrate. It is perfectly fine to feed this formula to a non- allergic dog :)
This is great. I called that Metropet Service I told you about and they are bringing the Natural Balance dog food and greenies out to me today on New Year's Eve. Wow. I need to see how much extra I am paying for this stuff for free delivery! I could get use to this. Now if someone would deliver my groceries! lol.
dont get chicken and turkey flavour, my dogs bottom went right off, take my word for it, my fam,ily was almost payinmg for private nostril stitching surgery or paying for another house for the dog to l;ive in so we stuck to WAGG original that doesnt really have a taste but we fed her that when she was a pup aswell because every other food no joke she either didnt like and refused to eat until she reached a point that she passed out or reallly didnt agree with her so go for wagg, it looks like rabbit food with meaty chunks in though, im sure my dogs vegetarien
We use the duck kind too. I also throw away the package and have to go and look again because I always forget what flavor they like. I alternate between the flavors and have not really had any problems at all with any of the dogs adjusting.
Jawlaw, I don't think that it would hurt to keep your dogs on the venison formula. Isn't a little more expensive though? Anyway, I feed the ultra Premium in the blue bag. If you keep feeding the Venison and brown rice, they will probably just be less like to have any side effects if they were allergic to something ( I hope that makes since.) I think it would be ok. It is a very good feed.
I just paid $41.00 for a 35 lb bag I think it was. Yep I just checked. Its the Chicken, with lamb etc. Did you know that Natural balance has no puppy forumulation and they say feed the regular N.B. to pups too. Just found that out today.
We switched our 1 yr old to Natural Balance, but the vet said we should keep our 6 month old on 'real' puppy food (Nutro Natural Choice). I'm sure you could find a vet who would say go ahead and feed a puppy Natural Balance though. *shrug*
Oh great! I just called my vet... I don't know why I never thought about it... about Natural Balance not being a puppy food. They said that I needed to switch back to a puppy food until they are a year old! I just spent $40.00 on a 35 lb bag. If Faye_Girly comes back on, maybe she will answer me on what food her puppies will be on. When we were talking about NB before, she may have not known I was talking about puppies.
From my understanding the NB is ok to feed to puppies. I have fed it to my pups in the past while giving a Nu-Vet vitamin supplement. I actually think for this litter I will be trying the Nutro Natural Choice Ultra, I just talked to some breeder friends of mine today actually who told me that they had switched to it. I trust their opinion so I am going to try and see. I totally trust my vets opionions, but most don't know much if anything about natural balance, I can say I have had good results in the past. I fed it to my females while bred. I also gave a vitamin. This is what I'll do...I will call my Natural Balance breeder phone number and see what they have to say! I will get back to you shortly!
Ok, that didn't work, they are gone for the holiday. IMHO, I actually believe that this feed is probably (most definately) better than any of the puppy food you can buy at wal-mart...or any other discount store. I honestly think it will be fine. This is what my brochure says:
Natural Balance "ultra Premium" dry dog food is complete and balanced for all breeds and all life stages. This formula has also been tested on pregnant bitches, countless litters of puppies through fully developed adults, as well as senior dogs. It is naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols (vitamin E) and is free of artificial flavors, colors and chemical preservatives.
Canned Food For Growing Puppies- the canned food can be mixed with NB Ultra Premium dry; a mixture that could ease the weaning process and stimulate appetite during a stressful time.
Feed puppies up to twice the recommended adult daily feeding levels up to one year of age.
I did a little research, too and I decided the ultra premium is ok for puppies too. My problem is that I bought Venison and Brown rice that is for allergies and it does NOT say for puppies as far as I can tell. It says adults. I will probably just need to buy the ultra premium. Does anyone have suggestions on the dog food I bough that will have to wait for 4-6 months to be eaten? Can you freeze it? Any suggestions? Thanks!