Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Original Ultra Reduced Calorie Formula Dry Dog Food is made specifically for senior or overweight dogs.
Our Reduced Calorie Formula Dog Food contains 17% less calories per cup than our Natural Balance Ultra Premium Dog Food. One cup of our Reduced Calorie Dog Food contains 330 kilocalories, compared to one cup of our Ultra Premium Dog Food, which contains 400 calories; resulting in a reduction of 17% of caloric intake.
Brown Rice, Chicken, Chicken Meal, Potato Fiber, Rice Bran, Tomato Pomace, Beet Pulp, Pearled Barley, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols), Lamb Meal, Oatmeal, Natural Flavor, Carrots, Potatoes, Duck, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil, Whole Ground Flaxseed, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Spinach, Parsley Flakes, Cranberries, L-Lysine, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
Crude Protein (min.) 18.0%
Crude Fat (min.) 8.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 8.0%
Moisture (max.) 10.0%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min.) 1.7%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min.) 0.3%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
(Metabolize Energy) 3337 kcal/kg, 330 kcal/8 oz. cup (calculated).
Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Reduced Calorie Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for adult dogs.
For adult dogs:
Up to 10 lb. - 1/2 to 1 cups per day*
10-20 lb. - 1 to 1-1/2 cups per day*
20-30 lb. - 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 cups per day*
30-40 lb. - 2-1/2 to 3 cups per day*
40-60 lb. - 3 to 3-3/4 cups per day*
60-80 lb. - 3-3/4 to 4-3/4 cups per day*
80-100 lb. - 4-3/4 to 5-3/4 cups per day*
*Based on a standard 8 oz. measuring cup.
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.
Feeding Management: We recommend that you do not add vitamins, minerals or any other supplements, except upon the advice of a veterinarian. 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 to 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. Remember, fresh clean water should be available at all times!