Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 14

Thread: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

  1. #1
    Wrinkle Wiper Miss Molly's Avatar
    Real Name
    Shelly
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    125
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Molly
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    Molly's previous owner's had her on Science Diet. My last bulldog was on rx food from the vet, so I am trying to decide what to switch her to. I was going to go with Blue Buffalo, but they were just bought out by P&G, who can change the ingredients without changing the list on the bag for 6 months.

    So I'm not contemplating Natural Balance, grain free, Sweet Potato and Bison. Anyone feeding this or one of the other NB flavors?

    I am wondering if she will like the flavor.
    Shelly, owned by:
    Molly (English Bulldog), and Stretch (rescue Basset Hound/honorary bulldog)

  2. #2
    Member of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    TessaAndSamson's Avatar
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    4,262
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Samson
    Likes (Received)
    8
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    I had my Samson on Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Salmon for years and he did great on it.

    "Looking at a bulldog is said to cure the worse of the blues, living with one, serves to prevent them!" -Author unknown

  3. #3
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Gertie's Mom's Avatar
    Location
    SanTan Valley, Az.
    Posts
    1,732
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Gertie & Ida
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    I haven't fed Natural Balance, but am having good results with Nature's Variety. I'm thinking they're probably similar. I wouldn't do the Blue Buffalo either.

    There is nothing nicer than two sweet Bully girls, unless it's THREE sweet Bully girls!!
    Julie, Gertie, Ida & Clementine in Az.

  4. #4
    Owner/Administrator Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    bullmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    25,362
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Home of the Desert Sky Pack
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2312
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    Natural Balance is in the four star range. I have never tried it except for samples. I decided to go with a 6 star food (Fromm) and my bullies LoVE it!

    Everyday is a party when you own a bulldog!
    CLICK HERE to Sponsor a rescue Bulldog!

  5. #5
    Wrinkle Wiper Miss Molly's Avatar
    Real Name
    Shelly
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    125
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Molly
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    @desertskybulldogs Where can I find out how many stars different foods have? It is so confusing trying to choose what will be best for her.
    Shelly, owned by:
    Molly (English Bulldog), and Stretch (rescue Basset Hound/honorary bulldog)

  6. #6
    Owner/Administrator Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    bullmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    25,362
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Home of the Desert Sky Pack
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2312
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Molly View Post
    @desertskybulldogs Where can I find out how many stars different foods have? It is so confusing trying to choose what will be best for her.
    Now that is an easy question! Go to the dog food ratings. We also have our recommended dog foods too.

    Everyday is a party when you own a bulldog!
    CLICK HERE to Sponsor a rescue Bulldog!

  7. #7
    Dog Groomer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Pendragon's Avatar
    Location
    Apple Valley Ca
    Posts
    561
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sir Pendragon of Brymar(Chief for short) And Lady Ireland of Brymar
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    I was just researching foods and found this list... Now not all dog foods are scored here but its a start lol..


    Dog Food scores:

    Alpo Prime Cuts / Score 81 C

    Artemis Large/Medium Breed Puppy / Score 114 A+

    Authority Harvest Baked / Score 116 A+

    Authority Harvest Baked Less Active / Score 93 B

    Beowulf Back to Basics / Score 101 A+

    Bil-Jac Select / Score 68 F

    Blackwood 3000 Lamb and Rice / Score 83 C

    Blue Buffalo Chicken and Rice / Score 106 A+

    Burns Chicken and Brown Rice / Score 107 A+

    Canidae / Score 112 A+

    Chicken Soup Senior / Score 115 A+

    Diamond Maintenance / Score 64 F

    Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice / Score 92 B

    Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula / Score 99 A

    Diamond Performance / Score 85 C

    Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Ultra Premium / Score 122 A+

