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    Default trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    I wanna switch up my bellas dog food and go with either natrural balance lamb and rice formula or natures variety instinct salmon.. im trying to go grain free and stay away from potato..

    i have studioed both formulas very well and to be honest there both excellent looking to me..

    one is gluten free n grain. the other is limited ingrident with no potato...

    IS NATURAL BALANCE GLUTEN FREE HOW DO YOU TELL?

    what does everyone think of both brands and is one proven to be better than the other??
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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    This is easy. Go with Nature’s Variety Instinct Salmon Meal Formula. Grain free, potato free, and rich in protein.

    But, I thought you were going with a limited ingredient diet? Nature's Variety only has 2 L. I. D. formula that I know of... Turkey and Lamb. Both very good for allergic dogs.

    Natural Balance has rice. That's grain. And Natural Balance is high in carbs, low in protein. So, Nature's Variety Instinct is generally a better quality formula for dogs.

    Go for Nature's Variety and cycle through their Limited Ingredient formulae or their Instinct formulae and find the best one for your dog.

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    well no reason to go lid if the instinct line is basically limited enough to me plus the bags on the back all say should help with allergies.. just as long as potato is outta the aquasion i feel pretty good with the instinct line
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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by occfan View Post
    well no reason to go lid if the instinct line is basically limited enough to me plus the bags on the back all say should help with allergies.. just as long as potato is outta the aquasion i feel pretty good with the instinct line
    That's a good way to go. If you do get into food allergies with the Instinct, you can always scale down to the l.i.d. formula. So yea, I really like Nature's Variety Instinct or l.i.d. over Natural Balance. Hope this works out for your bully! Keep us posted...

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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    will do and thanks one question with that line though!!

    whats all the freeze dried ings on the bottom of the ing list.. is that all ok would you say?
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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    NVI is limited..its also gluten free. Its a good choice...It has done wonders for my bullies and several others who I have recommended it to.
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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Jake did HORRIBLE on NVI..salmon..hope yours does better.

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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Jake did HORRIBLE on NVI..salmon..hope yours does better.
    Crossing my fingers...we're here trying it now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Jake did HORRIBLE on NVI..salmon..hope yours does better.
    Ruckus didn't do well either. We tried the beef and the salmon. We just switched to Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Salmon. So far so good. Hoping we don't run into yeast issues with the potato but lookin good, and poopin good. Yay!! That's my main concern.

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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by occfan View Post
    will do and thanks one question with that line though!!

    whats all the freeze dried ings on the bottom of the ing list.. is that all ok would you say?
    They're super duper okay. Dehydrated (freeze-dried) raw meat are usually used by high-quality brands as a treat or as a protein supplement. Here, they added it into the dry kibble which is awesome. It's very low on the ingredient list so there's not much of it in there, so, I'm fairly certain it is there as a flavor enhancer.

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    Default Re: trying to decide TOUGH CHOICE!!!!

    Vegas has been on Nature's Variety Instict Salmon for over a year and a half, it worked wonders with his allergies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    Vegas has been on Nature's Variety Instict Salmon for over a year and a half, it worked wonders with his allergies.

    There ya go @occfan..... @KMARINO takes excellent care of Vegas and if she says it was good for him I would give it a shot if I were you.

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