At Natural Balance, we appreciate your desire to keep things simple when it comes to your pet's nutrition. That's why we've carefully crafted Limited Ingredient Diet dog food formulas for nearly two decades. While we're always looking at opportunities improve our formulas, we only make changes when we feel it's in the best interests of your pet's nutrition. Recently, our board-certified vetrinarians and animal nutritionists have taken great care to improve our Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredients Diets Salmon and Sweet Potato Grain Free Small Breed Bites Dry Dog Food Formula.
Full Ingredient List: Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Cassava Flour, Potatoes, Sunflower Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Brewers Dried Yeast, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Potato Protein, Salt, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Dl-methionine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Choline Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Citric Acid (Used As A Preservative), Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.
Calorie Content (Calculated): ME = 3,450 kcal/kg; 373 kcal/ 8 ounce cup. Note: The calories can vary slightly over time due to naturally occurring variation in ingredients, processing and analyses.
||80 mg/kg min
||50 IU/kg min
|OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
|OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS
||Daily Feeding (cup)
|UP TO 5 LBS
|6 - 10 LBS
||1/2 - 3/4
|11 - 20 LBS
||3/4- 1 1/2
|21 - 30 LBS
||1 1/2- 2
|31 - 40 LBS
||2 - 2 1/2
The amounts in the table are intended as guidelines only. The food intake should be adjusted according to the age, weight, breed, temperature, climate and activity level of your dog. 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® L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diet Dry Dog Food, we suggest starting 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.
For pregnant females:
A minimal increase is needed during the first 6 weeks. Increase the amount fed up to 25% during weeks 7, 8, and 9. For lactating females:
Immediately after whelping, the nutritional demand increases by 50% compared to maintenance levels. Feed in 3 equal meals per day. For working dogs:
Based on the work your dog will be asked to perform, the nutritional requirements will vary accordingly. As the workload increases, the demand for protein and fat increases proportionally. Dogs in hard training will generally require twice the maintenance levels. For 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 a less active dog.
Remember, fresh clean water should be available at all times!
Nutritional Statement: Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Salmon and Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Adult Maintenance.