    Dick Van PattenⳠNatural Balance Venison and Brown Rice / Score 106 A+

    Dick Van Patten's Duck and Potato / Score 106 A+

    EaglePack Holistic / Score 102 A+

    Eukanuba Adult / Score 81 C

    Eukanuba Puppy / Score 79 C

    Flint River Senior / Score 101 A+

    Foundations / Score 106 A+

    Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold / Score 93 B

    Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium / Score 73 D

    Innova Dog / Score 114 A+

    Innova Evo / Score 114 A+

    Innova Large Breed Puppy / Score 122 A+

    Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables / Score 110 A+

    MemberⳠMark Chicken and Rice / Score 84 C

    Merrick Wilderness Blend / Score 127 A+

    NatureⳠRecipe / Score 100 A

    NatureⳠRecipe Healthy Skin Venison and Rice / Score 116 A+

    NatureⳠVariety Raw Instinct / Score 122 A+

    Nutra Nuggets Super Premium Lamb Meal and Rice / Score 81 C

    Nutrience Junior Medium Breed Puppy / Score 101 A+

    Nutrisource Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B

    Nutro Max Adult / Score 93 B

    Nutro Natural Choice Oatmeal / Score 101 A+

    Nutro Natural Choice Lamb and Rice / Score 98 A

    Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy / Score 87 B

    Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Lamb and Rice Puppy / Score 98 A

    Nutro Natural Choice Puppy Wheat Free / Score 86 B

    Nutro Natural Choice Senior / Score 95 A

    Nutro Ultra Adult / Score 104 A+

    Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice / Score 23 F

    Premium Edge Chicken, Rice and Vegetables Adult Dry / Score 109 A+

    Pro Nature Puppy / Score 80 C

    Pro Plan Sensitive Stomach / Score 94 A

    Purina Benful / Score 17 F

    Purina Dog / Score 62 F

    Purina Come-n-Get It / Score 16 F

    Purina One Large Breed Puppy / Score 62 F

    Royal Canin Boxer / Score 103 A+

    Royal Canin Bulldog / Score 100 A+

    Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult / Score 106 A+

    Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ / Score 63 F

    Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies / Score 69 F

    Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice / Score 97 A

    Solid Gold / Score 99 A

    Summit / Score 99 A

    Timberwolf Organics Wild & Natural Dry / Score 120 A+

    Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken / Score 110 A+

  8. #8
    Doggie Boutique Owner Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    sheila's Avatar
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    943
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Butler
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    I used to feed natural balance sweet potato and bison. butler did okay on it, he pooped more than he does now, and he did have chin acne stuff. now i feed him fromm pork and applesauce and he is doing excellent! no more sores/redness on his chin, less poops, nicer coat.

  9. #9
    ..........
    Real Name
    Karen
    Country
    England
    Location
    Grafton, OHIO
    Posts
    8,746
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maggie (My Angel Baby 5/31/2012). Daddy (2 years). Linus (1year). Bella (4 years)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    We are a "Fromm" dog food family all the way ... love the stuff despite finding out VERY recently that Maggie may have an allergy to chicken so we will be staying away from the "Chicken n Veg" flavour now.

    @Pendragon I was wondering where the list you got came from?? The only reason I'm asking is because I was suprised to see that Royal Canin bulldog seemed to get a very high score and yet it comes up as a 2* rating on our list.

  10. #10
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    LisaMarie's Avatar
    Location
    Burlington, Vermont
    Posts
    1,201
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Mocha Bubbles
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    That is all I give Mocha. I feel this is the best food for Bulldogs. It is the Limited Ingredients formula. She has never had skin problems. I used two other brands before I was giving the advice to switch her to Natutral Balance L.I. and I saw the results right away. I also mixed Her food with eggs,carrots and sometimes chicken just to give Her some variety.
    LisaMarie

  11. #11
    Dog Groomer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Pendragon's Avatar
    Location
    Apple Valley Ca
    Posts
    561
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sir Pendragon of Brymar(Chief for short) And Lady Ireland of Brymar
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    @ kazzy220 I just put in a search for another dog food that I was told compares to Canidae, Let me look and see if I can find it again...

  12. #12
    Dog Groomer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    NikkiSchoolcraft's Avatar
    Real Name
    Nikki
    Location
    Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
    Posts
    649
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Winston, Hitch, Layla, Sugar Boo
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Anyone feed Natural Balance?

    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    We are a "Fromm" dog food family all the way ... love the stuff despite finding out VERY recently that Maggie may have an allergy to chicken so we will be staying away from the "Chicken n Veg" flavour now.

    @Pendragon I was wondering where the list you got came from?? The only reason I'm asking is because I was suprised to see that Royal Canin bulldog seemed to get a very high score and yet it comes up as a 2* rating on our list.
    Be sure to read the lables...they put chicken in EVERYTHING even if its not chicken flavor. Winston is also allergic to chicken and it makes it harder to shop for food and treats.
    "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive." <3

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •